Kimberly McNeelan                               

kmcneelan@gmail.com

Instagram: ksm_woodworker

www.kimberlymcneelan.com

EDUCATION           

2016               MFA Furniture Design, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

2005-06         Baulines Craft Guild Apprenticeship, with Michael Cullen, Petaluma, CA2005                   

                       BFA, Sculpture/ Industrial Design/ Art Ed., Purdue University, IN

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006–  Self-employed Woodworker, Designing and fabricating commissions, functional sculptures, and   NOW    furniture.

2017      Collaborative Project Participant, World Wood Day, Long Beach, CA

              Visiting Artist Teacher, Maker Youth Foundation STEAM Camp, Indianapolis, IN

2016      Lathe Demonstrator, Haven Conference, Buckhead, GA

              Graduate Teaching Associate, 3-D Design Instructor, Herron School of Art/Design

2015     Graduate Teaching Associate, 3-D Design Instructor, Herron School of Art/Design

             “7 from Herron”, Panel Discussion, Murray State University, Murray, KY

              Lathe Demonstrator, Haven Conference, Buckhead, GA

              Teaching Assistant, Assistant for furniture design, Herron School of Art/ Design

2014      Getting Started Woodturning DVD, co-host Woodworker’s Journal, Cleveland, OH

            A.A.W. Lathe Demonstrator, “Cocktails with Culture,” Gallery of Wood Art, MN       

            Teaching Assistant, Beginning Furniture Design, Herron School of Art/ Design

            Tool Demonstrator, Rockler Woodworking, Indianapolis, IN, Aug.-Dec.

            Spoon Gathering, Carving and demonstrations, Milan, MN

            Pick-Up Sticks Class w/ Wendy Maruyama, Haystack, Deer Isle, ME

2013-    Woodworking Instructor, Group/ Individual lessons, American Workshop, Burnsville, MN                  2014

2013     Furniture Exhibit Organizer, Curated/ advertised, Bolinas, CA/ Minneapolis, MN

2011     Teacher/ Writer, Art courses w/Burmese Refugees, Malaysia, Thailand, and India

            Collaborative Participant, The Exquisite Garden Project, Hopland, CA

2006-  Woodworking/ Art Teacher, Developed K-12 curriculum, Baulines Craft Guild, Marin County, CA       2011

2008   Collaborator, with Bruce Mitchell on JB Blunk restorations, Inverness, CA

2007   Visiting Lecturer, Mt. Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA

2006   Wood Specialist, Restoration/ commissions, Mar-Cal Construction, San Rafael, CA   

            Cabinet Maker, For a ‘green’ cabinet shop, Sky-side Studios, San Rafael, CA

2005   Work trade/ Assistant, With Michael Cullen, Blue Horse Studio, Petaluma, CA

            Class Assistant/ Intern, Marc Adams School of Woodworking, Franklin, IN

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017   Public Engagement Sculptures, Bluebeard, Indianapolis, IN

2016   Traveling Public Engagement Sculptures, Bluebeard, Pioneer, Mass. Ave., Cottage Home          

            Neighborhood, Indianapolis, IN, May-July

            “Bluebeard Pop-Up Show”, Bluebeard, Indianapolis, IN July

            MFA Thesis Exhibition, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN

             “Holy Knollers: A Pop-up Furniture Exhibition”, Grove Haus, Indianapolis, IN

            “The Human Affect”, IUPUI Campus Center, Indianapolis, IN

2015   “Herron 7”, Murray State University, Murray, KY

            “Milkbeard”, Pop-up Show, Bluebeard, Indianapolis, IN

            “Yep, It’s Wood (Unless It’s Not)”, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN

2014   “Connection a Collaboration,” Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN

           “The Organic and the Synthetic”, IUPUI Campus Center, Indianapolis, IN

           “Visible Transparency Project”, Collaboration at the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA

2013   “Nature Inspired”, solo exhibition, NE Minneapolis, MN

            “Art of the Holidays”, juried exhibition, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, MN

             “Loco 6”, Furniture and Art- Bolinas Gallery, Bolinas, CA

            “Baulines Craft Guild 40th Anniv. Exhibition”, Corte Madera, CA

2012    Bolinas Holiday Show, Local Artisanal Crafts, Bolinas, CA

             West Marin Open Studios, Bolinas, CA

2011     Jingletown Open Studios, Oakland, CA

2010     Bolinas Holiday Show, Local Artisanal Crafts, Bolinas, CA

2009     Artworks Downtown Holiday Open Studios, San Rafael, CA

             Roy Helms Contemporary Crafts Market, San Francisco, CA  

2008   “Exposure II”, Students’ and Teacher Works, MYC in San Rafael, CA

            West Marin Open Studios, Bolinas, CA

           “The Parlor of Earthly Delights”, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

2007 West Marin Open Studios, Bolinas, CA

2006“Baulines Craft Guild Master Apprentice Annual”, Oakland, CA

2005   “Tapping Softly on a Weathered Ceiling”, West Lafayette, IN

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“Adventures in Woodworking”, ongoing blogger and contributing author, Woodworker’s Journal, August 2014 – present

“Graceful Bar Cart”, author, Woodworker’s Journal, June 2017

“Thinking of You Clock”, author, Woodworker’s Journal, April 2017

“Carved Shrink Boxes”, author, Woodworker’s Journal, December 2016

“Portable Game Board Storage Box”, author, Woodworker’s Journal, October 2016

“Six of Our Favorite Jigs, Up Close”, author, Woodworker’s Journal, June 2016

Safety and Training Manual for Woodworking, author, 1st Maker Space, July 2016

“Easy to Build End Table”, author, Woodworker’s Journal, April 2016

“Wine Rack”, author, Woodworker’s Journal, Oct. 2015

“Bar Stool”, author, Woodworker’s Journal, August 2015

“Spice Rack”, author, Woodworker’s Journal, Feb. 2015

“Lap Desk”, author, Woodworker’s Journal, Oct. 2014

“A Woodworker’s Dog Bed”, author, Woodworker’s Journal, August 2014

“Murphy Bed/ Desk”, author, Woodworker’s Journal, Jan./Feb. 2014

“Baulines Guild and Wine Turners”, pictured work, Woodworker West, Sept. 2008

“A Small Box”, pictured work, Woodwork, April 2007

AWARDS and HONORS    

Page One Awards, Society of Professional Journalists, Woodworker’s Journal, 2017

Bronze Award, Publishing Excellence, Minnesota Magazine/ Publishing Assoc., 2016

The Public Collection Commission, Public lending library and sculpture, White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN on display until 2019

Fellowship, Herron School of Art and Design, 2014- 2016

Baulines Craft Guild Apprentice Scholarship, 2005-2006

Roger Cliffe Memorial Fund Scholarship, June 2005