EDUCATION

2018                       MFA, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2015                       BFA, Northern Illinois University, summa cum laude, DeKalb, IL

2012                       AS, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL


TEACHING

2017-2018            Instructor of Record (Drawing 101)

                                Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

 

2017-present        Instructor of Record (Design 102)

                                Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

                               

2016-2017            Instructor of Record (Drawing 101)

                                Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

 

2015-present        Graduate Assistant (Painting Area)

                                Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

 

2015-present         Painting Instructor

                                Bottle & Bottega, La Grange, IL

 

2007-2009            Student Aide

                                Creative World Montessori, La Grange, IL            


HONORS / AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS

2017                       Second Place, Annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery

                               NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts  Certificate of Meritorious Service (Inaugural Winter                                                        Convocation exhibition)

2016                       Second Place, Annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery

                               Lester K. Smith Endowed Creative Art Scholarship, NIU

2015                       NIU  Commencement BFA Academic Honors: summa cum laude

                               College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean’s Award, NIU

                               Dean’s List, NIU

2014                       O’Malley-Pugh Scholarship, NIU

                               Dean’s List, NIU

2013                       Dean’s List, NIU

2012                       Huskie Legacy Award, NIU


THREE PERSON EXHIBITION

2016                       Gleaned, Gallery 214, DeKalb, IL

                                Rebecca Griffith, Kimberly Kuba, and Tania Silver


SELECTED GROUP  EXHIBITIONS

2017                       Going Dutch Festival, Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL

                               60th Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI

                                Jurors:  Graeme Reid and Josie Osborne

                               Last Call, Gallery 215, DeKalb, IL

                               Social Graces, Kishwaukee College Art Gallery, Malta, IL

                               Annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

                                Juror: Ellen Greene - Second Place

                               10th Annual Skateboard Inspired Art Show, Fargo Skateboarding, DeKalb, IL

                               In Plane Site, Gallery 214, DeKalb, IL

                               Winter Convocation, Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb, IL

2016                       Heatstroke, Gallery 215, DeKalb, IL

                               Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

                                Juror: Sarah Krepp

                              NIU President’s Office Exhibition, DeKalb, IL

                              Annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

                                Juror: Noritaka Minami - Second Place

                              Why Are You Here?, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

                             NIU President’s Home Exhibition, DeKalb, IL

2015                     Confluence, Gallery 215, DeKalb, IL

                             Self-Portrait, Gallery 215, DeKalb, IL

                             Works From Around Our State, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

                             This is ARS NOVA, Gallery 214, DeKalb, IL

                             BFA Show, Jack Olsen Gallery, DeKalb, IL

                             NIU President’s Office Exhibition, DeKalb, IL

2011                     Hometown Holiday, La Grange Art League, La Grange, IL

2010                     Harvest Fest, Save the Prairie Society, Westchester, IL

                            Cadmium Red, La Grange Art League, La Grange, IL

                            Holiday Hues, La Grange Art League, La Grange, IL


RELATED EXPERIENCE

2017                       Student Curator/Organizer

                                Last Call, Gallery 215, DeKalb, IL

 

                                Student  Curator/Organizer

                                Social Graces, Kishwaukee College Art Gallery, Malta, IL

 

                                Curator/Organizer

                                In Plane Site, Gallery 214, DeKalb, IL

 

                                Student Coordinator/Co-Curator

                                Winter Convocation Exhibition, Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb, IL

                               

2015-2016            Public Life Drawing Workshop Coordinator

                                Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

 

2009-2010            Gallery Volunteer

                                La Grange Art League, La Grange, IL


CURATOR

2016                       Co-Curator

                                Gleaned, Gallery 214, DeKalb, IL

 

                                Co-Curator

                                Heatstroke, Gallery 215, DeKalb, IL


ORGANIZATIONS

·         ARS NOVA

·         NIU Graduate Arts Association

·         Tau Sigma Honor Society

·         Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

·         Golden Key Honor Society


POSTER DESIGN

2017             Last Call, NIU School of Art and Design

                     Social Graces: Artists' Roundtable Discussion, Kishwaukee College Art Gallery

                     Social Graces, Kishwaukee College Art Gallery

2016             Gleaned, NIU School of Art and Design


PUBLICATIONS

2017             Towers: Literary and Creative Arts Magazine, Issue 97. 2017. Published by Northern Illinois                                                            University.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017             "Student Spotlight: Kimberly Kuba." College of DuPage . 2017.                                                                                                              http://www.cod.edu/spotlights/students/kuba.aspx.

                      Milton, Katrina J.E.." NIU's Arts College Holds Winter Convocation." Daily Chronicle, February, 14th 2017.                                          http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2017/02/14/nius-arts-college-holds-winter-                                                                                         convocation/a88culw/.

2016             Samantha Haring Blog, Rockford Midwestern Biennial.                           http://samharing.blogspot.com/2016/06/rockford-midwestern-biennial.html

                     "RAM opens Rockford Midwestern Biennial with free public opening June 10, features 85 works by 78 artists."                                 Rockford Art Museum . 2016.                                                                                                                                                              http://www.rockfordartmuseum.org/connect/news/215-ram-opens-rockford-midwestern-biennial-with-free-public-                            opening-june-10-features-85-works-by-78-artists.

                      "The Exuberance! The Glamour! The Art!" NIU Today. March 28, 2016.                                                                                                 http://www.niutoday.info/2016/03/28/the-exuberance-the-glamour-the-art/.

2015             "Exhibitions: Works from Around Our State." Evanston Art Center. 2015.                                                                                                 https://www.evanstonartcenter.org/exhibitions/works-around-our-state.


COLLECTIONS

President’s Collection, 2015, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL