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Jeff Badger is an multimedia artist based in South Portland, Maine. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions, records and performs original music, and curates exhibitions with Tetra Projects.

Jeff holds an B.S. in Studio Art and English from Skidmore College and an M.F.A. from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. He has served as an instructor and studio advisor for Masters programs at Maine College of Art and Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and is on the faculty of Southern Maine Community College where he serves as Department Chair of Fine Arts.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014    Putnam Gallery at Dublin School, Dublin, NH, Perfect Lawn Forever (upcoming)
2013    Rose Contemporary, Portland, ME, OK Back OK
2008    Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME, Treed
2006    Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME, I Got A Right
Harbor Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, Everything Crash,
2005    Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA, This is How We Float
2004    Hay Gallery, Portland, ME, Float
2003    Hay Gallery, Portland, ME, New Paintings
2002    Hay Gallery, Portland, ME, New Work
2001    Hay Gallery, Portland, ME, Jeff Badger

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS
2013    ArtPlaz Gallery, Minsk, Belarus, Everyday Life
Embajadores Con Provisiones, Madrid, Spain, This Flat Earth / Esta Tierra Plana
            Rose Contemporary, Portland, ME, This Flat Earth / Esta Tierra Plana
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast, Maine, Farming | Environment | Art,(October)
Lesley University, Boston, MA, Objectified

2012    Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, Nightlight (performance 12/7/12)
Institut Djiboutien des Arts, Djibouti City, Djibouti, International Mix
Mytilene Municipal Art Gallery, Mytilene, Greece, Portes
Three Graces Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, Tiny Art Show 6
Rose Contemporary, Portland, ME, February Group Show
Art House Picture Frames, Portland, ME, Drawn & Quartered
37Austin, Austin, TX, Three By Six
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, (interactive project 1/20/12)

2011    Ustinov College at Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom, Voices of the World
Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA, 6/6/6, travelling exhibition
           Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM , 6/6/6
           Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Chicago, IL, 6/6/6
           Popp’s Packing, Detroit, MI, 6/6/6
Pterodactyl, Philadelphia, PA, 6/6/6
           Gallery 37A, Portland, ME, 6/6/6
Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN, 80 Square
Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, ME, Beyond the Line
Fourthwall Projects, Boston, MA, AIB Alumni Connects, catalog
St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH, AIB Alumni Connects, catalog                             
Rose Contemporary, Portland, ME, Space Invaders
Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY, More is More, curated by Melissa Vandenburg
Samson Projects, Boston, MA, Chain Letter
Three Graces Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, The Man Show
37-A Gallery, Portland, ME, Summer Exhibition

2010    Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME, I’m Just Sayin’ / I Know Right?
Pickwick Independent Press
& Space Gallery, Portland ME, Block Party: Steamroller Love,
ARTSWorcester, Worcester, MA, Drawn To Life
Assumption College, Worcester, MA, Drawn To Life
Space Gallery, Portland, ME, Shoot Your Face Off

2009    The Eclipse Gallery, Algoma, WI, 50 Artists, 50 States, 50 Mediums
University of New England
, Portland, ME, The Business of Art
Charlotte St Foundation, Kansas City, MO, Happy Tree Friends or Standing
Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME, The Funnies
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, Comic-al, curated by Britta Konau

2008    Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, Biennial Juried Exhibition, catalog
            Qasam Sabti Gallery, Baghdad, Iraq, Merhaba, Baghdad
Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Juried Alumni Exhibition
ellO Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, Re:Format

2007    Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, 30 Years / 30 Cakes
Whitney Art Works
, Portland, ME, Tiny, curated by Bruce Brown

2006    University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI , SUPERvision, catalog, curated by Theresa Downing Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, Still Life, curated by Bruce Brown College of the Atlantic Beech Hill Farm, Bar Harbor, ME, LandEscapes
Massachusetts College of Art
, Boston, MA, Believing is Seeing: Perceptions of Reality
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, Humor?

2005    MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA, New Art 2005
Essex Art Center
, Lawrence, MA, Annual Juried Exhibition

Epicenter
, Boston MA, Art Institute of Boston MFA Exhibition, catalog
Space Gallery, (Installation at Portland City Hall), Portland, ME, Reclaiming Space

2004    Samson Projects, Boston, MA, SuperSalon
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, Fire with Fire: On Myth on Contemporary Culture
Maine State Capitol Complex, Augusta, ME, Greater Portland and Cumberland County Festival of The Sacred and Profane, Peaks Island, ME

2003    Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Alumni Reunion Exhibition
Hay Gallery, Portland, ME, Treats
Filament Gallery
, Portland, ME, Creatures


2002    Siberia, New York, NY, Paper Cut 5
Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME, 911: Maine Responds
Space Gallery, Portland, ME, Opening Exhibition
Festival of The Sacred and Profane, Peaks Island, ME
 
2001    Bennington College, Bennington, VT, Gaze

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2013    Embajadores con Provisiones, Madrid, Spain and Rose Contemporary, Portland, ME
            Esta Tierra Plana / This Flat Earth, international traveling group show of Spanish/US artists
2012    Municipal Art Gallery of Mytilene, Mytilene, Greece and Space Gallery Annex, Portland, ME, Portes, international traveling group show of 50 artists
2011    6/6/6, Multiple-venue traveling show (co-organizer with artists)
2008    Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME, The Funnies (co-curator)
2007    Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME, After The End of The World
2006    June Fitzpatrick Gallery, From the Inside II
2005    June Fitzpatrick Gallery, From the Inside
2004    Space Gallery, Portland, ME, Flavor Space Gallery, Tin Conspiracy
Space Gallery, Portland, ME, discrete symbols from a finite set
2003    Space Gallery, Portland, ME, The Next
2002    Space Gallery, Portland, ME, Plow, (co-curator)

