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EDUCATION
2018    MFA, Painting+Drawing. University of Tennessee. Knoxville, Tennessee.
2015     BFA, Painting. Museum Studies Minor. University of Nevada. Reno, Nevada.


SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2021     To Territory Tile. Depot Gallery. Sierra Arts Foundation. Sparks, NV.
2020    A Gate, Wild, Breathing. Weigand Gallery. Oats Park Art Center. Fallon, NV.
2019    Weeping Laughing Song. With Tom Wixo. Holland Project Gallery. Reno, NV.
2018    Some Openings: MFA Thesis Exhibition. Ewing Gallery. University of Tennessee.
2017    Not This, Not This. Channel to Channel. Nashville, TN.
2017     Laced. Sheppard Contemporary. University Galleries Museum. University of Nevada.
2016    Skip Tracer. Gallery 1010. Knoxville, TN.
2015    Departing. Holland Project Gallery. Reno, NV.
2015    Common Fate. Student Galleries South. University of Nevada, Reno.
2014    Sierra Arts Foundation “Galleries at Work”. Bank of America Lobby. 50 W. Liberty St. Reno, NV.
2014    Fugitive Material. McNamara Gallery. University of Nevada, Reno.
2014    Immanent Domain: A Great Basin Gothic. Student Galleries South. University of Nevada, Reno.
2013    Chromed. Student Galleries South. With Tom Drakulich. University of Nevada, Reno.
2012    SIGIL SCAPES. Holland Project Gallery. With Anthony Renda. Reno, NV.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020    Blessing in Disguise. Saint Maison Gallery. Online Exhibition based in London/Tokyo.
2020    Collective Perspective. Garage Door Gallery. Sierra Nevada University. Lake Tahoe, NV.
2020    Valley of the Sun. Holland Project Galleries. Reno, NV.
2020    Connections. Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Reno, NV.
2020    The Jobe Collection: 15 Years. Channel to Channel Gallery. Nashville, TN.
2019    The Village and the Forest. Great Mother Gallery. Portland, ME.
2019    Welcome to Hell. Ironwood Gallery. Knoxville, TN.
2018    UTK MFA. Coagula Curatorial. Los Angeles, CA.
2017    Mall Walker. Curated by Ezra Tessler. Abandoned Foot Locker, Knoxville Center Mall, TN.
2017    Of Mouse and Man. Wedge Ceramics Gallery. Reno, NV.
2017    UTK in NYC. Unix Gallery. New York, NY.
2017    Nostos: A Homecoming. Great Mother Conference. Portland, ME.
2016    Skull: 4th Biennial Exhibition. Curated by Chris Bauder. Sahara West Gallery. Las Vegas, NV
2016    A Closed-Mouth Canticle, À Baratear. Curated by Rubens Ghenov. Clarice Lispector Festival. The Central Collective. Knoxville, TN.
2016    When Words Were Like Magic. Great Mother Conference. Portland, ME.
2016    Peach. The Growlery. San Francisco, CA.
2015    ALL IN: 2015 Invitational. Holland Project Gallery. Reno, NV.
2015    Hi: MFA Class of 2018. UT Downtown Gallery. Knoxville, TN.
2015    Plaza Promenade. Sandbox Studios. Los Angeles, CA.
2015    Blue. Lasting Dose Gallery. Reno, NV.
2014    Pack Prints: Current Printmakers. McNamara Gallery. University of Nevada, Reno.
2014    UNR Advanced Painting. McNamara Gallery. University of Nevada, Reno.
2014    Postcards from the Edge. Shea’s Tavern Pop-Up Exhibit. Reno, NV.
2014    ALL IN: 2014 Invitational. Holland Project Gallery. Reno, NV.
2014    Group Pop-Up Exhibit. Bibo Micro Gallery. Reno, NV.
2014    Artown 50 Years of NV Wild. Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Reno, NV.
2014    2014 Grants to Artists Exhibit. Sierra Arts Gallery. Reno, Nevada.
2014    Bathed in Sunshine, Covered in Dust (with Dane Haman). Holland Project Gallery. Reno, NV.
2013    Icons of NV. Sierra Arts Gallery. Reno, Nevada.
2013    Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. Sheppard Contemporary. University of Nevada, Reno.
2013    We HeART Bikes. Holland Project Gallery. Reno, NV.
2013    Casual Sex/Happy Hour. Sub-MISSION Gallery. San Francisco, CA.
2012    Black Rock Press Annual Book Arts Exhibition. McKinley Arts & Culture Center. Reno, NV.
2012    Dead Air/Forbidden Fruit. Arlene Francis Center. Santa Rosa, CA.
2011    Strangers: Second Annual. Holland Project Gallery. Reno, NV.
2011    Forage: A Roaming Gallery. Holland Project Gallery. Reno, NV.
2011    For Nevada With Love. Wonder Well Gallery. Reno, NV.
2011    Vile Love: A New Western Perversion. Holland Project Gallery. Reno, NV.
2009  Punk Dust. Sinclair Street Pop-Up Gallery. Reno, NV.


