Chilean- American artist, Michele Krauss, was born and raised in Santiago. She spent the majority of her adult life abroad where her travels opened up the doors, for her to study interior architecture, design and art in Milan, London, San Francisco, Miami, Madrid, Boston and New York.
Her numerous relocations have translated into her artwork as a constant motion, expressing conflict between stability and settlement and struggles between conformism and freedom.
Krauss has exhibited nationally and internationally in Contemporary Art Fairs, Solo and Group Shows in Italy, Chile, Australia, France, Japan and the United States. Many of her artworks have been selected and awarded by curators of prominent museums such as MoMa, Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art among others.
She has been featured in international publications such as Revista COSAS, Art Journal and Harper’s Bazaar. Her paintings have been selected to be displayed at the US Embassy in Santiago, Chile, by the US Department of State Art Curators. Her artwork can also be found in private and corporate collections worldwide.
Michele has now established her permanent residence in New York City, where she has her art studio and is continuously inspired by its diversity, uniqueness and catalytic force.
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.
My goal of final expression, is to communicate with the viewer and create a connection that transcends time and invites you to be part of the creative process. The painting has a life of its own, which is never finished with the final brushstroke, but remains alive through energy, feeling and exchange between the viewer and the artwork.
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
ENZO RUSSO (student of Giorgio Di Chirico) Art studies
2023 Stamford Art Association, Winter Scape Exhibit, curated by Kimberly Henrikson, Executive Director of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT
2023 AAF NYC
2022 "Lineal Compositions" InSight Artspace Gallery, ARTSY virtual exhibit.
2018 "Wired" (Interconexiones) ARTESPACIO gallery, Santiago Chile
2013 Through Windows One Art Space Gallery, TriBeCa, New York
2012 Art By The Arch- Dumbo Art festival, Brooklyn, New York
2011 “Yuxtaposiciones” ARTESPACIO gallery, Santiago Chile
2009 “Passion of Color” Cafe Gallery Arcadia, Old Greenwich, CT, USA
2007 “Character” Images Gallery, Old Greenwich, CT, USA
INVITATIONAL, ART FAIRS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022 "42nd Faber Birren National Color Award Exhibit"
Juror: Laura G. Einstein, Manager of The Gallery, at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art. Lecturer at the museum and former curator at Yale University Art Gallery.
2022 Philadelphia Museum of Art, 60th Anniversary Edition of The Philadelphia Show.
2022 “Works on Paper”,Curated by: Esther Adler is Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art.(MoMa) at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts + Sciences
2021 104th Annual Juried Exhibition, Bendheim Gallery. Curated by: Allison Rudnick, Curator in the department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
2021 "Heritage" supported in part by an Arts Access Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts, funded by the NYC, Department of Cultural Affairs, Greater New York Arts Development Fund. Curated by Carol Crawford, President of LiC-A.
2018 The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn
2017 Citi DeFord Gallery. Curator: Elizabeth Hoy, Director of the Godwin-Ternback Museum
2017 Plaxall Gallery. Curator: Elizabeth Hoy, Director of the Godwin- Ternbach Museum.
2017 BWAC Brooklyn. Curator: 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. Curator: Michele Wijegoonaratna, PhD., Modern & Contemporary Art, Department Research Associate, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
2016 Slater Memorial Museum, 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. 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 (Curator, Christiane Paul, curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC)
2015 Flynn Gallery, Greenwich CT. curated by Christie Mitchell, curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
2015 98th Annual Bendheim Exhibit, in Greenwich, CT, Curated 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.
Curator: 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.
2011 One Art Space Gallery, Holiday Art Show, New York, NY, December
2011 “Yuxtaposiciones” ARTESPACIO gallery, Santiago Chile
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 )
2009 Juried 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 be Suzanne Kim, Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon,Annual Exhibition, Greenwich, CT
2008 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
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
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