michelleigomez

michelle.ivette.gomez@gmail.comg

Artist and independent curator originally from Miami, based in Baltimore. News, exhibitions, events and more!
Feb 1 '13

Check out the Indiegogo campaign fundraiser for the latest artist talk series at Maryland Art Place: “THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30”! Thank you to everyone to supported this program and made this vision become a reality. You not only made this program possible, but you are also supporting Baltimore’s youngest creative minds! Click here to see the video: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/thirty-30-creative-minds-under-30/x/2022879?c=home

Big thanks to Reed Ratynski, the videographer!

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Dec 2 '12
CALL FOR ENTRY DUE JANUARY 2, 2013- THIRTY: 30 CREATIVE MINDS UNDER 30 


Dear friends and colleagues,

I would like to encourage all Baltimore “Creative Minds” to apply for a new and exciting program I am producing in partnership with Maryland Art Place (MAP) called THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30. 

THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30 is a year long series of monthly talks featuring thirty emerging Baltimore artists under the age of thirty. All of the participants use a diverse range of creative practices, from visual art to performance, curatorial, community art, design, film, photography and technology to create visual experiences. Every month 2‐3 creative minds will convene to present their perspectives on current cultural trends and how that plays into their practice, use of media and outcomes. Members of the Program Advisory Committee (PAC); Michelle Gomez, Briony Hynson and Joe Letourneau will be thematically grouping artists from different fields. PAC members and the Maryland Art Place staff will mentor selected artists on the development of their presentation to ensure a professional, clear and accessible presentation. This program will premiere on March 6th, 2013 at 6pm at MAP.

MAP is currently seeking applications from young creative minds who are interested in participating in this program. To apply, please answer the questions in the attached call for entry and e-mail your information to Sofia Rutka at sofia@mdartplace.org by January 2, 2013.
Stay tuned by visiting MAP’s website and Facebook page, click here to learn more about this program. Please spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to your friends, colleagues and students! If you have any questions, please e-mail me at 30under30@mdartplace.org. We look forward to seeing your applications! 
A special thanks to the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Student Affairs Community Service Fund and the MICA Alumni Association for sponsoring this program! 
Sincerely,
Michelle Gomez | www.michelleigomez.com

MAP Program Advisory Committee Member | “THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30” Producer
www.mdartplace.org | 30under30@mdartplace.org

8 Market Place, Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21202
CALL FOR ENTRY DUE JANUARY 2, 2013- THIRTY: 30 CREATIVE MINDS UNDER 30 
Dear friends and colleagues,
I would like to encourage all Baltimore “Creative Minds” to apply for a new and exciting program I am producing in partnership with Maryland Art Place (MAP) called THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30
THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30 is a year long series of monthly talks featuring thirty emerging Baltimore artists under the age of thirty. All of the participants use a diverse range of creative practices, from visual art to performance, curatorial, community art, design, film, photography and technology to create visual experiences. Every month 2‐3 creative minds will convene to present their perspectives on current cultural trends and how that plays into their practice, use of media and outcomes. Members of the Program Advisory Committee (PAC); Michelle Gomez, Briony Hynson and Joe Letourneau will be thematically grouping artists from different fields. PAC members and the Maryland Art Place staff will mentor selected artists on the development of their presentation to ensure a professional, clear and accessible presentation. This program will premiere on March 6th, 2013 at 6pm at MAP.

MAP is currently seeking applications from young creative minds who are interested in participating in this program. To apply, please answer the questions in the attached call for entry and e-mail your information to Sofia Rutka at sofia@mdartplace.org by January 2, 2013.

Stay tuned by visiting MAP’s website and Facebook page, click here to learn more about this program. Please spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to your friends, colleagues and students! If you have any questions, please e-mail me at 30under30@mdartplace.org. We look forward to seeing your applications! 

A special thanks to the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Student Affairs Community Service Fund and the MICA Alumni Association for sponsoring this program! 

Sincerely,

Michelle Gomez | www.michelleigomez.com

MAP Program Advisory Committee Member | “THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30” Producer
8 Market Place, Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Nov 14 '12

Good Light @ Current Space

(Good Light poster designed and printed by Salvatore Farina

Friday, November 16th, 2012, 7-10pm
Lecture 7-8pm

Exhibition Reception with Slideshow 8-10pm
Suggest $5 donation please!

Current Space
421 N. Howard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
www.currentspace.com
darkroom@currentspace.com

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One of my prints will be featured in this great fundraising exhibition put together by curator, Ginevra Shay! Current Space in Baltimore, MD is trying to raise $ for their new darkroom and photo programs/classes/lectures. I am so excited to see an emerging platform in Baltimore to help photographers. Now all we need is a gallery space dedicated to contemporary photography, right?! Please join and enjoy the show!

Press Release:

"Current Space is excited to announce plans to build a black and white community darkroom and will be having a one night only slide show and exhibition of Baltimore photographers titled, “Good Light” on November 16th, 2012. The exhibition intends to raise awareness for the darkroom and launch a kickstarter to raise the remaining funds needed for build out. In 2013 Current will start a photography programming initiative that will include classes, workshops, lectures and a critique group.

Alex Heilner, the Associate Dean for Design and Media at MICA and winner of this year’s Baker Artist Award will start off the evening by giving a forty-minute lecture about his photography. Prior to MICA he was the Director of Photography at JCC in Brooklyn, NY, which included overseeing a black and white darkroom.

Current Space is an artist-run gallery, studio, and a headquarters for cultural production. Current Space is committed to showcasing, developing, and broadening the reach of artists locally and internationally.”


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Oct 20 '12

"Call Collect 2012" @ Hamiltonian Gallery

Call Collect 

Closing reception: Friday, November 9th, 7-9pm

On View: October 20-November 9, 2012

1353 U Street NW Suite 101

Washington, DC 20009

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Michelle Gomez, Dear Michelle,You may need this. (Conversations with my therapist)2011-2012, Digital C-Print, 5.5” x 8”

I am proud to be a part of a group exhibition called “Call Collect” at one of my favorite galleries in DC: Hamiltonian Gallery! I donated the print you see above to help them raise funds. If you are in the area, please stop by! Check out the exhibition catalog here. A huge thank you to artist and Hamiltonian Fello, Milana Braslavsky for nominating me to be a part of this wonderful exhibition. What an honor!

Press Release:

"Hamiltonian is proud to present Call Collect, a three week long exhibition featuring original works of art by 100 emerging and established contemporary artists from the greater DC metro area. For Call Collect, Hamiltonian asked its growing network of fellows, mentor-artists, and friends to nominate their artist peers to participate in the exhibition and a special collector’s night . Call Collect is a unique opportunity for Hamiltonian to highlight artistic talent outside of its fellowship program and honor the careers of other artists from DC’s vibrant contemporary art scene.

Call Collect will run from October 20th through November 9th with a closing reception on Friday, November 9th from 7-9pm. On October 18th, Hamiltonian Artists hosted a special benefit during which 100 guests had the opportunity to preview the exhibit and choose one of the works of art in Call Collect for their private collection.

Participating artists include current members and alumni of the Hamiltonian Fellowship program, the WPA’s Artist Directory, 52 O Street Studios, Flux Studios, Red Dirt Studios, the DCCAH Art Bank, Mid City Artists, MICA and Corcoran alumni as well as established artists represented by CONNERSMITH., G Fine Art, Hemphill Fine Arts, Addison/Ripley Fine Arts and Project 4 Gallery.

Contact Gallery Director Amanda Jirón-Murphy with all press inquiries and image requests: amanda@hamiltoniangallery.com

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Aug 7 '12
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Young Blood: Homecoming 2012A New World School of the Arts Fundraiser ExhibitionOn View August 4- August 25, 2012Opening Reception August 11, 2012 6-9pmArtSeen Gallery2215 NW 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33127
Thirty one artists – all graduates of the New World School of the Arts high school and college will unite for one exhibition in Miami called “Young Blood: Homecoming 2012”, curated by John Witty 05’. This is the fifth installment of Young Blood, an annual fundraiser exhibition featuring NWSA high school and college alumni founded by program graduate, Michelle Gomez 08’. The exhibition runs from August 4 through August 25th at the Artseen Gallery with an opening reception during Wynwood’s Second Saturday artwalk, August 11th, 6-9pm. A portion of the sales will benefit the NWSA high school and college visual arts department, which helped shape and develop the artistic talents of this group. Download the press release here.
For press inquiries or questions please e-mail youngbloodnwsa@gmail.com. To visit the exhibition at another time, please make an appointment by contacting John Witty at youngbloodnwsa@gmail.com.
Stay in touch:Facebook https://www.facebook.com/YoungBloodNWSATwitter https://twitter.com/youngbloodnwsawww.youngbloodnwsa.wordpress.comyoungbloodnwsa@gmail.com

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Young Blood: Homecoming 2012
A New World School of the Arts Fundraiser Exhibition
On View August 4- August 25, 2012
Opening Reception August 11, 2012 6-9pm
ArtSeen Gallery
2215 NW 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33127

Thirty one artists – all graduates of the New World School of the Arts high school and college will unite for one exhibition in Miami called “Young Blood: Homecoming 2012”, curated by John Witty 05’. This is the fifth installment of Young Blood, an annual fundraiser exhibition featuring NWSA high school and college alumni founded by program graduate, Michelle Gomez 08’. The exhibition runs from August 4 through August 25th at the Artseen Gallery with an opening reception during Wynwood’s Second Saturday artwalk, August 11th, 6-9pm. A portion of the sales will benefit the NWSA high school and college visual arts department, which helped shape and develop the artistic talents of this group. Download the press release here.

For press inquiries or questions please e-mail youngbloodnwsa@gmail.com. To visit the exhibition at another time, please make an appointment by contacting John Witty at youngbloodnwsa@gmail.com.

Stay in touch:
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/YoungBloodNWSA
Twitter https://twitter.com/youngbloodnwsa
www.youngbloodnwsa.wordpress.com
youngbloodnwsa@gmail.com

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Jul 23 '12
Michelle is always dreaming, by Anna Friemoth 2012. 
annafriemoth:

Michelle is always dreaming.

Michelle is always dreaming, by Anna Friemoth 2012. 

annafriemoth:

Michelle is always dreaming.

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Jul 6 '12

Brickhaus Art Space presents, “Induction” Artworks by recent MICA Graduates

***SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO OPEN NEXT SATURDAY, JULY 14TH, 6-9PM DUE TO EXTREMELY HOT WEATHER!*** Hope you can stop by next week. 

I am so excited to show photographs from “Conversations with my therapist" in this exhibition featuring recent MICA graduates! Please come to the opening on Saturday, July 14 from 6-9pm at the Brickhaus art space. RSVP on Facebook! See you there!

Induction 2012

On view July 7-28, 2012

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14th, 6-9pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, July 28th, 6-9pm


BrickHaus Art Space | 2602 Greenmount Ave. Baltimore, MD 21218 |

info@brickhaus.org | http://www.brickhaus.org

PRESS RELEASE

BrickHaus Art Space Organizes Exhibition of Artworks by Recent MICA Graduates

Induction is on view from July 7 – 28 at BrickHaus Art Space, 2602 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, Maryland

BrickHaus Art Space presents Induction, a juried exhibition of works by 15 recent graduates of Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Jurors Adam Farkas, Kyle Freeman, and Ben Graham-Putter selected the works from the 2012 Commencement Exhibition at MICA. To be eligible, artists had to register for jurying the week before MICA’s Artwalk, an event where art-lovers, and collectors come together to meet artists and view incredible artwork by nearly 400 graduating seniors.

 The idea came naturally to us. Here we have 400 of the nation’s freshest and most talented artists all in one place. Selecting works during ArtWalk presented us (the jurors) with the unique opportunity not only to view works in person, but also to talk with the artists about their techniques and processes,” says juror Kyle Freeman, Gallery Manager at Maryland Federation of Art.

 “Our idea for this show was to Induct young artists from MICA into the art world and help them continue their momentum as they transition into life after school.” Says Ben Graham-Putter, Co-Founder of BrickHaus

Artists Include:

Roman Arevalo, Raj Bunnag, Cori Burton, Rafael Corzo, Lilli Fisher, Michelle Gomez, Kat Hicks, Hannah Hill, Yerin Kim, Amy Leggin, Xavier McNellage, Shelby Seu, Nick Simko, Andy Vible, Gabrielle Vitollo”

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Jun 15 '12

I am so freaking excited about this! Don’t forget, BLOWOUT: A Performance Art Festival this Saturday at the Hillyer Art Space! I will be performing at 7pm!

"Viewers will be invited to watch a silent and awkward interaction between a couple eating at the dinner table. This performance is titled after the first photograph in her latest series, Conversations with my therapist. This performance will allow viewers to reflect on their own heartbreaking experiences and nerve-wracking dinners to promote betterself-understanding and self-acceptance. This is Michelle’s second performance featured at the Hillyer Art Space as part of their Soapbox performance art series. Soapbox is a monthly performance art series at Hillyer Art Space, which seeks to increase exposure to this underrepresented form in DC.” For more info and photos coming soon, read here.”

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Jun 15 '12

Photos from the opening of, “More than Minaj: Black Bodies & the Necked Truth” at the Femme Noir home gallery of curator, “Michelle Imagine Ifill” on June 15, 2012. What a lovely evening full of amazing discussions about art, gender, self image, society, religion and hip hop. I met so many great artists, poets and musicians. It is so satisfying to share my most personal and honest artwork and to have people appreciate that. It sparks conversation and allows me to engage with others in a way that I have never felt before. I am thrilled to hear that my work inspires you to love yourself and be true to yourself. Thank you for coming to the opening and sharing your personal stories with me! 


Much love,
Michelle

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Jun 11 '12

(Image caption: That moment I finally felt comfortable being alone. from Conversations with my therapist series)

More than Minaj: Black Bodies & the Necked Truth
Curated by "Michelle Imagine Ifill"
On View: June 15- June 21, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 15 6-9pm

Femme Noire Home Gallery
1115 Cedarcroft Road Balt, MD 21239
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Some of my photographs from my latest series, Conversations with my therapist will be featured in this lovely show curated by Michelle Ifill. I will be giving an artists talk at the opening. Hope to see you there!

"Raging against stereotypical imagery of Black female sensuality, this show "More than Minaj: Black Women & the Necked Truth" is a proactive journey into the screts places of Black womanhood."- Michelle Ifill
(Image caption: That moment I finally felt comfortable being alone. from Conversations with my therapist series)

More than Minaj: Black Bodies & the Necked Truth
On View: June 15- June 21, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 15 6-9pm

Femme Noire Home Gallery
1115 Cedarcroft Road Balt, MD 21239

Some of my photographs from my latest series, Conversations with my therapist will be featured in this lovely show curated by Michelle Ifill. I will be giving an artists talk at the opening. Hope to see you there!
"Raging against stereotypical imagery of Black female sensuality, this show "More than Minaj: Black Women & the Necked Truth" is a proactive journey into the screts places of Black womanhood."- Michelle Ifill

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Jun 7 '12
I will be a participating artist in “BLOWOUT” A DC performance Art Festival. I am doing a new performance called “I am attracted to someone else.” inspired by my latest photo series, "Conversations with my therapist". Come check it out on Saturday, June 16th at the Hillyer Art Space between 1-8pm.

dcperformanceart:


BLOWOUT! DC Performance Art FestivalHillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Ct NW, Washington, DC 20001Saturday, June 16, 1-8pmWashington, DC- It’s getting hot out, and with summer comes festivals.  In celebration of the first year of the performance art series Soapbox, Hillyer Art Space is excited to present BLOWOUT! On June 16, 2012, 1-8pm, please join us for a day-long festival of performance art, bringing back past Soapbox artists as well as new performers, featuring more than fifteen performances throughout the day.  The participating artists were asked to consider summer itself as a departure point in the pieces they perform at the festival.  Performances will include Kristina Bilonick and DC Cheer!, Eleanor Barba, Carolyn Becker, Patricia Brace, Bradley Chriss, Chanan Delivuk, Michelle Gomez, Ginny Huo, Emma Jaster, Carolina Mayorga, René Medrano, Kunj Patel, Paul Shortt, Vincent Valerio, Jonathan Wille, Samantha Wilson, Kool Raunch Collective, and Swedish/Danish performance artist Annika B. Lewis.  Full schedule to be announced.  
Soapbox is a monthly performance art series at Hillyer Art Space which seeks to increase exposure to this underrepresented form in DC.  In its first year of programming, we’ve seen ten fantastic Soapbox events, and a tremendous outpouring of support from a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund Soapbox.  Through the funds we raised, we have been able to continue Soapbox as a donation-only event, as aspect of the series which is critically important to our mission to provide accessibility to performance art in DC.  Admission to BLOWOUT! will likewise be donation only, $10 suggested.  
The final line-up and complete schedule will be available online on the facebook event page, and on http://www.artsandartists.org/hillyer/events-soapbox.html. For more information about participating artists, please visit dcperformanceart.tumblr.com, and follow @eamesarmstrong on twitter for updates.
Hillyer Art Space is located at 9 Hillyer Ct NW, Washington, DC 20008, behind the Phillips Collection, near the Dupont Circle Metro Station
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I will be a participating artist in “BLOWOUT” A DC performance Art Festival. I am doing a new performance called “I am attracted to someone else.” inspired by my latest photo series, "Conversations with my therapist". Come check it out on Saturday, June 16th at the Hillyer Art Space between 1-8pm.

dcperformanceart:


BLOWOUT! DC Performance Art Festival
Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Ct NW, Washington, DC 20001
Saturday, June 16, 1-8pm

Washington, DC- It’s getting hot out, and with summer comes festivals.  In celebration of the first year of the performance art series Soapbox, Hillyer Art Space is excited to present BLOWOUT! On June 16, 2012, 1-8pm, please join us for a day-long festival of performance art, bringing back past Soapbox artists as well as new performers, featuring more than fifteen performances throughout the day.  The participating artists were asked to consider summer itself as a departure point in the pieces they perform at the festival.  Performances will include Kristina Bilonick and DC Cheer!, Eleanor Barba, Carolyn Becker, Patricia Brace, Bradley Chriss, Chanan Delivuk, Michelle Gomez, Ginny Huo, Emma Jaster, Carolina Mayorga, René Medrano, Kunj Patel, Paul Shortt, Vincent Valerio, Jonathan Wille, Samantha Wilson, Kool Raunch Collective, and Swedish/Danish performance artist Annika B. Lewis.  Full schedule to be announced.  

Soapbox is a monthly performance art series at Hillyer Art Space which seeks to increase exposure to this underrepresented form in DC.  In its first year of programming, we’ve seen ten fantastic Soapbox events, and a tremendous outpouring of support from a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund Soapbox.  Through the funds we raised, we have been able to continue Soapbox as a donation-only event, as aspect of the series which is critically important to our mission to provide accessibility to performance art in DC.  Admission to BLOWOUT! will likewise be donation only, $10 suggested.  

The final line-up and complete schedule will be available online on the facebook event page, and on http://www.artsandartists.org/hillyer/events-soapbox.html. For more information about participating artists, please visit dcperformanceart.tumblr.com, and follow @eamesarmstrong on twitter for updates.



Hillyer Art Space is located at 9 Hillyer Ct NW, Washington, DC 20008, behind the Phillips Collection, near the Dupont Circle Metro Station

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May 17 '12

Post-Graduation plans

  • I graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art on Monday, May 14! 
  • It is my pleasure to let you know that I have been accepted into the Curatorial Practice Graduate program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. I will be attending this amazing program next Fall and will graduate in 2014. I am very excited to continue curating exhibitions, plan programs and much more!
  • I am now the newest member of the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) at the Maryland Art Place. Through this committee, I will propose new programs, review exhibition proposals and promote art to younger audiences. 
  • I am the Programming and Outreach intern for the Station North Arts & Entertainment DIstrict.
  • As the founder and director of Young Blood, we are currently planning the fifth annual New World School of the Arts alumni exhibition in Miami, FL. 

I want to thank all of my friends, family and colleagues for supporting me in my endeavors throughout my college career. Your encouragement and enthusiasm means the world to me! I am so excited to focus on my curatorial career while I continue exploring my new love for digital photography. Make sure to stay updated with my news and exhibitions by checking out my blog as I transition into my Graduate School career. Feel free to email me at michelle@michelleigomez.com to keep me updated as well and check out www.michelleigomez.com to see new work coming soon.


Sincerely,
Michelle Gomez

Photo by Anna Friemoth

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May 14 '12

Photos from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Class of 2012 Graduation Ceremony! One of the happiest days of my life!!!! Check out more photos on my Facebook.

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May 13 '12

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May 9 '12

Thanks to everyone who came to my Commencement Exhibition, “Conversations with my therapist”. I have received so much amazing feedback for this new and very personal series. Here are some photos and installation shots of my Commencement Exhibition at MICA! Check out more photos from the ArtWalk opening and the rest of the exhibition on my Facebook.

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