2006            MFA University of Delaware

2001             BFA Millersville University


2007           The Fabric Workshop and Museum; Apprentice Training Program – Philadelphia, PA

2007           Cooper Union School of Art Summer Residency Program – New York, NY

2002           Vermont Studio Center, painting residency – Johnson, VT

2001           Chautauqua Institution, painting concentration – Chautauqua, NY

2001-02      Young Artist-In-Residence, Millersville University – Millersville, PA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016           along my journey I carry you along, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia PA

2013           go to where you can breathe, Fleisher Art Memorial Wind Challenge Exhibition Series

                   Fleisher Art Memorial – Philadelphia, PA

2011           you make me nostalgic for a place I’ve never known, curator: Amanda Jirón-Murphy

                   Flashpoint Gallery – Washington, DC

2008-09      I will find us a path to everything we hope for, Constance S. and Robert J. Hennessy Project Space

                   DCCA – Wilmington, DE

2007           all our plans that lead back to beginnings, The Hall, Crane Arts Building – Philadelphia, PA

2003           why don’t you take the day off and try to repair, Lancaster Galleries – Lancaster, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017           It’s My Party. I’ll Cry if I Want To, curator: Talia Greene, Grizzly Grizzly – Philadelphia PA

2014           Reprise: 40 to the Fore, curators: Karyn Miller and Judy Byron, Arlington Arts Center – Arlington, VA

2011           (e)merge Art Fair, Flashpoint Gallery, Capitol Skyline Hotel – Washington DC

2010           The New Intimists, curator: Samantha Friedman, NURTUREart – Brooklyn, NY

2010           Nowhere: Selections from the Files of the Hand Drawn Map Association, curator: Kris Harzinski

                  Arcadia University Art Gallery – Glenside, PA

2009           Soft Space: Architecture in Contemporary Art, curator: Margaret Winslow

                   Maryland Art Place – Baltimore, MD

2009           Beyond Matter, University of Delaware MFA Alumni Exhibition

                   juror: Nora Lawrence, Crane Arts Building – Philadelphia, PA

2008           Connect to Future Modules, Pool Art Fair, Cavalier Hotel – Miami Beach, FL

2008           My Little / Membrane, curators: Zeljka Himbele-Kozul and William Heath, NURTUREart – Brooklyn, NY

2007           Art of the State 2007, juror: Kevin Wixted, The State Museum of Pennsylvania – Harrisburg, PA

2007           3rd Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition: Across & Between,

                   juror: Matthew Higgs, Main Line Art Center – Haverford, PA

2006           draw_drawing_2, coordinator: Giacomo Picca, the foundry gallery, London Biennale 2006

                 Shoreditch, London

2005           MFA Biennial Exhibition, juror: J. Susan Isaacs, DCCA, Carole Bieber and Marc Ham Gallery

                 Wilmington, DE 

2005           2nd Annual Juried Competition, juror: Barbara Grossman, Masur Museum of Art – Monroe, LA

1999           New Works New Artists – Doshi Gallery for Contemporary Art – Harrisburg, PA

1998           Istituto San Lodovico – Orvieto, Italy

Selected Awards and Honors

2011           Kitchen of Innovation grant with curator, Amanda Jirón-Murphy

2011           Kickstarter grant with curator, Amanda Jirón-Murphy

2007           Finalist, Miami University National Young Painters Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award

                  juror: Jerry Saltz 

2000           Edna Rochow Workman Memorial Art Award

Selected Bibliography

Baskas, Harriet. “Fresh Art at PHL Airport.” http://stuckattheairport.com/2016/09/25/fresh-art-at-phl-airport/

O’Sullivan, Michael. “Art review: ‘Reprise: 40 to the Fore’ at the Arlington Arts Center.” Washington Post. 24 July 2014.

Schwartz, Chip. “Fleisher Wind Challenge provides peace of mind, social critique, and everything between.” Knight Arts. KAC Philadelphia, 17 December 2013.

Roake, Jessica. Washington Post Express. On the Spot: Janell Olah, 18 August 2011.

Jacobson, Louis. “Reviewed: Nicole Herbert and Janell Olah at Flashpoint.” Washington Citypaper. Artsdesk, 3 August 2011.

Ebstein, Alex. “Learning the Trade.” Baltimore City Paper 21 October 2009, http://www.citypaper.com/arts/story.asp?id=19139.

“Experience Delaware.” By Janet Vasil. Delaware Tonight. WHYY-TV, Philadelphia. 10 February 2009.