INGRID V. WELLS
San Francisco, CA | ingridvwells[at]gmail.com | ingridvwells.com
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco, CA
MFA Painting, 2013
Arizona State University
BFA Painting & Art Education, 2010
Painting Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute Public Education, 2015-Present
-Course titles include: Intermediate Oil Painting Techniques, The Magic of Painting, 30 Paintings in 30 Days, The Painter's Studio, Advanced Tutorial
-Designed advanced oil painting curriculum to suit each course at the adult continuing education level.
-Gave technical demonstrations, mentorship and critical feedback to students on daily assignments.
-Led classroom critiques.
Private Lesson Drawing and Painting Instructor, 2008-Present
-Teach Beginning to Advanced level drawing and painting demonstrations and tutorials.
-Lead in 1-2 hour sessions with individual students, providing critique and context for their work.
Painting Instructor, Paint Nite San Francisco, 2013-14
-Managed a classroom of 30+ introductory level painters through instruction of quick paintings.
-Designed over 20 paintings that were manageable for the students to complete in under 2 hours.
-Teaching Assistantship, San Francisco Art Institute , Introduction to Painting course, 2013
-Managed a classroom with 15 undergraduate level students studying painting at the SFAI college level.
-Gave technical demonstrations, mentorship and critical feedback to students on daily assignments.
-Researched gallery visits and texts for class lectures materials.
Project Assistant, Scottsdale Public Art, 2010-11
-Assisted seven senior-level executives in planning and implementation of the Scottsdale Public Art Think Tank.
-Recruited the leading professionals in the field to the think tank.
-Assisted with INFLUX (temporary storefront installations), Paolo Soleri Bridge, artist lectures, event planning
for 8,000+ people. Coordinated between artists, venues, graphic designers, printing companies and project budgets of $35k+
*indicates solo or two-person exhibition
**indicates curated exhibition
SWEET FASCINATION: Ingrid V. Wells Solo Exhibition, Voss Gallery, San Francisco, CA*
Americans Looking In, Center for the Book Arts, New York, NY (forthcoming)
Luna Reinne Gallery, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming)
EAT CAKE, Fabrik Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Hastings College + CREATE! Magazine, Jackson Dinsdale Art Center, Hastings, NE
SHINE, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA**
The Essentials, Voss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
SPARKLE + SHINE, Jackson Dinsdale Art Center, Hastings, NE**
SFAI Alumni Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Satellite Art Show, Treat Gallery, New York, NY
PULSE Miami Art Fair, Treat Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
In Gold We Trust, Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA
Fall 2019, Orchard Art Collective, Philadelphia, PA
Bold Expressions, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA
The Power of Small Things, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
National Juried Exhibition, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA
Tokyo International Art Fair, Belle Salle Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT
Monolith Visual Art Repository, Berkeley, CA
Treat America Project, The Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX
ACLU Gala, San Francisco, CA
That's What She Said, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA
Treat America Project, ONSY Project Space, New York, NY
BLOOM, Sykes Gallery, Millersville, PA
Treat America Project, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
13th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA
That's What She Said, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA
Women in Power, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Made in California Annual Exhibition, Brea Gallery, Brea CA
Intolerance as Violence, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
Spring Juried Show, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Unauthorized SFMOMA Exhibition #67, www.sfmoma.show, San Francisco, CA
All that Glitters, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA
Staff Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Flat Rate Box, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ
Savvy Artists Competition, DailyBrushworks.com, Juried by Carol Marine
Le Salon de Diego, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Spectacle: New Paintings by Ingrid V. Wells, Glass Rice, San Francisco, CA*
Sweet n Low, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Cryin’ Out Loud, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Love is Love, Westfield Centre, San Francisco, CA
28 Day Cycle, Studio 110 Projects, Sausalito, CA**
The Feminist Opposition!, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
Seeing RED, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
Make Art // Work, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
Portraits, CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, South Korea
UPRISE // Angry Women, The Untitled Space, New York, NY
Nasty Women, The Knockdown Center, New York, NY
See Attached, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
