Curriculum Vitae
   
MATILDA ESSIG
   
Education
  Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred University. Residency 2007
  Reed College, Portland OR. Bachelors in Fine Art & Anthropology 1983
  Art Students League of New York. Classical painting technique 1986
  Nelson Shanks, Portraitist, Andalusia PA (studied with) 1989
  Frank Golhke, Photographer (studied with) 1979
  Sterling College, “The Grassroots Project in Vermont” 1977
   
Select Exhibitions
2015 – 2016 Native Grasses of the Apache Highlands – Amerind Museum, Dragoon AZ (solo)
2015 – 2016 Welcome to the American West - Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ (group)
2015 Typology and Morphology, Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred University, and T & H Gallery, Boston MA
2014 Putting Grasslands to Work—digital exhibition for Savory Institute, HRM Conference, London ENG
2013 Desert Grasslands, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ
2012 Residency, Willa Cather Memorial Prairie, Red Cloud NE
2011 Galleria de Viaggio, Sonoita AZ (solo)
2011 Drawn From Nature - John James Audubon Center, Mill Grove PA
  Western Arts Day - Grand Canyon North Rim (solo)
2010 The Prairie Festival –The Land Institute, Salina KS (solo)
  Western Arts Day - Grand Canyon North Rim (solo)
2009 Verve Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe NM (three person exhibition)
  Below The Surface: A Natural History of the Prairie, - Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell Iowa
  Reflections on the Land, Diablo Trust at Northern Arizona University Flagstaff AZ
  Empire Roundup, Northern Trust Bank, Tucson AZ
1999 Portraits of the Elders – Cochise College, Sierra Vista, AZ
1996-2001 The Sonoran People’s Tapestry Project, traveling exhibit in Arizona and Mexico (2 person exhibition)
1996-2000 Desert Stories Traveling Exhibit, commissioned by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, designed and coordinated by Matilda Essig
1994-1996 Reality Check – Juried Traveling Exhibition of Contemporary Realism, sponsored by the Arizona Commission for the Arts
   
Awards and Grants
2011 Distinguished Alumnae Award, The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr PA
2007 NEA Residency Grant, Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred Univ.,Hornell NY
2006 Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission for the Arts
2002 Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission for the Arts
1999 Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission for the Arts
1996 Project Stipend, Arizona Humanities Council
1996 Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission for the Arts
1994 Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission for the Arts
1992 Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission for the Arts
   
Select Clients
  Capital Institute
  Jane Goodall
  World Wildlife Fund
  Oxford University Press
  National Geographic
  US Department of the Interior
  National Park Service
  USDA Forest Service
  Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  Cabesa Prieta Wildlife Refuge
  Arizona-Sonora Desert Musuem
  Arizona Land and Water Trust & Pima County
  The Nature Conservancy
  Drylands Institute
  Sonoran Institute
  Empire Ranch
  C6 Ranch
  47 Ranch
  Open Cross Ranch
  The Land Institute
  Drum Hadley
   
Corporate & Museum Collections
  The Tucson Museum of Art
  John James Audubon Museum, Mill Grove PA
  The Berwind Corporation, Philadelphia PA
  Snell and Wilmer, Phoenix AZ
  MacDonald’s Corporation, Oakbrook IL
  American Continental Properties, NYC World headquarters
  General Plasma Corporation, Tucson AZ
  The Bowman Stradling Historical Museum, Sonoita AZ
   
Publications
  The Land Report, Summer 2010. Cover and illustrations by Matilda Essig.
  Below the Surface: A 21st Century Look at the Prairie. 2009. catalogue from the exhibition, written by Lesley Wright.
  ‘Portraits of Grass: A Story of Art and Restoration from the Apache Highlands Ecoregion’ Ecological Restoration Volume 26, Number 3, test and illustrations by Matilda Essig, University of Wisconsin Press, 2008
  Trees of Sonora, by Richard Felger, including illustrations by Matilda Essig, Oxford University Press, 2000
  The Ancestress Hypothesis: Visual Art as Adaptation, by Kathryn Coe, including illustrations by Matilda Essig, Rutgers University Press 2003
  Desert Communities Teacher’s Guide, illustrations by Matilda Essig, published by Saguaro National Park. 1998
  Among the Gifts of Native America, Native People’s Magazine 1992. Story by Jack Weatherford, Photos by Matilda Essig.
  ‘Belgian Belgian Draft Horses’, Small Farmer’s Journal Vol 3, #3. 1979. Story and photos by Matilda Essig.