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Michelle La Perrière

CURRICULUM VITAE

Studio Location: Baltimore, Maryland / Phone: 410-404-6160 / Contact Michelle / Download PDF

Awards/Residencies

2017 Residency, Windy Mowing Artist Residency, Halifax, Vermont
2016 Lucas Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art
2015 Marcella Brenner Faculty Development Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art

Residency, Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, Wyoming

2014 Marcella Brenner Faculty Development Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art
2013 Lucas Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art
2012 Marcella Brenner Faculty Development Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art

Lucas Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art

2010 Marcella Brenner Faculty Development Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art
2009 Marcella Brenner Faculty Development Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art
2008 Lucas Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art
2007 Faculty Development Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art
2006 Lucas Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art
2005 Residency, Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, Wyoming

Faculty Development Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art; travel to Ireland

2003 Faculty Development Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art
2002 Lucas Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art
2001 Faculty Development Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art; travel to Italy
2000 Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council

Trustee Award for Excellence in Teaching, Maryland Institute College of Art

1999 Faculty Development Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art
1998 Residency, The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, Georgia
1997 Residency, Alfred and Trafford Klots Residency Program, Rochefort en Terre, Brittany, France
1993 Residency, The Millay Colony for the Arts, Steepletop, Austerlitz, New York
1992 Individual Artist Grant, The Mayor’s Advisory Council on Art and Culture, Baltimore, Maryland
1990 Third Prize, Aspects of Landscape, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, New York
1988 Second Prize, Recent Realism, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, New York
1986 Residency, The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
1985 Purchase Prize, The Drawing National, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
1984 Honorable Mention, Traveling Fellowship Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Education

MFA 1989 Maryland Institute College of Art – Hoffberger School of Painting, Baltimore, Maryland.
Grace Hartigan, Director
BFA 1984 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Parsons School of Design, New York, New York University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Selected Exhibitions

2016 Solo: In Be(TWEEN), Tuttle Gallery, McDonogh School, Owings Mills, MD
2015 Under the Sun: Artists of Sol Print Studio, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, D.C.
2014 The Empathy Project, Leidy Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art
The Art of Caring, Area 405, Baltimore, MD
2013 Faculty Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art
The Art of Caring, Area 405, Baltimore, MD
2012 60th Annual Exhibition of the Keisho Art Association, Aishi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan

XS/XL, Maryland Federation of Art, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Metromontage, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA

The Art of Caring, Load of Fun Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Sabbatical Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art

2011 The Art of Caring, Load of Fun Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2010 Graphite on Paper, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Counts Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD

Video Screening No Evidence (for Vickie, my mom), eight-minute video, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Colorado

2009 Video Screening Morning Coffee (for Vincent), eight-minute video, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Colorado
2008 Hidden and Revealed, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

Collaboration: Nuages (with choreographer Lisa Green-Cudak) Peabody Dance Spring Showcase, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Solo: Selections from (loss and Celebration), Greenspring Racquet Club, Lutherville, MD

2007 Solo:  Amalgam (loss and celebration), McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

Ties that Bind, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, Maryland

2006 Liquid/Solid, Contemporary Abstract Painting, Rice Gallery, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
2005 Sabbatical Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art
2004 25th Anniversary Auction, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, Delaware

Mini Golf Hole Exhibition (collaboration with Stuart Abarbanel), Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware

52nd Annual Exhibition of the Keisho Art Association, Aishi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan

2003-2004 Conversations – Influence and Collaboration in Contemporary Art, Evergreen House, Baltimore, Maryland. Oct-Jan 2003-04; Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware, Feb-May 2004
2003 Declaring Space – Drawings by Baltimore Artists, Artscape, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland

40 Years of Painting, Museum, Chateau at Rochefort en terre, Brittany, France

2002 Everybody Draws, Fleckenstein Gallery, Towson, Maryland

50th Annual Exhibition of the Keisho Art Association, Aishi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan

9/11/01, Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, Maryland

2001 49tth Annual Exhibition of the Keisho Art Association, Aishi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan
2000 Critics’ Picks:  Critics Residency Program – 11 artists works selected by Susan Canning and Laurence Hegarty, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland

Works by Contemporary Maryland Artists 2000, Government House, Annapolis, Maryland

1999 Reality Check, Mill River Gallery at Oella, Ellicott City, Maryland

Readings:  Artwork Inspired by Books, Columbia Art Center, Columbia, Maryland

1998 Two Person:  Chasing the Memory, Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute, College of Art

Alumni Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mid-Atlantic Region, Parish Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1997 Three Person Exhibition, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Hidden Realities, Secret Visions; Invitational, Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland

Drawing, a Biennial Invitational, Dinnerware Gallery, Tucson, Arizona Resident Artists, Museum, Chateau at Rochefort en terre, Brittany, France

Night Light, Metropole, Baltimore, Maryland

1996 Solo:  Recent Work, Columbia Art Center, Columbia, Maryland

The Untold Tale: Mysterious Narrative Drawings and Paintings, Metropole, Baltimore, Maryland

1995 Solo:  Tapdance Dreaming and Other Riddles, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Towson, Maryland

Two Person:  Recent Work, Galerie Francoise e.s.f. Brooklandville, Maryland

Solo:  Magic in the Afternoon:  drawings, paintings and other surprises of fascination

Chesapeake Gallery, Harford Community College, Bel Air, Maryland

1994 Maryland Institute, Then and Now, Josiah White Exhibition Center, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel-Bowie, Maryland
1993 Realism:  Psychological, Social, Lyrical, Artscape – Baltimore’s Festival of the Arts, Baltimore, Maryland

Drawing Coast to Coast, Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, Maryland

1992 Scene/Unseen, Northeastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico

Baltimore’s Emerging Artists Multi-Media Survey, Bauhaus, Baltimore, Maryland

1991 Solo:  Java Rumba:  Mysteries of Forsaken Nighttime, Villa Julie College, Stevenson, Maryland
1991 Invitational, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, New York

War and Peace, Tuttle Gallery, McDonogh School, Owings Mills, Maryland

1990 Aspects of Landscape, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Three Rivers Arts Festival, Sponsored by the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1988 Passages – Images of Transformation – Four Person Exhibition, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Towson, Maryland

National Multi-Media Exhibition, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Recent Realism, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, New York

1987 National Graduate Drawing Exhibition, Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Drawing Surveyed, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Juror: Martha Beck, former Director – The Drawing Center, New York, New York

1986 Self-Portraits, Then or Now; ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Jurors:  Mary Jane Jacob, Ray Yoshida

1985 The Drawing National, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, Nov-Dec 1985; University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, Jan-Feb 1986; Moody Art Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mar-Apr 1986; Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York. Sep-Oct 1986; New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut, Nov-Dec 1986.
Jurors:  Clement Greenberg, Nancy Hoffman, John PerreaultIllinois landscape Exhibition, Springfield Art Association Gallery, Springfield, Illinois
1984 6X6 – 10th Annual Juried Exhibition of Work by Illinois Artists, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, Illinois

Traveling Fellowship Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Performance

2011 The Vagina Monologues. Performer. BBox Theater, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, 11, 12, 13 February
2010 C’mon Baltimore, Everybody Suz-ercise! Performer. Produced by Susan Lee-Chun, 23 June 2010, Baltimore Inner Harbor; hosted by Maryland Art Place
1989 Taking Out the Trash, Solo Performance.10 May, 9:00pm Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
1986 Sweet Tooth (The Decaf Exhibit), 15 Dec, 8:00pm Igloo Theater, Chicago, Illinois Co-organized evening of performance art, created solo performance

Related Work

2015 Panelist, An Artist’s Well Being (Diversity and Intercultural Development; MICA); 04 December
2014-2015 Drawing Circle participant – Thinking Through Drawing
2013 Panelist/committee member – Body Image (Diversity and Intercultural Development; MICA); Fall
2011 Blue Rock Productions Studio – Secrets of Success, the Nature of Creativity

Panelist, 01 September; Steven Fischer, moderator

1997 Jacket cover artwork:  Maternal Pasts, Feminist Futures:  Nostalgia, Ethics, and theQuestion of Difference Lynne Huffer

Juror: Pennsylvania State Arts Council, Awards in Painting

1995 Jacket cover artwork:  Yale French Studies, #87
1992 Jacket cover artwork:  Another Colette:  The question of gendered writing  Lynne Huffer
1987 Jacket cover artwork:  The Rackham Journal of the Arts and Humanities, University of Michigan
1986-1987 Conceived and organized series of exhibitions:  Behind the Tie and Apron:  Tangible Proof for the Patron, Jerome’s Restaurant, Chicago, Illinois
1982-1985 Designer/Painter/Production Manager, Whitehead Studios Custom Ceramic Tiles, Chicago, Illinois

Projects included large-scale murals installed at O’Hare Airport, Chicago, Illinois, and mosaics installed at the Vatican Pavilion, 1984 World’s Fair, New Orleans, Louisiana

