Dennos Museum

Review of show on Art Spiel by Maggie Pavão

Residency at Tusen Takk Foundation, Leland, MI, studio notes, 2022

Review by Lori Waxman for Newcity, of From Sky to Sky, solo exhibition

Interview with Katie Pilgrim, Lifted Lab

Virtual exhibition at SHRINE Gallery, NYC

Article in Create Magazine





2023 Across Centuries and the Earth, Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI

2023 Vessel of Soundless Sound, Commongrounds, Traverse City, MI

2020 From Sky to Sky, CIRCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2019 Friendship with the Unknown, Gallery 1871, Chicago, IL

2018 Festival, One River School of Art + Design, Evanston, IL

2016 Ocean Inside the Drop, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

2015 Here and Now, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL


2024 Hypatia Trust, Hypatia-in-the-Woods residency, Shelton, WA

2023 Michigan Arts & Culture Council grant

2022 Tusen Takk Foundation, residency, Leland, MI
             Illinois Arts Council Agency Grant
2021 Hypatia Trust, Hypatia-in-the-Woods residency, Shelton, WA
2020 Anonymous was a Woman Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts
             Illinois Arts Council Project Grant
2019 The Macedonia Institute, residency, Chatham, NY
             Individual Artists Program Grant, City of Chicago Cultural Grant
2018 Residency Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
             Illinois Arts Council Project Grant
2015 Northwestern University, Third Place in ArtFutura, awarded by James Rondeau, Director, Art Institute of Chicago
             3Arts Artist Project Award, 3Arts, Chicago
2014 Individual Artists Program Grant, City of Chicago Cultural Grant
             Illinois Arts Council Project Grant


2024 Not yet titled, 2-person show w/ Lucy Wood Baird, Riverside Art Center, Riverside, IL (forthcoming)

2022 Deep Freeze, CIRCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2021 Group Show, SHRINE Gallery, New York

              Continuous Span, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

Myriad, CIRCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2020 Art-in-Place, Terrain Exhibitions + CNL Projects

Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

2019 Variations in Wax, Robert Morris University, Chicago

Spatial Stillness, CIRCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2018 Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

depth of [color] field, CIRCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2017 Ahavani Mullen + Lindsy Halleckson, 2-person show, CIRCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Diffused Surface, Gallery 201, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

2016 Summer Salon, CIRCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Winter Salon, Gallery 1871, Chicago

2015 ArtFutura, Northwestern University, Juror, James Rondeau, Director, Art Institute of Chicago

Another Way of Keeping a Diary, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA

2014 The Diptych Project, Engine Gallery, Biddeford, ME

2013 National Encaustic Exhibition, Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

6x6x2013, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY

2012 Repurposed, University of Maryland, Rockville, MD

Tactile Encounters, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago


2023 Art Spiel, Maggie Pavão, Ahavani Mullen: Across Centuries and the Earth

2022 Newcity, Susan Aurinko, In the cards

2021 Newcity, Lori Waxman, 60wrd/min COVID Edition: Ahavani Mullen

Lifted Lab, Katie Pilgrim, Discussing Vast Realities with Ahavani Mullen

2020 Create Magazine, Christina NafzigerAhavani Mullen: Transforming your Medium

Newcity, Kerry Cardoza, Artists Turn Their Homes Into Galleries, with Art-in-Place

New Art Examiner, COVID-19 vs. The Art Field

2015 Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 28, Juror: Carl Belz, Rose Art Museum, Director Emeritus, Brandeis University

2014 YoungSpace, Kate Mothes, Ahavani Mullen


Dennos Museum

Tusen Takk Foundation

The Macedonia Institute

Museum of Encaustic Art

Caesars Palace

Rochester Contemporary Art Center


Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, B.A., 1996

University College London, University of London, England, 1994