CAROLYN SWIFT
Lives and works in Traverse City, Michigan

EDUCATION
M.F.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, 1983
B.F.A., summa cum laude, Albion College, Albion, MI, 1980

RESIDENCIES
2016  Playa, Summer Lake, OR
2014 Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY

EXHIBITIONS
Solo/Two-Person
2017  Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, OH (upcoming in fall)
2015  Carolyn Swift/Jesse Hickman, Oliver Art Center, Frankfort, MI
2014  Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI
1995  Swift Armitage/Patek: Contemporary Prints, Start Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1990  A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
1987  Miriam Perlman, Inc., Chicago, IL

Group
2017   Biennial 29, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
            Art Now:  Printmaking, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
            "Mystery and Enigma", Kreft National Juried Exhibition, Concordia University,
             Ann Arbor, MI
2016  "From the Earth", Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
           "Boundaries, Borders, and Thresholds", Kreft National Juried Exhibition,
               Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI
            Americas Paperworks 2016, Minot State University, Minot, ND
            Annual Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
2015  28th September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
           28th Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI
           "Transformation", Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD
            Annual Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
2014  37th Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis
           Michigan Fine Arts Competition (regional as of 2013),               
               Birmingham  Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
           86th Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon,    
               MI
           Annual Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
           Annual Exhibition, Oliver Art Center, Frankfort, MI
2013  102nd Exhibition, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Mystic Art
               Center, Mystic, CT
           “Grace”, Kreft Juried Natl. Exhibition, Concordia University, Ann  
                Arbor, MI
            52nd Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts,
                Midland, MI
           Annual Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
           Annual Exhibition, Oliver Art Center, Frankfort, MI
2012  Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art 
               Center, Birmingham, MI
1991  LaGrange Natl.XVI, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange,
               GA
           Michigan Artists Program XIV: “A Decade of Michigan 
               Printmaking”, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
          “The Print”, Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, MI
          Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art 
              Center, Birmingham, MI
1990  10th Annual Natl. Print Exhibition, ArtLink, Ft. Wayne, IN
            The Graphic Art of Printmaking, Wichita Art Association, Wichita, 
               KS
            Annual Alma College Statewide Print Competition, Alma, MI
            Annual Holland Area Arts Council Michigan Arts Competition, 
               Holland, MI
1989  “The Print”, Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, MI
           Annual Alma College Statewide Print Competition, Alma, MI
1988  Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art 
              Center, Birmingham, MI
           “The Print”, Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, MI
           Annual Alma College Statewide Print Competition, Alma, MI
           9th Michigan Artists Competition, Art Center, Battle Creek, MI
1987  Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts,
              Midland, MI
           “The Print”, Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, MI
           Annual Holland Area Arts Council Michigan Arts Competition,      
              Holland, MI
1986  62nd Annual International Competition, The Print Club, 
              Philadelphia, PA
           29th North Dakota Print and Drawing Annual, University of North 
              Dakota, Grand Forks
           9th Annual Eastern United States Print and Drawing Exhibition,    
              North Carolina Print and Drawing Society, Charlotte, NC
           Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts,     
              Midland, MI
           Annual Alma College Statewide Print Competition, Alma, MI
1985  15th National Print & Drawing Exhibition, Minot State College, 
              Minot, ND
          “Michigan:The Place and the Lake II”, Bergsma Gallery, Grand 
              Rapids
          Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts,             
             Midland, MI
1984  14th Natl. Print & Drawing Exhibition, Minot State College, Minot, 
              ND
1983  Annual Alma College Statewide Print Competition, Alma, MI

AWARDS
2017  Best in Show, Art Now:  Printmaking, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
2016  Honorable Mention, Annual (statewide) Arts Exhibition, Crooked Tree 
              Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
2015  Donor Award, 28th Northern Natl. Art Competition, Nicolet College,
              Rhinelander, WI
2014  Third Place, Michigan Fine Arts Competition (regional), 
              Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
           Honorable Mention, Annual (statewide) Arts Exhibition, Crooked Tree 
              Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
2013  Alden B. Dow Museum Solo Exhibition Award; Saginaw Valley 
              State University Artist Award, Greater Michigan Art Exhibition,
              Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI
           1 of 3 equal prizes awarded, Annual (statewide) Exhibition, Oliver Art
              Center, Frankfort, MI
1990  Purchase Award, 10th Annual Alma College Statewide Print
              Competition
1988  Arts Foundation of Michigan Purchase Award (top award), 8th
              Annual Alma College Statewide Print Competition
           McCamly Place Award, 9th Michigan Artists Competition, Art 
              Center, Battle Creek
1987  Honorable Mention, 29th Annual Michigan Exhibition, Midland 
              Center for the Arts
1985  Award, “Michigan: The Place and the Lake II”, Bergsma Gallery,
              Grand Rapids, MI
1983  Purchase Award, 2nd Annual Alma College Statewide Print 
              Competition

COLLECTIONS
Allied Corporation
Prudential Insurance Co.
AT&T (the former Michigan Bell Telephone Co.)
Alma College
Albion College
 
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