Mallory Shotwell CV

teaching and professional experience: 

2021 - Present 

Coordinator / Streams, Grand Rapids, Michigan 


Volunteer Coordinator / Creative Youth Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan 

2020  - Present

Art Educator / Gilda's Club Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 

Selection of Courses: Drawing, Modern Collage, Watercolor 

2019 - Present

Freelance Art Educator for ages 5-adults, Madison, Wisconsin and Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Selection of Courses: Watercolor, Collage Still Life and Portraiture, 

Comic Book Character Design, Advanced DSLR Photography, “Understanding and Reinventing Media: TikTok, Snapchat Videos, and Audio Narratives,” “Artifacts: A Cultural Response to Trauma”

2019 - 2020

Volunteer Coordinator / Arts Administrator, Communication, Madison, Wisconsin

2018 - 2020

Art Educator / Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin

Selection of Courses: Acrylic Painting, Modern Collage, Film 

Photography, Paper Sculpture, Intro to Drawing, Comic Book Drawing, Instagram Poetry, Art + Book Club

2018 - 2020

Art Educator / Salvation Army, Madison, Wisconsin 

Selected Courses: Introductory Fine Art classes for kids 

2016 - 2021

Curator / Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin

2016 - 2018

Program Development and Event Planning / Bike the Art, 

Madison, Wisconsin


Curator / Municipal exhibition, Madison Central Library, 

Madison, Wisconsin

2013 - 2019

Executive Director / Madison Community Discourse, Madison, 




BA, French and Elementary Education.  Edgewood College. Madison,  Wisconsin.


BA, English.  Aquinas College.  Grand Rapids, Michigan.  


​selected exhibitions / collaborative projects: 


"Heckscher Emerging Artist Featured Artist" / Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York 



"Haunt" / The Standard Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan 


"Changemaker" / in partnership with Cap Times and Forward Fest, Madison, Wisconsin 


“Municipal” / Madison Central Library, Madison, Wisconsin 

“Cultivating Creativity from Farm to Table to Gallery"​ / the apARTment Project, Madison, Wisconsin 

"Courage" / Art In, Madison, Wisconsin


“Joy” / in partnership with Madison Arts Commission,  Hilldale Mall, Madison, Wisconsin 

“A Study on Love” / Absolutely Art, Madison, Wisconsin 


grants and awards:


Downtown Grand Rapids Inc / Curatorial Grant / Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Juried Prize / Standard Gallery / Grand Rapids, Michigan


Dane Arts / Short Order Grant / Madison, Wisconsin


Madison Arts Commission / Blink Grant / Madison, Wisconsin 





Ink drawing series / Private client, Grand Rapids, Michigan 


"Changemaker" / in partnership with Cap Times and Forward Fest, Madison, Wisconsin 

visiting speaker / artist lectures: 


GVSU Visiting Artist, Curatorial and Studio Practices 


online publications, tv, and radio: 



"Midwest Artist Shares National Breast Cancer Art Project" / Talk Wisconsin 

"Gilda’s Club in Moline to host free art projects" / Our Quad Cities WHBF

"Breast Cancer Art Project at Gilda's Club" River Cities Reader 

"People and Places: breast cancer art exhibit and opening of bohemian astrology store" / Grand Rapids Magazine 


DJ Breast Cancer Podcast, Season 5 Episode 2 / Spotify 


“Movies, trivia, art and improv: Off the beaten path at Cap Times Idea 

Fest” / Cap Times



“Centro Hispano's pop-up food/art fusion is for ‘dreamers'  / Madison Magazine

“Local coffee shops take part in city-wide pay it forward Thursday” / NBC15

“Bike the Art looks to build art community, encourage exploration throughout Madison” / Badger Herald

“Happiness on the agenda for Madison Community Discourse” / Wisconsin State Journal



“Photos: Municipal, a popup art space at the Madison Municipal Building” / Cap Times

“In photos: MUNICIPAL Exhibit puts Madison visual art on full display” / Badger Herald



“Creating a community discourse through art” / Wisconsin State Journal

“Telling Stories About Courage” / WORT

“East side gallery becomes a home of the brave in new exhibition” / Cap Times


“Feature on Love Exhibition and Study” / NBC15

“Absolutely Art Ends on a Love Note” / Madison Magazine

“Summer Of Love At The Library” / WORT

“Madison musicians, comedians and dancers explore the concept of affection at the Acts of Love Old-School Variety Show” / Isthmus