MICHELLE FORSYTH



CURRICULUM VITAE

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Born: Vancouver BC, Canada 1972
Lives: Toronto, ON, Canada

EDUCATION

2002
1996
1993

MFA, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
BFA, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Associate of Visual Arts, Camosun College, Victoria, BC, Canada

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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knit/wear: a site-specific installation, annie aime, Toronto, ON, Canada
Letters for Kevin, Auxiliary Projects, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Dark Watercolors, Hotbox Window, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA, USA
Gray/Grey, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, USA
After, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA
For September Second, Amo-Art, Waitsburg, WA, USA
Over & Over, The Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY, USA (catalogue)
Canopy, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, USA
Field Work, Zaum Projects, Lisbon, Portugal (catalogue)
Then & There, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC, Canada
Paperwork, The Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY, USA (catalogue)
Marking Time, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA, USA
Routine Incidents, Charleston Heights Art Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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Forsyth, Evans Brown, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC, Canada
CounterPointe: New Collaborative Work by Six Women Choreographers working with Six Artists, Actors Fund Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Paperhouse Studio Fundraiser, Topology Projects, Toronto, ON, Canada
Handmade Abstraction, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Hard Twist 10: Memory, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON, Canada
25: Multiples Toward a Past & Future, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC,
Entr’acte, Elgin Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada
Limn: Works from Artists-in-Residence, House 35, Blonduos, Iceland
Michelle Forsyth: Sandwich Boards, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON, Canada
Thirsty, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA, USA
Michelle Forsyth and Taewon Jang, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA
F’d Up, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Cascadia, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY, USA
Push/Pop, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC, Canada
Shadow and Light, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN, USA
Grid/Graph, Mulherin + Pollard, New York, NY, USA
Papercuts: The Art of Contemporary Papercutting (traveling)
More of the Best is Yet to Come, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Old Media/ Old News, The Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO, USA
Across the Divide, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA, USA
The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, USA
November 7, 1940 (for Tubby), Woolworth Windows, Tacoma Contemporary, Tacoma, WA, USA
Drawn to the Wall III, Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane WA, USA
Sundays (2-person exhibition), Kirkland Arts Center, Seattle, WA, USA
Miami University Young Painters Competition, Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA
The Whole is the Sum of its Parts, The Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Spitting Images (3-person exhibition), Truck Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB, Canada

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Slideshow: 10 Must-See NYC Gallery Exhibitions opening in January, Artinfo, January,
Jerry Cullum “Papercuts” in Art Reviews, Burnaway.org, Atlanta, GA, January 26, 2012.
Edith Newhall “A fresh directness in painted wood,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Imbert Matthee, Forsyth: From Catastrophe To Grace. The Waitsburg Times, September 16, 2010
Frances De Vuono, Over and Over Again, the Nature of Memory, Catalog, The Hogar Collection.
Robert Lowell, Maine Fire Inspires USM Display, American Journal, Tuesday, March 5
Danica Koenig, Depicting Disaster as Art, USM Free Press, March 2
Mary Birmingham, Cutters. Catalog. The Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, NJ, USA.
Brian Grison. Brochure Essay, Canopy, The University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, USA
David Drake, Interview, Catalog, Zaum Projects Contemporary Art, 2008
Clint Roenisch. Carte Blanche Vol. 2: Painting, (Toronto: Magenta Publishing for the Arts, 2008)
Wendy Welch. “History Repeating” Monday Magazine, February 6, 2008
Carrie Scozarro. “Palimpsestic” The Pacific Northwest Inlander, September 6, 2007, p. 27
Brian Sherwin, “Art Space Talk: Michelle Forsyth, “ myartspace.com, posted May 23, 2007
Katie Anania. “Death and Praxis,” City Life, Las Vegas, NV, April 27, 2006
Kristin Peterson. “Mad, Mad Media,” Las Vegas Sun. April 7, 2006.
Jochen Gerz. The Anthology of Art. DuMont Verlag, Cologne, Germany. p 224

SELECTED GRANTS & AWARDS

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Mid-Career Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada
Fellowship, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA, USA
Larry Sommers Fellowship, Seattle Print Arts, Seattle WA, USA
GAP Grant, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA, USA
Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada
GAP Grant, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA, USA
Second Prize, Young Painters Competition for the Yeck Award, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA
Professional Artist Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada
Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts c/o the Banff Centre, Banff, AB, Canada

RESIDENCIES

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Textilseteur, Blonduos, Iceland
Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium
Visiting-Artist-in-Residence, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, USA
Centrum Creative Residency, Port Townsend, WA, USA
Intra-Nation Thematic Residency, Banff, AB, Canada

SELECTED LECTURES

2013
2012
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Visiting Artist, Department of Fine Arts, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA
Visiting Artist Lecture, College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
Visiting Artist Lecture, Textile Department, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
Visiting Artist, Clark College, Vancouver, WA, USA
Visiting Artist, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Visiting Artist, Pace University, New York, NY, USA
Visiting Artist, Camosun College, Victoria, BC, Canada
Artist Lecture, Charleston Heights Art Center, Department of Culture, Las Vegas, NV, USA