Curriculum Vitae

Cornish College of the Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance,
Cum Laude 1996
Otis Parsons Fine Art Program,
1988 – 1991
South Seattle Community College Welding and Metal Fabrication
In Pursuit of Silence (from The Sugar Project) and the immersive Succession collage will travel to Oakland for this exhibition that imagines capitalism as a system of the past.
June – Sept, 2017
Museum of Capitalism, Oakland, CA
A two-gallery multidisciplinary social engagement installation about women and commodification. Community engagement with Organization for Prostitution Survivors, Hope Place Women’s Shelter, UW Women’s Center, Young Women Empowered, Refugee Women’s Alliance and more.
April – May 2017
Bridge Productions and Oxbow Installation Space in Georgetown Seattle, WA
US THEM WE, Video from SUCCESSION: The Exchange Project Installation
Oct 1 – Oct 29 2016
Artist Trust 30th Birthday Exhibition Seattle, WA
Small Ground, Tent Installation from SUCCESSION: The Exchange Project April – July 2016
The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human Exhibit, Issaquah, WA
From One to Another, Steel Sculpture from SUCCESSION: The Exchange Project
March 2 – April 9 2016
35 Live Exhibit, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
US THEM WE, Video Project from SUCCESSION: The Exchange Project
Feb 2016
Soil Gallery Invitational Exhibition, Seattle, WA
Dec 2015 – Feb 2016
A large scale mixed media installation, artist residency, exhibition and community engagement project

Opening reception: January 7, 2016, Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, WA

Hispanic Heritage Exhibit
Sept 28 – Oct 1, 2015
Starbucks Headquarters Gallery, Seattle WA
Art From the Streets Sculptural Storytelling:
Sept 3, 2015
Installation of artwork created in collaboration with  guests at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. (SUCCESSION: The Exchange Project)

Spanish Chapel, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission

Feat 2015 Artist Trust Fellows Exhibition
July 30 – Aug 2, 2015
Galvanize, Seattle, WA
Heaven and Earth 7: Propagation: Plexus Installation Net Sculptures
July-October 2015
Outdoor Public Sculpture Exhibition at Carkeek Park, Seattle WA
Sept 2014 – Jan 2015
A large scale visual and sound installation, artist residency, collaboration, exhibition and community engagement project

Opening reception: November 20, 2014, COCA Gallery, Georgetown

Going Home, God Land
January 6 – April 18, 2014
University of Washington, School of Social Work, “VIVA” Celebrating Art and Life
Island Gallery
September – October, 2013
Dual show with designer Nathan Christopher

Bainbridge Island, WA.

2013 Semi-permanent installation
Seattle Film Institute
Johnson Solids, Filiform
March 2013 -present
Island Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA
Grist: Steel set pieces for Crash of Days
October 12-14 and 19-21, 2012
Steel set piece for Seattle Choreographer Deborah Wolf’s contemporary dance piece Crash of Days, Men in Dance Concert, Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle WA
God Land
February 17 to March 2, 2012
Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association, Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibit
God Land
August 3-September 3, 2011
Sylvia White Gallery, 2011 Annual Juried Exhibition, Ventura, CA
Labyrinth and Cells
August 29-October 9, 2011
Purdue University in the Stewart Center Gallery, “Drawing Resurfaced” exhibit, West Lafayette, IN
August 4 – August 31, 2011
Fictilis Gallery, “Byproduct” exhibit, Seattle, WA
Johnson Solid Steel Sculptures
July 2011 – July 2012
City of Seattle Municipal Tower Building, 700 5th Ave. in downtown Seattle. This exhibit is coordinated by the City of Seattle Employee Affinity Groups.
September-October, 2012
Gallery Vertigo, Solo Exhibition of new installation project, Vernon, BC
Dream House
July 6 – July 31, 2011
Fictilis Gallery, “Not for Sale” exhibit, Seattle, WA
June 10–August 26, 2011
Kent Summer Art Exhibit, Kent City Hall, Kent, WA
God Land
April 4 – May 29, 2011
Pierce College Gallery, Jurried Show, Lakewood, WA
April 9 – May 8, 2011
ReArt, Blowing Sands Gallery, Seattle, WA
Everybody Loves a Good Story
September – November, 2010
Unwrapped juried exhibit, Columbia City Gallery
Labyrinth, Cells
June 4 – August 27, 2010
Kent Summer Art Exhibit, Kent City Hall
God Land
August – September, 2010
Soil Gallery, Xanadu group exhibition
Dream House
June 26 – October 17, 2010
Bellwether, Bellevue City Hall
Dream House, Installation and Workshop
March – May, 2010
The Vet Art Project
Freehold Theater
Dream House
September – November 2009
Villa Victoria, Boston, MA
(formerly La Casa de la Cultura / Center for Latino Arts), “Border Crossing” Juried Exhibit
Dream House
September – November 2009
Monarch Contemporary Gallery, Seattle, WA
Dream House, Juror’s Award
July – August, 2009
Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
“Home” Juried Exhibit
Artopia 2009 Studio Participant
Selected Works
April 11 – May 7 2009
ReArt Juried Exhibit, Blowing Sands Gallery
Seattle, WA
Sept. – Nov. 2008
Columbia City Gallery, Juried Exhibit
Seattle, WA
Artopia 2008 Studio participant
Mechanically Sensitive Channels
May 2008
All City Coffee Pioneer Square
Solo Exhibit
Artopia 2007 Studio participant
Giant Figures and New Works
July 2007
Ballard Art Walk, Solo Exhibit
The Sugar Project
Community engagement workshops and public events held over the course of 18 months with The Organization for Prostitution Survivors, Hope Place Women’s Shelter, University of WA Women’s Center, Young Women Empowered, Bellevue Art Walk, Refugee Women’s Alliance, and more. 2016-2017
Artist Trust: Art Business Night School
Writing Your Artist Statement Seattle, October 26, 2016
OPS (Organization for Prostitution Survivors): Art workshops focused on the themes of self-care and trust. Feb – Nov. 2016. The work from this workshop will be part of an installation about the commoditization of women. Fall, 2016
 Public Art Boot Camp: Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
Guest speaker: “More Thank Visual”: Speaking about the SUCCESSION project, social engagement, and public art that incorporates diverse elements.

March 26, 2016

The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human
Teacher training, classes and exhibition planning. Feb – May 2016 Feb – Nov. 2016. Fall, 2016
Path With Art Art workshop for people in recovery from homelessness, trauma and addiction. Spring and Fall, 2016
Community Engagement Through Art Forum
3 social engagement artists talk about processes, methods and goals for integrating community through arts. Hosted by Michelle de la Vega and the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs. Spring 2016
South Shore School: After school art workshop with 8th grade girls: Media Representation of women and Girls
The work from this workshop will be part of an installation about the commoditization of women. Spring 2016
Seattle Girls School All School Community Meeting
Guest Speaker: Community Engagement and Art, Nov 16, 2015
Artist Talk at Artists of Color Salon
Community Engagement Through Art, Frye Art Museum, Aug 16, 2015
Union Gospel Mission
Community engagement workshop for SUCCESSION: The Exchange Project, August 2015 project
The Recovery Cafe
Community engagement workshop for SUCCESSION: The Exchange Project, April 2015 project
Chief Sealth High School
Community engagement workshop with 115 high school art students for Plexus project, Sept 2014
University of Washington, School of Social Work
Artist talk on creative process and community engagement through art, Apr 15, 2014
Artist Up: 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Artist Trust
Presenting Artist: Latino & Latina Resource Exchange & Networking Event, July 15, 2013
Seattle Homeschool Group
Talk and Tour
The Vet Art Project Dream House Installation and art workshop with military veterans and their families.
Keeping the Faith, Prison Project
Visual art workshop with incarcerated women
Youth Arts Program, WA Middle School Pat Graney Company project: House of Mind
Visual Art
Keeping the Faith, Transitions Program
Visual art with incarcerated women transitioning into society
Keeping the Faith, Prison Project
Intern, Movement Art
Performance collaboration with Dutch installation artist and artist in residence at Microsoft Research Studio99 Aduen Darriba. The collaboration will be developed and installed/performed again in Holland. Nov. 2015, ongoing
The Pat Graney Company 1997 – 1999, 2008 – Present
Mary Sheldon Scott/Jarred Powell Performance 2002-2004
Lingo Dancetheater
June 4 – August 27, 2010
Dancer/Performer, Business Manager
Choreography: Michelle de la Vega
Seattle Fringe Festival, Seattle Arts Edge Festival, On the Boards 12 min. Max
Glassbones Collective 1997-1999
Founding Member, Dancer, Choreographer
Additional Performing Wade Madsen, Deborah Wolf, Rob Kitsos, Pablo Cornejo, Allison VanDyke, Corrina Beffort, Beth Huerta, Mary Dineen.
The Stranger
October 2016
By Jen Graves: How Seattle Artists Are Responding to the Endless Nightmare That Is This Election Season, Jen Graves for the Stranger highlights The Sugar Project
Gayle Tice for Artist Trust
January 2016
Joy and Sadness – Michelle de la Vega’s SUCCESSION
The Stranger
January 2016
By Jen Graves
King 5 News New Day Northwest
May 2015
Nancy Guppy’s Weekend Picks for Art Lovers
These Artists Podcast Fall 2015 Interviewed by Jeff Bettger
King County 4Culture Guest Blog Post
Sept 2015
Integrating Pioneer Square’s Communities with Michelle de la Vega,
CoCA Artist Profile
May 2015
Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) Profiles – Michelle de la Vega ,
Tiny House Nation, FYI Network
Air Dates: August 20, 2014 10ET, 11PT, August 25 and Sept 1, 2014 at 9pm
A Tour of Minimalist Living, Television segment at the Mini House:
Joanne Palmisano
Book Release Date: Spring 2014
Salvage Secrets, Design and Decor, Three design/build projects by Michelle de la Vega featured.
Home Strange Home, HGTV
Air Date: Oct 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm est/12:00 pm cst
Television segment at the Mini House,
Terrence Conran, London
Book Release Date: October 2012
How to Live in Small Spaces, Mini House featured.
SCOOP Homes and Art Magazine, Western Australia
Summer, 2011 Issue
Vroom to Move, feature article about the Mini House, written by Emma Wheater.
Women’s Caucus for Art
Momentum Catalog
Purdue University
National Contemporary Drawing Catalog
MORE Magazine
October Issue, 2010
Living Your Dream, article about the 250 sq. ft. house I built, written by former Editor and Chief of House and Garden Magazine and Author of Slow Love, Dominique Browning.
New York Times
April 22, 2010
Driveway Appeal, article about my 250 sq. ft.
garage to house remodel and the Dream House
installation, by art and architecture writer Andrea
REWIND Exhibition by Paul Rucker
Video and fabrication contributor, research assistant
Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
Panelist, 2011 Seattle City Light Energy and Sustainability Artist-in-Residence
Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
Panelist, 2010 City Artist Projects Grant
Velocity Contemporary Dance Center
Board of Directors, 2003-2004
Artist Trust
GAP Grant Panelist, 2005
Artist in Residence at Institute of Emergent Technology + Intermedia (iET+I) at Cornish
City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Matching Fund Grant
City of Seattle smART Ventures Grant
King County 4Culture Residency and Exhibition
Dec 2015 – Feb 2016
King County 4Culture Art Project Grant
Isabel Padro y Valiente Fellowship, Millay Colony
Millay Colony for the Arts Residency
Artist Trust Fellowship 2015-2016
COCA Gallery Artist in Residence
Oct-Dec 2014
King County 4Culture Individual Projects Grant
Seattle Foundation Neighbor 2 Neighbor project grant
City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods project grant
Puffin Foundation Project Grant
4Culture Individual Artist Project Grant 2010
Attleboro Art Museum Jurors Award. Dream House Installation
Alas De la Danza 2000, Quito, Ecuadore 1st Place in Female Dance Performanc
Artist Trust GAP Grant 1999