Mira Gerard

b. 1968, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

MFA        University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2001                    
BFA         Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 1991   

         
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014    Endless Winter, Project Room, Piedmont College, Atlanta, GA
2012    Two Way Dream, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA
2012    River of Forgetting, JGFA, Asheville, NC
2011    Unknown Continent, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee Gallery, Sewanee, TN   
2010    Pas de deux (two person exhibition with Anna Kell) Tipton Street Gallery, Johnson City, TN    
2009    The Lost Princesses, DVI Gallery, Second Life (virtual exhibition)
2007    Lucid Dreaming: Recent Work by Mira Gerard and Mindy Herrin  (two person) EUC Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
2006    Being & Unbeing, Union Grove Gallery, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL 
2005    The Secret Sea, Allison Gallery, Tusculum College, Greeneville, TN
2004    Recent Work by Jean Hess and Mira Gerard, (two person) Hanson Gallery, Knoxville, TN
2002    Fragrance and Darkness, Slemp Gallery, Mountain Empire Community College, Big Stone Gap, VA
1999    Recent Painting, Stirling Gallery, Sewanee, TN
1998    Devotions, Stirling Gallery, Sewanee, TN
1994    Earthbound, Saint Andrew’s-Sewanee Gallery, Sewanee, TN
1993    Enchantment, Carriage House Gallery, Kimball-Jenkins Museum, Concord, NH

PERFORMANCE
2016
Picking Flowers, 2016 International Zizek Studies Conference, Materialism and Materiality: An Event in the Humanities, Art, and Design, The University of Cincinnati
2014   
Memories, Dreams, Obsessions, 2014 International Zizek Studies Conference: Parallax Future(s) in Art, Design & Philosophy, The University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017   
With Liberty and Justice for Some, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016   
Women Painting Women, Customs House Museum,  Clarksville,TN
Erotica Asheville 2, Satellite Gallery,  Asheville, NC
Jonesborough Juried Art Show, McKinney Center, Jonesborough, TN Juror Mark Scala, Curator, Frist Center for the Arts, Nashville, TN
2015 
New American Paintings # 118, Exhibition in Print , Southeastern Edition
states of being, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, curated by Julia Schwartz
Salon @ the Salon, Fringe Salon, New York, NY, curated by Reece Chamness
Contemporary Focus 2015, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
Made in Tennessee, Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA
The Secret Bangs, Clem Allison Gallery, Greeneville, TN 
Erotica Asheville, The Asheville Loft, Asheville, NC, Curated by Zack Russell
2014    
Almost Human,  Converge Gallery, Williamsport, PA
Red Clay Survey, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, Juried by Peter Baldaia, Curator,
Painting Intricacies, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA, curated by Resa Blatman
Substance, Poets & Artists Magazine issue #56, juried by Daniel Maidman
SECAC Members Juried Exhibition, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL 
Shakerag Exhibition 2014, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee Gallery, Sewanee, TN
2013   
Now You See It, Now You Don't curated by Karl Bielik, Terrace Studios & Gallery, London, England
The Ghost in You,  ASC Project Space at Gallery 304, New York, NY
SECAC Member’s Juried Exhibition,  Gatewood Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Journeys of Women, McKinney Center, Jonesborough, TN
Work, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN 
Jonesborough Juried Art Show, McKinney Center, Jonesborough, TN (first prize) juror Stephen Wicks, Curator, Knoxville Museum of Art
states of being    (online exhibition) www.curatingcritical.com curated by Julia Schwartz
Dogwood Regional Juried Exhibition, Emporium Art Center, Knoxville, TN
2012   
Fourth Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
Dogwood Regional Juried Exhibition Emporium Art Center, Knoxville, TN
Drawing Discourse, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, UNC Asheville, NC
International Painting Annual 2: Exhibition in Print, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2011  
Third Coast National, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX (first prize)
From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands , William King Regional Museum, Abingdon, VA
Chain Letter Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Buy What You Love Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
33rd Bradley International Exhibition   Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Mountain Visions, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN (third prize)
2010    
KY7 Biennial LAL Project Space, Lexington, KY
National Small Oil Painting Competition Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS  
Oh, Ophelia, A1LabArts Gallery, Knoxville, TN
Knoxville Arts Alliance: Top Choice Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN
Mountain Visions, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN (honorable mention)
2009     
The Figure Show SR404 Gallery, Johnson City, TN
Brooklyn is Watching:  a hybrid Second Life/Real Life project Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY & BIW gallery in Second Life (virtual exhibition)
Parallax at Burning Life:  Burning Man in Second Life, Second Life (virtual exhibition)
Soleil, AG3 Gallery, Second Life (virtual exhibition)
2008   
ETSU Faculty Exhibition, Studio Art Centers International (SACI) Gallery,
Florence, Italy
2007   
Fourth Annual International Juried Exhibition, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ
Bare, Washington Gallery of Photography, Bethesda, MD
From Our Perspective:  A National Juried Women’s Exhibition, OCC Womencenter, Farmington Hills, MI
Appalachian Art Show, Renaissance Center Gallery, Kingsport, TN
2006  
Faculty Exhibition, Slocumb Galleries, Department of Art & Design, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
2005  
Appalachian Corridors Avampato Discovery Museum, WV (purchase award)
27th First Tennessee Art Show, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN
Faculty Exhibition, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN
2004   
26th First Tennessee Art Show, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN
Faculty Exhibition Slocumb Galleries, Department of Art & Design, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
2003   
Naked or Nude:  Perceptions of the Human Form, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL
46th National Delta Exhibition Arkansas Museum of Art, Little Rock, AR
Artscapes,  Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
38th Appalachian Art Show, Renaissance Center Gallery, Kingsport, TN (Best of Show)
25th First Tennessee Art Show Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN 
4 x 4, Johnson City Area Arts Council, Johnson City, TN
Alumni Biennial Exhibition   St. Andrew's-Sewanee Gallery, Sewanee, TN  
2002  
Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, CAA Gallery, Cambridge, MA
37th Appalachian Art Show, Renaissance Center Gallery, Kingsport, TN
45th National Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Museum of Art, Little Rock, AR
24th First Tennessee Art Show, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN (Third Place)
2001   
Halpert Biennial, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC
Realism III International Juried Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
New Faculty Exhibition, Slocumb Galleries, Department of Art & Design, East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
Mercury II: The Small Show, Mercury Art Works, Athens, GA
Old Genre/New South: Perspectives on Contemporary Southern Still-Life Painting, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Exponent: Women/Art/Power, Clayton Street Gallery, Athens, GA
MFA Candidates Thesis Exhibition, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
2000  
Cleaning House, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
25th Lyndon House Juried Exhibition, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA
Juror:  Gary Sangster, Curator, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
The Mother Show, Lowery Gallery, Danielsville, GA

GRANTS & AWARDS
2013   
First Prize, Jonesborough Juried Art Show, Juror: Stephen Wicks, Knoxville Museum of Art
2011  
Best in Show, Third Coast National, KSpace Contemporary Art, Corpus Christi, TX
2010   Honorable Mention, Mountain Visions 2010 Juried Exhibition, Johnson City, TN
2005    Cash Award & Museum Purchase Award, Appalachian Corridors, Biennial Juried Exhibition (13 State Region) Juror: Faith Ringgold
2003    
Best of Show, 38th Appalachian Art Show, Kingsport, TN       
 Juror:  Celia Walker, Senior Curator, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
2002    Third Place, 24th Annual 1st Tennessee Art Show
Juror:  Peter Baldaia, Chief Curator, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL
Kingsport Art Guild Memorial Award, 37th Appalachian Art Show 
Juror: Ellen Simak, Curator, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN
2001    Award of Special Recognition, Realism III International Exhibition, Omaha, NE
             
