Anna van Schaap

Fine Artist 

Founder of Curatorial Organization "Things Feel Heavy (travels Nationally)

Head Curator for Galleri 2987, Detroit MI

Education
2010 Fine Arts Major
Art History (Curatorial and Museums Studies) / Women’s Studies
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI

 

Curatorial/ Exhibition Work 

 

-Things Feel Heavy and The Scarab Club present, “FitWitch”, Detroit MI
-Things Feel Heavy and Galleri 2987 presen
t, "You Can't Touch A Ghost: Five Senses for a Cause" Charity Exhibition for Alternatives for Girls, Detroit MI, 2019

-Things Feel Heavy and Galleri 2987 present, "The Infinite Undoing"-Opening April 2018

-Things Feel Heavy and the Carr Center present, "The Collective Experiment"- wrote, curated, and installed TFH collective artists

-Things Feel Heavy and The Charles H. Wright Museum present, “Bent, but Unbroken”-  wrote, curated and installed the show, while working with museum coordinators, and cross-promoting the show via social media platforms, Detroit MI 2017

-Things Feel Heavy and The Carr Center present, “You are Here”- wrote, curated and installed the show, while directing volunteers and art center coordinators, and cross-promoting the show via social media platforms, Detroit MI 2016

-Things Feel Heavy and The Ann Arbor Arts Center present, “Never Not Broken”- wrote, curated and installed the show, while working with art center coordinators, and cross-promoting the show via social media platforms, Ann Arbor MI 2016

-Things Feel Heavy (hosted by the Tangent Gallery) presents, “Things Feel Heavy”- wrote, curated and installed the show, while directing volunteers and gallery coordinators, and cross-promoting the show via social media platforms, Detroit MI 2015

-apexart NY and Yvette Granata present, ‘Unsolicited Proposal Program’ exhibition “Trans-farm”-curatorial and installation assistant to head curator Yvette Granata,   Detroit MI, 2014

-The Gallery Project- exhibition and installation assistant for Group Show “Unseen”, Detroit MI

-The Gallery Project- exhibition and installation assistant for Group Show “Drones”, Detroit MI and Ann Arbor MI

-The Yellow Barn and Anna van Schaap present, “Leave Me Where You Found Me- curated and installed solo show, Ann Arbor MI, 2013

 

Solo/Dual/ Small Group Exhibitions

-(Upcoming Fall 2019) Solo Exhibition as a part of Monroe Community College’s Visiting Artist Series, Monroe MI, 2019

-The Scarab Club- Quad Show exhibition and Curation ‘Fitwitch’, Detroit MI, 2019

-Gallery 30 South- Small Group Show with Indecline, Los Angeles CA
-Galleri 2987- Dual Exhibition "Tva", Detroit MI

-The Bedrock Galley- Small group show and curation, Detroit MI
-The University of Michigan Detroit Center- solo exhibition, Detroit MI

-Other Studio- Dual show with Artist Kelsey Shultis, Chicago IL

The Yellow Barn- Solo Show, ‘Leave Me Where You Found Me’, Ann Arbor MI

 

Select Exhibitions

 

(Coming 2020)

-Janice Charach Gallery- Quad show of Detroit painters, West Bloomfield, MI
 

2019

-(November) Indecline Activist Guerilla Art Project, San Diego CA

-(October 2019) Monroe College- Solo Exhibition ‘Visiting Artist Series’, Monroe MI

-HALLE 14 Gallery- Group Show, “The Ends of Freedom”, Leipzig Germany

-Crucible Gallery- Group Show, “Bruja” New York, NY

-Higher Art Gallery- Group Show, ‘Modern Female Archetypes’, Traverse City MI

-The Scarab Club- Quad Show exhibition and Curation ‘Fitwitch’, Detroit MI
-SeeMe- Group Show at Chashama Gallery [66th Floor World Trade Center], New York City NY
-The Scarab Club- Group show curated by Scott Hocking “Wild”, Detroit MI

-Galleri 2987- Group Show, "You Can't Touch a Ghost: Five Senses for a Cause" Charity Exhibition, Detroit MI

 

2018

-Next Steps Studio and Gallery- Group Show, Ferndale MI

-Gallery 30 South- Group Show with Indecline, L.os Angeles CA

-Galleri 2987- Dual Exhibition "Tva", Detroit MI

-Indecline- gorilla art installation with activist art group Indecline, NYC 

-The Bedrock Galley- Small group show and curation "The Collective Experiment", Detroit MI

2017

-The Carr Center- Group Show, “Detroit Visionaries”, Detroit MI

-22 North Gallery- Group Show, “Chimera, Ann Arbor MI

- Slows bbq Restaurant Mural Commission- large scale mural commission, Grand

Rapids, MI

-The University of Michigan Detroit Center- dual exhibition showcasing seven new

works, Detroit MI

-Artist in Residence for a Detroit based Residency with Spread Art- Solo exhibition and residency July-September, Detroit MI

-Guest Curator for the Charles H. Wright Museum in partnership with Things Feel Heavy, group exhibition "Bent", Detroit, MI

-Marygrove College and Whitdel Arts- groups show, ‘Themeless”, exhibited three large works, ’Slowly Strangling the Maker’, ‘The Odd Bare Bride, Even’ and ‘The Mother of Mercy and Malice’, Detroit MI

-The Untitled Space- Group show, “Uprise/Angry Women”, exhibited a 20x16in oil painting titled ‘Cover My Eyes’, New York City, NY

-The Scarab Club- Group Show, “All Media Silver Medal Exhibition”, exhibited a 36x50in oil painting titles ‘Mother of Mercy and Malice’, Detroit MI

 

2016 

-Charles H. Wright Museum- Group Show, Bombay Artisan Series in Partnership with the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation, exhibited 4x3ft oil painting titled 'Smoke Signals’, Detroit MI

-Museum of New Art- Group Show, “Detroit Biennial” with Guest Host Jerry Saltz, exhibiting 20x16in oil  painting ‘Cover My Eyes’, Armada MI

-Other Studio- Dual show with Artist Kelsey Schultis where we each showed a collection of paintings, Chicago IL

-Guest Curator for the Carr Center in partnership with Things Feel Heavy, group exhibition, “You Are Here”, Detroit, MI

-The Gallery Project pop-up Dual-Site- “Formation”, exhibiting 3.5x3.5 Oil Painting titled ‘Lullabies For Little Girls’, The Gallery Project pop-up in Toledo, Ohio and the Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI

- Lunchticket Publication for their 'Amuse Bouche'- published my entire Series , "Say it Like you Mean it"

- Civilla Detroit/ Masonic Temple- Group Show: 'Wall of 100 Makers', invited to make and exhibit a 13x19 version of "Trophy Rack" to be assembled into a wall of 100 artists and makers work (this is a traveling exhibition), Detroit MI

- PRZM- online publication, 'featured Artist: Anna van Schaap'

- Carr Center, Detroit MI- Group Show, "Rorschach", exhibited 2.5x3ft oil painting titled, "Psychobull"

- Ann Arbor Arts Center and Things Feel Heavy- guest curator for group exhibition "Never Not Broken", Ann Arbor MI

 

 

2015

-  Museum of New Art- Group Show, "The Next Big Thing", exhibited 5x5ft oil painting titled 'Seven for a Secret', Troy, MI

- Grand Circus Magazine- Online Publication "Highlighted Artist: Anna van Schaap" 

- Tangent Gallery- Group Show, "The Damned Show", exhibited 3x6 ft oil triptych titled 'To Francis with Love', Detroit MI

- Charles H. Wright Museum- Group Show, Bombay Artisan Series in Partnership with the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation, exhibited    4x4ft oil painting titled 'She Gave Me Nothing', Detroit MI

- Tires Detroit- Performance and Group Show, "Cyberluv Presents: Corporeal Detroit",  Installation and performance piece titled 'Your Slab of Meat, My Pound of Flesh'  which included a Film, Triptych and Performance,  Detroit MI

- UFO Factory- Group Show, "RIOT: Pre-BFF Fest art show" Hosted by the Saraphine Collective, exhibited 4x5 ft oil painting titled 'Trophy Rack',  Detroit MI

-Tangent Gallery and Things Feel Heavy-Curator and Organizer for bi-annual art, music, and performance show "Things Feel Heavy", Tangent Gallery, Detroit MI

- The Contemporary Arts Center Detroit- Group Show, "Women", exhibited 4x5ft Oil Painting titled 'Trophy Rack', Detroit MI

- Midwestern Gothic Magazine- Publication, "Race Day" photographic series from MIS

- UFO Factory- Performance, “Young Feelings” with Emily Roll,  Detroit MI

 

 

2014  

- apexart NY- Exhibition panel judge for the ‘Franchise Program’, New York City, NY

- MOCAD-  “Monster Drawing Rally” artist participant, Detroit MI

- Russell Industrial/ MUFI Farm/ apexart NY- Assistant Curator & Exhibition Coordinator for the apexart ‘Unsolicited Proposal Program’ exhibition “Trans-farm”, Detroit MI

