devyn leonor briggs
2014 Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD
Master of Professional Studies, Business of Art and Design
2013 Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD
Bachelor of Fine Art, Ceramics, Magna Cum Laude
2012 Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
Semester abroad, Fine Art and Italian Language
2009 Freedom High School, Bethlehem, PA
Graduated with Honors, 4.3 GPA
2018 “Counterpoint in Conversation”, Dual artist exhibition at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA
2017 “Stories My Grandmother’s Told Me”, Solo Exhibition at Re:Find Gallery, Allentown, PA
2016 “Good Night’s Sleep”, The Colored Girls Museum, Germantown, Philadelphia, PA
2016 “i found god in myself: The 40th Anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls”, African American Museum of Philadelphia, Group Installation with The Colored Girls Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2016 “The Colored Girls Museum Inaugural Exhibition”, The Colored Girls Museum, Germantown, Philadelphia, PA
2015 “Annual Holiday Show”, Connexions Gallery, Easton, Pa
2015 “Consecrated and Material”, Solo Exhibition at Re:Find Gallery, Easton PA
2015 “Cocktails and Collecting”, Juried collecting event at Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
2015 “A Bunch of Bananas”, Connexions Gallery, Easton, PA
2015 “Reflections- An exhibition inspired by Black History Month”, Santa Bannon Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
2014 “Banana Factory Artists’ Annual Exhibition”, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
2014 “Currents: Mixtus”, Juried by Eric Kao, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2018-2019 Artist in Residence, Raven Fine Art Editions, Easton, PA
2013-Present Resident Artist, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
Working in painting, ceramics, jewelry, and textiles, hosting open studio events, engaging the community through teaching and open door policy, and participating in resident artist meetings, exhibitions, and projects.
2018-Present Sales and Marketing Manager, Raven Fine Art Editions, Easton, PA
Developing and implementing marketing strategy, managing website design and content, managing sales and partnerships.
2015-Present Collections Manager, Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art
Aiding in the acquisition of artworks by African American art masters, managing logistics, planning exhibitions, maintaining digital archive and website, managing relationships with vendors and partner institutions, and managing copyright permissions.
2013-Present Professor’s Assistant, Art, Architecture, and Design, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Preparing classroom and teaching materials, managing inventory and budget, and aiding in teaching and mentoring.
2014-Present Small Business Owner, Artecilla Art and Accessories, Bethlehem, PA
Running independent small business specializing in painting, ceramics, and jewelry design.
2011-Present Studio Assistant, Berrisford Boothe, Easton, PA
Assisting artist, preparing work for gallery shows, helping with gallery installations, and managing portfolio website.
2019, Teaching Artist, The Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
2018-19 Teaching Artist, Amber Art and Design in partnership with Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
2018 Visiting Artist, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA
2018 Guest Teaching Artist, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
2017 Teaching Artist, The Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
2017 Resident Artist, Lehigh Valley Dual Language Charter School, Bethlehem, PA
2017 Resident Artist, Donegan Elementary, Bethlehem, PA
2016 B-Smart Teacher, The Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
2016 Artist-In-Residence, The Swain School, Salisbury, PA
2016 Jadrian Klinger, “Beautiful Expressions: 4 Lehigh Valley Artists Who Inspire the Region, Lehigh Valley Magazine, Sept 2016
2015 Tim Higgins, “Discover art in Easton at galleries, Karl Stirner Arts Trail”, Morning Call, Oct 2015
2015 Steve Piccione, “Devyn Briggs”, Lehigh Valley Style, Apr 2015
2010 Jacqueline Palochko, “Art Comes to Life”, Morning Call, Aug 2010