Michelle Stevens

Illustrator/Artist Boston, MA

Education

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

BFA Illustration, minor in Sustainability

Experience

YOU ME THEM US WE! Show Curator

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Show Curator for YOU ME THEM US WE! in Student Life Gallery. Proposed, juried, installed show and held reception.

Studio Assistant

Chris LoPresti Studio

Summer 2018 Studio assistant to figurative oil painter Chris LoPresti in his Bushwick studio

Communications Design Studio Mentor

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Compass Program Peer Mentor

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Illustration All School Show Curator

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Working with 4 fellow MassArt students to put together all aspects of the annual Illustration All School Show

Mural Artist

Boston Calling Music Festival

I created a large number of portraits to be part of the “People of Boston” mural on display between two main stages at Boston Calling Music Festival at the Harvard Athletic Complex in May 2017

Mural Volunteer

Franklin Park Zoo

Worked alongside approximately 12 other MassArt students in completing a mural for what will become an outdoor children’s learning center at Franklin Park Zoo.

Arts Worcester Member

Arts Worcester

Artist

Boston Calling Music Festival

I was one of 5 winners of the 2014 “Blank Canvas” contest for Boston Calling Music Festival. I created a 5 foot wide piece of art featuring the faces of musical artists performing that weekend to be on display at the 3-day festival.

In-Home Mural Artist

Independent

Mural Artist

Mat Monsters Academy

Instructor’s Assistant

Worcester Art Museum

Summertime youth art classes

Exhibitions

2019

Group, Fresh Faces, Abigail Oglivy Gallery - Boston, MA (Group Exhibition of Emerging Talent)

2019

Group, Illustration Thesis Exhibition 1, Frances Euphemia Thompson Gallery at MassArt - Boston, MA

2018

Group, Haystack Exhibition, Student Life Gallery - Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt’s 39th annual exhibition of works inspired by the Interdisciplinary residency at Haystack / Deer Isle, Maine)

2018

Group, Illustration All School Show, Doran Gallery at MassArt - Boston, MA

2018

Group, FRUIT FROOT FRUTE, North Crackatorium at MassArt - Boston, MA

2017

Group, AKF Group MassArt Show, AKF Group at 99 Bedford St - Boston, MA (On display in their office for one year)

2017

Group, Ones, Aurora Gallery - ArtsWorcester

2017

Group, Arts Worcester Biennial, Aurora Gallery - Worcester, MA

2017

Group, Westborough Artists at the 1717 Shoppe, 1717 Shoppe - Westborough, MA (A display of artists from Westborough for the town’s 300th anniversary)

2017

Group, Illustration All School Show, President’s Gallery at MassArt - Boston, MA (Two pieces of mine were selected to be on display for the annual schoolwide show)

2017

Group, MassArt show, She Breathes Balance & Wellness Studio - Walpole, MA

2016

Group, MassArt Show, Scollay Square Gallery of Boston City Hall - Boston, MA (Four of my pieces accepted to be on display)

2016

Solo, Michelle Stevens, JP Licks Davis Square - Somerville, MA

2016

Group, Noir, Uforge Gallery - Jamaica Plain, MA (October 2016)

2014

Boston Calling Music Festival, City Hall Plaza - Boston, MA (1 of 5 artists displayed at the 3 day music festival)

2014

Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards, City Hall - Boston, MA

2012

Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards, City Place - Boston, MA

2017

Group, The Away Show, Student Life Gallery at MassArt - Boston, MA (The annual Away Show features pieces inspired by international travel and culture.)

2017

Group, Young, Dumb, and Broke, Extension Gallery - Allston, MA (“Reflect publicly on what it feels to be young, dumb, and broke, or no longer”.)

2017

Group, Haystack Exhibition, Student Life Gallery at MassArt - Boston, MA (MassArt’s 38th annual exhibition of works inspired by the Interdisciplinary residency at Haystack / Deer Isle, Maine)

2017

Group, Inside/Outside, North Crackatorium Gallery at MassArt - Boston, MA

Skills

graphite charcoal oil acrylic watercolor pastel photography colored pencil clay wire pen and ink gouache digital

Awards

2015

Honorable Mention, Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards (Drawing)

2015

Honorable Mention, Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards (Photography)

2015

Honorable Mention, Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards (Sculpture)

2015

Honorable Mention, Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards (Drawing)

2014

Gold Key, Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards (Drawing)

2014

Gold Key, Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards (Drawing)

2014

Silver Key, Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards (Drawing)

2012

Silver Key, Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards (Sculpture)