Resume

logo3

Contact

LennonMichalski@gmail.com

Biography

My two dimensional and digital works have exhibited in North Carolina, Kentucky, Colorado, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. I have also displayed work in group exhibitions internationally in Mexico, Colombia, and China. I am on the Board of Directors for Creative Alliance for Art Education, a nonprofit organization, that works to provide funding for art programs in Lexington, Kentucky public schools. I work with a number of other nonprofit art organizations in the Lexington area including the Lexington Art League, Lex Arts, and the Living Arts and Science Center. My work is in the collections of University of Kentucky Healthcare, the University of Kentucky, Clark Regional Medical Center, Churchill Downs Executive Office, and Eastern Kentucky University. I have given artist lectures at Morehead State University, Transylvania University, and the University of Northern Georgia. My last solo shows were at The Cressman Center at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, and the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. I recently participated in a group show at the University of Northern Georgia and I look forward to my next solo show in February 2018 at Georgetown University, exhibiting my series Ghost Bike. I am currently working on a mural in the North Lime area of Lexington, Kentucky, and have completed two other murals, one in Ethiopia, and one for the Tate’s Creek Kroger. In addition to my painting and digital projects, I also recently self published my first book entitled, How Penguins Save Television. The original artwork has been shown at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning and the Woodford County Library. How Penguins Save Television can be found for purchase at Joseph Beth Booksellers, the Kentucky Artisan
Center at Berea, Wild Fig Books and Coffee, and the 36 th Annual Kentucky State Book Fair. Other projects include collaborating digitally with the Bluegrass Youth Ballet and being Assistant Camera man on “The Happy Sad” (from the director of “Brother To Brother”). I earned my Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Digital Media from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Over the past decade, I have worked as an independent Artist and an Instructor of Digital Media, Photography, and Painting. I recently taught a History of Photography summer course for Jilin University in Changchun, China, and completed an artist residency at Vermont Studio Center.

Academic Information

Graduate of University of Colorado at Boulder, Master of Fine Arts (Painting and Digital Media) – Fall 2006

Graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Bachelor of Fine Arts – Spring 2004

 

Teaching

University of Kentucky Fine Arts Department – Fine Arts Institute – Noncredit Workshops 2008 – Present.

University of Kentucky Fine Arts Department – Instructor of Digital Media, Drawing, and 2D Design 2008-2016

Eastern Kentucky University Art Department – Instructor of Painting and Drawing 2006-2011

University of Colorado at Boulder – Instructor of Painting and Drawing 2004-2006

 

Teaching Abroad

Jilin University – History of Photography – Changchun, China – Summer 2017

KIIS International Study Abroad – Digital Media and Photography – Italy May 20th – June 20th 2015

 

Publication

OXFORD AMERICAN – 100 Under 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art Continued 2012

89.3 WFPL Radio Interview –Artists Suffer Under Recession; Researchers Look at Economic Impact – January 2010

Lexington Herald Leader, Beauty and Threat, show review, Lexington, KY Oct 19th 2007

OXFORD AMERICAN – Southern Art and Architecture Issue Fall 2005, Page 119

 

Self Published

“How Penguins Save Television”

Joseph Beth Booksellers – Lexington KY

Kentucky Artisan Center – Berea KY

Wild Fig Books and Coffee – Lexington KY

36th Annual Kentucky State Book Fair – Lexington KY

 

Collections

University of Kentucky HealthCare – Pediatric Oncology Clinic Children’s Cancer Center – $12,000

University of Kentucky HealthCare – Lexington Kentucky $25,000

University of Kentucky Gatton School of Business – Lexington Kentucky $25,000

Kroger – Tates Creek – Lexington Kentucky $20,000

Clark Regional Medical Center – Winchester Kentucky

Churchill Downs Executive Office – Louisville Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University – Richmond Kentucky

Baron and Budd, P.C. – Dallas Texas

Community Trust Bank Building – Richmond Kentucky

Cassidy Turlely – National City Tower – Louisville Kentucky

 

Professional Organization

Board of Directors Creative Alliance for Arts Education Lexington KY

 

Artist Residency/Awards/Fellowships

Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency 7/2/2016 – 7/29/2016

Purchase Award – Eastern Kentucky University Chautauqua Lecture Series – Group Show January 2010

Merit Award – Loudoun House and Lexington Art League – 2009 Nude Biannual – Lexington KY

Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Full Scholarship) – Advanced Painting Studio Workshop 7/24/06 – 8/4/06

 

Visiting Artist Lecture

University of North Georgia – Roy C. Moore Art Gallery on the Gainesville campus – Tiny Enormous: Art Exploring Microbes – Gainesville Georgia – August 30th – September 27th 2017

Morehead State University – Anima/Animus – Morehead Kentucky November 9th – December 2nd 2011

Transylvania University – The Illustrious Horse: Kentucky Artists Respond to the Clara Peck Collection – Lexington KY – September 26th – October 9th 2010

 

Film

“The Happy Sad” Rodney Evans (from the director of “Brother To Brother”) Filmed in NYC 2011 – Job Title: Assistant Camera man (AC) on Camera B and Data Management

 

