michelleigomez

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

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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 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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Apr 8 '11

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Feb 9 '11

More art talk

I spoke to Rex Stevens yesterday. He said I just gotta do interdisciplinary work. “Mixed media works well for you, Michelle. Mixed media all the way! Keep doing videos, sculpture, performance, all that stuff!”. Why did I limit myself in my studio? I don’t understand why I am not as prolific as I used to be. I don’t understand why I stopped not caring about what others think. It’s so hard! I have so many ideas but I just keep limiting myself. I do miss video. 

This talk encouraged and inspired me to just keep going and don’t stop. Just DO IT ALL! Oh and Nick Cave came to MICA to speak last night. He inspired me too! He showed his older sculptures which are pretty amazing. Everyone knows him for his fiber sound body suits. Such a funny guy!

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Oct 7 '10

MICArotica is a student run erotic art and literature magazine at MICA that I am involved with. Some students who have published their work in this magazine participated in Gallery 788’s First Erotic Art Show in Baltimore! My piece was also featured here. 

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Mar 19 '10
I sold this at MICA’s Raw Art Sale this year for 40 bucks! Yeaaaaaaaahh…..I’m making a bunch of them for fun, then I’m going to sell them on Etsy.com so I can go to Puerto Rico next summer. I love painting on wet paper.

I sold this at MICA’s Raw Art Sale this year for 40 bucks! Yeaaaaaaaahh…..I’m making a bunch of them for fun, then I’m going to sell them on Etsy.com so I can go to Puerto Rico next summer. I love painting on wet paper.

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Feb 3 '10

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Feb 3 '10

Here is another interview that I was featured in for the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards; it was recorded during my freshman year at MICA. I am honored to have received a Silver Portfolio award in 2008 amongst other Gold key awards in the past and to exhibit my work in the Miami Art Museum. I love organizations like these that support young art students financially and help motivate them by boosting their confidence. Im glad that they are expanding their choices conceptually in awarding portfolios. Their shows keep getting better and better! Thanks to Scholastics and to MICA for letting me be a part of this video, what an honor…http://www.artandwriting.org/ “EVERY BIG ARTIST STARTS OUT SMALL”

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Feb 2 '10

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Jan 18 '10

I had an intense conversation with a friend last night after I came back to MICA. I mentioned the critique I had for this series. The first three I did earlier last semester in my Photo as Muse class, they were my first digital photos! I later added three more to continue the “Expectations” in life. The critique felt so long, students were arguing about what I was really trying to say. Art school upsets me sometimes because we are taught to make art about one thing-to say I am against or I am for something. Why cant art just be ambiguous, life is ambiguous! I am not trying to say I am against marriage or traditions, I’m not saying I’m for it. But I don’t want to feel hypocritical for wanting these things then making fun of it in my work. The truth is that all of these traditions: marriage, children, love and companionship makes people happy and all people want is to be happy, right? So this series is a way for me to figure myself out and put myself in the mind of a fish, is this a biological drive or are we just taught these things? Is this the ideal lifestyle? For some people, it doesn’t work out as planned. In conclusion, I learned from the critique that the viewer can look at these and reflect upon their feelings and ideas. I want to learn about myself therefore, I make work about myself. Someone said they were just hilarious and thats all he can see in them, thats ok too.

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