ACADEMIC POSITIONS
2020-Present Adjunct Faculty Instructor, MFA Program
MFA-Interdisciplinary Arts, Sierra Nevada University. Incline Village, NV.
        Courses Taught:
        MFA Midway Conversations
        MFA Studio Mentorship

2018-Present Adjunct Faculty Instructor
School of the Arts, University of Nevada.
        Courses Taught:
        Interdisciplinary Drawing (Fall 2019)
        Drawing I (Spring 2019 x2), (Fall 2019) (Spring 2020) (Fall 2020 x2) (Spring 2021)
        Drawing II (Fall 2018) (Spring 2020)
        Drawing III (Spring 2021)


2018-Present Program Assistant
MFA-Interdisciplinary Arts Program. Sierra Nevada University. Incline Village, NV.
Responsibilities:
Graphic Design, Social Media Outreach, Photo+Video Documentation
Technical and Conceptual Support to Faculty and Graduate Students


2019 Class Instructor
E.L. Cord Museum School. The Nevada Museum of Art. Reno, Nevada.
Courses Taught:
Drawing Fundamentals & Figure Drawing (April-May 2019)
Drawing Techniques: Line, Shape, & Form (February-March 2019)


2017-2018 Graduate Teaching Associate, Instructor of Record
School of Art, University of Tennessee.
Courses Taught:
Foundations: Introduction to Studio Art I (Spring 2016, Fall 2016)
Foundations: Introduction to Studio Art II (Spring 2017, Spring 2018)


2017-2018 Graduate Teaching Assistant
School of Art, University of Tennessee.
Courses Assisted Taught:
Drawing I (Fall 2015, Fall 2017)
Painting I (Spring 2016)
Painting II (Spring 2016)
Painting III (Fall 2017)



SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2019-Present Painting Studio Lab Technician and Studio Assistant
Studio Assistant to Michael Sarich, Associate Professor and Area Head of Painting. University of Nevada.

2018-Present Exhibition Assistant to Chief Preparator, Freelance
Nevada Museum of Art. Reno, NV.

2018-Present Exhibition Assistant to Chief Preparator, Freelance
Stremmel Gallery. Reno, NV.

2018 Curated Exhibition
The Side-Eye: Visions of Periphery. SPRING/BREAK Art Show. 4 Times Square. NYC, NY.

2016-2018 Gallery Director
Gallery 1010. University of Tennessee Galleries.

2016 Studio Assistant
Jered Sprecher, Professor and Area Head of Painting+Drawing. University of Tennessee.

2013-2015 Gallery Director & Public Art Coordinator
City of Reno Galleries and Permanent Collection.

2013-2015 Permanent Collections Assistant
School of Arts, University of Nevada.

2013-2015 Painting Studio Lab Technician and Studio Assistant
Studio Assistant to Michael Sarich, Associate Professor and Area of Painting. University of Nevada.

2007-2012 Production Supervisor/Screen Printer
Action Embroidery & Design. Reno, NV.

2006-2007 Camera Operator/Production Assistant
KTVN News Channel 2. Reno, NV.


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE EXPERIENCE
2018-Present BFA Thesis Committee Member
Halli Dalebout, Painting and Drawing, 2022. University of Nevada.
Emily Kray, Painting and Drawing, 2020. University of Nevada.

2018 Organized and Curated Student Art Exhibition
The Speaking Eye: Drawing on Intermediacy. McNamara Gallery. University of Nevada, Reno.
Exhibition of student work from my Drawing II course.

2017 Organized and Curated Student Art Exhibition
Witness Hand: Introduction to Drawing. Gallery 1010. Knoxville, TN. Exhibition of student work from my Drawing I course.

2015-2018 Graduate Student Representative
School of Art Graduate Committee. University of Tennessee.

2015-2018 Committee Member
School of Art Graduate Student Steering Committee. University of Tennessee.

2015-2018 Founder/Co-President
Painting+Drawing Club. University of Tennessee.

2012-2013 High School Art Mentor
Strangers Project and Exhibition. Hug High School and Holland Project. Reno, NV.

2010-2015 Gallery Committee Member
Holland Project Galleries. Reno, NV.

2009 Trail Building Team-Member
Americorps. Great Basin Institute. Central Nevada.


WORKSHOP INSTRUCTION & DEMONSTRATIONS
2019 High Desert Bauhaus 100: Life Drawing in Color.
Teen Art Night. The Holland Project & Nevada Museum of Art. Reno, Nevada.

2018 A Painting is a Picture that is Also an Object: Supports and Surfaces Workshops I & II.
Teen Open Studios. The Holland Project & Nevada Museum of Art. Reno, Nevada.


RESIDENCIES
2021 Great Basin National Park. 
2015 St. Mary’s Art Center. Virginia City, NV.


CURATORIAL PRACTICE
2018 The Speaking Eye: Drawing on Intermediacy. McNamara Gallery. University of Nevada, Reno.
2018 The Side-Eye: Visions of Periphery. SPRING/BREAK Art Fair. Curated by Alana-lynn Berglund, Austin Pratt, & Tom Wixo.
           4 Times Square. NYC, NY.
2017 Witness Hand: Introduction to Drawing. Gallery 1010. Knoxville, TN.
2014 Dada and the Anti-Art Aesthetic: Anti-Art Legacies & Dada Local. Student Galleries South. University of Nevada, Reno.
2011 Forage: A Roaming Gallery. Holland Project Gallery. Reno, NV.
2011 Vile Love: A New Western Perversion. Holland Project Gallery. Reno, NV.
2009 Punk Dust. Sinclair Street Pop-Up Gallery. Reno, NV.


ARTIST LECTURES & PANEL DISCUSSIONS
2020 “Valley of the Sun: A Virtual Salon”. Nevada Humanities. Panel Discussion. Moderated by Austin Pratt. Panelists: Alisha Funkhouser, Jeannette Martinez, and Jonathan Cummins. July 17, 2020. Reno, NV.

2020 “Austin Pratt and Ahren Hertel”. Panel Discussion. Moderated by Jared Stanley. Oats Park Art Center. February 1, 2020. Fallon, NV.

2019 “The Salon: The Poetry of a Song”. Panel Discussion. Moderated by Britt Curtis. Panelists: Austin Pratt, Watson Meyer, and Iain Watson. Nevada Humanities. July 19, 2019. Reno, NV.

2018 “Some Openings: Heightened Language for a Generative Studio Practice”. Artist Lecture. Art Writing Symposium. Art History & Visual Culture Studies Program. University of Nevada, Reno.

2017 Painting+Drawing Visiting Artist Lecture. University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

2017 MFA Artist Lecture. University of Tennessee. Knoxville, TN.


2015 BFA Artist Lecture. University of Nevada, Reno.


SELECTED GRANTS & AWARDS
2020 City of Reno Artist Relief Grant. Sierra Arts Foundation.
2019 2020 Visual Arts Fellowship. Nevada Arts Council. State of Nevada.
2018 Graduate Student Senate Research Travel Award. University of Tennessee.
2017 Terry Burnett Memorial Scholarship. School of Art. University of Tennessee.
2017 Ewing Gallery Permanent Collection Purchase Juried Award. University of Tennessee.
2017 Jerry’s Artarama Award. University of Tennessee.
2016 School of Art Summer Fellowship. University of Tennessee.
2016 Dorothy Dille and Orin B. Graff Materials Award. School of Art. University of Tennessee.
2016 Scholarship, 42nd Annual Great Mother & New Father Conference, Nobleboro, ME.
2015 Chancellor’s Fellowship. School of Art. University of Tennessee.
2015 Graduate Teaching Assistantship. School of Art. University of Tennessee.
2014 School of the Arts: December Spotlight. University of Nevada, Reno.
2014 Educator Scholarship. Third Triennial Art + Environment Conference. Nevada Museum of Art.
2014 George Hutchinson Student Artist Award. Sierra Arts Foundation Grant.
2013 J. Craig Sheppard Memorial Art Scholarship. University of Nevada, Reno.
2012 Jeffrey Wessel Art Scholarship. University of Nevada, Reno.