Modern Celebrity, Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA
Art of the Toy, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
Lucky Paintings, Artists' Television Access, San Francisco, CA*
Locals Only, Artists' Television Access, San Francisco, CA
Make Art // Work, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Yumtastic!, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ*
SUPAH SWEET, Studio 110, San Francisco, CA*
MAS Attack, Studio 17, San Francisco, CA
Found: White Paper, Studio 110, Sausalito, CA
San Francisco Contemporaries, Tel Aviv, Israel
Hang | Over, Studio 110, Sausalito, CA
SFAI Vernissage, The Old Mint, San Francisco, CA
Body, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Whimsical Sister Group, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Severed & Stitched, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
WORD UP: Artists Using Language, Art Intersection, Phoenix, AZ
All Art Arizona, Art Intersection, Phoenix, AZ
Crappy Birthday, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Select Graduates, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Colors of Separation, Eye Lounge: A Contemporary Art Space, Phoenix, AZ*
Portraits, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Schrödinger’s Menagerie, Artlink A. E. England, Phoenix, AZ
Artist Salon: A Pop-Up Exhibition, Artlink A. E. England, Phoenix, AZ
Figures and Forms, Firehouse Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Likeness, Eye Lounge: A Contemporary Art Space, Phoenix, AZ*
Ingrid Wells: Outstanding Painting Area Award Exhibition, ASU, Tempe, AZ*
The Other Side, Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ
Little Things, The Project Lodge, Madison, WI
La Boheme, X-Square, Tempe, AZ
Honors Painting Studios Exhibition, Tempe, AZ
Carnivál, Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ**
Martin Wong Studio Biannual, Martin Wong Studio, Tempe, AZ**
Formed Matters, Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ
Student Success Viewing Space Inaugural Exhibition, Tempe, AZ**
Charity Exhibition for Non-Profit Imagine Schools, Tempe, AZ
2-D OR NOT 2-D: The Drawing and Painting Association, Tempe, AZ**
We’ll Open Up And Take It, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
BFA Drawing and Painting Exhibition, Gallery 100, Tempe, AZ
Self-Absorbed, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
EVOLVE, Art Main, West Annex, Tempe, AZ
AWARDS, HONORS & LEADERSHIP
2020 San Francisco Artist Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation
2020 Professional Development Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation
2019 Honorable Mention, Bold Expressions, Sacramento Fine Arts Center
2018 Staff Pick Award, Made in California, Brea Gallery
2017 Professional Development Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation
2017 Finalist, Love is Love Prize, Westfield Centre, San Francisco, CA
2012 Graduate Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute
2011 Graduate Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute
2010 Outstanding Painting Area Award, Arizona State University
2010 Dean’s Advisory Board Founding Member, Arizona State University
2009 President & Founder, Drawing and Painting Association, Arizona State University
2009 Honors Drawing & Painting Studio Space, Arizona State University
2020-2030 TWIRL: A Decade of Artist Interviews, twirlproject.com
All She Makes
Women's Caucus for Art
Northern California Women's Caucus for At
The Art Queens
PUBLICATIONS & CATALOGS
SFAI Alumni Exhibition, Exhibition Catalog, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
In Gold We Trust, Exhibition Catalog, Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA
Issue 10: Sweet vol. 2, Polemical Magazine, Vancouver, Canada
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, Exhibition Catalog, Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT
Tokyo International Art Fair, Exhibition Catalog, Tokyo, Japan
13th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Exhibition Catalog, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA
That's What She Said, Exhibition Catalog, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA
33rd Annual Made in California, Exhibition Catalog (cover), City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
Unauthorized SFMOMA Exhibition, Exhibition Catalog, San Francisco, CA
Issue IX, Create! Magazine, Philadelphia, PA
All that Glitters, Exhibition Catalog, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA
Sweet n Low, Exhibition Catalog, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Little Beauties, Exhibition Book with Introduction by Aimee Harlib, San Francisco, CA
Vol. IV Issue II, DIALOGIST: Quarterly Poetry & Art, Dialogist.org
January, Average Art Magazine, United Kingdom
Lucky Paintings, Exhibition Book with Introduction by Ariel Zaccheo, San Francisco, CA
SFAI Vernissage Graduates, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
MFA Now Archive Project, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
Bound, Exhibition Book, Phoenix Gallery, NY, NY
Women’s Rights: An Artist’s Perspective, UniteWomen.org
"Galleries Closed Due to COVID-19, but the Art Must go on!" Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, March 17.
