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About

James Waite is a multidisciplinary artist who graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2017 with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts from the Drawing Department with an emphasis in Visual Culture, Art & History. He has had work shown in numerous exhibitions, including the 69th Student Independent Exhibition at the Reinberger Gallery at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He also has had work shown at Forum Artspace at the 78th St Studios, as well as at Waterloo Native Annex within the Waterloo Arts District in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been awarded several merit and portfolio based scholarships through the Cleveland Institute of Art, including the Francis J. Meyers Scholarship for Excellence in Drawing. He has held several Internship positions at major art institutions in Cleveland, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, as well as SPACES Gallery in Cleveland. He also served as a Committee Head for the 70th and 71st Student Independent Exhibitions, where he handled sponsorship and fundraising responsibilities in cooperation with the other three Committee Heads.

contact me → james@jamespatrickwaite.com

Instagram → @james.homonym.waite

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Education

2017 BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art, Drawing Major, Visual Culture Emphasis, Cleveland, OH

Awards

2016 John Jackson '77 Memorial Scholarship, Drawing Department, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2015 Francis J. Meyers Scholarship for Excellence in Drawing, Drawing Department, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2013-16 Gund Family Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH (Renewed annually, awarded for four years)

Exhibitions

2017 Summer Show, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2017 Virtually, Actually: BFA Thesis Exhibition, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2017 No One Likes You When You're 23, Wilson Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2017 Monster Drawing Rally, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2017 71st Annual Student Independent Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2016 Cleveland Museum of Art Staff Show, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH
2016 PopEye Gallery Presents: The Melt (Art) Challenge, PopEye Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2016 Perspectives - SPACES Intern Show, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2016 Seventh Annual Bazaarbeque, Forum Artspace, Cleveland, OH
2016 STΔCK, Toby Plaza, University Heights, Cleveland, OH
2016 Monster Drawing Rally, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2016 Heaven: Visual Arts Spring Show 2016, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2016 70th Annual Student Independent Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2015 1- 800-INANIMATE-SENSATION, Student Gallery at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2015 Sixth Annual Bazaarbeque, Forum Artspace, Cleveland, OH
2015 A Single Sad Tear, Forum Artspace, Cleveland, OH
2015 for we are making mountains, Waterloo Native Annex, Cleveland, OH
2015 Stomach Acid, Waterloo Native Annex, Cleveland, OH
2015 Visual Arts Spring Show 2015, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2015 Salon de Refuse, Art Spot, Cleveland Heights, OH
2015 69th Student Independent Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2014 Hand-Me-Down(s), Art Spot, Cleveland, OH
2014 Foundation Show, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Grants

2016 Creativity Works, Fenn Foundation, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Internships

2015 Gallery Intern, SPACES, Cleveland, OH
2015 Production Intern, The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, Cleveland, OH
2015 Curatorial Intern, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

Public Lectures

2016 Creativity Works, Lunch on Fridays: 09.16.16, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Publications

2016 CAN Journal, "Creativty Works at CIA," Issue: Fall 2016, canjournal.org/2016/08/creativity-works-cia/

Related Work Experience

2015-17 70th and 71st Annual Student Independent Exhibition, Committee Head, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2015-17 Security Officer, Gallery Guard, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH