Michelle Hauser, a visual artist living in Maine. Her recent work uses vernacular photography, found photographs, snap shots, mug shots, and everyday portraiture as a central element. Her process combines photographs with sewing and painting, creating Pop Photograpica. Hauser is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for painting and has been awarded artist-in-residence fellowships at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, The MacDowell Colony for the Arts, Millay Colony for the Arts and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Michelle earned her BFA, at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied with Ray Yoshida. She has taken workshops with Susie Brandt at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine and with Christopher James and Brenton Hamilton at Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine. On the topic of photography and collecting, Michelle has interviewed Robert E. Jackson, W.M. Hunt, Daile Kaplan, and John Maloof for The Design Observer. Her artistic practice also uses historic photographic processes: cyanotypes, ziatypes and gum bichromate as well as oil, gouache, and watercolor paints. Along with her partner, Andrew Flamm, they founded Odd Fellows Art & Antiques. Known for pioneering new trends in the field of antiques; researching, building collections and promoting American Material Culture in the marketplace, most notably the American snapshot, resulting in an exhibition: 20th Century Folk Photos: A Lost Medium at the Washburn Gallery, in New York City.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1572, Rockland, Maine 04841
www.michelle-hauser.com Email: MichelleHauser100@icloud.com