SELECTED TEACHING & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2011-Present    Associate Professor & Department Chair of Fine Arts
Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME
2011-2013       Adjunct Faculty / Studio Advisor, MFA Program
                        Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2008-2011       Instructor & Department Chair of Fine Arts
Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME
2006-2008       Adjunct Instructor 
Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME
2007                Adjunct Faculty, MSAE Program
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
2006-2008       Gallery Director
                        Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME
2003-2006       Coordinator of Career Resources/Academic Tutor/Student Advisor
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2003-2005       Gallery Director
                        Space Gallery, Portland, ME
2000-2003       Site Coordinator, Project Safe & Smart
                        West School, Portland Public Schools, Portland, ME
1998-2000       Graphic Designer
                        Lightbulb Press, New York, NY
1997-1998       Teaching Assistant/Studio Technician (Fiber Arts, Printmaking)
                        Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

VISITING ARTIST & GUEST SPEAKER
2012    Bowdoin College, Visiting Artist, Senior Seminar
2011    Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Induction Ceremony, SMCC, South Portland, ME, honoree
2008    Creative Conversations, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME, panelist
2006    Massachusetts College of Art, Visiting Artist, MSA Program; Exhibition Design
2005    The Dublin School, Dublin, NH, Visiting Artist
Rivertree Center for the Arts, Kennebunk, ME, Visiting Artist
Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME, Panelist, In Control of Your Faculties
Maine College of Art, Sculpture Major Seminar, Visiting Artist
Maine College of Art, Painting Major Seminar, Visiting Artist
2004    Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH, AllState Art Festival, Artist Mentor
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, Panelist, Art and Business: Networking
2003    Art Students Honor Society, Manchester, NH, Keynote Speaker,
Currier Museum of Art, AllState Art Festival Artist Mentor

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Greenleaf, Ken. “Aerial Boundaries.” Portland Phoenix, September 6, 2013
Keyes, Bob. “Everything’s gonna be ‘OK’.” Portland Press Herald, August 29, 2013
Greenleaf, Ken. “Crossing the sea to go below the surface.” Portland Phoenix, February 20, 2013.
Keyes, Bob. “The New Flat Earth Society.” Maine Sunday Telegram, January 13, 2013.
"Portes" art exhibit heads for Greece. WCSH6 News interview. April 3, 2012.
Schroeder, Nicholas. “Portland sends art to our Greek sister.” Portland Phoenix. March 21, 2012.
Kany, Daniel. “A half-dozen artist connect on a fully enjoyable show” (review),
Maine Sunday Telegram, September 11, 2011.
Schroeder, Nicholas. “Show based on structure, not theme, at Gallery 37-A” (interview),
Portland Phoenix, August 24, 2011.
Bouchard, Sarah. “Space Invaders” (review), The Bollard, August 2011.
Schroeder, Nicholas. “Rose Contemporary blasts off”, Portland Phoenix, July 6, 2011.
Rolfe, John, “Forty Under 40 – Maine’s Emerging Generation of Leaders”,
Portland Press Herald, July 22, 2011.
Plumb, Taryn.“25 Artists That Have Captured Our Imagination”, Artscope Magazine, March/April 2011.
Kate McGraw, Albequerque Journal, "Lines of Connectivity ", February 11, 2011. S4
“The Canvas”. Maine Home + Design, October, 2010.
StyleBoston, in-studio television interview, broadcast November 20-21 2010.
 “Ones to Watch”. Maine Home + Design, April, 2009.
Greenleaf, Ken. “Easy on the Eyes”, Portland Phoenix, Feb 26, 2009.
Camila, Avery Yale. “Getting Treed.” The Maine Switch, November, 2008.
Anchors, Zach. "Interview: Jeff Badger." South Portland Sentry August 25, 2006: p 6
Elson, Kerry. “ART on the Edge.” Port City Life July / August 2006: p. 100.
Healy, Pat. "Spy Food and Drunk Fish." Boston Metro March 24, 2006: p. 12.
Metzer, Andy. "Where Does it come from?" The Mass Media March 26 2006: p 1.
Thompson, Chris. “Out of Pocket.” Portland Magazine December 2003: p. 44-49.
 Knowles, Maggie. "Hot, hot heat - Parker and Badger at the Hay Gallery." The Portland Phoenix 
            July 4, 2003: p. 16.
Graves, Laurie Meunier. Review of “New Work.” Wolf Moon Press July, 2003.
Gannon, Victoria. “Performance Art – Huh?” Casco Bay Weekly November 21, 2002.
            Cover story and image: p. 10-14.
“Inaugural exhibit shows gallery’s potential.” Casco Bay Weekly August 1, 2002: p. 26.
“Badger, McCreight in Hay Spotlight.” Portland Press Herald January 3, 2002: p. 2D.
Beem, Edgar. “Tim McCreight’s Silver Hammer.” Maine Times January 31, 2002: p 21.

AWARDS & HONORS
2013    Ping Faculty Development Fellowship, Council on International Educational Exchange
2012    NISOD Teaching Excellence Award
2011    Forty Under 40: Maine’s Emerging Generation of Leaders (honoree), MaineToday Media
Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission
            Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Honorary Inductee
2008    Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission
2005    Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission
2004    Maine Artist Access, juried into state arts directory 

EDUCATION
2005    M.F.A., Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, MA
1998    B.A.,Fine Art / English, Skidmore College. Saratoga Springs, NY
1997    semester abroad program, Westminster University, London, UK        
2013    International Faculty Development Seminar, “Contemporary Art World in Context”,
CIEE Guanajuato, Mexico