Curriculum Vitae

  Kimberly Shifflett 

ArtSet, LLC 

411 W McMicken, Cincinnati, OH 45214

513 235-6823





MFA, 2009 in Painting, College of DAAP, University of Cincinnati

Post-Baccalaureate Certification, 2009 in Preparing Future Faculty, University of Cincinnati

BFA, 2003 in Painting, Art Academy of Cincinnati (cum laude)

Additional Periods of Study:

1980, 1988-1989 in Business, Studio Art, University of Kentucky

1976-1978 in Studio Art, University of Arizona

Area(s) of Specialization: Fiber Arts, Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, and Art Theory


Professional Experience 

ArtSet LLC.

411 W. McMicken, Cincinnati, OH

Owner and Operator (2009-current) Art business, Art studio rental

Design and produce fiber art crafts, Prints, Paintings.

Internship Program (2011-current) Teach Professional Studio Practices, and Art

Business in semester long program for College credit.  Student Interns have come from

The Art Academy Of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State, and Transylvania University, Lexington, KY.



20 E. Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH

Teaching Artist (Summer 11) The Banks Mural,E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH


University of Cincinnati

College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning, Department of Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH

Adjunct (Summer 2009) Introduction to Painting

Graduate Assistant (2008- 2009) Methods and Concepts,(Instructor of record)

Life Drawing, (Instructor of record)

Teaching Assistant (Spring 2009) Aesthetics of Fine Art


Manifest Creative Research Gallery

Cincinnati, OH

Instructor (2007) Open Critique Class


State of Ohio

Northeastern School District, Milford Exempted Schools, Archbishop McNicholas High School,

Clermont County Educational Service Center.

Substitute Teacher (2006-2008) Taught a varied curriculum for grades K-12

And Multiple Disabilities. Certification in Visual Arts.

Art Links, Adopt a School, and the Weaver’s Guild

Cincinnati, OH

Implemented visiting artist program in Fiber Arts

Education Coordinator (2003-2006) Arts for Adopt a School. Designed the

fiber curriculum for assigned K12 school.


Weaver’s Guild Of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Instructor (part time 1996- 2000) Adult classes in Color Theory, fiber Dyeing,

Weaving, Felting, and Spinning.


International Professional Experience- Jordan

USAID Grant through IALC

New Mexico State University

Project titled, Sustainable Development of Arid Lands in the Country of Jordan.

Instructor (2008, 2009), Worked with Bedouin women to develop contemporary wool crafts

for international markets. Specific activities included teaching Bedouin on the use of carding,

spinning and weaving equipment, and designing products for sale to upscale foreign



Other Current Work  

Rehab Historic Building

Cincinnati, OH

 (2009-Present) Bought Historic Building to fix and rent out Gallery and Studio space.

Studied Historic Masonry, Fresco, Secco, and Plaster Work.


Needlepoint  Designer

Lexington, KY, Cincinnati, OH

 (1992-Present) Create Custom Needlepoint Designs for the retail and wholesale market in Ohio,

Indiana and Kentucky.


2008- 2009  USAID Grant to work with 4-person team from New Mexico State University

for work on Project titled,  Sustainable Development in the Country of Jordan.

Duties: Work with Bedouin women to develop contemporary wool crafts for

International market. Project leader: Dr. Terry Crawford, New Mexico State

University, Las Cruces, NM.


2007- 2009 Graduate Scholarship, College of Design, Art Architecture and Planning,

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


Exhibition Record   (* - solo shows marked by asterisk)


Artists as Activists: A Two-Year Anniversary Show,

Artisan Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St. Covington, Kentucky.

Exhibition of artists interviewed in StreetVibes newspaper. Curated by Saad Goshen.


Paintings by Art Academy Graduates from 1972 to 2009,  Art Academy of Cincinnati

Alumni Exhibition, Pearlman and Convergys Galleries, Cincinnati, OH.

Juried invitational, Curated by April Foster, Chair of Exhibitions Committee.

SOS Art 2011, (Sociopolitical Expressions for Peace and Justice),

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. Curated by Saad Ghosn, catalog.



426 Raw Walls, J Bar Studios, Cincinnati, OH, Invitational


SOS Art 2010, (Sociopolitical Expressions for Peace and Justice),

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. Curated by Saad Ghosn.


True Body Project: Walk in our Shoes, Visual Fringe Festival,

Switch Gallery, Cincinnati, OH


4 Ohio Print Coops, The Wooltex Gallery, Cleveland, OH



 *Borderland, Master’s Thesis Show, Clifton Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH


SOS Art 2009, (Sociopolitical Expressions for Peace and Justice),

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. Curated by Saad Ghosn, catalog.


Dixie Highway, Knoxville, TN, Invitational


Interdependence, International Fiber Collaborative, Big Springs International Park,

Huntsville, AL, catalog


22 Annual Minumental Show,  Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH



May 2009,  Limited Edition Tiger Lily Calendar,  Tiger Lily Press, Cincinnati, OH,

Edited by: Teresa Gates Kuhr, Rick Finn

The Big Show, Project Space Gallery,

Cincinnati, OH, Invitational



* Evolution, Warsaw Project Gallery, Cincinnati, OH


Revisiting Tiger Lily, YWCA Women’s Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

Curators: Carmen Politis and Susan Schuler, Invitational



Visual Fringe, Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Cincinnati, OH,

Curator: Laura Hollis


Non Complacent, Enjoy the Arts/Start, Curator: Jacquelyn Vaughn, 3-person

Show, Cincinnati, OH, Invitational


The Real and The Abstract, 537 Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, Curator: Jennifer Grote,



Zoo Blooms, Cincinnati Zoo,  Juror: Jason Frantz, Executive

Director, Manifest Drawing and Creative Center, Cincinnati, OH


Tiger Lily Print Show, Cathedral Art Gallery, Covington, KY



Shape Shifting, Gallery Salveo, Cincinnati, OH

Curator: Steven Vincent Clark, 5-person show, Invitational


Depth Perception, Foundations Gallery, Curator: Steven Vincent Clark, 4-person

Show, Cincinnati, OH, Invitational


From The Gut, Curator, Jacquelyn Vaughn, 3-person show, Enjoy The Arts /Start,

Cincinnati, OH, Invitational



Bookworks 5, Hamilton County Public Library, Cincinnati,OH,Invitational, catalog


* 2 1/2 hours, Enjoy The Arts/ Start, Cincinnati, OH


Annual Minumental Exhibition, EXO Gallery, The Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH



Scavenger Hunt, 537 Gallery, Curator: Jennifer Grote, Cincinnati, OH, Invitational


Mother Earth II, Juried Art Show at Grailville, Loveland, OH


The Regular Paper Show, Eastern New Mexico University, Roswell, NM



  Juried Student Show, Art Academy Of Cincinnati, OH


The Manipulated Thomas Kinkaid, EXO Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Curator: Gary Gaffney, Professor of Art, The Art Academy of Cincinnati



Annual Minumental Exhibition, EXO Gallery, The Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH


Jackie Demaline, “Art Academy Honors Grads”, The Cincinnati Enquirer, August 19, 2011


Saad Ghosen, “Who Decides What is Good or Equal”, StreetVibes, Artists as activists column,

March 01-14, 2011


Sara Pearce, “Visual Art, on the Fringe of the Fringe”, Cincinnati Enquirer Online, Arts Blog

Posted: November 27, 2008 5:47 PM EDT


Sara Pearce, “Tiger Lily Paper Doll Challenge”, Cincinnati Enquirer Online, Arts Blog

Posted: November 09, 2007 20:30:30


Catalog, “Bookworks 5-2004”, Hamilton County Public Library, Cincinnati, OH


Jacqueline Vaughn, “Articulations, Inside Artist’s Heads”, Cincinnati CityBeat, May, 12, 2004



Ghosn, Saad, ed. For A Better World, 2009, Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice, by

Greater Cincinnati Artists, Cincinnati: Gohsn Publishing, 2009. Print.

(contributed illustration, pg 106.)


Gorman, William, et al. Jordanian Project Series Report #9, The Jordanian Handicraft Weaving

Company: A Feasibility Assessment of Job Creation for Jordanian Women, New Mexico

State University, Las Cruces, NM, The Badia Research and Development Center, Amman,

Jordan. NMSU Press, 2009. Print.

(contributed to pages 7 thru 13)


Visiting Artist Lectures  


 Wadi Rum, Jordan, (workshop on contemporary fiber techniques)


 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM (Lectured on Art Fiber methods and

properties to an Economics and Marketing class in the AgEcon & AgBusiness



Professional and Community Service    


Implemented an Internship for college credits between my company ArtSet LLC

and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

and Translyvania University, Lexington, KY.



Clifton Street Painting Festival, Cincinnati, OH (Taught Pastel Making, 2007-11,

and painted a large reproduction of a classical painting on street).



Contributed to Secret ArtWorks, Fundraiser at Weston Gallery to support future

programs. ArtWorks 20 E. Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH.



Volunteer at Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH for the show It Is What It

Is: Conversations About Iraq.


Printing Workshop Monitor, University of Cincinnati, (Assist any

undergraduate student who might need help, straighten up workshop).



 Assistant to artist Mark Fox for his exhibition, Dust at Cincinnati Art Museum.



Sharonville Historical Museum, Sharonville, OH (Taught Fiber Crafts to children

at Summer Camp).



Weaver’s Guild, Cincinnati, OH, (Committee head for Creative Study Group and

The Annual fiber show and sale at convention center).


Exhibitions  Juried      


Projections: A Survey of Wall Based Sculpture, and Magnitude 7, Manifest Creative

Research and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH


Exhibitions Curated  


Myth, Fantasy, and Legends, Biennial Convergence, Handweavers Guild, of America


Public /Corporate Collections          

Early Works Children’s Museum, Huntsville, AL

Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Cincinnati, OH


Foreign  Travel   

Jordan, Israel, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Australia

Professional Organizations  

College Arts Association

Women’s Caucus for Art

Tiger Lilly Press