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EDUCATION

2016

MFA, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN

2014

BA summa cum laude, Art, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI

EXHIBITIONS

2017

Gigi’s Cafe Uptown, Minneapolis, MN

Solo Exhibition, PriscaBethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN

2016

And also with you, Thesis Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art & Design MFA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Made at MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art & Design Main Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Suzy Greenberg Memorial Exhibition, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN (upcoming – March 2016)

Gallery 512 Boutique, Mankato, MN

Holiday Shop: 4th Edition, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

2015

Solo Exhibition, Marked, Library Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN

Solo Exhibition, Dissolved and Shaken, The Grand Arts and Cultural Center, New Ulm, MN

Meeting Waters, Whittier Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN

Made at MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art & Design Main Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

This Must Be the Place, Northrup King Building – Studio 359, Minneapolis, MN

2014

Transitions: Fall Juried Exhibition, Franklin Arts Center Resident Artist Gallery, Brainerd, MN

St. Louis Park Art Exhibit, Friends of the Arts, St. Louis Park, MN

WELS National Conference on Worship, Music and the Arts, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

Chrysalis Stage: MFA Fall Exhibition, Whittier Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Alive in the Arts, Plymouth Arts Center, Plymouth, WI

A Place Unchanged: Senior Thesis Exhibition, Schlueter Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2013

Icon – The Spirit of Art: A Contemporary Look at Art and Spirituality, Arts Mill, Grafton, WI

Islands & Lights: A Creative Arts Exhibition of WLC Art and Music Departments’ Overseas Tours, Schlueter Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Pin-Up: Figurative Exhibition, Arts Mill, Grafton, WI

2012

The Gift of Art, The Dooryard Gallery, Elm Grove, WI

2011

Emerging Expression, Schlueter Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

 

INTERNSHIPS / RESIDENCIES / PROGRAMMING 

2016

Student Life Manager, Pre-College Student Seminar, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

2015—2016

Intern, Soo Visual Arts Center Grant Program, Walker Methodist Health Center, Minneapolis, MN

Intern, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

2015               

Residency, Whitefish Dunes State Park, Door County, WI

2014—2016    

Coordinator, Peer Mentor Program, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN

2014

Coordinator, Art for the Heart Program, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI

2013 

Intern, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Milwaukee, WI

2011-2014

Leader, Ambassador Club (Admissions Tour Guide Department), Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017

Presenter & Live Painter, WELS Conference on Worship, Music, and the Arts, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

Artist Talk, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN

2016

Artist Talk, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN (Figure Drawing with Shannon Estlund)

2015

Artist Talk, The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, New Ulm, MN

Teaching Assistant, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN (Representational Studio with Howard Quednau, Fall 2015)

Student Union MFA Representative, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN

2013

Silent Auction Artist, Art for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, InterContinental, Milwaukee, WI

Assistant Curator, MARNmentors Exhibition, Vangaard Sculpture Studios, Milwaukee, WI

BIBILIOGRAPHY

“Anna Leigh Biedenbender | Dissolved and Shaken,” http://www.mcad-mfa.com/anna-leigh-biedenbender-dissolved-and-shaken/

“Marked at the MCAD Library,” http://www.mcad-mfa.com/anna-biedenbender-marked-at-the-mcad-library/

Kevin Sweeney, “Anna’s Art,” New Ulm Journal, August 9, 2015 http://www.nujournal.com/page/content.detail/id/568824/Anna-s-Art.html?nav=5009

Martin Luther College Activity Book, Martin Luther College Publications, October 2014

Featured Artist Profile, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, artsinmilwaukee.org, July – October 2013

Malchow, Sarah. “Biedenbender portrays servant leadership.” Wisconsin Lutheran College Magazine, Summer 2013

2012-2013 MARNmentors Exhibition Catalog, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, July 2013, artsinmilwaukee.org

Hartig, Vicki. “Hands-on Courses: Student Designed Murals.” Wisconsin Lutheran College Magazine, Spring 2012

Solus Christus Art Exhibition, Martin Luther College Catalog Publication, April 2010

Gauger, Laurie. 125 Years – 125 Stories, Martin Luther College Publications, September 2009

Gauger, Laurie. InFocus, Vol. 10, February 2009

Martin Luther College Coloring Book, Martin Luther College Publications, August 2008