Lon Michels (1962 - )

Birth date: 9/26/1962 Death date:  
Birth location: Marquette, Wisconsin Death location:  
Media: Painter Web site: http://lonmichelsart.com
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Biographical Brief


EDUCATION:
2007 U.W. Madison Graduate Dept. Nominee for: Joan Mitchell Award Spring 2007
2005 – 2007 Completion M.F.A. Graduate Degree, University of Wisconsin Madison,
Madison Wisconsin, Graduation May 20th 2007
1980-1984 B.A. Fine Art, B.A. Anthropology and B.A. Sociology, Ripon College, Wisconsin
1984-1985 Graduate Studies towards M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

EXPERIENCE:
2007 Professor of Painting, Florida Keys Community College, Key West, Florida
1988-1991 Supervisor of Technical Crew to Curator Bruce Gluck of the David Bermant Foundation /
Collection, Harrison NY
1985-1988 Studio Assistant, Louise Nevelson, 31 Spring Street, New York NY
1985-1986 First Studio Assistant, Mark Kostabi, New York NY

EXHIBITIONS:
Life Lived Large: An Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 2-30, 2012
• Lon Michels MFA, group show, Tory Folliard Gallery Milwaukee, WI.
Curator Richard Knight, July 17th to Sept. 4th 2010 opening reception July 23rd 2010
• “Anne McGee Artists Benefit” East Martello Museum , Jan 26 2008. Curator Albert Sachs
• “Tribute to the work of Lon Michels” Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton Street, Key West, Florida.
Curator Cheri Clark, Documentary “Gods & Butterflies” by Kevin Wright September 27th, 2007
• “Lon Michels Solo Retrospective” Ripon College, Ripon, WI. April 1st – May 30th 2007
• "Quiet/Loud Group Exhibition”, Overture Center, State Street, Madison, WI.
Curator: Julia Taylor January 1- March 30, 2007
• “Two Sides of One Story….”, Common Wealth Gallery, 100 South Baldwin Street, Madison, WI.
Exhibition by Lon Michels and Julia Taylor March 3-March 10, 2006
• “Freedom” Artists in Season, Key West Musuem of Art & History at the Customs House,
281 Front Street, Key West, FL, January 29th - March 28th 2004
• “24 Hours” Group Exhibition Lemonade Stand Galley, 227 Petronia Street, Key West, FL.
Curator: Letty Nowak April 2, 2004
• "Romance" Solo Exhibition by Lon Michels, The Wave Gallery, 1100 White Street,
Key West FL. Curator: Barbara Grob January 17- April 29, 2002
"Objects of Passion and Desire" Solo Exhibition by Lon Michels, Art in the Supreme Court,
Vermont Supreme Court, 111 State Street, Montpelier VT 05602.
Curator: Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Skoglund, June 17-July 2001
• 2nd Annual Eastern Townships Art Competition Group Show* Frederick Amsden House Art
Gallery, 531 Dufferin , Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, Curator: Josiane Caillet and Matthew Farfan,
*Awarded "Most Popular Vote," June 16- September 2000
• "Key West" The Series Solo Exhibition, Gallery on the Green, Green Street, Key West FL.
Curator: Nance Frank, November 25- January 15, 2000
• "Preserving the Legacy" Grant, Center for Emerging Art, Inc., Executive Director: Eva Rado.
800 West Ave., Miami Beach FL, August 1- September 15, 1998
• "Contemporary Proposal" A Solo Exhibition by Lon P. Michels, The Foundation for
Contemporary Arts and United Airlines, 1630 Jefferson Ave., Miami Beach FL,
July 18- August 14, 1997
• Key West Artists Group Show, Calypso Gallery, Whitehead Street, Key West FL,
April 26- 29, 1996
• "All That Glitters" Solo Exhibition, Caribbean Gallery, 1000 Duval Street, Key West FL,
March 16- 21, 1996
• "All That Glitters" Solo Exhibition, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville VT, October 29-
December, 1995
• "Sunday by the Bay: S.T.A.T., Benefit for AIDS, Bellport NY, July 1993, 1994, 1995
• "Island to Island," Roberts Gallery, New York NY, November 1994
• "Scary Beauty," Resurgence Arts Alliance, Worldwide Plaza, New York NY, October 1994
• "Ten Years Past" Solo Retrospective, Ripon College, Ripon WI, May 5- June 26, 1994
• Key West Annual AIDS Help Auction, Key West FL, March 13, 1994
• Group Show PS Lane Gallery, Key West FL, December 1, 1993- January 1, 1994
• O.I.R.F.'s Art and Architecture Tour: "Artists, Their Homes and Studios," Key West FL,
July 22- 23, 1993
• Key West Arts Festival Group Show, East Martello Museum, Key West FL, June 21- 26, 1993
• "Patterns of Key West" Lon Michels One Man Show, Key West FL, February 7- March 10, 1993
• Recent Works, Lucky Street Gallery, Key West FL, July 6- 31, 1992
• "Black and White" Group Show, Great Southern Gallery, Key West FL, April 1- 30, 1991
• Group Show, Roberts Gallery, 736 Tenth Avenue, New York NY, August 1- 30, 1991
• Open House - Artists' Workshop, 10th Avenue Artists' Association, New York NY, May 8, 1991;
May 19, 1990; March 15, 1998
• Recent Works, Roberts Gallery, New York NY, February 1- 29, 1991
• "Uncensored Art Show" Group Show, New Art Association, Woodstock, NY.
Curator: Joy Marden, January 12- 22, 1990
• One Man Solo Outdoor Exhibition, 68- 70 Thompson Street, New York NY, Curator: Debra Lyn,
September 25, 1988
• "Obsessive and Accumulative Art," Group Show, American Primitive Gallery,
596 Broadway, New York NY, September 12- October 21, 1988

BOOK COVER:
• “Shamenism” book cover - Professor Thomas DuBois, University of Wisconsin Press 2008
• “CUBA”: Counterpoints on Culture, History and Society 2007. Editors: Francisco A. Scarano and
Margarita Zamora, University of Wisconsin Press

TELEVISION /FILM:
1. LA LA Belle Show, Key West, Florida – Guest.
2. Caufield and Company, Key West, Florida - Guest.
3. “Art & About”. Host - Directed by Kevin Wright.
4. “ Freedom” - Executive Producer - Directed by Kevin Wright.
5. The Rude Girl Show - Television / Radio - Guest.

Grew up in Marquette, Wisconsin

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