RESIDENCIES
2017
Artist’s Residency and Fellowship, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA (upcoming summer 2017)
2014    Artist’s Residency and Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2012    Artist's Residency and Fellowship, Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, Ireland (December 2011-January 2012) with additional funding assistance from ETSU’s office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the College of Arts & Sciences
2011    Artist’s Residency and Fellowship, Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Red Wing, MN
2009     Artist’s Residency and Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2004    Artist’s Residency and fellowship, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA
 
CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA
2016  
'It tastes like ashes' : Ophelia and Eros, Paper presentation for panel:  Fantasy, Three Ways,  LACK 2016:  Psychoanalysis and Freedom, First Annual Lack Conference, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
2014    Is This Desire? Session Chair and Panel Presentation, 2014 Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Sarasota, FL (upcoming Fall 2014)
2013   
Painting is Compulsive and Emotional (Again) Session Chair and Paper Presentation, 2013 Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) Greenville, SC
Impasto! Panel Presentation, 2013 Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) Greenville, SC
2011    Dreams, Death and Art Panel Presentation, “Painting the Self as Other,” Psychology and the Other Conference, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
2011    Landscape and Human Culture Panel Presentation, “I Dream about Burning,” Text and Texture:  2011 Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Savannah, GA 
2010    Memory and Art Panel Presentation, “I Dreamed I was You and You Were Not There, Curiouser & Curiouser, 2010 Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Richmond, VA 
2006     Desire, Memory, Wanderlust: Three Explorations into Art & Identity Panel Presentation, Southern Humanities Conference, Asheville, NC

EXHIBITIONS CURATED
2014   Remote Viewing, Curating Contemporary (online exhibition)
2013    The Ghost in You, Gallery 304, New York, NY
2012    The Day on Fire:  Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
2010    Transverse Orientation, Nelson Fine Art, Johnson City, TN
2006    Stories from the Dream Cabinet, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
2005    Fermata, Nelson Fine Art, Johnson City, TN
2003     Booty, Spoils and Plunder, Nelson Fine Art, Johnson City, TN
2001     Burning Bright, Nelson Fine Art, Johnson City, TN

WRITING
2105
Off-Kilter Affects and Sublime Split-Subjects: A Group Self-Interview by some Žižekian Performers (Daniel Oliver, Tommy Mayberry, Ilya Merlin co-authors), International Journal of Zizek Studies, Volume Nine
2013    Once Upon a Time, Deep in a Forest:  A Talking Cure for the Delusion of Meaning.  a review of Denise Prince’s performance piece at Austin, Texas’ Scottish Rite Theatre  
2013    A Conversation with Anne Harris, interview for Figure/Ground Communication
2012    The Day on Fire:  Apocalypse in Contemporary Art exhibition essay 
In Conversation with Barbara Friedman, interview for Figure/Ground Communication  

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017
The Cortland Review,  featured artist (cover), issue 74, 2017
2014   
The Tusculum Review featured artist, cover and exhibition in print
Substance   Poets and Artists Magazine, Issue #56, curated by Daniel Maidman
(Re)-Turn:  A Journal of Lacanian Studies  Volume 7, (upcoming)
2013     Recent Exhibition- The Ghost In You  Curating Contemporary Blog
 Daniel Maidman Presents: Mira Gerard, The New York Optimist
2012     Two Way Dream:  Paintings by Mira Gerard,  Jaime Santos-Prowse, Downstream: Arts in the Southeast
2011     From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands, William King Museum/Exhibition Catalog Essay, Amy Moorefield
K Space Contemporary offers annual 3rd Coast National Exhibit, Elizabeth Reece, Corpus Christi      Caller Times
2010     Pas de deux:  New Work by Mira Gerard and Anna Kell, Jaime Santos-Prowse, Downstream
2005     Gerard’s ‘Secret Sea’ Shows All, Allison Alfonso, Johnson City, Press, Johnson City, TN
2004     Two Artists Explore Varying Visual Terrain, Heather Joyner Spica, Metro Pulse, Knoxville, TN