Merryn Omotayo Alaka

merrynalaka2@gmail.com

merrynalaka.com

Education

2019 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking, Arizona State University

Selected Exhibitions

2019

Messages in Ink: Women in Print, Civic Center Public Gallery, Tempe AZ

Alptraum: The Wandering Show, Fine Art Complex, Tempe AZ

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

Assistant Program Director

2019

Kindred + Anasazi Blues: Margaret Zox Brown & Geoffry Bohm. Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

Squares and Gestures: Paul Lorenz. Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

Climate of Unrest. Artist: Jeff Chabot, Sean Deckert, Luis G Hernandez, Molly Koehn, Carolyn Lavender, William LeGoullon, Andrew Manning, Lizzy Taber. Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

A Fine Line. Artists: Kathryn Hratko, Isabella Castillo, R. Cole Tipton, Aimee Ollinger, YuYu Shiratori, Alexis Rainery. Modified Art, Phoenix AZ

The Flourishing Harvest + Discovery: Jason Adkins & Brad Nuorala. Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

Depth Perception: Lena Klett & Louise Fisher. Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

Douglass Miles: Everyday Sacred. Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

Americana. Artists: Mia Adams, Kareem Ferreira, Briana Noble, Kennady Scheider, Papay Solomon, Jonathan Wright. Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

2018

Low Data. Artist: Emily Irwin, Sam Pesqueira, Emily Sarten, Miguel Angel Monzon, Brandon Meged, Ethan Roads, John McVay. Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

Headspace: Kenosha Drucker & Chelsi Rossi. Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

Transfer: Jerry Jacobson. Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

Vivarium Foras + Polyflora: Ryan Para & Emily Ritter. Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

Prep Show. Artist: Jason Adkins, Brian Boner, Abby Christensen, David Dauncey, Turner Davis, Daniel Funkhouser, Frank Gonzales, Lena Klett, Gregory Manley. Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

Professional Experience

2019

Assistant Gallery Director & Curator, Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

Artwork Coordinator, Phoenix City Hall, Phoenix AZ

Artwork Guide, Wonderspaces Arizona, Scottsdale 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