Merryn Omotayo Alaka

merrynalaka2@gmail.com

merrynalaka.com

Education

2019 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Arizona State University

Selected Exhibitions

2019

Contemporary Craft, Mesa Contemporary Art Center, Mesa AZ

Artlink 31st Annual Gala, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix AZ

11th Edition, Practical Arts, Phoenix AZ

Entangled, Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale AZ

Americana, Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

Spatial Blanks, Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

Juried Undergrad Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe AZ

In, On, and Of Paper, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix AZ

2018

Hands on/Hands off, Gallery 100, Tempe AZ

Primero, Gallery 100, Tempe AZ

In Your Own Backyard, Xico Inc, Phoenix AZ

imPress Juried Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe AZ

Arizona Biennial, Tuscan Museum of Art, Tuscan AZ

Contemporary Culture, Xico inc, Phoenix AZ

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2018

Material Culture, Xico Inc, Phoenix AZ

It’s Mine, I Bought It, Xico Inc, Phoenix AZ

Curated Exhibitions

2019 A Fine Line, Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

Americana, Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ


Professional Experience

2019

Assistant Gallery Manager & Curator, Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

Teaching Artist, Make It!, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ

Artist Talk, Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale AZ

Gallery Attendant, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ

2018

Lithography Studio Assistant & Shop Tech, Arizona State University

Awards

2019

Juror’s Award, Mesa Contemporary Art Center, Mesa AZ

2018

Honorable Mention, Juried Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe AZ