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Education
Candidate MFA, Fibers And Materials Studies, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Spring 2017
Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Spring 2009, Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Residency programs
Bemis Center: Carver Bank Resident Artist, May 2014-November 2014 (Omaha, NE)
The Union for Contemporary Art Fellowship, October 2012-May 2013 (Omaha, NE)

Selected Exhibitions
Time+Space: Beginnings, upcoming (Bemis Center, Omaha, NE)
OEAA Local Art Showcase, 2016 (Kaneko, Omaha, NE)
Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln, 2015 (Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE)
Charm Will Make You Sick, 2015 (Sweat Shop Gallery, Omaha, NE)
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, 2014 (Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR)
Cut, Formed, Folded, Pressed: Paper, 2014 (Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE)
Don’t Tell Me, I’ll Tell You, Solo Exhibition, 2014 (The Wanda D. Ewing Gallery, Omaha, NE)
Miracle on Farnam Street, Window Display, Winter 2013 (Omaha, NE)
Spectrum: Mentor Exhibition, 2013 (Kent Bellows Studio, Omaha, NE)
Predictions and Echoes, 2013 (Creighton University, Omaha, NE)
I Can Grow Tall, Solo Exhibition, 2013 (Bemis Center: Carver Bank, Omaha, NE)
Life World, 2013 (Kent Bellows Studio, Omaha, NE)
Marketplace of Community Values, 2013 (Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln, NE)
The World We Share, Solo Exhibition, 2012 (The Petshop, Omaha, NE)
PICTURE PICTURE : Nebraska Video Art Now : 1 Night and Done, 2011 (The New BLK Gallery, Omaha, NE)
Art Offerings, 2011 (Bancroft Street Market, Omaha, NE)
OAA Presents: Blue Print (Juried), 2010 (Arc Studios, Omaha, NE)
The Ventilator Gallery, 2010 (UNO, Omaha, NE)
UNO BFA Thesis Exhibition, Spring 2009 (UNO, Omaha, NE)
UNO Student Art Exhibition, (Juried), 2009 (UNO, Omaha, NE)
OAA Presents: The Faux Show, 2008 (The Bemis Underground, Omaha, NE)
UNO Student Art Exhibition (Juried), 2008 (UNO, Omaha, NE)
UNO Student Art Exhibition (Juried), 2007 (UNO, Omaha, NE)

Related Experience & Workshops
Black Artists Retreat (B.A.R.), 2015 (Chicago, IL)
Black Artists Retreat (B.A.R.), 2014 (Chicago, IL)
Creative Capitol, Core weekend workshop, 2014 (Des Monies, Iowa)
Art in Society, Training, Sheldon Art Museum, 2013 (Lincoln, NE)
The Organization for the Advancement of the Arts, Vice President, August 2007-Spring 2009
Gallery Assistant, UNO Art Gallery August 2007- December 2007, August 2008- Spring 2009
Sculpture Lab Technician, UNO Department of Art and Art History, January 2007- May 2007
Native American student poetry slam, workshop coordinator, 2006 (UNO, Omaha, NE)
Addressing Issues of Race in Women’s Studies, panel coordinator and panelist, Malcolm X Festival 2006 (UNO, Omaha, NE)

Mentoring & Teaching
Omaha Girls Rock, Counselor, July 2015, (Omaha, NE)
Omaha Girls Rock, Counselor, July 2014 (Omaha, NE)
Girl Scout’s ArtVenture Collaboration, March 2014 (Omaha, NE)
Carver Bank Girl Scout’s Workshop, March 2014 (Omaha, NE)
The Union for Contemporary Art Artist Volunteer, 2013 (Omaha, NE)
Kent Bellows Studio Mentoring, Summer 2013, Fall 2013 (Omaha, NE)
Get Wordy Highschool, November 2013 (Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE)
Word Up Middle School, November 2013 (Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE)
Word Up Kids, November – December 2013 (Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE)
Carver Bank Girl Scout’s Workshop, October 2013 (Omaha, NE)
Draw-a-thon, February 2013 (Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE)
Omaha Public Schools Visiting Artist, March – April 2013 (Lewis and Clark Middle School, Omaha, NE)
St. Monica’s Artist Workshop, June 2013 (Lincoln, NE)

Press
Day, Mary. “‘I Can Grow Tall’. The Reader, sec. Arts, 10 18, 2013.
Kszystyniak, Andrea. “This sculptor will leave you speechless.”Omaha World-Herald, sec. Living, 10 7, 2013.
Interview by Bill Grennan, “Drakeford Explores Racial Identity with ‘I Can Grow Tall’,” Radio broadcast, 09 11, 2013.
Grennan, Bill. “Drakeford Explores Racial Identity with ‘I Can Grow Tall’.” KVNO News, sec. Art Desk, 09 11, 2013.
Andersen, Erin. “Marketplace of Community Values reveals who we are and what we do.” Lincoln Journal Star, 06 08, 2013.

Private Collections
Community Engagement Center, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR