Curriculum Vitae

Sunshine Durant
shall@collegeforcreativestudies.edu
shinedurant@wayne.edu
Education:
Wayne State University-pursuing MFA
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
BFA in Fine Arts
Artistic Skills:
Painting- oil, water, airbrushing, china, acrylic
Drawing- foundations, perspective, charcoal, chalk pastels, colored pencil
Sculpture- wood, stone, found object, clay, installation
Ceramics- hand building, graze techniques, firing processes
Printmaking
2D and 3D foundation
Portfolio and College preparation
Illustration- story boarding, children’s books, character
development, comics, typography
large mural work, mosaic
Computer Skills:
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Word and
Microsoft PowerPoint
Dreamweaver
Webpage Development

Teaching Experience:
Community Arts Partnership, Detroit, MI
Community Arts Partnerships collaborates with Detroit community organizations to create art and design education, experiences, and resources for local youth and families in support of individual and community development.

Teacher for CAP, summer school program 2013
Pulaski Elementary/Middle School, Detroit, MI
Program Subject: Art & Crafts
Grades: K-8th grade

Teacher for CAP, 2013
Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, Detroit, MI
Program Subject: Fibers/Wearable art
Grade: grades 2-5

Teacher for CAP, 2013
Vista Maria, Dearborn Heights, MI
Program Subject: Advanced Art
Grades: middle school/ high school

Teacher for CAP, 2013-present
Bethune Elementary, Detroit MI
Program Subject: Common Core Standard Art
Grades: K-7

Teacher for CAP, 2013-present
Boyner Elementary, Detroit MI

Teacher for CAP, Summer2014
3rdCircuit Court,1441 St Antoine St. Detroit, MI 48226

4 Large scale site specific mural installation in Buildings B,C based on Detroit based artist Charles McGee
Curator for student show and award ceremony, Summer 2014
Teacher for Cap, Fall 2014

Cody - Detroit Institute of Technology College Prep High School, Detroit MI
18445 Cathedral Street, Detroit MI, 48228-1809
Working DNAC (Detroit Neighborhood Art Corp) and YDRC (Youth Development Resource Center) on a ongoing large scale community art project that promotes entrepreneurship and leadership.

Teacher for Cap Fall 2014
Dearborn Academy,
19310 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128
Cass Tech 2017
Community Art Contest in the City of Southgate Michigan

Service Learning Project
The contest was based on the concept of design and also to gather a larger understanding on what community meant to the children within the city. Students from five elementary and two high schools submitted designs on what community meant to them. Thirty+ designs selected to be incorporated into a quilt. The quilt then was hung at each of the seven schools.

Community Arts Partnerships

21st Century/Detroit Future City

Fusing art and industry in “Live+Make” neighborhoods in functionally obsolete areas of Detroit. Bringing art to the children of the city.

Chestnut Street Art Battle Event Organizer and curator/ Downriver Council of the Arts; Chestnut Street Indie Art Mart

Curator of Downriver Council of the Arts “Secret Handshake” 2017

Shows:

U245 Gallery 2009, 2012

College for Creative Studies Student Show
2010- 14 pieces
2011- 8 pieces
2012- 4 pieces
2013- 6 pieces
2014- 22 pieces sold out

Center Galleries. Manoogian Visual Resource Center College for Creative Studies 301 Frederick Douglass Detroit, MI 48202

Detroit Artist Market April 2014
Metaphysical Graffiti

CONCORD MUSIC HALL and Gallery
2047 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
773.570.4000

Artprize 2014 Tavern on the Square

Red Bull, Paint the City Silver and Blue
Millennium Park - Chase Promenade South, November 7-21 2014
401 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Thumbs up Detroit
Doors for opportunity
North End Studios
4264 Grand River Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48208
SIDEWALK Festival of Performing Arts
4731 Gallery 4731 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48208
The Baltimore Gallery 314 E Baltimore Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
Detroit Public Library - Main Library 5201 Woodward Ave. , Detroit, MI 48202

Detroit Artist Markrt Wayne State Scholarship Show 2016

College for Creative Studies Alumni Show 2016, 2017

Traverse City Higher Art Expo/ ecco46 2016

Chestnut Street Art Battle/Downriver Council of the Arts

Dirty Show 2017

Great Lakes Coffee Company
Retrospective College Years

Curators and organizer for the Dearborn Homecoming Art In The Park Mural Contest

Hatch Gallery August 2017
Women in Reflection

Nnamdi Contemporary Art Gallery December 2017
Bombay Sapphire artisan series

Gallery Camille January 2018
Collective 324

Residencies:
C-PAD resident artist 2013-present
Artspace Dearborn starting July 2017

Awards:
CCS Dean’s Scholarship Award, award based on merit
CCS Dean’s List 2009/2013, for maintaining a GPA above 3.5
CCS Scholarship based on merit, 2013/2014
Wayne State Women's Initiative Scholarship 2016