Resume

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. 

MICHELLE HAUSER

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1572, Rockland, Maine 04841 

www.michelle-hauser.com  Email: MichelleHauser100@icloud.com

GRANTS/ RESIDENCIES/AWARDS

MAINE ARTS COMMISSION, Augusta, ME

       $1,600 Project Grant for Artists  - July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

HEWNOAKS ARTSIT COLONY, Lovell, ME

         Artist-in-Residence – September 2 - September 9, 2017

         Artist-in-Residence – July 16 - July 23rd, 2016

MONHEGAN ARTISTS' RESIDENCY, Monhegan, ME

Artist-in-Residence – September 3 to October 8, 2016

HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF CRAFTS, Deer Isle, ME

Open Studio Residency – May 26th to June 7, 2013

THE MACDOWELL COLONY FOR THE ARTS, Peterborough, NH

Artist-in-Residence - September 28, 1993 to November 23, 1993

THE POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION, New York, NY

$ 15,000 Grant – April 10, 1992 to April 9, 1993

MILLAY COLONY FOR THE ARTS, Austerlitz, NY

Artist-in-Residence - September 3, 1985 to September 30, 1985

SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, Skowhegan, ME

$ 2,400 Full-tuition Scholarship - June 22, 1981 to August 23, 1981

EDUCATION

THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

B.F.A. – 1983    Studied with Ray Yoshida

HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF CRAFTS, Deer Isle, ME

Fiber Workshop with Susie Brandt – October 11-14, 2013

MAINE MEDIA WORKSHOPS, Rockport, ME

Advanced Alternative Photographic Processes with Brenton Hamilton – July, 2011 

Introduction to Alternative Photographic Processes with Christopher James – July, 2010

BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA

Photography Conference: “VERNACULAR REFRAMED” – Nov. 5 – 6, 2004

OXBOW, Saugatuck, MI

SAIC: Painting Workshop with Cynthia Carlson - July 1980

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

PHOPA GALLERY, Portland, ME

        Painting & Photography: An Alliance of Mediums - June 14 to July 15, 2017

WASHBURN GALLERY, 20 West 57th Street, New York, NY

20th Century Folk Photos: A Lost Medium - June 19 to July 25, 2008

THE NEW O’FARRELL GALLERY, Brunswick, ME

“Michelle Hauser: Paintings” - May 13 to June 17, 2000

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

LINCOLN STREET CENTER Jean B. Chalmers Gallery, Rockland, Maine

“Practice and Process: Exploration of Life Drawing” – May 2011

L.C. BATES MUSEUM AT GOOD WILL-HINCKLEY, Hinckley, Maine

“Animal Homes” – May 15 to October 15, 2009

 “Portraits: A Maine Natural History” – May 15 to October 15, 2004

CENTER FOR MAINE CONTEMPARY ART, Rockport, Maine

“2002 Juried Biennial Exhibition” – May 11 to June 16, 2002

CHEWONKI FOUNDATION, Wiscasset, ME

“Sense of Place: Visual Art and the Environment” – September 2001

BLAINE HOUSE, Maine Arts Commission, Augusta, Maine

“Maine Artists” – January 2001

THE NEW O’FARRELL GALLERY, Brunswick, ME

“November Song” - November 2 to December 31, 2001

 “ Maine Summer” – August, 2001

 “ Winter Solstice” – November 23 to January 6, 2000

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, NY

            “ Employee Art Show” – 1995

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York, NY

            “ Employee Art Show” – 1991

BRATTON GALLERY, INC., 328 E. 10TH Street, NY, NY

“Group Show” – 1988

P.S. 122 GALLERY, 409 E. 9th Street, NY, NY

“Invitational Benefit” – 1986

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO School Gallery: Chicago, IL

“Worlds Within, Worlds Without: Aspects of Landscape” – 1984

 “ Fellowship Exhibition” – 1983

“Survey of Six Undergraduate Painters” –1980,

Morton Wing: “The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Show” –1982

PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS/INTERVIEWS/ARTIST TALKS

PECHAKUCHA NIGHT MIDCOAST MAINE, Camden, ME

         Camden Opera House - Nov. - 10, 2017  Michelle Hauser: https://vimeo.com/243334029

FARNSWORTH ART MUSEUM, Rockland, ME

         “Monhegan Artists' Residency: Artist Talks” Jan. 28, 2017

DESIGN OBSERVER: Designobserver.com/ Interviews posted by Michelle Hauser:

“Pop Photographica: An Interview with Daile Kaplan” – Feb. 8, 2012

“A Fluid and Expressive Medium: An Interview with Robert E. Jackson” – Nov. 24, 2010

“The Leisure of Looking: A Pedestrian View in a High-Speed Era” – An Interview with W. M. Hunt - May 3, 2010

“Finding Vivian Maier” – An Interview with John Maloof - March 31, 2010

         “Folk Photos” Essay on vernacular photography – July 8, 2008

THE NEW YORK SUN, New York, NY

“The Flawed Beauty of Folk Photos”, by Francis Morrone - July 10, 2008

THE MAINE SUNDAY TELEGRAM, Portland, ME

Review of solo show in an article by Philip Isaacson – May 21, 2000

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, NY

Original holiday card & wrapping paper design “Poinsettia Shoe” Published – May, 1995

THE KENNEBEC JOURNAL, Augusta, ME 

“The Night Sky Provides Her Inspiration” – October 29, 1994

RELATED EXPERIENCE

ODDFELLOWS ART & ANTIQUES, Mount Vernon, ME, New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, and South Thomaston, ME 

Managing Partner—July 1998 to present

Marketed, researched and contributed fresh material to the collecting fields of 18th, 19th and 20th century American folk art: specializing in the material culture of American fraternal organizations and vernacular photography. Known for building collections and pioneering the promotion of the American snapshot, resulting in the exhibition: 20th Century Folk Photos: A Lost Medium at Washburn Gallery.  Exhibited at venues that benefited The American Folk Art Museum in New York City and Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art in Chicago.

Vernacular objects and images have enriched my artistic practice by broadening my own ideas of approaching, making, seeing and defining art.