Solo Shows

2021 (Forthcoming) This is How We Came to Be, The Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois

2019 I Hope You Find Comfort (In This and In Life), Light Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2019 I am Hers and She is Mine, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Selected Group Shows

2019 Way Opens Disability Arts and Culture, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan 

2019 Show Your Paper, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2019 Voices: Partnered with DisArt, ArtPrize: Project 1, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2019 Faculty Exhibition, Dow Center for Visual Arts, Interlochen, Michigan

2019 Hard to Kill: Survivor’s Exhibition, Agitator Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 

2018-2019 Detour, The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Traveling exhibition, Washington D.C., Worcester, MA, Brooklyn, NY, Bowling Green, KY, Denver, CO

2018 All Artworks, Venue Tower, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2018 Youth #3, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do South Korea

2018 Collector’s Show, Venue Tower, Grand Rapids, Michigan 

2018 Shape Open, Art Pavilion, London, England 

2017 In Her Hands, Trent University, Ontario, Canada

2017 Collector’s Show, Venue Tower, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2017 ArtPrize 9, DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan


2020 Socially Distant Artist Residency, online

2019 Soaring Gardens, Laceyville Pennsylvania

Permanent Collections

Ronald McDonald House, Peoria, Illinois

Fredrick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Southwind Park, Springfield, Illinois 

African American History Museum, Springfield, Illinois

Works held in private collections in Texas, Illinois, Florida, and Michigan


2019  Ringholz Art Supplies Award

2019 Ray and Nancy Loeschner Annual Art Competition

2018 VSA Emerging Young Artist Award, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2017 President’s Awards, Interlochen Arts Academy

2017 Honorable Mention, National Young Arts Award

Public Projects

2020 Head Project Artist for The My Dearest Friends Project: A COVID-19 Collaboration with DisArt

Select Public Speaking

2021 (forthcoming) Exhibiting Artist Talk, Quincy Art Center 

2020 (forthcoming) Conversations on Disability with Artist Oaklee Thiele, Woman Made Gallery

2020 Living as a Disabled Artist During the COVID-19 Crisis, Zoom Online Presented by Upgrade Accessibility and Camp Access 

2020 Service Animals (K-2nd Grade), Little Flower School

Downloadable CV for Artist Oaklee Thiele:

Files coming soon.