michelleigomez

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

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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 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
RSVP On Facebook

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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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 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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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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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 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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Sep 15 '11

Internship at Maryland Art Place

I had the pleasure of interning for Maryland Art Place this past summer. With this internship, I sharpened my administrative skills in newsletter design, social media promotion, writing, program research and photography! My installation photographs for "Painting in Parts" was published in the catalog for the exhibit! Above you can see a preview of one of my photos in the catalog.

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