Oaklee Thiele

Oaklee Thiele

oakleethiele@gmail.com

Solo Shows 
2019 I Hope You Find Comfort (In This and In Life), Light Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan 

2019 I am Hers and She is Mine, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 Hard to Kill: Survivor's 
Exhibition, Agitator Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2018-2019 Detour, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Traveling Exhibition:

Washington D.C., Worcester, MA, Brooklyn, NY, Bowling Green, KY, Denver, Co

2018 All Artworks, Venue Tower, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2018 Youth #3, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do South Korea
2018 Collector’s Show, Venue Tower, Grand Rapids, Michigan 
2018 Shape Open, Art Pavilion, London, England 
2017 In Her Hands, Trent University, Ontario, Canada
2017 Collector’s Show, Venue Tower, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2017 ArtPrize 9, DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Residencies 
2019 Artist in Residence at Soaring Gardens, Laceyville, Pennsylvania 

Murals and Public Works
2017 Dennison Center Mural, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Michigan 
2016 Untitled (Mural), Azteca Mexican Bar and Grill, Springfield, Illinois
2015 Untitled (Photographs printed on metal, Office stills) Springfield Clinic, Springfield, Illinois  

Interviews and Podcasts
2019 Light Conversations with Erika Townsley, The Light Gallery Podcasts

Permanent Collections
Fredrick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan 
African American History Museum, Springfield, Illinois
Southwind Park, Springfield, Illinois 
Works held in private collections in Texas and Illinois

Grants and Awards

2019 Ringholz Art Supply Award

2019 Ray and Nancy Loeschner Annual Art Competition
2018 VSA Emerging Young Artist Award, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Teaching Experience
2019 Studio Assistant, Interlochen Arts Academy

2018 Studio Intern, Grand Rapids Art Museum

2018 One day workshop Art History, Blessed Sacrament School, Springfield, IL
2017 One day workshop Be Who You Are, Blessed Sacrament School, Springfield, IL