Education

  • 2022 Master of Fine Arts: Painting and Drawing, University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • 2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts: Drawing, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • 2017 Bachelor of Science: Art Education, Minor: Art History, Middle School Endorsement: Language Arts, SIUE
    • Licensure: Professional Educator License:Visual Arts (Kindergarten – Grade 12), Language Arts (Grades 5-8)

Teaching and Professional Experiences

  • 2023- Present- Education Coordinator, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO.

  • Fall 2022 Adjunct Instructor- ART 202F Intro to Material Studies, Southern IL Univ. Edwardsville
  • Spring 2022 Instructor of Record- ARTP151 Color and Composition, Foundations course, at UNL
  • Fall 2021 Instructor of Record- PANT 251 Beginning Painting, Foundations course at UNL
  • Spring 2021 Gallery Monitor and Social Media Assistant, Eisentrager Howard Gallery, UNL
  • Fall 2020 Instructor of Record- DRAW 101/201 Beginning Drawing/Drawing, Foundations course at UNL
  • Spring 2020 Instructor of Record- ARTP151 Color and Composition, Foundations course, at UNL
  • Spring 2020-Spring 2022 Art Fab Space Attendant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Spring / Summer 2019 Instructor- Beginning/Intermediate Drawing- Continuing Education, SIUE
  • Fall 2018 Instructor- Beginning Drawing – Continuing Education, Non-Credit Art Course, SIUE
  • Fall 2018 Drawing Instructor- Edwardsville Arts Center
  • Summer 2017 Masterpiece Mondays Instructor, District 7 Summer Zone, Woodland Elementary
  • Summer 2017 YMCA Art Day Camp Teacher- Edwardsville Arts Center

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2024 Source, Ramp Gallery, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 2022 Idylls, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Eisentrager Howard Gallery, Richards Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2021 Viewpoints, Medici Gallery, UNL Student Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 2021 Quarantine, Medici Gallery, UNL Student Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 2018 Home Bodies: SIUE BFA Student Maddie Aunger, Edwardsville Art Center-The DeToye Student Gallery, Edwardsville, IL

Juried and Group Exhibitions

  • 2024 Field Guide, Intersect Arts Center, St. Louis, MO. 
  • 2023 Small Works XVII, Webster Fine Arts, Webster Groves Public Library, Webster, MO
  • 2023 Windows, Five-Themes Project, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2022 “Future Tense” at Assurity Life Insurance, Lincoln, NE
  • 2022 Future Tense, Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, NE
  • 2022 Suburban, Five-Themes Project, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2020 NOW (invitational)- recent work from UNL, Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, NE, Curator: Aaron Holz
  • 2019 Interiors, Small Group Exhibition, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO, Curator:Brian Smith
  • 2019 American Conversations, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO, Jurors: Yvonne Osei and Eric Shultis
  • 2019 Still Life (Digital Exhibition). Curators: Our Women Before Us Collective, Gibney Dance, New York, NY
  • 2018 The Essence of Form,  St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO Juror: Fran Skiles
  • 2018 Phantasmagoria, Held by Warm Soda Magazine, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL
  • 2018 For Every Negative There Is a Positive, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO, Juror: Tom Huck
  • 2018 Local Art Exhibition, Held by Warm Soda Magazine, Old Bakery Brewing Company, Alton, IL
  • 2018 BFA Exhibition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, SIUE Art & Design Gallery Edwardsville, IL
  • 2018 Annual Student Juried Exhibition, SIUE Art & Design Gallery, Edwardsville, IL, Juror: Kate Anderson
  • 2017 Annual Student Juried Exhibition, SIUE Art & Design Gallery, Edwardsville, IL, Juror: Terry Suhre
  • 2017 Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition Exhibit, Regenhardt Gallery, Mt. Vernon, IL, Judge: Stefanie Kirkland
  • 2016 Annual Student Juried Exhibition, SIUE Art & Design Gallery, Edwardsville, IL, Juror: Margaret Keller

Publications

  • 2024 St. Louis Magazine, “10 art exhibits to catch this month”, April 1, 2024.
  • 2023 New American Paintings, Midwest #167, Juried by Misa Jeffereis.
  • 2023 Borderline Press, Issue 2.
  • 2023 Canvas Rebel Magazine, “Meet Maddie Aunger”.
  • 2023 Friend of the Artist, Volume 16, Curated by Storm Ascher.
  • 2022 Artist in Square, Volume 3.
  • 2022 All She Makes, Issue 5, Digital and Print Publication, Juried by Sari Shryack.
  • 2018 Edwardsville Intelligencer, “EAC displays SIUE senior’s art, DeToye gallery hosts exhibit,” May 2, 2018.

Honors and Assistantships

  • 2020- 2022 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Fall 2013 – Spring 2018 Deans List, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • 2016-2018 SIUE College of Arts & Sciences “Stellar” Student
  • Spring 2018, Fall 2016 Paid Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Assistant (URCA) at SIUE

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2023 Special Mention, Create! Magazine Issue #38 Juried by Maria Brito
  • 2023  Best in Show, Small Works XVII, Webster Fine Arts
  • 2022 Meyers B. and Martha H. Cather Graduate Excellence Award
  • 2020, 2021 Hixson-Lied Fellowship at University of Nebraska- Lincoln
  • 2019, 2020, 2021 Edgrin Graduate Tuition Fellowship at University of Nebraska- Lincoln
  • 2019, 2020, 2021 Meyers B. and Martha H. Cather Fellowship at University of Nebraska- Lincoln
  • 2018 Honorable Mention, Warm Soda Magazine’s Local Art Exhibition
  • 2018, 2017 Robert Malone Memorial Print and Drawing Award, Friends of Art Auction, SIUE
  • 2018/17/16: 3rd, 1st, 2nd place – Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Paper Writing Competition, SIUE
  • 2018 Honorable Mention, Annual Student Juried Exhibition, SIUE Art & Design Gallery
  • 2017, 2016, 2015 Provost Scholarship, Department of Art and Design, SIUE
  • 2016 DPI Photo Award, Annual Student Juried Exhibition, SIUE Art & Design Gallery

Corporate Collections

  • 2020 DA Davidson- Permanent Corporate Collection, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Commissions

  • 2019 Sunset Hills Country Club, Commissioned by Gregory Budzban, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Larry Hepler, past President and current Green Chairman at SHCC, Edwardsville, IL
    • Commission of a set of five paintings that show changes to the golf course that occurred between 1922 and 2019.