MicheleKraussART

 

BIOGRAPHY

Michele Krauss was born in Santiago, Chile. She moved to the United States in 1987, and while mostly residing in New England, she has also lived in Milan, London, San Francisco, Miami, Madrid , Boston and New York, studying Interior Architecture, Design and Art. 

The numerous relocations, has translated into her work as a constant motion. Sometimes creating a conflict between stability, settlement, conformism and freedom, experience and adventure.

Krauss has showed nationally and internationally, participating in Contemporary Art Fairs, Solo and Group Exhibits in Italy, Australia, France, Spain, Chile and the United States.

She has been featured in international magazines, local newspapers as Revista COSAS, Art Journal and most recently Harper’s Bazaar, among others. Two of her paintings were selected by the US Department of State Art Curators, displayed at the US Embassy in Santiago, Chile. Her artwork can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide.

 

Michele has now established her permanent residence in New York City, where she’s continuously inspired by its diversity, uniqueness and catalytic force.

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT 

I work on wood boards and canvas, intermixing different materials, like oil paints, wires and sand. By intertwining concepts, feelings and ideas, we can communicate on different levels and in a variety of ways.

Symbolizing how we are wired to each other through communication, being physical, mental or spiritual, I tell a story, I keep a secret, I code a message…

 

We are surrounded in a world of juxtaposition; it exists between motion and what is static, between the organic architecture and the man-made constructions, as well as the fluidity of movement and the rigidity of the structure.

 

But while we find juxtaposition of elements in the landscape itself, there's also a contrast between emotions and perceptions. I represent it physically in the form of a painting, creating allegorical landscapes.

 Art is not isolated from social and cultural context. It participates, it’s part of it and transform it.

Through subliminal symbolism, I make personal statements about social justice, global issues, gender equality, love and sometimes humor. I express hidden stories, thoughts and feelings. These are influenced by current events and issues that affect my inner world and the world, that belongs to us all. 

 

 

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EDUCATION

ISAD (Milan,ITALY) Architecture and Design

KLC (London,ENGLAND) Interior Design

SUNY (New York, USA) Interior Design 

JULIA RUEDA, (art restorer, Madrid, SPAIN) Art studies

 

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITS 

 The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn,  2020

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018   "Wired" (Interconexiones) ARTESPACIO gallery, Santiago Chile 

2013     Through Windows One Art Space Gallery, TriBeCa, New York ( February-March)

2012    Art By The Arch- Dumbo Art festival, Brooklyn, New York (September)

2011   “Yuxtaposiciones” ARTESPACIO gallery, Santiago Chile (Aug-Sep)

2009   “Passion of Color” Cafe Gallery Arcadia, Old Greenwich, CT, USA (Mar-Apr )

2007 “Character” Images Gallery, Old Greenwich, CT, USA(Nov-Dec)

 

JURIED, INVITATIONAL AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2018  The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn

2017  Citi DeFord Gallery. Juror: Elizabeth Hoy, Director of the Godwin-Ternback Museum

2017 Plaxall Gallery. Juror: Elizabeth Hoy, Director of the Godwin- Ternbach Museum. 

2017 BWAC  Brooklyn. Juror: Alison Hokanson, Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

2017 Studio 34 Gallery, Long Island City, New York

2016 36th Faber Birren National Color Award Show. Juror: Michele Wijegoonaratna, PhD., Modern & Contemporary Art Department Research Associate, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

2016 Slater Memorial Museum, juried and curated by Min Jung Kim, Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut. 

2016 BWAC Art Gallery, Brooklyn New York. Juried and curated by Lilian Tone, curator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 

2016 International Art Fair Osaka, Japan

2016 BWAC Art Gallery, Brooklyn New York. Juried and curated by Beth Saunders Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC 

2016 Group Show One Art Space gallery, NYC TriBeCa 

2015 Art imagined in High Contrast: Black & White. One Art Space Gallery NYC, Tribeca 

2015, BWAC Brooklyn ( Juror: Christiane Paul, curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC) 

2015 Flynn Gallery, Greenwich CT. Juried and curated by Christie Mitchell, curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC 

2015 98th Annual Bendheim Exhibit, in Greenwich, CT, Juried by Margaret Ewing, curator of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City (MoMA) and Co-Curator of the current "Forever Now" Exhibit in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the MoMA museum

2015 Atlantic Gallery, “Over The Bridge”. Chelsea, New York City

2014 Wide Open Art Show at BWAC, Brooklyn New York.
Juror: Paulina Pobocha, Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA)(Winner of Certificate of Recognition)

2014 Studio 34 Gallery, Long Island City, New York

2014 One Art Space Gallery, Show for TOAST, New York, NY 

2013 Studio 34 Gallery, Long Island City, New York, Juried Group Show

-2012 Wide Open Art Show at BWAC, Brooklyn New York. Finalist at Juried Competition.Juror: Charlotta Kotik,Curator Emerita of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. (New York)

2011 One Art Space Gallery, Holiday Art Show, New York, NY, December 

2011 “Yuxtaposiciones” ARTESPACIO gallery, Santiago Chile (Aug-Sep) 

2011 Finalist 25th International Juried Exhibit, Silver Anniversary Visual Art center of New Jersey. Juror:Joan Young, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art and Manager of Curatorial Affairs of the Guggenheim Museum.

2011 “The Time Is Now”, International Art exhibit. Florence, Italy
In charity benefit to ECPAT 

2010 Small Works, Juried Exhibit Bromfield Gallery, Boston USA 

2010 “Creative Energy”, International Art Exhibition, Museum Estense Castle of Ferrara, Italy 

2010 “Little Treasures” International Art Exhibit, Galleria De’Marchi, Bologna Italy


2010 Art Melbourne,Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia 

2009 Carrousel Du Louvre, Paris France (Salon Art Shopping Fair)

2009 Museum of Estense Castle, Ferrara Italy (Winner Premio Ercole D’Este) 

2009 The Lore Degenstein Gallery of Susquehanna University, PA: National Figurative Drawing and Painting Juried Exhibition. Juror, Daniel Dallman- Professor of Art at Tyler School of Art, Temple University 

2009 Museum of the Americas 

2009 Bang & Olufsen “Zeitgeist 2009”.New York, Frankfurt & Istanbul. (Broadcast) 

2009 Juried Competition , Stamford Art Association “Faraway Places 2009” (3rd Place) 

2009 Juried Annual Competition Flinn Gallery, juror George Rush, Yale School of Art Professor of Painting. “Left Brain/Right Brain” 

2009 60th Annual Art of the Northeast Juried Competition and Exhibition (3 rd Place) Juror,Mr. Douglas Dreishpoon, Chief curator at the Albright-KnoxGallery Museum, Buffalo NY

2009 Group Show at the Bendheim Gallery at The Greenwich Arts Council

2009 Annual Juried Exhibition, Gertrude White Gallery, Greenwich CT

2009“The Spirit of Youth”
Premio San Valentino exhibit, (XII edition), Italy (Winner Premio San Valentino )

2009Juried Inaugural Exhibit Art Raw Gallery New York Projects, Chelsea NY,USA


2009 92nd Annual Juried Show Greenwich Art Society (2nd Place) Juror: Paul Master- Karnik, former director of the The Cordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts

2008 Juried International Art Exhibition,at the Museum of the Estense Castle, Ferrara Italy

2008 Juried National Exhibit,”Small Wonders”Annapolis,Maryland USA

2008 Flinn Gallery, Juried Annual Exhibition, Greenwich, CT 

Art Gotham’s group show, SoHo, NYC

2008 Easton Art Council, Juried Art Show” Art In The House

2008 Art Show at Engel & Volkers

2008 Art Show for World Vision (Women of Vision),The Guest House Gallery 

2008 Annual Member Juried Spring Show, Gertrude White Gallery, Greenwich CT.

2007 The Guest Residence  Art Show, Riverside CT, USA 

 

AWARDS

 2017 Certificate of Recognition, awarded by Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

2014 Certificate of Recognition, awarded by Ms. Paulina Pobocha, Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA)

 2010 Premio Ercole D’Este, International Contemporary Art exhibit, Museum Estense Castle, Ferrara, Italy 

2009 3rd Place, 60th Annual Art of the Northeast Juried Competition and Exhibition,Silvermine Guild Arts. Juror, Mr. Douglas Dreishpoon, Chief Curator at the Albright-Knox Gallery Museum, Buffalo NY

 2009 Work of the Month awarded by Trevisan International Art for painting Warming Up

 2009 3rd Place Juried Competition , Stamford Art Association “Faraway Places Juror: Tatiana Mori, curator of the  Greenwich Art Council

 2009 Dagny A. Hultgreen Award, 92nd Annual Juried Show Greenwich Art Society (2nd place) Juror: Paul Master- Karnik, former director of the The Cordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts
 

2009 Premio San Valentino award, at the Premio San Valentino exhibition (XII edition),Vico sul Gargano, Italy

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIE

Harper's Bazaar, Chile, (January 2016, named at cover, description at editorial, interview pages 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89) 

Tribeca Trib, NYC newspaper, issue of May 2014
TOAST, Issue #1, April 2012. Tribeca Open Artists Studios Tour, Page 9 

Revista COSAS, International chilean magazine. Interview By Oscar Sepulveda (N° 909, August 2011, page 86, 87 88) 

Awarded Catalog Cover Artwork presence of “Creative Energy international Exhibit” catalog, Italy 2010 

Interview Juried at Circuit Of Contemporary Art, Online art Magazine 

Revista COSAS, International chilean magazine. Interview By Manuel Santelices (N°868 January 2010, page 106,107)

TIA Newsletter Work of the Month, August 2009 

Spain US Chamber of Commerce, May 2009 (news section) 

May 7th 2009, Greenwich Time (The Arts) 

March 23rd 2009, Greenwich Time (The Arts section ) March/April 

2009 issue of Art Journal Italian ,Art Magazine

January 2009 issue of Art Journal ( Article by, Alberto Grossi) Italian Art Magazine 

Fav.or.it , December 2008

Spain US Chamber of Commerce, Nov 2008 

Town artists “Art in the House”, Greenwich Time,May 2008 

Art inspired by Spanish culture, Greenwich Post,Dec,2007 

 

 

© By Michele Krauss