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Education

2000—2002

Vermont College of Fine Arts
Montpelier, VT
MFA Visual Culture

1985

Southern Connecticut State University
Hamden, CT
Graduate Teaching Seminar

1984

Université de Caen
Caen, France
French Language and Cultural Studies

1984—1985

Experiment in International Living
Adult Homestay Program
Bayeux France

1979—1984

Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI
BFA Painting
Professional
Experience

1984—Present

Painter
Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Chalk Pastel

1995—2013

Cheryl Wolf Design
Freelance Illustrator, Designer and
Portrait Painter
 
In 2013 I changed my last name to McAlister after I remarried.
 
 

2001—2011

The New England Institute of Art
Brookline, MA
Associate Professor
 
Drawing and Perspective, Life Drawing, Illustration and Conceptual Imagery, Painting, Color Theory, Art History, Special Topics in Graphic Design: The Maverick Square Mural Project
 
Faculty Senate
AI Community Engagement (AiCE)

2001—2011

Performance Artist

2001—2002

Keene State College
Keene, NH
Adjunct Professor
 
Drawing for Graphic Design Majors

2001—2002

Franklin Pierce College
Ringe, NH
Adjunct Professor
 
Painting I, II, III, IV
Projects
Exhibitions
Performances

2009

Maverick Square Mural
Sumner Street
East Boston MA
 
Mural painted with assistance of students from The New England Institute of art to benefit families of the Heritage Housing Project.

2002—2009

Faculty Show
Gallery on the Plaza
The New England Institute of Art
Brookline, MA

2001—2003

The Cooking Lesson
Performances
•Franklin Pierce College, Ringe, NH
•Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
•Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH
•Temple Ahavas Achim, Keene, NH

2002

Deathwatch: A Life Vigil
Performances
•Wood Gallery, Montpelier, VT
•785 West Street, Keene, NH

Awards

2008

Sabbatical—Summer Semester
Paper
Reconstructivism Via Handcraft: Refocusing Artistic Practice Post Peak Oil, Post Climate change, Post Economic Collapse

2006

Dr. Inabeth Miller Distinguished Faculty Award
The New England Institute of Art
"In recognition of excellence in teaching, commitment to the mission of The New England Institute of art, Dedication to students' professional and personal development, and devotion to the industry."

1995

First Prize Drawing
Biannual Juried Show
Killian Gallery
Sharon, NH
Professional
Affiliations

2005—2008

College Art Association

2002—2005

AIGA

1992—2005

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Juries

2005—2007

Mindscapes: Art Gala for Depression  Awareness
Art Institute of NYC in cooperation with the Barbara Mathes Gallery and
The New England Institute of Art
Brookline, MA

2000

Art in the Park
Keene Art Association
Keene, NH

1999

Gallery Artists
Killian Gallery
Sharon, NH