CV

Tshab Her
b. 1991
Chicago, Illinois
tshabher@gmail.com
www.tshabher.com

Education

2016
BFA in Studio Arts magna cum laude, School of Art and Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012
AA in Art, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

Exhibitions
(solo*)

2019
Celebrate Hmong Art & Media Festival, Tiger Byte Studios, Hmong Cultural New Year Celebration, Inc, Gem & Mineral Building, Fresno Fairgrounds, Fresno, CA
TAKE REFUGE: Beizar Aradini, Nuveen Bawari, Aram Han Sifuentes, Tshab Her, Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN
Post Practice, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL
Curiosity Wonder: Tshab Her, Kiki Jia-Qi Zhen, Jessa Mae Mendiola, Gallery 400 Lobby, Chicago, IL
thaum koj tshwm sim / when you were made: Tshab Her and Victoria Kue, Wriston Galleries, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

2018
Kawm 01: Taboo Kickoff
, Hmong Organizing for Progress and Empowerment Center, Sacramento, CA
NO CHILL, UIC Alumni Exhibition, School of Art and Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival Art Exhibit, In Progress, Saint Paul, MN
In/Visibility: Hmong America and the Art of Storytelling, in partnership with the Pick Museum of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University and Waubonsee Community College, Aurora Downtown Campus, Aurora, IL*
Storytelling: Hmong American Voices, in partnership with the Pick Museum of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University and Aurora Public Library, Santori Branch, Aurora Public Library, Aurora, IL

2016
Surface Depths: Student Art From Across Chicago, University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fresh Traditions Fashion Show Season X, Center for Hmong and Arts Talent, Saint Paul, MN
As Little Defined As Anything Else, Senior Project Thesis Exhibition, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Storytelling: Hmong American Voices, Pick Museum of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Reclaiming Existence, Art and Exhibition Hall Lobby Competition Installation, School of Art and Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL*

2015
Construct, Chicago Artist Month, FLATSstudio, Chicago, IL
Luminarts Visual Arts Exhibition, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014
Artist of the Month, Roosevelt Branch, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL*

2011
Student Showcase, Todd Library, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL
Summer Semester Showcase, Von Ohlen Hall, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL*
Student Showcase, Arrowhead Room, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

Awards / Residencies

2019
Fresh Imprints LLC – Featured Artist, Milwaukee, WI

2016
The Overlook Place Residency – August 2016, Chicago, IL
LAUNCH Invitational Residency, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
UIC Faculty for Art, School of Art and Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
3rd Showcase series Showcase Winner (installation), ArtSlant Prize, Los Angeles, CA
Talent Tuition Award, SAAH, UIC, Chicago, IL
Art and Exhibition Hall Lobby Competition Winner, Gallery 400, SAAH, UIC, Chicago, IL

2015
Luminarts Cultural Foundation Visual Arts Competition Finalist, Chicago, IL
Nominee for Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT

Programming / Invited Talks

2019
Artist Talk, HMONG-265: Hmong Americans: History, Culture, and Contemporary Life, Dr. Chia Youyee Vang, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Artist Workshop for Refugee Youth Summer Program: 2019 We Are The Future. Refugee and Immigrant Community Services. Heartland Care Services. Chicago, IL
Life After BFA Panel, Spring 2019 Professional Practices class, School of Art & Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Artist Talk with Tshab Her, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Make Art with Tshab Her, Lawrence University, Appleton Public Library, Appleton, WI
Panel Discussion on Hmong Identity (Tshab Her, Victoria Kue, and Mai Lo Lee, moderated by Kate Mothes), Lawrence University, Appleton Public Library, Appleton, WI

2018
Art & Activism Workshop Series in partnership with Chicago Public Library for the Teen Winter Challenge, UIC College Prep, Chicago, IL
Hmong Story Cloth Story Time, Santori Branch, Aurora Public Library, Aurora, IL
Hmong Applique Art Lesson, Santori Branch, Aurora Public Library, Aurora, IL

2016
Meet the Artist Potluck: Tshab Her, The Overlook, Chicago, IL

Experience

2016
Studio Lab Assistant, School of Art and Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2011
Intern under Anni Holm - Art Coordinator, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

Curatorial Projects

2016
Senior Project Thesis Exhibition Curatorial Committee for As Little Defined As Anything Else, SAAH, UIC
Hmong Advisory Council for Storytelling: Hmong American Voices, Pick Museum of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University

2011-12
Art editor for Horizons Volume 13 and 14, Waubonsee Community College’s Literary Magazine

Publications / Press

2019
Nolan, John, Four Women Artists Reflect on Peoples and Places at Coop, Nashville Scene, 23 October 2019.
https://www.nashvillescene.com/arts-culture/article/21093565/four-women-artists-reflect-on-peoples-and-places-at-coop
Baker, Melinda, Four Art Exhibits to See This Fall in Nashville, The Tennessean, 17 October 2019.
https://www.tennessean.com/story/life/arts/2019/10/17/four-art-shows-to-see-right-now-in-nashville/3985491002/
Bautista, Allison, "Jennifer Tshab Her" (2019). Asian American Art Oral History Project. 128.
https://via.library.depaul.edu/oral_his_series/128
Dohms, Elizabeth, Hmong-Americans Showcase Reaction to Culture in Art Exhibit, The Morning Show, The Ideas Network, Wisconsin Public Radio, 25 January 2019.
https://www.wpr.org/hmong-americans-showcase-reaction-culture-art-exhibit?fbclid=IwAR1NC-lJjIHkyz0xEUqeGRN9s8PS_e2sEQz64CZDLv5jEu0QsK8waVOCjwQ
Modern Hmong American Art and Expression, The Morning Show, The Ideas Network, Wisconsin Public Radio. 25 January 2019.
https://www.wpr.org/shows/modern-hmong-american-art-and-expression
when you were made: Tshab Her & Victoria Kue, Exhibition Materials, Winston Art Galleries Center, Lawrence University, 2019.
https://lux.lawrence.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1004&context=wag_exhibitions
Lopez, Monique, Hmong Exhibit in Appleton Sparks Discussion on Traditional Heritage, Modernization, FOX11 News, 11 January 2019
https://fox11online.com/news/local/hmong-exhibit-in-appleton-sparks-discussion-on-traditional-heritage-modernization?fbclid=IwAR3-MoM1ZVFdMytc7L0upwHG3MhyubtOiJ_jDbjzWr5UzZ_oWlXoRmhRoy8
Spreeman, Amy, Hmong Exhibit Explores What It Means To Belong, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc., 9 Jan 2019.
https://www.cffoxvalley.org/2019/01/09/hmong-exhibit-explores-what-it-means-to-belong/?fbclid=IwAR3VHRTeV497-Ha-asEgXKOVNYc-_J88E_pSyMF5c0EsrgBYxtpq8fc9zok
Hmong Arts and Culture Front and Center in New Wriston Art Center Exhibition, Public, 4 January 2019.
http://www.publicnow.com/view/4158B20079A35300257258324340CE604EEBC42F?2019-01-05-07:30:12+00:00-xxx8590

2017
Jennifer Tshab Her Answers 5 Questions, ArtSlant, 30 January 2017.
https://www.artslant.com/ny/articles/show/47261-jennifer-tshab-her-answers-5-questions

2016
As Little Defined As Anything Else, UIC BFA Class of 2016.
http://cada.webhost.uic.edu/AAH_UIC/bfa_thesis_show/2016/bfa-thesis-show-2016.html
ArtSlant: Under the Radar, 13 May 2016.
http://www.artslant.com/ny/articles/show/45862
As Little Defined As Anything Else, Senior Project Thesis Catalogue, SAAH, UIC

2012
Horizons Vol. 14, pg. 25, Waubonsee Community College’s Literary Magazine

2011
Horizons Vol. 13, pgs. 25, 39, Waubonsee Community College’s Literary Magazine

Collections

2012
Waubonsee Community College 

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