michelleigomez

michelle.ivette.gomez@gmail.comg

Artist and independent curator originally from Miami, based in Baltimore. News, exhibitions, events and more!
May 7 '12

Conversations with my therapist | Michelle Gomez | 2012 Commencement Exhibition

Please join me in celebrating my 2012 Commencement Exhibition at the following receptions:

ArtWalk Reception: Thursday, May 10 5-9pm 
Campus wide Reception: Sunday, May 13 1:30-5pm
ON VIEW May 10-14, 2012

PINKARD GALLERY
Maryland Institute College of Art Bunting Center
1401 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

HOURS:
Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday-Monday 11am-5pm

I am so excited to share my latest photographic series called, Conversations with my therapist. These digital photographs document my experiences about loss, transformation and changes within my psychological states. For those of you who are not in the Baltimore area, check out the sneak peek for my new work on my website. More work coming soon!  RSVP on Facebook.

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Apr 16 '12

Cycles

On View April 10- April 16, 2012 

Organized by Michelle Gomez and Joseph Parra

Cycles is a group exhibition featuring works by Ellen Burchenal’s Senior Thesis class. All of the artists were commissioned to create small artworks in response to the word, “Cycles”. This exhibition explores repetition in a variety of occurrences. The conscious effort of producing the art itself becomes a tool to examine why cycles repeat themselves. Whether these artists find inspiration from repetitive patterns in nature,families, relationships or physical processes; they all share the universal longing to examine their own relationships to objects in order to promote better self-understanding.


Check out more photos on my Facebook! Thanks for coming!

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Apr 15 '12

Check out the latest show I curated, “#EasyAccess”

#EasyAccess 

Curated by Michelle Gomez

On View April 15-April 25, 2012

Friday, April 20 5pm-7pm

Wilgus Gallery

1300 West Mount Royal Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21217

#EasyAccess is a group exhibition featuring photographers who document everyday experiences through technology that is easily accessible. Whether it’s through cell phones, screenshots, web cams or Google maps, each work captures the ordinary moments that go unnoticed.

RSVP on Facebook Here!

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Mar 30 '12

MICA Curatorial Practice Graduate School 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 (MICA) and at California College of Art (CCA). I received scholarship from both programs! 
It was very difficult to choose between these two very wonderful programs. I spent a lot of time comparing these schools and the opportunities they offer. 
My interests in community engagement and programming for art and non art audiences through curating have led me to accept MICA’s program. I made my decision to stay in Baltimore because I have established myself in the art community here over the past four years. I am looking forward to working with the Station North Arts District, a growing and thriving cultural district right next to MICA’s Curatorial Practice program. In addition, I have pitched exhibitions to some galleries in Baltimore. My goals for the Baltimore art scene include: bringing more international artists, promote more commercial galleries for artists to make profit, provide more accessible and relevant exhibitions with public programming, and much much more. 
MICA has offered me a very generous amount of scholarship and will provide the mentorship I need to produce a thesis that will make sure I carry out my goals. I am excited to stay in Baltimore to establish a career here and I look forward to many more opportunities, including branching out my networks to DC, Philly and NY.

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Mar 27 '12

Review/Interview for “Everyone In The Family Feels It” by Abdu Ali Eaton

Check out the latest review for my solo exhibition, written by Baltimore fashion enthusiast, art lover and blogger, Abdu Ali Eaton! Check out his website at www.eatonthis.com! Thanks for the rave review, Abdu.

A big thank you to everyone who has supported me during this exhibition, your enthusiasm, support and love means the world to me. Until the next show…COMMENCEMENT Exhibition at the Maryland Institute College of Art featuring new photographs. Watch out for that mid-May. It’ll be exciting…

(Install shot)

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Mar 26 '12

If you have not checked out my exhibition, “Everyone In The Family Feels It”, please stop by the Gateway Gallery at The Maryland Institute College of Art before this Friday, March 30! I hope you all enjoyed it. Feel free to send me your questions or comments by e-mailing michelle@michelleigomez.com.

Thanks for your support!

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Mar 9 '12

Check out some of the photos from the opening reception for “Everyone in The Family Feels It”! More on my Facebook! All photos by Noelle Wigginton

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Mar 6 '12

My first solo exhibition opens Friday, March 9th

Dear friends, family and colleagues,

I am so excited to share my new digital photographs with you in my first solo exhibition. I hope to see you at the opening this Friday, March 9, 2012, 5-7 pm in the Gateway Gallery at the Maryland Institute College of Art. For those of you who are not in the area, please visit my website to see the series, Everyone In The Family Feels It. RSVP on Facebook here.

Statement Excerpt
Anthropologist Walter Goldschmidt states, “That with war, as with all matters cultural, the society shapes natural human capacities and potentialities to its accepted purposes, reinforcing some and suppressing others…by systematically rewarding and punishing, by indoctrinating youth, creating role models to be emulated, and honoring those who perform well.” Everyone in the Family Feels It is a series of photographs that explore the missing father figure within the military lifestyle of my sister‘s family. The father’s absence affects the whole family.



Everyone in the Family Feels It 

Reception: Friday, March 9, 5-7pm

On View: March 5-30, 2012

Gateway Gallery One

1601 W Mount Royal Ave

Baltimore, MD 21217

Image Caption: Michelle Gomez, Untitled, Digital C Print, 20” x 24”, 2011

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Dec 3 '11
Hey guys! I participated in this cool project put together by photographer, Nate Larson. Check out his blog about Artist desktops below!
artistdesktops:

“The image on my desktop will be included in an upcoming solo show March 2012, its from the “Everyone in the Family Feels it” Digital photo series.”

Michelle Gomez, 22, Interdisciplinary artist and curator, Baltimore, MD
http://www.michelleigomez.com

Hey guys! I participated in this cool project put together by photographer, Nate Larson. Check out his blog about Artist desktops below!

artistdesktops:

“The image on my desktop will be included in an upcoming solo show March 2012, its from the “Everyone in the Family Feels it” Digital photo series.”
Michelle Gomez, 22, Interdisciplinary artist and curator, Baltimore, MD

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Nov 27 '11

If you didn’t have a chance to see “The First Supper” in person, check out some video clips from the opening reception on Friday, November 4, 2011. Video by Reed Ratynski.

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Nov 16 '11
The First Supper will have its last opening at the Hillyer Art Space this Thursday night from 6-9pm as part of Hillyer’s Soapbox performance art series. Carolina Mayorga will be performing in the gallery nearby who is also part of the Soapbox program. Soapbox is a platform for performance art at Hillyer Art Space. The series seeks to bolster and expand the performance art community in and around Washington, DC. 
If you have not come to experience this odd family living in the gallery, stop by tomorrow night and join them for dinner! Or just hang out with them! 

The First Supper will have its last opening at the Hillyer Art Space this Thursday night from 6-9pm as part of Hillyer’s Soapbox performance art series. Carolina Mayorga will be performing in the gallery nearby who is also part of the Soapbox program. Soapbox is a platform for performance art at Hillyer Art Space. The series seeks to bolster and expand the performance art community in and around Washington, DC. 

If you have not come to experience this odd family living in the gallery, stop by tomorrow night and join them for dinner! Or just hang out with them! 

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Nov 10 '11

Piece sold at the NWSA Alumni Auction, sweet.

The Distance Between Us, 2010

Mixed Media on canvas

8” x 10”


This little gem sold this week at the Sagamore Hotel for the 80” of Art auction in celebration of New World’s 25th anniversary. All proceeds benefited the VIsual Art Department at New World School of the Arts. The opening was a success! Check out how it turned out here. Check out
photos from the reception!


This painting was done in 2010 during my Junior year at MICA. Although it is different from what I am making now (Photographs mostly), it explored the theme of broken relationships which is an idea I have been interested in for a long time and have recently discovered as a reoccurring narrative in my thesis.
Happy to give back to my high school in any way I can. If it weren’t for that little family…I wouldn’t be where I am today.

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Nov 9 '11

The First Supper had an amazing turnout last Friday night in DC! The Hillyer Art Space doubled their record amount of visitors that night. It was such a pleasure being a part of the DC art scene for the first time. Artists David Mordini and Min Enghauser were also showing at the HIllyer that Friday.

The Washington Post Going Out Guide mentioned our show! Check it out here.

Remember, if you missed the opening-we have two additional performances.

Saturday, November 12 6-9pm 

Thursday, November 17 6-9pm

Saturday, November 19 12-4pm (No performance but a chance to meet the artists)

Hillyer Art Space is located at 9 Hillyer Court NW Washington DC 20008

Video clips coming soon! Wanna see more photos? Check out my Facebook album.

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Oct 31 '11

NWSA ART Alumni Art Auction at the Sagamore Hotel, Miami

I’m displaying a small painting in Miami on Tuesday, Nov 8 at the Sagamore Hotel! Proud to be an alumni of this great school exhibiting alongside some amazing and famous alumni! Check it out and let me know what you think! I will be in Baltimore so e-mail me at michelle@michelleigomez.com if you do go.

"NWSA ALUMNI ART AUCTION AT THE SAGAMORE HOTEL CELEBRATES NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ 25TH BIRTHDAY

Cricket Taplin, co-owner of the Sagamore, the acclaimed boutique hotel in Miami Beach, has announced that she and her husband Martin Taplin will be hosting 80” of Art, a New World School of the Arts alumni art auction in celebration of the school’s 25 year anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Taplin will donate 100% of the proceeds of the auction to NWSA’s visual arts department. With at least seventy-five participating artists, among which are Hernan Bas, Bert Rodriguez, and Mike Vasquez, the one-day exclusive exhibition is representative of the diverse and distinct artistic styles that define NWSA. Sponsored by the Cricket Taplin Collection, the Sagamore Hotel and Bacardi, admittance to the show is by RSVP invitation only.The starting bid for each work of art will be equal to 50% of the value of the piece.

The NWSA Alumni Art Auction @ the Sagamore will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 pm-10:00 pm. The Sagamore Hotel, 1671 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.

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Oct 24 '11
A collaboration between Michelle Gomez and Jonathan Wille, The First Supper is both an installation and three performances that deals with cultural and identity issues by looking at the idea of a non-traditional family.  During the performances, viewers witness the artists enacting dysfunction at a family dinner, exploring the notion of roles and performance particular to each family member. The father figure, transformed into a character through generalized stereotypes acts as the main character of the narrative.  As three hour performances, viewers are invited to come and go as they please, offering an alternative to a more common audience-performer dynamic. Like a theater set, between performances the vibrant and chaotic dining room installation echoes of the absence of the performers, emphasizing the physical presence of the viewer and their own performative roles as they enter the space. Support for The First Supper is provided in part by the Flo McGarrell Collaborative Projects Fund at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Also on view at the Hillyer Art Space are two solo exhibitions by David Mordini and Min Enghauser. 
Hope to see you there next Friday night!

A collaboration between Michelle Gomez and Jonathan Wille, The First Supper is both an installation and three performances that deals with cultural and identity issues by looking at the idea of a non-traditional family.  During the performances, viewers witness the artists enacting dysfunction at a family dinner, exploring the notion of roles and performance particular to each family member. The father figure, transformed into a character through generalized stereotypes acts as the main character of the narrative.  As three hour performances, viewers are invited to come and go as they please, offering an alternative to a more common audience-performer dynamic. Like a theater set, between performances the vibrant and chaotic dining room installation echoes of the absence of the performers, emphasizing the physical presence of the viewer and their own performative roles as they enter the space. Support for The First Supper is provided in part by the Flo McGarrell Collaborative Projects Fund at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Also on view at the Hillyer Art Space are two solo exhibitions by David Mordini and Min Enghauser. 

Hope to see you there next Friday night!

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