Danica Novgorodoff

EMPLOYMENT

Current freelance graphic designer, illustrator, teacher, & artist.

2014 upcoming
Adjunct lecturer at Kentucky School of Art (Louisville, KY).

2012-current
Private art instructor for children (New York, NY).

2011-2012
“Art and Storytelling” teacher in Packer Collegiate Institute’s after-school program (Brooklyn, NY).

2010-2012 (summers) 
Horse wrangler (Steamboat Springs, CO). 

2005-2009 
Designer, First Second Books, publisher of graphic novels.

2004-2006
Agora Gallery: artist review writer (New York, NY).
ArtisSpectrum Magazine: staff writer (New York, NY).
Creativity in product development: assistant to Deborah Potts and Associates.

2004
Assistant to photographer Sally Mann (Lexington, VA).

2003
Gallery Associate, Donald A. Heald Rare Books, Prints, & Maps (New York, NY).

2002
Art and English Instructor in public schools (Machachi, Ecuador).
Conversational English Instructor (Vilcabamba, Ecuador). Constructed a volunteer program for projects in community service for Tierra del Volcán operation (Ecuador).

2000
Assistant to photographer Sally Mann (Lexington, VA).


EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTIONS & AWARDS 

2014
The Undertaking of Lily Chen, a graphic novel, published by First Second Books.
Solo exhibition at the Kentucky School of Art (Louisville, KY). 
13 Artists group exhibition at Spalding University (Louisville, KY).

2013
Blue Mountain Center artist residency
918 Letterpress Ephemera Show (Birmingham, AL).

2012
Mal Habillée, an illustrated songbook created in collaboration with singer/songwriter Dawn Landes.  
MacDowell Colony Fellow.

2011
Prevention for a Safer Society Award by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for Learning by Doing, an illustrated report on innovation in criminal justice.
Group exhibition at Anno Domini gallery (San Jose, CA).
Refresh, Refresh included in Best American Comics.
Group exhibition at Riverviews Artspace (Lynchburg, VA).
Essay published in Orion Magazine.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts artist residency.

2010
Prevention for a Safer Society Award by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for I Got Arrested! Now What? Comic and poster collaboration with the Youth Justice Board, Center for Court Innovation, and Center for Urban Pedagogy.
Drawings published in Orion Magazine.
A Late Freeze, a comic, published in Ecotone Journal, Sex & Death issue.
Refresh, Refresh, a graphic novel, French edition, published by Casterman.
MacDowell Colony Fellow. 

2009
Interview with graphic novelist Alison Bechdel published in The Comics Journal No. 300.
Drawing published in Ecotone Journal No. 8.
Solo Show at Charmingwall Gallery (West Village, New York, NY. September 5-30).
Refresh, Refresh, a graphic novel, published by First Second Books.
Year of the Rat, a comic, published in Cabinet of Curiosities (Candlewick Press).

2008
Solo Show at Doma Café and Gallery (West Village, New York, NY. September 5-30).
Slow Storm, a graphic novel, published by First Second Books.

2007
Nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Single Issue comic.
Short comic Brand New Love published in Friends of Lulu's anthology The Girl's Guide to Guy's Stuff.
Excerpt from Slow Storm listed in Best American Comics as one of 100 distinguished comics.
Kentucky Girlhood Project, group exhibition (Louisville, KY).

2006
Winner of the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics for A Late Freeze.
DIY TLC, group exhibition at the New York Institute of Technology (New York, NY).

2005
New Strategies & Comics, group exhibition at University of Louisville, Hite Gallery (Louisville, KY).
Corporate Delicti, group exhibition at Nucleus Gallery (Los Angeles, CA).

2004
InTheFray Magazine "Crossing Boundaries," group exhibition (New York, NY).
Arts on Main Juried Exhibition, group exhibition (Shelbyville, KY)
Glassworks Political Art Exhibition, group exhibition (Louisville, KY).
Photographic Landscapes, Arts Electronic, group exhibition (Louisville, KY).

2002
Yale University Senior Thesis show in painting.

EDUCATION

2002
B.A. Yale University
Graduated with distinction in the Art Major
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Member Phi Beta Kappa

2001
Awarded the Lewis Perry Curtis Fellowship for Travel and Research in Photography and Painting in Mexico.