Teaching

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Co-Chair, Foundation Department
Coordinator of Foundation Advising
Professor:  Drawing, Painting, Foundation Departments
Instructor:  School for Professional and Continuing Studies
Visiting Artist: Career Development
Graduate Teaching Assistant (color drawing, life drawing, 2-D design)
1990-Present
2000-2010
1999-2001
1991-Present
1990-1998
1990
1987-1989
Harford Community College, Bel Air, Maryland
Instructor: drawing, design, watercolor
1990-1996
Goucher College, Towson, Maryland
Instructor: painting, 2-D design
1992
Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, Maryland
Instructor: life drawing
1989-1991

Select Reviews

  • Siri Lise Doub, Wayne Arnold –
      Baltimore Counts children’s book (one of 25 artists)
  • McCabe, Bret.  “Visions of Excess”
    Baltimore City Paper.  August 2008.
  • Zappardino, Pam. “’Amalgam’ mixes life, memory”
    Carroll County Times.  January 2008
  • Livingston, Jack. “Recommended: Art”
    Urbanite #42.  December 2007.
  • Zappardino, Pam. “Still Liquid/Still Solid”
    Carroll County Times.  June 2006
  • Bowers, J. “Old School – faculty artists lead by example in group show”
    Baltimore City Paper.  September 2005.
  • Baltimore City Paper. “Top Ten – the year in art”
    December 2003
  • Bowers, J. “Drawing No Conclusions”
    Baltimore City Paper.  August 2003
  • Hayman, Susan. “Studio Review – Michelle La Perriere”
    Radar.  December 2002
  • Selby, Holly.  “Objets de Garbage”
    The Baltimore Sun.  January 2002
  • Selby, Holly. “September 11 in eyes of area artists”
    The Baltimore Sun.  December 2001
  • Canning, Sue. “Critics in residence”
    The Washington Review. February/March 2000
  • Raczynska, Joanna. “Michelle La Perriere”
    The Washington Review. February/March 2000
  • Giuliano, Michael.  “Readings” is sure not for the literal-minded”
    The Columbia Flier. November 1998
  • Dorsey, John.  Exhibition Review
    The Baltimore Sun. November 1997
  • Regan, Margaret.  “Making Their Marks”
    The Tucson Weekly. August 1997
  • Giuliano, Mike.  “Keeping it Unreal”
    Baltimore City Paper.  November 1997
  • Dorsey, John. “Shared Insights: Artists explore self and others”
    The Baltimore Sun.  March 1995
  • Giuliano, Mike. Exhibition Review
    Baltimore City Paper.  March 1995
  • Brodie, Amy.  “Tap Dance Dreaming:  riddles of art and gender”
    Women’s Studies Newsletter, Goucher College. Spring/Summer 199
  • Eltringham, Dana.  “Mesmerizing exhibit in Rosenberg Gallery”
    Goucher College Quindecim.  February 1995
  • Giuliano, Mike. “Remembrance of Things Past – enigmatic works at Goucher”
    Baltimore City Paper.  February 1995
  • Dorsey, John. “Past meets the present perfectly in Riddles Exhibit at Goucher”
    The Baltimore Sun.  January 1995
  • Huntington, Richard. “Woodcuts, pencil and paint in a mixed artists invitational”
    The Buffalo News.  January 1991
  • Giuliano, Mike.  “Learning to be an artist”
    Supplement to the Patuxent Papers. July 1989
  • Huntington, Richard.  “Artists call shots in show titled Realism”
    The Buffalo News.  May 1988
  • Dorsey, John. “A thoughtful, sensitive show at School 33”
    The Baltimore Sun.  March 1988
  • Chayat, Sherry.  “Everson takes a rare look at the direction of drawing”
    Syracuse Herald-Journal.  November 1985
    “Imagery marks Drawing National’s massive works”
    Syracuse Herald-Journal.  December 1985

Collections

Public and private, including –

  • AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Borg-Warner Corporation, Chicago, Illinois
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Professional Affiliation

  • Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education

Ongoing Studies / Relevant Practice

  • September 2016-August 2017 – therapeutic yoga teacher training (200 hours)
  • November 2015-present – co-founder, Contemplative Practices group – MICA faculty and staff November 2013 – Integrity of Practice: A Contemplative Vision for Higher Education, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts (Workshop presenter – “Drawing to Practice”)
  • Fifth Annual Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) Conference
  • April 2013 – Emotional Healing and Spiritual Awakening with Tara Brach, Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C.
  • July/August 2012 – Eighth Annual Contemplative Pedagogy Summer Session – ACMHE, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • March 2012 – Fifth Annual Conference – Mindfulness: Foundation for Teaching and Learning – Mindfulness in Education Network – Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • August 2011 – Dancing Voice / Singing Body – Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble, New York, New York