Education

- Master of Fine Arts, University at Albany, Painting & Printmaking, Albany New York, 2014

- Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Fine Art: Painting, Drawing, & Printmaking, Mathematics Minor, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs New York, 2011

- Arts and Culture of India, School for International Training, New Delhi India, 2010

Teaching Experience

- Adjunct Faculty, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle Washington, 2017-present

-Summer Faculty, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs New York, 2015-present

- Instructor of Record, University at Albany, Albany New York, 2012-14

Designed and taught undergraduate Life Drawing Course, AART 205

- Teaching Assistant, University at Albany, Albany New York, 2011

    Worked individually with students in Intermediate and Advanced Painting Classes

Professional other

- 2-D Materials Lab Technician, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle Washington, 2014-present.

Provide technical instruction in the areas of painting and drawing in general and in Figure Drawing Workshops, Color Theory Workshops and Sophomore and Junior Painting Media Lab Support specifically.

College Courses taught    

- Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle Washington, 2017

            - Product Illustration, DE LAB 2E

            - Concept Design, DE LAB 3E (final spring module)

- Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs New York, 2015-present

- Introduction to Painting, AR-101

- Drawing, AR-133

- Advanced Painting Independent Study, GN 371A

    - University at Albany, Albany New York, 2012-2014

               - Life Drawing, AART 205

Artist talks and lectures    

- Faculty and Staff Research Presentation, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle Washington 2016

- Fred and Ted Talk, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs New York, 2015

    Two-person artist talk

Group Exhibitions

-Out of Sight, Vital 5 ProductionsKing Street Station, Seattle Washington, 2016

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Treason Gallery, Seattle Washington, 2016

Regional Finalist

- ICON Juried Show, Lynn Hanson Gallery, Seattle Washington, 2016

- Faculty Exhibition, Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs New York, 2016

- #PAPER, Treason Gallery, Seattle Washington, 2015

- Beamis Fall Art Show, Beamis Studios, Seattle Washington, 2015

- Faculty Exhibition, Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs New York, 2015

- Gravity Falls, Surface Theory, Seattle Washington 2015

- Bemis Spring Art Show, Bemis Studios, Seattle Washington 2015 

- Sticks and Stones Exhibition, Sticks and Stones Gallery, Seattle Washington, 2015

- Alki Art Paintings, Alki Art Gallery, Seattle Washington, 2015

    - February Featured Artist

- EAFA Open Juried Exhibition, Evergreen Association of Fine Arts Gallery, Seattle Washington, 2014

    - 2nd place award

    - My image voted to solely represent the show on all publicity and brochures

- MFA Thesis Exhibition, University at Albany Art Museum, Albany New York, 2014

- 120°: Intercollegiate Juried Show, Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council, Glens Falls New York, 2014

- Governor Cuomo’s Office, SUNY Exhibition, Washington DC, 2013

- SUNY State Juried Exhibition, New York State Museum, Albany New York, 2012

- Best In Show Award

- My Image helped represent the show on all publicity and brochures

- MFA Show, Collar Works Gallery, Troy New York, 2012

- House of Creative Soul Exhibition, Saratoga Springs New York 2011

- Print Exchange, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, 2010

Solo Exhibitions and Two Person Exhibitions

- B/W, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn New York, 2013

- This Mountain, That Mountain, Pink Raven Gallery, Saratoga Springs New York, 2013

Print Media

-FreshPaintMagazine, statement and image shown, pg. 110 and back cover, October International Issue 15, 2016

My image Speak Clearly solely featured on back cover.

Blog

-"Ilana Zweschi: Bio and Statement," ArtMaze Magazine (blog). November 10, 2016. http://artmazemag.com/ilana-zweschi/

Awards and Honors

- Departmental Thesis Award, University at Albany, 2014

- Graduate Student Teaching Stipend, University at Albany, 2012-2014

- Benjamin A Gillman Scholarship, Award to Study Art in India, 2010

- Student Opportunity Funds, Skidmore College 2010

- Office of Dean of Student Affairs, Skidmore College, Funds for supplies, 2010