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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree received from University of Michigan in 1992 (Cum Laude)

Associate of Arts degree received from Grand Rapids Community College in 1989

 

SOLO/TWO/THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Colleen O'Rourke 2018 - Nature in Collage - First United Gallery - Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Colleen O’Rourke 2018 - Inspired By Nature; Kalamazoo Nature Center; Kalamazoo, Michigan

Colleen O’Rourke and E. Lynne O’Rourke 2017; Keeler Gallery; Grand Rapids, Michigan  

O’Rourke Showcase 2014; East Grand Rapids Library, Grand Rapids, Michigan

O’Rourke Art Show No. 2 2014 - Frames Unlimited; Grand Rapids, Michigan

O’Rourke 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012; Edward Jones Cherry Street; Grand Rapids, MI

E. Lynne and Colleen O’Rourke 2009; Clark Home Gallery; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Colleen O’Rourke - Conversations 2008;  Keeler Gallery; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Colleen O’Rourke - Narratives and Notions 2007; Capsule: Living Studio; Grand Rapids, Michigan

O’Rourke Art Show No. 1 2004; TerryBerry Gallery; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Colleen O’Rourke - Motherhood:The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly 2004; Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL

O’Rourke - Rivertown Artists Guild Spotlight 2000; East Congregational Gallery; Grand Rapids, MI

Colleen O’Rourke - The Last Show of the Century 1999; Lyons Wier Packer Gallery; Chicago, Illinois

O’Rourke Generations: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow 1999; Plymouth Center for the Arts; Ply., MI

O’Rourke Women: From the Perspective of a Mother & Daughter 1999; Keeler Gallery; G.R., MI

Colleen O'Rourke 1998: South Congregational Gallery; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Colleen O'Rourke 1996; First Methodist Gallery; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Colleen O’Rourke - Civic Theatre Spotlight 1996; Civic Theatre; Grand Rapids, Michigan

O’Rourke’s - A Mosaic of Texture and Design 1995; D2 D2 D2 Gallery; Grand Rapids, Michigan

O’Rourke Siblings - Press Club Arts Exhibit 1992; Press Club Gallery; Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Experience Art Rapids 2018; Elk Rapids, Michigan

Chasing the Running Stitch 2018; Charlevoix, Michigan

PostPrize 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013; Frames Unlimited; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pieced Together 2017, Frames Unlimited; Grand Rapids, Michigan

ArtXchange Artist’s Exhibition 2017; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Muskegon Museum of Art 89th Annual Regional Art Exhibition 2017; Muskegon, Michigan

Festival of the Arts 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2004, 1993, 1992; GR, MI

Celebration of the Arts 2017, 2016, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1995, 1992; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Michigan Fine Arts Competition 2016; Birmingham, Michigan

2016 West Michigan Area Show; Kalamazoo, Michigan

Collector’s Show/SPRING 2016, 2015; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Collector’s Show/FALL 2016, 2015; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Second Glance 2016; Lowell, Michigan

Things That Go Bump In the Night 2015; Lowell, Michigan

Real People 2015; Woodstock Illinois

MI Arts 2016, 2015; Holland, Michigan

87th Regional Art Exhibition Muskegon Museum of Art 2015; Muskegon, Michigan

West Michigan Regional Art Competition 2019, 2015, 2013, Lowell, Michigan

ArtPrize 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Frames Unlimited Honors ArtPrize Artists 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Poetry 2010; Keeler Gallery; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bead International 2008, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998; Dairy Barn Arts Center; Athens, Ohio

82nd Regional Art Exhibition Muskegon Museum of Art 2010; Muskegon, Michigan

The Kali Factor 2010; Destination 1111; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Between Friends 2007; TerryBerry Gallery; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Remembering Elouise 2007; Pilgrim Manor; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Irish Artists 2007; Covenant Art Space; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fiber Below 2006; Packer Schopf Gallery; Chicago, Illinois

Myth-representation 2003; Grand Rapids , Michigan

A Twist On Thread 2003; Suburban Fine Arts Center; Highland Park ,Illinois

The Audacious Bead 2002; The Bead Museum; Washington D.C.

SOFA Chicago 2001; Aron Packer Gallery; Chicago, Illinois

Tell Me A Story - Chapter One 2001; (Cahoon Museum of American Art); Cotuit, MA

Fiber Arts 2000; Decatur, Illinois

Nature's Images II: Lowell Arts Council Exhibit 2000; Lowell, Michigan

Nature's Images: Meijer Botanic Gardens Exhibition 2000; Grand Rapids, Michigan

SOFA New York 2000; Lyons Weir Packer Gallery; New York, New York

Object Beadwork 2000; Highland Park, Illinois

Fiberart International 1999, 1997, 1995; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

New School of Fine Arts Juried Exhibition 1999; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Spectrum Gallery Exhibit 1999; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fiber Focus 1999; St. Louis, Missouri

Strength of Community - Women Make A Difference 1999; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rivertown Artists' Guild Active Members Show 1998, 1997; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Evanston and Vicinity 1998; Evanston, Illinois

Women's Works 1998; Woodstock, Illinois

Bead Dreams, Future Visions 1998; St. Paul, Minnesota

St. Charles Art and Music Festival 1997; St. Charles, Illinois

The Beaded Object 1996 (and tour); St. Petersburg, Florida 1998; Abingdon, Virginia 1997; Asheville; North Carolina 1996

Visual Arts Resources World Tour (1995-2000)

Three Rivers Arts Festival 1996; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ubiquitous Bead II 1996; Bellevue, Washington

Seed Dreams, Beaded Visions 1996; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Image Grow? 1996; Chicago, Illinois

The Rebellious Bead 1995; Bethesda, Maryland

Keeler Gallery Spring Show 1993; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Women in the Arts 1993; Grand Rapids, Michigan

University of Michigan Showcase 1992, 1991, 1990, Michigan

Berkshire Hilton Aqueous Media Show 1990; Ann Arbor, Michigan

Grand Rapids Community College Student Show 1989, 1988; Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

JURIED ART MARKETS

Indie Flea 2018; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kalamazoo Nature Center Holiday Artists Market 2018, 2017; Kalamazoo, Michigan

Last Chance Artist Market 2017; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Beacon Hill Artists Market 2017; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Very Merry Market 2018, 2017; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fallasburgh Art Festival 2016; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Winter Wonderland 2016; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vinecroft Artists Market 2016; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Lowell Artists Market 2018, 2017, 2016; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Traverse City Higher Art 2016; Traverse City, Michigan

Rumsey St. Bazaar 2016; Grand Rapids, Michigan

UICA Holiday Artists Market 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Recycled Art Market 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015; Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

PUBLICATIONS

Suzanne Golden Presents: Interviews with 36 Artists Who Innovate With Beads; published 2013

The Best of Contemporary Beadwork: Bead International 2008; published 2008

The Best of Contemporary Beadwork: Bead International 2004; published 2004

500 Beaded Objects; published fall 2004

Fiberarts Design Book Seven; published 2004

The Best of Contemporary Beadwork: Bead International 2002; published 2002

Her Mark 2001; published 2001

The Best of Contemporary Beadwork: Bead International 2000; published 2000

Fiberart Design Book Six; published 1999

Bead Art; published 1998

 

HONORS

2018 Experience Art Rapids! Peoples' Choice Honorable Mention

2018 Experience Art Rapids! Jurors' Finalist

Festival of the Arts 2018 County of Kent Purchase Award

Grand Rapids Art Museum Festival of the Arts Select Award Winner Exhibit 2017

Michael B. Handlin/Party Down Music Award 2017

Christina Marie Bivins Memorial Award 2017

The S.H.E. Foundation Award for Excellence in Depiction of the Feminine; Festival of the Arts 2016

Honorable Mention, MI Arts 2016

Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition Purchase Award 2014

Juror’s Recognition Award, West Michigan Regional Art Competition 2013

Honorable Mention, Women's Works 1998

Honorable Mention, Rivertown Artist Guild Active Members Show 1998

Best of Show, Rivertown Artists Guild Active Members Show 1997

Curator's Choice Award, Seed Dreams, Beaded Visions 1996

People's Choice Award, Celebration 1995

Best of Show 4th Place, Celebration 1995

Barbara and Dorothy Heers Memorial Award 1992

University of Michigan Merit Award in Fibers 1992

University of Michigan Merit Award in Metals 1992

University of Michigan Merit Award in Fibers 1991

University of Michigan Merit Award in Fibers 1990

Grand Rapids Community College Purchase Award 1989

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Kent County Building; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Frederik Meijer Botanic Gardens; Grand Rapids, Michigan

University of Chicago Medical Center; Chicago, Illinois

Grand Rapids Community College; Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

GUEST SPEAKER

Women’s City Club ArtPrize Speaker Series; September 2013

ArtPrize Volunteer Kick Off Party; August 2013

ArtPrize Preview at Edward Jones; August 2012

Clark Home Gallery; July 2009

Covenant Art Space; August 2007

 

Select work available at:

 

LaFontsee Gallery

833 Lake Drive SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

(616) 451-9820

lafontsee.us

 

Michigan Artists Gallery

317 East Front Street

Traverse City, MI 49684

(231) 943-1236

michiganartistsgallery.com

 

Tinker Studio

13795 Seven Hills Road, Suite D

Traverse City, MI 49686

(231) 223-4019

facebook.com/tinkerstudiotc

The Summer Season

318 Shelden Ave

Houghton, MI 49931

(906) 399-0054

thesummerseasongallery.com