Full name

Michelle Stevens

Title

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Illustration '19

Location

Boston, MA

Education

BFA Illustration, minor in Sustainability

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA · 2015 – Present

Experience

Demonstration Drawing Mural

Rirkrit Tiravanija

Bakalar & Paine Galleries at MassArt · March 2017 – March 2017

Participated in artist Rirkrit Tiravanija’s collaborative mural at MassArt. He is prompting and recording participation in about ten years worth of murals around the world to document efforts towards social change. The work is slated to be part of a book and may be included in a documentary about the artist.

Illustration All School Show Curator

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA · March 2017 –

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

Mural Artist

Boston Calling Music Festival

Allston, MA · March 2017 – May 2017

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

Arts Worcester Member

Arts Worcester

Worcester, MA · 2016 –

Mural Volunteer

Franklin Park Zoo

Boston, MA · 2016 –

I 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.

Artist

Boston Calling Music Festival

Boston, MA · 2014 –

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

Whitinsville, MA · 2014 –

Mural Artist

Mat Monsters Academy

Whitinsville, MA · 2013 – 2014

Instructor’s Assistant

Worcester Art Museum

Worcester, MA · – Present

Summertime youth art classes

Exhibitions
2017 AKF Group MassArt Show (Group), AKF Group at 99 Bedford St, Boston, MA
On display in their office for one year
2017 Ones (Group), Aurora Gallery, ArtsWorcester
2017 Arts Worcester Biennial (Group), Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA
2017 Westborough Artists at the 1717 Shoppe (Group), 1717 Shoppe, Westborough, MA
A display of artists from Westborough for the town’s 300th anniversary
2017 Illustration All School Show (Group), President’s Gallery at MassArt, Boston, MA
Two pieces of mine were selected to be on display for the annual schoolwide show
2017 MassArt show (Group), She Breathes Balance & Wellness Studio, Walpole, MA
2016 MassArt Show (Group), Scollay Square Gallery of Boston City Hall, Boston, MA
Four of my pieces accepted to be on display
2016 Michelle Stevens (Solo), JP Licks Davis Square, Somerville, MA
2016 Noir (Group), 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
Skills

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

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