- The Gallery Project pop-up Dual-Site- “Unseen”, exhibited 3x4ft Oil Painting titled ‘The Tipping Point (46 episodes of Buffy)’, The Gallery Project pop-up in Eastern Market, Detroit MI and the Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI

- Media City Film Festival- “Regional Program”, Short film ‘White Noise’, Windsor CAN

- The Practice Space- Group Show, “Untitled Prints”, Exhibited 6 pieces from the series ‘The Ghosts That Haunt Us, Detroit MI

- Whitdel Arts- Group Show, “The Deep End”, Exhibited 3x4ft Oil Painting titled ‘Being Drunk in Your Funhouse is Not Much Fun’, Detroit MI

 

 

2013 

- The Gallery Project Dual-site- Group Show, “Drones”, Collaborative ‘Drone Outline’ piece with the Artist James Bridal, The Gallery Project dual site pop-up in Eastern Market, Detroit, and The Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI

- The Jam Handy- Performance, ‘You’re Not as Nice as You Think You Are’, at “Noise Brunch”, Detroit MI

- Whitdel Arts- Group Show, “The Bitters, Fuck It”, exhibited layered glass stereoscope print titled ‘You and I Were Special’, Detroit MI

- Arbor Vitae- Performance, ‘Just the Two of Us’, Ann Arbor MI

- The Jam Handy- Performance and Group Show, “Origins and Endings”, created a video, 2D visual work and a performance piece with the group LOT49 called ‘Everything is Embarrassing’, Detroit MI

- MOCAD Catalog exhibition- Group Show "Industrial Complex", showcased a skull-headed robotic sculpture titled ‘Bird-Mother’, Detroit MI

 

 

2012 /11/10

- The Yellow Barn- Solo Show, ‘Leave Me Where You Found Me’, 60 photographs with related Robotic sculptures, Ann Arbor MI

- Work Gallery- University of Michigan BFA Thesis Show “Wanderlust”,  showcased and curated and multi-media and multiple artist installation called ‘Borderland', Ann Arbor MI 

- Michigan Theatre- University of Michigan BFA Thesis Show, Film exhibition, ‘Better Than the Ramones’, Ann Arbor MI

- University of Michigan “Lightworks Film Festival”- showed two pieces, ‘If I Did It’ & ‘Ophelia Just Fell Out of a Tree’, Ann Arbor MI

- Slusser Gallery- Group Show, “A&D International Exhibit”, Series of photographs from Honduras titled, ‘No Comfiamos Los Extranos’, Ann Arbor MI

 

2009/08/07 

- Slusser Gallery & Work Gallery- Group Show, “All Student Show”, Ann Arbor MI

 

Publications

 

-Deadline Detroit "You Can't Touch a Ghost Exhibition for Charity", 2019

-Rustbelt Arts, "You Can't Touch a Ghost: Five Senses for a Cause", 2019
-Indecline’s “The Peoples Prison” Exhibition and activist project Review in Hyperallergic, Uproxx, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Washington Press, The Washington Post, Daily Mail, New York Daily News, The Art Newspaper, Fox News, DailyKos, Salon, Page Six, The Hill, Artribune, Artnet, Artvoice, and Artforum, 2018
-“Featured Artist in Residence, Anna van Schaap” Published by Spread Art and the Knights Arts Foundation, 2017

-"Featured Artist; Anna van Schaap" Published by Selfish Magazine, 2016

- Uprise/Angry Women Exhibition Review published in W Magazine, Newsweek, Teen Vogue, Vice Magazine, Mashable, Nylon, NYMag, Broadly, Bedford and Bowery, and   refinery 29, 2017

- “Featured Artist for Amuse Bouche: Anna van Schaap", Published by Lunchticket, 2016
-"Featured Artist: Anna van Schaap" by PRZM Publication in association with Juxtapose Magazine, 2016

-"Highlighted Artist: Anna van Schaap" Painting series, in Grand Circus Magazine Online, 2015
-"Things Feel Heavy" Exhibition Profile in Artslant. 2015
-"Things Feel Heavy" Exhibition Profile/about the Curator in MetroTimes, 2015
-"Race Day" Photographic Series in The Midwestern Gothic Magazine, 2015
-“Filmic Statement”, Media City Film Festival, 2014
-“Paper Plates” Short Story/Poetry Prose, The Gambler Magazine, 2013
-“Work/Artist Statement and Work Description’, MOCAD Industrial Complex Catalog, 2012
-“Artist Highlight/Work Description’, University of Michigan School of Art and Design Program Catalog, 2010