Exhibitions : Solo/ Two Person Shows

Georgetown College Wilson Gallery – Georgetown Kentucky – Solo Show – Spring 2018

Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning – Lexington KY – Solo Show – September 18th – October 18th 2016

Cressman Center for Visual Arts – University of Louisville Kentucky – Solo Show – June 20th – August 20th 2012

Ann Tower Gallery – Two Person Show Lexington Kentucky – March 2010

Living Arts and Science Center, solo show – Lexington KY September 14th – October 14th 2009

Aaron Gallery – Two Person Show – 1717 Connecticut Avenue, Washington DC June 4th – July 31st 2009

Gallerie Soleil – Solo Show – Lexington, KY November 21st – December 21st 2008

Aaron Gallery – Two Person Show – 1717 Connecticut Avenue, Washington DC May 2nd – June 3rd 2008

The Haen Gallery, Two Person Show, Asheville, NC March 8th – April 22nd 2008

Swanson Reed Contemporary, Two Person Show Louisville, KY January 4th – February 9th 2008

Ann Tower Gallery – Solo Show – “The Marriage between Violence and the Hello” September 21st 2007

The Haen Gallery – Two Person Show – 52 Biltmore Avenue Asheville, NC April 6th 2007

 

Group Shows

University of North Georgia – Roy C. Moore Art Gallery on the Gainesville campus – Tiny Enormous: Art Exploring Microbes August 30th – September 27th 2017

The Lyric Theater – Lexington KY May 1st- June1st – 2016

MS Rezny Gallery – Lexington KY March 20th – April 20th 2016

Bluegrass Youth Ballet – Digital Projection – Lexington KY May 2nd, 3rd 2014

Morehead State University – Anima/Animus – Morehead Kentucky November 9th – December 2nd 2011

Transylvania University – The Illustrious Horse: Kentucky Artists Respond to the Clara Peck Collection –- Lexington KY – September 26th – October 9th 2010

Eastern Kentucky University – Chautauqua Lecture Series Exhibition Richmond Kentucky January 2010

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival at The Hub, video projections, group show – Philadelphia, PA September 4th – September 20th 2009 (digital work)

The Loudoun House and LAL, Nude 2009 Biannual, group show – Lexington, KY Jan 9th – March 27th 2009

Sala De Exposiciones Amazonas Universidad del Estado del Amazonas UEA Tabatinga, Brazil – Group Show – November 4th – 28th 2008 (digital work)

Amazonas Sala de Exposiciones Orellana Biblioteca del Banco de la Republica – Group Show – Leticia, Colombia October 6th – 31th 2008 (digital work)

Sala Janai-iko (Casa de Imágenes en Uitoto) Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Amazonia – Group Show – Leticia, Colombia October 3rd to September 15th 2008 (digital work)

Sala Iquitos Universidad Nacional del Perú Estado Loreto – Group Show – Peru September 1st – September 12th 2008 (digital work)

Centers and Borders: From ABC to XYZ 2008 Sino-American Artists Joint Exhibition – Beijing July 27th – August 13th 2008 (digital work)

Loudoun House – “Election” Members Show – Lexington, KY July 12th – August 24th 2008

Museo De Arte Contemporaneo Universidad Nacional – Group Show – Sede Bogotá, Colombia March 1st – 30th 2009 (digital work)

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art – Sixth Annual Art Auction – Group Show – Boulder, Colorado – October 17th 2007

Ningxia University “Centers and Borders: Artwork from the United States” – Group Show – Yinchuan, China September 23, 2007 (digital work)

The Loudoun House “Recycled Matters” Group Show – Lexington, KY July 28-September 2, 2007

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art – “Open Wall” – Boulder, CO May 25th 2007

The Loudoun House “Generation Next” Group Show, video piece, Lexington, KY May 25th July 2nd – 2007

“(RE) CONSTRUCTIONS I” Group Show, Museo de la Universidad de Antioquia, July 11 – July 31, 2006 Medellin, Colombia (digital work)

“Visualizaciones Sin Fronteras”El Metro: A Space For Culture, (Metro Station: Guerrero) Group Show, Mexico City, Mexico May 2 – May 30, 2006 (digital work)

“Visualizations Without Borders” Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Group Show – Mexico– March 10th – April 15th 2006 (digital work)

Den Gallery 757 Santa Fe Drive – Denver, Colorado – Juried Exhibition – awarded “Best of Show” January 5, 2006 – February 18, 2006

Visions from the North – Academia de San Carlos, Mexico, Group Exhibition, June 17th – July 8th 2004 (digital work)

 

 

Collections

ukhc

University of Kentucky HealthCare – Lexington Kentucky

 

crmc

Clark Regional Medical Center – Winchester Kentucky

 

churchilldowns

Churchill Downs Executive Office – Louisville Kentucky

 

eastern-kentucky-university

Eastern Kentucky University – Richmond Kentucky

 

LennonMichalski_73b

Baron and Budd, P.C. – Dallas Texas

 

CTLogo

Cassidy Turlely – National City Tower – Louisville Ky

 

Linak

Linak US Inc. – Louisville KY

J&LMarketing

J and L Marketing – Louisville KY

 

 

Lennon Michalski Lexington Kentucky Fine Arts Painter

 

Leave a Reply