Colin Darke

Contemporary Watercolorist

CV

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015, Memories, invitational group show, Live Coal Gallery & Museum, Detroit, Michigan
  • 2013, Hope + Detroit, two person show with Yvette Rock, Live Coal Gallery & Museum, Detroit, Michigan
  • 2013, Artist Auction (fundraiser including work from Uta Barth, Pae White, the Gao Brothers, Gilda Snowden, and Alison Wong, among others), Museum of New Art, Armada, Michigan
  • 2012, Inspired Detroit, invitational group exhibition, Accelerator Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
  • 2012, 555 Grand Re-Opening in Detroit’s former Third Police Precinct, invitational exhibition, 555 Art Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
  • 2012, Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Juror: Mi-Kyoung Lee, juried group exhibition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan
  • 2012, Beauty Debate, curator for group exhibition, Art Effect Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
  • 2012, Hope against Odds, solo exhibition, Art Effect Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
  • 2012, Homage, invitational group exhibition, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, Michigan
  • 2011, Rebellion & Empowerment in Contemporary Art, Curator: Kianga Ellis, Kianga Ellis Projects, Brooklyn, New York
  • 2011, DAM Small(er), juried group exhibition, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, Michigan
  • 2011, Actual Size Biennial, Juror: Aaron Timlin, invitational group exhibition, Whitdel Art Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
  • 2011, Hope and Rules, solo exhibition, Michigan State University College of Law, Lansing, Michigan
  • 2010, ArtPrize, LaFontsee Galleries/ Underground Studio (host gallery), group exhibition, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 2010, 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Rackstraw Downes (2009 MacArthur Fellow), juried group exhibition, Bowery Gallery, New York, New York
  • 2010, artBlast, two person invitational exhibition with artist Susan Morosky, Robinson Gallery, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan
  • 2010, Members Group Exhibition and Competition, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
  • 2010, Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Juror: Sondra Freckelton, juried group exhibition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan
  • 2009, Sibling Revelry, River’s Edge Gallery, two person invitational exhibition with artist Kelly Darke, Wyandotte, Michigan
  • 2008, Spring Fling and Silent Auction, group exhibition, Boston Nature Conservatory, Mattapan, Massachusetts
  • 2008, L’Art, juried group exhibition, Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2001, BFA Graduation Solo Show, solo exhibition, Rotunda Gallery, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • 1999, International Workshops Group Show, group exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, Scotland

 SELECTED PRESS

  • 2015, Two small venues beckon, Michael Hodges, The Detroit News, April (my “Looking at Yesterday” painting featured)
  • 2015, Colin Darke’s Memories Set to Watercolor, Ferguson, Freshwounds (LA based art blog), February 18
  • 2013, Drawn to Art, Brian Cox, Motion Magazine, Spring (Cover story)
  • 2012, Visual Grab Bag at DC3 Gallery, Michael Hodges, The Detroit News, October 18
  • 2012, Arts & Humanities corner, Amicus, Spring 2012
  • 2012, River’s Edge to Host “Homage” Exhibit, Wyandotte Patch, February 5
  • 2011, Artist of the Day, Art Sharks, @artsharksnet, October 9
  • 2011, People Making News, Detroit Free Press, August 14
  • 2010, East Meets West (Side), Michelle Moran, Grosse Pointe Times, 3A, 7A, April 29
  • 2010, Rumblings, Lawyer’s art in N.Y. show, Crain’s Detroit Business, Vol. 26, No. 31, pg. 22, August 2—8
  • 2010, DAM show carries on tradition, Michael H. Hodges, The Detroit News, August 5

NOTABLE COLLECTIONS

  • Mindful Art Center, Livonia, Michigan
  • Live Coal Gallery and Museum, Detroit, Michigan
  • Joshua A. Sherbin, Birmingham, Michigan; Chairman of The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center; Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Secretary of TriMas Corporation
  • Arlene and John D. Lewis, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan; (Arlene) Board of Governors, Stratford Shakespeare Festival; (John) Trustee of the Detroit Institute of Arts Founders Society; Managing Director, Donnelly Penman Capital LLC
  • Aaron Timlin, Detroit, Michigan; Executive Director of Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
  • Illustrator for Detroit Institute of Arts Rare Book Exhibition
  • Illustrator for Museum of Contemporary Arts – Detroit First Annual Monster Drawing Rally
  • Illustrator for Swarm Creativity Blog; Peter A. Gloor, Boston, Massachusetts; Research Scientist at the Center for Collective Intelligence at MIT’s Sloan School of Management (leads projects that explore Collaborative Innovation Networks) http://swarmcreativity.blogspot.com/

RELEVANT EDUCATION

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Kalamazoo, MI

Bachelor of Fine Arts, with an emphasis in watercolor painting, August 2001

Honors:                Michigan Competitive Scholarship

ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA, Glasgow, Scotland

International Workshops, painting workshop, July 1999

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