Oaklee Thiele

Oaklee Thiele


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 (forthcoming) Detour, The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Hall of Nations, Washington D.C.
2019 (forthcoming) Detour, Access Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2019 (forthcoming) Detour, Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, Bowling Green, Kentucky
2019 Detour, Dedalus Foundation, Brooklyn, New York
2018 Detour, Open Door Gallery, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts 
2018 All Artworks, Venue Tower, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2018 Youth #3, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do South Korea
2018 Detour, Rayburn, Washington D.C.
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
2017 Visual Art Student Juried Exhibition, Interlochen, Michigan 
2017 Oliver Art Center Regional Student Exhibition, Frankfort, Michigan
2017  Command Z: Digital Juried Exhibition, Interlochen, Michigan 
2016 Thesis I, Dow Center for the Visual Arts, Interlochen, Michigan 
2016 This Show Is For You: An Interactive Installation, Interlochen, Michigan 
2016 Visual Art Student Juried Exhibition, Interlochen, Michigan 

2019 (forthcoming) 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  
2014 Inside Out Project (Mural), Springfield High School, Springfield, Illinois 

Interviews and Podcasts
2019 Light Conversations with Erika Townsley, The Light Gallery Podcasts
2016 The Interlochen Review: Portfolio, IAA Online Publication
2016 Televised Interview with UpNorth Live on WPBN
2014 Images of Illinois by Anita Stienstra Illinois Times 
2013 Winning Art Heads to National Exhibit in NYC by Alissa Groeninger State Journal Register

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


2019 Ray and Nancy Loeschner Annual Art Competition
2018 VSA Emerging Young Artist Award, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2017 President’s Awards, Interlochen Arts Academy
2017 Honorable Mention, National Young Arts Award
2016 Outstanding achievement in two dimensional media, Interlochen Arts Academy

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