Curriculum vitae


GRETCHEN DURST JACOBS

b. 1959 Dayton, OH

Lives and works in Dayton, OH

EDUCATION

2000 MFA, The College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2000/2003 The New York Studio School, Drawing and Painting Marathons and Summer Sessions, NY, NY

2000 BFA, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

1994 BA, Capital University, Columbus, OH

1978-1980 Kent State University, Kent, OH


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 Nature/Nurture-Gretchen Durst Jacobs, The Dana Wiley Gallery, Dayton, OH

2020 Gretchen Durst Jacobs, New Work, The Winds Café, Yellow Springs, OH

2018 Line-Link-Shape, by Gretchen Durst Jacobs, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, Batavia, OH

2017 New Work-Gretchen Durst Jacobs, Line-Link-Shape, Dutoit Gallery, Dayton, OH

2014 Works by Gretchen Durst Jacobs, Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, OH

2013 Gretchen Durst Jacobs, River Road Gallery, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada

2012 Lake Paintings, The Glen House, Yellow Springs, OH

2011 New Work-Gretchen Durst Jacobs, The Meadowlark Restaurant, Dayton, OH

2010 Then and Now, Drawings & Paintings by Gretchen Durst Jacobs, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH

2007 MFA Thesis Exhibition, University Galleries on Sycamore, The University of Cincinnati, OH

2004 New Drawings and Paintings - Gretchen Durst Jacobs, Riverbend Art Center, Dayton, OH


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024 Convergence, a Benefit Exhibition, The Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2024 DRAWN 2024, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2024 Works on Paper 2024, Rosewood Arts Center, Kettering, OH

2024 Future of Female, Dayton Society of Artist, Dayton, OH

2023 45th Annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition, Indiana University East, Richmond, IN

2023 Momentum, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2022 Virtual 2022, Alumni Exhibition, New York Studio School, Artsy

2022 Paint Ontario Juried Exhibition, Grand Bend, Ontario

2022 10th Annual Juried Exhibition, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2022 Not Quite Seen, 1628 LTD, Cincinnati, OH

2020 Members Show, Springfield Museum of Art Springfield, OH

2020 What is Push/Pull? Artists Respond, (online) Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA

2020 Dayton & Kyoto Print Exchange, Dayton, OH & Kyoto, Japan

2019 Fall 2019 Printmaking, 1628 ART, Cincinnati, OH

2019 National Juried Exhibition, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

2019 Flat File Project, Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA

2018 Everyday Life and Urban Situations, Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz, Grafikwerkstatt, Dresden, Germany

2018 Artist Mentorship Program, Sanford Gallery, Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA

2018 Dayton & Kyoto Print Exchange, Dayton, OH & Kyoto, Japan

2018 Flat File Project, Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA

2017 Working Green, Motherbrook Arts and Community Center, Dedham, MA

2016 DVAC25, The Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH

2016 Inaugural Members Exhibition, Dutoit Cooperative Gallery Space, Dayton OH

2016 Dayton & Kyoto Print Exchange, Dayton, OH & Kyoto, Japan

2015 10th Annual Print Show, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH

2013 National Juried Exhibition, 64 ARTS, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL

2013 Prints for Peace, The Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH

2013 If a Tree Falls, The Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH

2013 Five Rivers Metro Parks 50th Anniversary, Dayton, OH

2012 Lake Paintings, The Glen House, Yellow Springs, OH

2011 Transformation, Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Commission Concourse Gallery, Upper Arlington, OH

2011 Go Figure: Drawings from the Tuesday Night Drawing Group, Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton OH

2010 Works on Paper 21st Annual, Rosewood Gallery, Dayton, OH

2009 The View, Rosewood Gallery, Dayton, OH

2009 65th Annual Ohio Exhibition, The Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, OH

2009 Bicentennial Exhibition, Miami University Department of Art, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH

2008 Works on Paper 18th Annual Dayton Area, Rosewood Gallery, Dayton, OH

2006 Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, Lehigh Valley and Berks, PA

2005 Paint the Huron Shores 8th Annual Exhibition, Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada

2003 Border-to-Border 9, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

2003 Realism 2003, Cultural Center of Fine Arts, Parkersburg, WV

2002 Small Paintings, Franklin Street Gallery, Centerville, OH

2002 The Still Life, The Dayton Visual Arts Center, 11th Annual Members Exhibition, Dayton, OH

2001 Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH

2001 Art About Town, Dayton, OH


AWARDS/GRANTS

2023 Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District, Individual Artist Opportunity Grant

2022 Mercedes Matter Award, New York Studio School, Virtual 2022 Alumni Exhibition, NY

2020 Honorable mention, Springfield Museum of Art Members Show, Springfield, OH

2022 Third place, Cerulean Arts Gallery, 10th Annual Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA


RESIDENCIES 

2022 Brown Pink Studio, R&F Handmade Paints, 84 Ten Broeck Ave., Kingston, NY

2020-2021 The Yellow Chair Virtual Art Salons & Lecture Series, study with artist Michael David, Brooklyn NY

2018 Grafikwerkstatt, Dresden, Germany – Ohio Arts Council artist exchange with city of Dresden, Germany

2018 Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

2013 The Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner Wyoming


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2023-2016 and 2016-2012 President, Dayton Printmakers Cooperative, Dayton, OH

2019-2017 Vice President, Dayton Printmakers Cooperative, Dayton, OH

2003-2008 Dayton Visual Arts Center, Board of Trustees-Secretary, Dayton, OH,

2003 DVAC Art Auction Chair, 2002 - Art Auction Co Chair


ARTIST TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

2020 Artist Workshop, Discovering the key elements of composition via creative play, Dana Wiley Gallery, Dayton, OH

2018 Artist Workshop for Art Students, Working with monotype, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, Batavia, OH

2016 Artist Workshop, Oil Painting En Plein Air, Taft Museum Art, Cincinnati, OH

2013 Artist Workshop, Working En Plein Air from Downtown, Dayton Metro Parks, Dayton, OH

2016 DVAC25, co-hosting a monotype print blitz with The Dayton Printmakers Cooperative and the Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH

2011 Artist talk, University of Cincinnati Claremont College, Batavia, OH

2010 Artist talk, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH

2009 Artist talk, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH


TEACHING

2008-2014 Adjunct Professor, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

2007-2008 Adjunct Professor, Miami University, Oxford, OH

2006-2007 Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH

2001-2003 Adjunct faculty, Stivers School for the Arts, Dayton, OH


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016, "Daytonian of the Week", Dayton Daily News, Connie Post, Dayton.com

2013, “If a Tree Falls short show at DVAC,” Dayton City Paper, Jud Yalkut, Vol. 10, No. 25, June 18-24

2013, “Metro Parks kicks off 50th anniversary with ‘Treasurers’ Dayton Daily News, Meredith Moss, the Exhibit will open at the Schuster, then travel,” April 6, Visual Arts

2010, "Gretchen Durst Jacobs’ Exhibit"Ohio Northern, flickr, http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Gretchen+Durst+Jacobs, , October 18 – November 14

2007, “Wright State alumni exhibit marks 40 years,” Dayton Daily News, Pamela Dillon, July 5, Z1-13

2007, “Gov. Strickland exhibiting work of locals,”Dayton Daily News, Pamela Dillon, August 5, D23

2004, “Artist’s work brings the outdoors indoors,” Dayton Daily News, Pamela Dillon, December 12, Arts & Entertainment, F3.

2004, Dayton Daily News, Pamela Dillon, “DVAC Annual Auction an Artsy Affair,” April 20, E1

2004, “Artist’s work brings the outdoors indoors,” Dayton City Paper, Jud Yalkut, x Vol. 2, no. 38 Dec. 22, Arts and Culture.

“STILL LIFE,” Dayton Daily News, Pamela Dillon, July 21,, C3

2002, “ART: Museum plans gallery,” Dayton Daily News, Kathy Whyde Jesse, May 27, 1996, Metro Today 1B

1996, “The Art Source Gallery showcases area talent,” Dayton Daily News, Anne Kallas, August 21, Z3-3


COMMISSIONS/COLLECTIONS

2017-2018 Zea Mays Printmaking Archive and Flat File, Florence, Massachusetts

2016 Commissioned Painting for The Dayton Metro Library/Re-Imagining Works, Dayton, OH

2010 Kettering Government Center, CitiSites Collection, Kettering, OH

2008 Ohio Governor’s Residence, Columbus, OH

Various private collections