"Artist Ingrid V. Wells's new exhibit Explores the Complex Nature of Girlhood in American Pop Culture," Girl Talk HQ, March 9.
"The Complex Nature of Girlhood in America- Artist Ingrid V. Wells," Candyfloss Magazine, Feb.22.
"Passion vs. Paycheck," The State Press, Feb.20.
"The Political Power of Women's Anger," El Pais, Feb 24.
"MU's Sykes Gallery hosts Fresh, New Work in "Bloom" Exhibit," Lancaster Online, Jan 10.
"Surprise and Delight: Interview with Ingrid V. Wells," Create! Magazine, April 3.
"Ingrid V. Wells: Painter," Kunst Magazine, Jan 29.
"Studio Sundays: Ingrid Wells," Create! Magazine, Jan 21.
"How Artist Ingrid Wells Uses Art To Explore The Feminine Spectacle," am:pm, Jan 12.
"ASU School of Art Alum Releases Artist Book, Holds Solo Show," ASU Now, Dec 20.
"Artist Ingrid V. Wells Explores Absurd Pressures Women Are Forced to Conform to in New Exhibit," Girl Talk HQ, Nov 16.
"Striking Collection of Oil Paintings by Ingrid V. Wells Responds to the Issues Surrounding Women's Rights," Creative Boom, Nov 14.
"Interview With Artist Ingrid V. Wells," Art of the Real, Nov 14.
"New Oil Paintings by Ingrid V. Wells," 360 Magazine, Nov 9.
"Ingrid Wells' Spectacle" Supersonic Art, Nov 2.
“80 ‘Angry’ Female Artists React to Trump Presidency in TriBeCa Exhibit,” DNAinfo New York, Jan 24.
“Trump and Angry Female Art,” Protagon, Jan 20.
“TMS Visits Uprise Angry Women to See How 80 Female Artists Are Fighting Back,” The Mary Sue, Jan 19.
“A Gallery Exhibit Featuring Over 80 Female-Identifying Artists is Challenging Donald Trump’s Presidency,” Teen Vogue, Jan 18.
“See What Happens When Women Artists Come Together to Protest Trump,” NYLON, Jan 17.
“Woman of Interest: Indira Cesarine of The Untitled Space,” Audiofemme, Jan 16.
“NYC Gallery Exhibition ‘UPRISE’ an Ode to Angry Feminism In Wake of the Presidential Election,” Girl Talk HQ, Jan 9.
“See How 15 Women Artists, Including Rose McGowan, Are Reacting to Donald Trump,” W Magazine, Jan 7.
“A Critique of the Artificial,” Artists Inspire Artists, Dec 2.
“Lucky Yes, But Hard-Working, Too” SF Weekly, Sept 19.
“These Paintings Of Honey Boo Boo And Friends Will Keep You Up At Night,” BUST Magazine, Nov 6.
“Honey Boo Boo the artist’s muse: Child beauty queen is immortalized in kitsch oil paintings branded ‘disturbing’ by critics,” Daily Mail, Oct 23.
“’Honey Boo Boo’s Amurrican Starquest’ Just Made Our Day,” The Huffington Post, Oct 22.
“Honey Boo Boo’s Amurrican Starquest: Nightmarishly Vivid Portraits of Child Beauty Queens,” Flavorwire, Oct 10.
“Honey Boo Boo’s Amurrican Starquest,” FECAL FACE DOT COM, June 6.
“Currency: SFAI’s MFA Show @The Old Mint,” Squarecylinder.com, May 29.
“Flavorpill’s Guide to the Weekend: Art Fairs, Makers and Bay to Breakers,” Flavorwire, May 16.
“Meet the MFA Grads Who Make Us Believe in Art Again: KQED Pop,” KQED, May 16.
“We couldn’t Resist Posting This…OMG…Ingrid Wells,” Hyperallergic LABS. May 14.
“State of Matter,” Phoenix New Times. June 21.
Solo Exhibition at Voss Gallery 2020, Photograph courtesy of Amy Tam.