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© 2019 Dreese Fine Art, LLC. 

Christi M. Dreese is a contemporary expressionist painter who lives in her hometown of Spring
Lake, Michigan. Her distinctive style radiates joy and expresses the laid-back spirit of the
lakeshore life she grew to love from an early age. You will find colorful landscapes, flowers and
abstract paintings brought to life with vibrant paint.
Growing up, Dreese participated in numerous art programs and received awards for her artistic
talents. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree and Business Major from Aquinas
College.
Dreese’s artwork has been shown in several exhibitions and a recipient of various awards from
the Grand Rapids Regional Festival of Arts and Winterfest Juried Exhibits to name a few. She is
established in several galleries throughout Michigan and Ohio. Galleries include Journey North
Gallery of Harbor Springs, C2C Gallery of Grand Haven, Art & Soul Gallery of Traverse City, Art
Cats Gallery of Muskegon, Sleeping Bear Gallery of Empire, and Andy’s Frame Setting & Gallery
of Westerville, Ohio. She works with art consultants and interior designers to meet their
project expectations and her artwork can be found in numerous private and corporate art
collections throughout the United States.

 

 

 

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

2018 Grand Rapids Art Museum, Regional Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI Juried Exhibition, Award 2018 Gallery Uptown, Winterfest Juried Exhibition

2018 Betty Clark-Cannon Gallery, Frauenthal Center, Solo Exhibition

2017 Gallery Uptown, Winterfest Juried Exhibition

2016 Grand Rapids Art Museum, Regional Festival of the Arts, Juried Exhibition, Purchase Award, La Vie De La Rose Flower Excellence Award, & 2nd Generation Award

2015 Grand Rapids Art Museum, Regional Festival of the Arts, Juried Exhibition, Purchase Award 2014 Gallery Uptown, Winterfest Juried Exhibition, 1st Place Award

2011 Bette Clark-Cannon Gallery, Frauenthal Center, Two Person Exhibition

2009 First United Methodist Church, Celebration of the Arts, Juried Exhibition

2009 Gallery Uptown, Winterfest Juried Exhibition

2009 Bette Clark-Cannon Gallery, Frauenthal Center, Three Person Exhibition

2008 White River Gallery, Seasons Change Juried Exhibition

2008 White River Gallery, Montague, MI, Solo Exhibition 2006 Gallery Uptown, Winterfest Juried Exhibition 2005 Gallery Uptown, Winterfest Juried Exhibition

2005 Grand Rapids Art Museum, Regional Festival of the Arts, Juried Exhibition

2003 Terryberry Gallery, St. Cecilia’s Music Society, Solo Exhibition

2001 The Depot, Muskegon Fine Art Society, Juried Exhibit, 1st Place Award, Honorable Mention Award 2001 Bette Clark-Cannon Gallery, Frauenthal Center, Juried Exhibition, 1st Place Award


Selected Private/ Corporate Collections
Health Pointes Medical Facility, Spectrum Health, Grand Haven, Michigan

Helen Devos Children’s Hospital, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Holland Hospital, Holland, Michigan

Zeeland Community Hospital, Spectrum Health, Zeeland, Michigan 

Several Private Household Collectors throughout the US


Gallery Affiliations
Sleeping Bear Gallery, Empire, Michigan

Andy’s Frame Setting & Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Art & Soul Gallery, Traverse City, Michigan Journey North Gallery, Harbor Springs, Michigan

C2C Gallery, Grand Haven, Michigan Art Cats Gallery, Muskegon, Michigan

Muskegon Museum of Art, Gift Shop

Meijer Gardens, Gift Shop
Art Consultant/ Interior Design Affiliates
Mindi Freng Designs, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2010 - Present Monroe Fine Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2017 - Present


Education
1993-1997 Aquinas College, Dual Major: Bachelor of Arts & Business Administration, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1993 - 1997