Gregory T. Wilkins
133 Ichabod Lane
Mankato, MN 56001
2012 M.S., Educational Leadership, concentration on University Administration
A.B.D. Higher Education, University Administration concentration
Florida International University, Miami, Florida
1990 B.A. with Honors and Distinction, Intercultural Studies/History & Political Science
Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
2022 Creative Support for Individuals Grant in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, Minnesota
2021 Creative Support for Individuals Grant in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, Minnesota
2020 Artist Development Grant. Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Minnesota. Funded by the McKnight Foundation, Mankato, Minnesota
2019 Professional Mid-Career Artist Grant. Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Minnesota. Funded by the McKnight Foundation, Mankato, Minnesota
Semi-Finalist. McKnight Fiber Artist Fellowship, McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2018 Ringholz Foundation Art Prize, Jackson, Wyoming
Artists on Main Street grant via the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota in partnership with Springboard for the Arts and with support from the Bush Foundation, Mankato, Minnesota
Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council Small Arts Project Grant, Mankato, Minnesota
2016 Artist Development Grant. Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Minnesota. Funded by the McKnight Foundation, Mankato, Minnesota
1986 North Carolina Governor’s Office, Natural Resources & Community Development, Raleigh, North Carolina
2021 Federal Performing Arts Association, Gay Men's Chorus Washington. Artist Commission, Portraits Project, Washington, D.C.
2020 Bill Murray's Honorable Mention. Co Lab 2020. The Show Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota
2019 Best in Show. Juried Exhibition. 410 Project, Mankato, Minnesota
Best in Show. Juried Exhibition. Twin Rivers Arts Center, Mankato, Minnesota
2018 Third Place, Category 1, 107th Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2017 First Place. Juried Exhibition. 25th Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council Exhibition, St. Peter, Minnesota
Best in Show. Juried Exhibition. 410 Project, Mankato, Minnesota
2015 Best in Show. Juried Exhibition. Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota
2011 First Place. Juried Photography. Outfront Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1990 Warren Wilson College Presidential Art Purchase, Asheville, North Carolina
Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, Miami, Florida; University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California; University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California; Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina
ART RELATED EXPERIENCE
Poetry Out Loud, National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation Winter & Summer 2020
Accuracy Judge for the Poetry Out Loud Minnesota state championship. Poetry Out Loud is a national program created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. High school students throughout the United States participate.
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program January 2019 – December 2020
Elected to serve a two year term as a curatorial panelist for the museum dedicated to exhibiting and supporting artists living and working in Minnesota. An elected artist panel representing the Minnesota visual arts community selects fellow artists to exhibit their work at the museum. All artists who live and work in Minnesota are welcome to participate: submitting exhibition proposals for panel review, nominating and electing artist panelists, and attending the MAEP’s annual meeting. The work presents contemporary art within the context of an encyclopedic art museum, inserting the state’s artists into a broader discourse about history, art, and culture. The program has featured solo and group shows, site-specific installations, retrospectives, and the once-every-decade “Foot in the Door” exhibitions, and has often been the first major exposure for artists who have gone on to critical and commercial success.
Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Southern Minnesota (9 county region) 2011 – 2017, Executive Board Secretary (Summer 2013 – 2014), Vice President (Summer 2014 – 2015), President (Summer 2015 – Summer 2017)
The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council is one of eleven regional arts councils in Minnesota committed to supporting, nurturing, and expanding the arts by providing promotional, technical, and developmental assistance, policy-making, and grants to non-profit arts organizations, community groups, schools, and individual artists. Supported via Minnesota tax revenue it provided over $550,000 annually to local communities. Across Minnesota the tax has generated more than $1 billion dollars for Legacy projects since its inception and over $1.2 billion in annual economic impact.
Director’s Assistant, External Affairs
Smithsonian Institution, American Art Museum, Washington, DC May 1990 – August 1991
Co-developed marketing materials on the importance of giving philanthropic support and assisted in the publicity, marketing, and galleries and production of the bi-annual American Art Forum tour. Tours included private estates, collections, and museums of America’s finest holdings for a highly selective group of private donors throughout the United States.