PUBLICATIONS
2020 New American Paintings. No. 144, West Issue. Juried by Rebecca Matalon, Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. Edited by Steven T. Zevitas. Open Studios Press: Boston.
2020 Valley of the Sun. Exhibition Catalog. Holland Project Galleries. 54 pages. August 2020.
2020 Austin J. Pratt: A Gate, Wild, Breathing. Exhibition Catalog. 64 pages. February 2020.
2019 Weeping Laughing Song: Collaborative Drawings by Austin Pratt & Tom Wixo.
Exhibition Catalog. 48 pages. August 2019.
2016 Studio Visit Magazine. Vol. 33. “Austin J. Pratt.” Juried by Michael Lash. Edited by Steven T. Zevitas. Open Studios Press: Boston. 2016. p. 161.
2012 Sympathy for the Detail: Northern Nevada Artists. Group Exhibition Catalog. 35 pages. NGTVSPC Ext 02.


SELECTED CITATIONS
2020 “5Qs with Ahren Hertel and Austin Pratt”. Interview. Holland Project. https://www.hollandreno.org/2020/01/5qs-ahren-austin/
2020 "Matching Picture: Austin Pratt’s World was a Good Place to Question My Own”.
Josie Glassberg. Double Scoop.https://www.doublescoop.art/matching-picture-austin- pratts-world-was-a-good-place-to-question-my-own/. 30 January 2020.
2019 “In Conversation: Austin Pratt & Tom Wixo”. Interview. KWNK Radio.
https://kwnkradio.org/weeping-laughing-songs-collective-drawing/
2017 "New Home For Student-Run Gallery 1010". Amy Blakely. Tennessee Today. 16 October 2017. https://news.utk.edu/2017/10/16/home-gallery-1010-art-gallery-students-students/
2017 “Archive Deep Dive.” Josie Glassberg. Reno News & Review. 24 August 2017
2017 “The Focus: Austin Pratt.” Brian Jobe. Locate Arts.
https://locatearts.org/the-focus/2017/studio-visit-austin-pratt. 12 January 2017
2016 Studio Visit Magazine. Vol. 33. “Austin J. Pratt.” Juried by Michael Lash. Edited by Steven T.
Zevitas. Open Studios Press: Boston. 2016. p. 161.
2015 The Brushfire Literary & Arts Journal: Spring 2015. Cover image and two-page spread. University of Nevada, Reno
2014 “100 percent, All In: A Fundraising Art Show”. Ashley Hennefer. Reno News & Review. 25 September 2014.
2014 “Austin Pratt, Image Maker: 15 Minutes”. Brad Bynum. Reno News & Review. 27 February 2014.
2014 “Spitting Image: Love on a Terror: 7””. Maximum Rocknroll #372. May 2014.
2014 “Spitting Image: Love on a Terror: 7””. Ryan Nichols. Razorcake. May 2014.
2014 “Reno punks Spitting Image releasing a 7", planning LP”. Andrew Sacher. Brooklyn Vegan. 22 January 2014.
2013 “Little Picture Show”. Ashley Hennefer. Reno News & Review. 05 December 2013.
2012 “Spitting Image: Valley Floor: 7””. Matt Korvette. YellowGreenRed.com. December 2012.
2012 “Spitting Image: Valley Floor: 7””. Ian Wise. Razorcake. November 2012.
2012 “In Rotation: Spitting Image”. Brad Bynum. Reno News & Review. 27 September 2012.
2011 “Art, Rock”. Brad Bynum. Reno News & Review. 08 September 2011.
2011 “Ride Here, Ride Now”. Laura Davis. Reno News & Review. 21 July 2011.


DISCOGRAPHY
2019 “Not This, Not This”. Spitting Image. C-30 cassette EP.
2018 "Some Openings". Austin J Pratt. 33rpm 7" flexi-disc. This Not This X01.
2015 “Icon Alive” C-30 cassette EP. Spitting Image. Casino Trash Records 06.
2015 "Guide to Permanent Oblivion Vol. III". LP Compilation of Northern Nevada artists. Intruder Alert Records.
2014 “Love on a Terror” 7” 45rpm EP. Spitting Image. Broke Hatrè 12 / NGTV 4.
2013 “Live at Recycled Records”. C-30 cassette. Spitting Image. Broke Hatrè 09/ NGTV 03.
2012 “Valley Floor”. 7” 45rpm EP. Spitting Image. NGTV 01.
2011 “Spitting Image/Thee Indoors”. Split c-30 cassette. Spitting Image. NGTV 00. Reno, NV.


ACTIVE PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE), Association
National Art Education Association
College Art Association
PACCIN (Preparation, Art Handling, and Collections Care Information Network)
Nevada Museum of Art


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
C. Kermit Buck Ewing Museum Permanent Collection. University of Tennessee.
John and Geraldine Lilley Museum Permanent Collection. University of Nevada.