b. 1997

Education

2022               MFA in Visual Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (Candidate) 

 

2020               B.A in Art History, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

2019               BFA with Specialization in Painting, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2019           Solo Exhibition, The Living Gallery: Symbols, NY, New York

 

2019           Solo Exhibition, Detroit Artists’ Test Lab: The Nameless, A Multicultural Experience, Detroit, MI

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2019               Group Exhibition, Tangent Gallery: Group Art Exhibit, Detroit, MI

 

2019               Group Exhibition, Premier Detroit: Native Detroiter Magazine Black

                      Party, Detroit, MI

2019               Group Exhibition, Two James: What is your Peace, Detroit, MI

 

2019               Group Exhibition, Tangent Gallery: Hug Detroit Day, Detroit, MI

 

2019               Group Exhibition, Van Der Plas Gallery: Harvest Moon Exhibition, New York, NY

 

2019               Group Exhibition, Torch of Wisdom Foundation: Creating General Wealth, Detroit, MI

 

2019               Group Exhibition, The Old Miami: 8th Annual Art Exhibition, Detroit, MI

 

2019               Group Exhibition, Oakland University Senior Thesis Exhibition, Rochester, MI

 

2018               Group Exhibition, Detroit Artist Test Lab: Test Series Show, Detroit, MI

 

2018               Group Exhibition, Lawrence Street Gallery: Great Lakes and Not a Drop

                      to Drink Ferndale, MI

 

2018               Group Exhibition, University of Michigan: Meeting of the Minds, Ann Arbor, MI

 

2018               Group Exhibition, Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, MI

 

2017               Group Exhibition, Stamps Gallery: Social Justice Exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI

 

 

Special Collections and Commissions

 

2019               Private Art Collection, The Invention of Film oil on canvas, Marina Gjurashaj, New York, NY

 

2019               Private Art Collection, Ethnic Power oil on canvas, Beverly and Robert Allen, Detroit, MI

 

2019               Private Art Collection, You got Curls oil on canvas, Oneika Mobley, Detroit, MI

 

2019               Private Art Commission, Alma Kitchen Mural, Detroit, MI

 

2019               Public Art Commission, Lanigan elementary school, Farmington Hills, MI

 

2018               Public Art Commission, Fraser Highschool Mural, Fraser, MI

 

2017               Private Art Commission, painting (18” X 24”) oil on canvas. Rochester Hills, MI

 

2017               Private Art Commission, painting (9”x12”) oil on canvas. Sterling Heights, MI

 

2017               Private Art Commission, charcoal drawing (18” x 24”) charcoal on paper. Mechanicsburg, PA

 

 

Awards and Grants

2019               Marion Adams Bunt Endowed Scholarship

 

2019               Senior Thesis Exhibition, Best in Show Award

 

2019               Holzbock Scholarship

 

2018               Marion Adams Bunt Endowed Scholarship

 

Website Publications

 

Kalaj Nora, “An Art Exhibit for the Nameless.” OU News Bureau, October 28, 2019,  http://www.ounewsbureau.com/?p=13548

 

Thought Gallery, “Symbols, Valbona Dedvukaj’s Solo Exhibition.” Thought Gallery New York City, October 19, 2019. https://thoughtgallery.org/events/symbols-valbona-dedvukajs-solo-exhibition/

 

WYXZ News, “Happening in Detroit,” WXYZ Detroit, September 21, 2019, https://www.wxyz.com/entertainment/around-town?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D134403193&00000166-87a2-d707-ad7f-87a25de2000c-page=4

 

Fahrudin Gjokaj, “Ne Boten Magjik te Piktures,” Koha Javore, January 24th, 2018, http://www.kohajavore.org/interviste/ne-boten-magjike-te-piktures/

 

“Oakland University artists’ artwork on display,” News at OU, March 27, 2018, http://oakland.edu/newsatou/news/2018/oakland-university-student-artists-work-on-display

 

 

Work Related Experience

 

Gallery Assistant

Detroit Artists’ Test Lab, Detroit, MI.

February 2018 to 2020

 

Design Consultant

Exercise Innovation, Detroit, MI.

January 2017 to Present

 

Art Teacher

Starksweather Gallery, Romeo, MI.

April 2016 to May 2016.

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