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Maria Jose Navas Espinal

mnavasespinal@outlook.com 

EDUCATION 

B.A.,  cum laude, Drew University, Madison, NJ (May 2020)

Studio Arts Major, Art History Major, Arts Administration & Museology Minor, Photography Minor 

New York Semester on Museum & Society, Drew University, 2019

New York Semester on Contemporary Arts, Drew University, 2018

SACI College of Art & Design, Florence, Italy, 2018 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Conservation Apprentice Intern, Museum La Tertulia Madison, NJ, 2020 – present

Conservation Apprentice Intern, United Methodist Archives and Historical Center, Madison, NJ, 2019 – 2020

Darkroom Technician, Drew University Art Department, Madison, NJ, 2018 – 2020

Gallery Attendant, Korn Gallery, Madison, NJ, 2018 – 2020

Studio Monitor, Drew University Art Department, 2017 – 2020

Art History Tutor, Center for Academic Excellence, Madison, NJ, 2019 – 2020

Photography Tutor, Center for Academic Excellence, Madison, NJ, 2018 – 2020

Marketing and Arts in Education Intern, Morris Arts, Morristown, NJ, 2019

Writing Fellow, Drew University, Madison, NJ, 2019

Tour Guide, Drew University Admissions Department, Madison, NJ, 2019

solo EXHIBITIONS

You do not, Curated by Luz Adriana Hoyos, Club Campestre de Cali, 2021

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

Connections, Juried by Adrienne Brown-David, Roaring Artist Gallery Online Exhibit, 2021

SHE/ HER/ THEY/ THEM, IncuArts Gallery Online Exhibit, 2021

The Class of 2020, Juried by Michael Itkoff, IN THE IN-BETWEEN Online Exhibit, September

Photo Shoot: 2020, Juried by Todd Johnson, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon, September

Senior Exhibition Drew University 2020, Curated by Benjamin Cook, Social Distance Gallery Online Exhibit, July 

Senior Exhibition, Curated by Raymond Saá, Drew Senior Studio 2020 Online Exhibit, 2020

Expresiones Latinx I, Curated by Virginia Fabbri Butera and Will Suarez, Gallery at 14 Maple, Morristown, NJ, 2019

Student Exhibition, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ, 2019, 2018, 2017,2016

Expresiones Latinx I, Gallery at 14 Maple, Morristown, NJ, 2019

Student Exhibition, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016ESS

AWARDS/HONORS 

Dean’s List, Drew University CLA, Fall 2016 – Spring 2020

Special Honors in Studio Arts, Drew University, 2019

ITA All-Academic Awards, 2019, 2020

Landmark All-Sportsmanship Team Award, Spring 2020

Landmark Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll, Spring 2017 – Spring 2018

Landmark All-Conference Second Team in singles, 2017

SKILLS 

Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge

Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint

Art Handling and Installation

WordPress & Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & Snapchat)

Spanish (Native), English (Fluent), Italian (Beginner)