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Duhirwe Rushemeza

Education:

2011 M.F.A. with Honors, The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2011 Sheridan Teaching Certificate, Brown University, Providence, RI
2006 M.A, Arts Administration, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2000 B.A.: Studio Art and Pre-Architecture, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
1999 Summer Studies: Architecture, Harvard University; Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
1998 Semester Abroad: Art/ Architecture, Syracuse University; Florence, Italy

Exhibitions

2011 RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, RI Convention Center, Providence, RI
2011 The Body Show, RISD Museum of Art: Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI
2010 Graduate Printmaking Biennial, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
2010 African Rhythms, American Echos, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Recession, The South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, IL
2008 Stones Throw: Exchange Show; Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Los Angeles, CA and Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY, Art Core Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Strength in Numbers, Sragow Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Prolepsis: Anticipations in Line and Form, The Harlem School of the Arts. New York, NY
2007 Out of Africa, Raritan Valley Community College, North Branch, NJ
2007 Evolving Traditions, National Conference of Artists, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Postmillennial Black Madonna: Inferno, Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Selected Works, Skoto Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Postmillennial Black Madonna: Paradise, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NY
2006 Duhirwe Rushemeza: I Witness, Tribal Spears Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Black Creativity, The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
2005 Women of the African Diaspora, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Riverfront, Bank One Center, Wilmington, DE
2005 Soul of a Woman, The South Shore Cultural Center Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Spring Exhibition, The Open Door Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Memorias de Un Mexicano: Homanaje a Francisco Mora, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL
2004 Memorias de Un Mexicano: Homanaje a Francisco Mora, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 Duhirwe Rushemeza, Truman College, Chicago IL
2003 Duhirwe Rushemeza: Journey Through the Eyes of a Child, The African-American Cultural Center Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2002 Befo’ I Go. Lion’s Lair, Atlanta, GA
2001 Lipstick, City Gallery East, Atlanta, GA
2000 Non Sono Rifiuti, Comune di Firenzi, Florence, Italy
2000 Lucid Dreaming, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

Performances:

2006 24-Hour Silent Endurance Performance, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Speak Out, Speak Art: An interactive Art Experience, designed by Chicago artists: Miguel Aguilar, D. Denenge Akpem, Ria Fay Berquist, Nicole Davis, Duhirwe Rushemeza, Nigel Scotland, Garland Taylor, and Russell Watson, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Fellowships/ Awards:

2011 The Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Studies Grant: Brazil
2009-2011 The Rhode Island School of Design Presidential Scholar Award
2010-2011 The Rhode Island School of Design – The Lee Hall Minority Scolarship
2008 Rwandan Artist of the Year – Rwanda Convention Association
2007 Her Excellence Jeannette Kagame’s Imbuto Foundation- Award of Outstanding Achievement
2006 Artist-In-Residence, The Harlem School of the Arts
2006 The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Six-Month Work Fellowship
2004 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Leadership Award
2002 – 2004 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Dean’s Academic Scholarship
2002 – 2004 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Merit Scholarship
1996 – 2000 The Spelman College DeWitt Wallace Academic Scholarship

Workshops/ Teaching Experience:

2011 “Hybrid Printmaking/Experimental Drawing.” Instructor, The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2009-2010 Teaching Assistant, The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2008-2009 Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation: Lyon’s Community School, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2008
Linocut Prints, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2007
Hands On: Footprints and Pathways, The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY
2006-2007 Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation: Rush Arts Gallery, Corridor Gallery, PS11, St. Francis Xavier (Mural Creation), 371K, Friends of Island Academy,
New York and Brooklyn, NY
2006
Printmaking, Mural Making, and Texture in Clay, The Harlem School of the Arts, New York, NY

Bibliography:

2008 Smith, Roberta. “Strength in Numbers: Artist Respond to Conflict.” The New York Times, July 31, 2008
2008 Eligon, John. “Joe Louis and Harlem, Connecting Again in a Police Athletic League Gym, The New York Times, February 22, 2008

Selected Public Collections:

Atlanta Arts Council, Atlanta, GA
Embassy of Rwanda, Washington DC, United States
Embassy of The United States of America, Kigali, Rwanda
The Police Athletic League of Harlem, New York, NY