Education

2011                 MFA, Art Metals, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2003                 BFA, Sculpture, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2003                 BBA, Marketing, University of North Texas, Denton, TX           

 

Exhibitions

2017                 Sacred Scents, SEAD Gallery, Bryan, TX (forthcoming solo)
2016                 Scent Shrines, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX (solo) 
2015                 Penumbra: A Financial Tale, Blue House Too Gallery, Allen, TX (solo) 
2015                Continuum, Society of North American Goldsmiths, Boston, MA
2014                 Protective Ornament: Contemporary Armor to Amulets Metal Museum,
                         Memphis, TN and Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2014                Rule the World, Friends of Carlotta, Zurich Switzerland
2014                Cold Connections, UNT Gallery on the Square, Denton, TX
2013                 Craftforms 2013: 19th Annual International Craft Exhibition,
                         Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2013                 Nontraditional Materials, Art Jewelry Magazine: Online Gallery
2013                 Triplets, The Small Gallery, Dallas, TX
2013                 Fabrications, Appalachian Center for Craft,
                         Smithville, TN (two person exhibition)
2012                 8x8, Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, TX
2012                 Sparkle Plenty 8, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA
2012                 Arts Society of Texas Annual National Exhibition, Denton, TX
2011                 Small Works, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences,
                         Beach Haven, NJ
2011                Emerging Arrowmont: Behind the Scenes, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts,
                        Gatlinburg, TN
2011                Vestiges of Cabal, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX (solo)
2010                Money, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
2010                Distil(ed), Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX
2010                Annual Voertman Student Art Exhibition, UNT Gallery, Denton, TX
2010                The Good, The Bad, The Money, Gallery42, Mason, OH
2009                 Where's the Money? Thomas Mann Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2009                 What to do About Money?, Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME
2009                 Present/Represent, SNAG Conference, Philadelphia, PA
2008                 Color of Money, Fredericksburg Art Center, Fredericksburg, VA
2008                 Laughing Stock, Luke and Eloy, Pittsburgh, PA
2004                 Salon Du Fit, Bathhouse Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
2002                 Outside the Lines, Bathhouse Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
2002                 Exposed, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX
2002                 Open Invitational, 500X Gallery Dallas, TX
2002                 Designworks’ University of North Texas Art Exhibit, Denton, TX
2001                 1308 Experimental Art Space, Dallas, TX
2001                 Dallas Museum of Art Staff Exhibition, Dallas, TX
2000                 Designworks’ University of North Texas Art Exhibit, Denton, TX
1998                 Open Invitational, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

 

Awards, Honors, and Grants

2015                 Grant, The Enamelist Society
2011                 Outstanding Graduate Student in Studio Art Award,
                         University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2011                 Fulbright Grant Finalist, Institute of International Education, NY, NY
2003                 Degree, Cum Laude, BFA and BBA, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2002                 Jean Andrews Scholarship, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

 

Selected Publicity

2014                 Ramljak, Suzanne. On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets
2010                 Nørgaard, Thomas Schmidt. A Brooch of Supply and Demand, Finans
                         Forbundet, Denmark. December 1, 2010.
2010                 Norris, Doug. Review: Two art exhibitions reconsider a culture's concept of value,
                         South County Independent, July 29, 2010.
2008                 Shaw, Kurt. Art provides laughs in new show. Pittsburgh Tribune,
                         December 7, 2008

 

Published Articles and Speaking Engagements

2016                Exploring Art Through Scent, Lecture, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas TX
2013                Ooley, Deanna.(2013). Alternative One-Sided Molds for Pewter Casting.
                        SNAG News. November 2013.
2013                Ooley, Deanna and Thurman, James. (2013). Artworks as Museums: Artists as
                       Curators
. Online Journal of Art and Design. April 2013.
2012                Ooley, Deanna and Thurman, James. (2012). Artworks as Museums: Artists as
                        Curators
. International Conference on Communication, Media,
                         Technology and Design. May 2012.

 

Professional Experience

2016-Present    Founder and Director, Thoughtful Hands, Denton, TX
2016                 Interim Core Design Coordinator, University of North TX
2014-Present     Lecturer, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2011-Present     Core Design Assistant and Faculty in Studio Art Metals and Jewelry,
                         University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2012-2016        Adjunct Faculty, El Centro College, Dallas, TX
2010-11            Graduate Teaching Fellow: Instructor of Record,
                          University of North Texas,Denton, TX
2008-09             Graduate Teaching Assistant: Independent Lab Instructor,
                          University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2008                  Studio Assistant, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2007-08             Studio Assistant, Collin College, Plano, TX        
2003-05             Membership Manager, The Nasher Sculpture Center,
                          Dallas, TX (start-up phase)
2001-03             Membership Assistant, The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

Student work under my instruction can be found here.

 

Professional Affiliations

2016- Present    Ethical Metalsmiths
2015- Present    The Enamelist Society
2015- Present    Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE),
                          Regional Coordinator 2015-16
2015- Present    North Texas Digital Fabrication Group
2007-Present     Society of North American Goldsmiths
2008- 2014       College Art Association
2006-11            Dallas Gem and Mineral Society Dallas, TX
2007-08            Arlington Gem and Mineral Society, Arlington, TX