Awards & Honors:
Dean's Grants for Student Research, Spring 2017
Rome Study Abroad Scholarship, Summer 2016
Future Faculty Fellowship, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 2015-2017
College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media: Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Studio Art, 2008-2009
Mengedoht-Hatz Memorial Scholarship
Whitmore, Eugene Memorial Scholarship
Houseman, Helen Art Scholarship
High Artistic Distinction, UNO Student Art Exhibition, Juried Show, 2007
UNO’s Chancellor’s List: Fall 2004–Spring 2005, Spring 2007, Spring 2008–Fall 2008 UNO’s Dean’s List: Fall 2004–Spring 2005, Spring 2006–Spring 2009
The National Dean’s List

Selected Exhibitions:

2018:      ReConnect: A Juried Alumni Exhibition (UNO Art Gallery, Omaha, NE)
                Stitch: Syntax / Action / Reaction (New Art Center in Newton, Newtonville, MA)
2017:      All or Nothing, (Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, AR)
                Tyler 2nd Year MFA Group Show 2017 (The Glass Factory) - Philadelphia, PA
                Ocotillo (Stella Elkins Gallery, Philadelphia, PA)
                Not Here Not Home (Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA)
                My Storybook Lover (Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA)
                State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now (Memphis Art Museum, Memphis, TN)
                State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now (Mint Museum UPTOWN, Charlotte, NC)
                State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now (The FRIST Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN)
2016:      Time + Space: Beginnings, (Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE)
                State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now (Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN)
                State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now (Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA)
2015:      Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln, (Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE)
                deviance teaches; charm will make you sick, (Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha, NE)
2014:      Cut, Formed, Folded, Pressed: Paper, (Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE)
                State of the Art: American Art Now, (Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR)
                Don’t tell me, I tell you, Solo Exhibition, (The Wanda D. Ewing Gallery, Omaha, NE)
                Resident Artists: Group Show, (Gallery 72, Omaha, NE)
2013:      Spectrum: Mentor Exhibition, (Kent Bellows Studio, Omaha, NE)
                Predictions and Echoes, (Creighton University, Omaha, NE)
                I Can Grow Tall, Solo Exhibition, (Carver Bank, Omaha, NE)
                Life World, (Kent Bellows Studio, Omaha, NE)
                Marketplace of Community Values, (Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln, NE)
2012:      The World We Share, Solo Exhibition, 2012, (The Petshop, Omaha, NE)
2011:      PICTURE PICTURE: Nebraska Video Art Now: 1 Night and Done, (The New BLK Gallery, Omaha, NE)
                Art Offerings, (Bancroft Street Market, Omaha, NE)

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

Residency Programs:
The Union for Contemporary Flash Art Fellowship, April 2015–July 2015, (Omaha, NE)
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Carver Bank Resident Artist, May 2014–January 2015, (Omaha, NE)
The Union for Contemporary Art Fellowship, October 2012–May 2013, (Omaha, NE)

Related Experience:
:      Area Coordinator, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, (Boston, MA)
:      Assistant Professor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, (Boston, MA)
                Introduction to Fibers and Material Studies, teaching assistant, Tyler School of Art, (Philadelphia, PA)
2016:      Introduction to Fibers and Material Studies, co-teacher, Tyler School of Art, (Philadelphia, PA)
2015:      Black Artists Retreat (B.A.R.), 2015, (Chicago, IL)
2014:      Black Artists Retreat (B.A.R.), 2014, (Chicago, IL)
                Creative Capital, Core Weekend Workshop, (Des Moines, IA)
2013:      Art in Society, Training, Sheldon Art Museum, 2013, (Lincoln, NE)

Mentoring, Workshops, & Lectures:
2018:      I Am Not Your Negro. Panel discussion, NET’s 2018 Indie Lens Pop-Up, January 2018, (Omaha, NE)
                Angela Drakeford: Willson Memorial Lecture Series. Artist Lecture, University of Nebraska at Omaha Art Gallery, January 2018, (Omaha, NE)
2017:      Haystack Art Schools Collaborative, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, September 2017, (Deer Isle, Maine)
                Turning the Page, Round-table discussion, Society of Arts + Crafts, October 2017, (Boston, MA)
2015:      Omaha Girls Rock, Counselor, July 2015, (Omaha, NE)
2014:      Art Talk, State of the Art, October 24, 2014, (Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR)
                Teen Workshop: What Are You Saying?, State of the Art , October 24, 2014, (Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR)
                Young Artists Workshop: Paper Flowers, State of the Art, October 25, 2014, (Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR)
                Omaha Girls Rock, Counselor, July 2014, (Omaha, NE)
                Carver Bank Girl Scouts Workshop, March 2014, (Omaha, NE)
                Girl Scouts ArtVenture Collaboration, March 2014, (Omaha, NE)
2013:      The Union for Contemporary Art Artist Volunteer, (Omaha, NE)
                Kent Bellows Studio Mentoring, Summer 2013, Fall 2013, (Omaha, NE)
                Word Up Kids, November–December 2013, (Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE)
                Get Wordy High School , November 2013, (Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE)
                Word Up Middle School, November 2013, (Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE)
                Carver Bank Girl Scouts Workshop, October 2013, (Omaha, NE)
                St. Monica’s Artist Workshop, June 2013, (Lincoln, NE)
                Omaha Public Schools Visiting Artist, March–April 2013, (Omaha, NE)
                Joslyn Art Museum, Draw-a-thon, February 2013, (Omaha, NE)

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Day, Mary. “I Can Grow Tall.” The Reader, sec. Arts, 10 18, 2013.
Espeland, Pamela. “Mia’s new ‘State of the Art’ show highlights the latest in American art.” MinnPost , sec. Artscape, 02 19, 2016.
Gabler, Jay. “State of the Art”: Old-Fashioned New Work Comes From Crystal Bridges to the Minneapolis Institute of Art.” The Tangential, 02 19, 2016.
Grennan, Bill. "Drakeford Explores Racial Identity with ‘I Can Grow Tall.’” KVNO News, sec. Art Desk, 09 11, 2013.
Hansen, Matthew. “Hansen: Inclusion in Crystal Bridges biennial is Omaha artist’s ‘golden ticket.’” Omaha World-Herald, sec. Living, 09 15, 2014.
Krainak, Michael. “Two for the Show: Drakeford, White share ‘SOTA’ spotlight at Crystal Bridges Museum.” The Reader, sec. Arts, 11 12, 2014.
Kszystyniak, Andrea. "This sculptor will leave you speechless." Omaha World-Herald, sec. Living, 10 7, 2013.
Logan, Casey. “Joslyn show a celebration of Nebraskan artists.” Omaha World-Herald, sec. Go, Arts, 06 18, 2015.
Priest, Alex. “Deviance Teaches; Charm Will Make You Sick – Exhibition Catalogue.” Issuu, 02, 2015.
Price, Adam. “Some Assembly Required.” The Reader, sec. Arts, 03 11, 2016.
Richards, Melanie. “Interview with Visual Artist Angela Drakeford.” Badass Lady Creatives x.


Master of Fine Art, Fiber and Material Studies, Tyler School of Art, May 2017
Temple University, Rome, Italy, Summer 2016
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Spring 2009
Honors: Magna Cum Laude