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Education

 

2015    University of North Texas, Master of Fine Art

                        Drawing and Painting

2012    Louisiana State University, Honors College, Bachelor of Fine Arts

                        Major Painting and Drawing, Minor Art History

                        Honors College

 

Other Education

 

2014    Eric McMaster Digital Fabrication Workshop, Denton, Texas

2011    Linda Wintraub Creative Workshop, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2011

            Prospect 2 New Orleans, Instructor Dan Cameron, Louisiana State University: New Orleans, Louisiana, 2011

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2019    [Forthcoming: Developing Story, Mesquite Arts Center: Mesquite, Texas]

            Drawing Lines, 500X Gallery: Dallas, Texas

2018    Surround Sound, Ro2 Art at The Magnolia Theatre: Dallas, Texas

            Mirror, Ro2 Art: Dallas, Texas

2016    In Play, Clamp Light Gallery: San Antonio, Texas

            Allusion, Lillian Bradshaw Gallery: Dallas, Texas

            Mirage, Terrain Dallas: Dallas, Texas

2015    Over/Under, Cora Stafford Gallery: Denton, Texas

2014    Soft Space, 500X Gallery: Dallas, Texas

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2019    Small and Smaller, Juried by Heather Bhandari, Site:Brooklyn Gallery: Brooklyn, New York

            Cimarron National Works on Paper, Juried by Jodi Throckmorton, Gardiner Gallery at Oklahoma State University: Stillwater, Oklahoma

            CLIP: An International Exhibition of Works on Paper, Juried by Ghislaine Fremaux, 5&J Gallery (CASP): Lubbock, Texas 

            Texas Vignette 2019, Curated by Leslie Moody Castro, The Women’s Museum: Dallas, Texas

            Full Disclosure, Three person show alongside Emily LaCour and Sarah Palmeri, 500X Gallery: Dallas, Texas

2018    Looking, Thinking, Making: Faculty Projects, Gallery 219, Eastfield College: Mesquite Texas

            500X Members Show, 500X Gallery: Dallas Texas

            Chaos!!!!!!, Ro2 Art: Dallas, Texas

2017    Formerly Past Tense, Curated by Casey Galloway and Amada Miller, Hello Studio: San Antonio, Texas

            In Good Company III, Gallery H at Eastfield College: Mesquite, Texas

2016   EXPO, Juried by Rachel Rogerson, 500X Gallery: Dallas, Texas

           In Good Company II, Gallery H at Eastfield College: Mesquite, Texas

           Chaos!!!!, Ro2 Art: Dallas, Texas

2015   UNT Faculty Art Show, UNT on the Square: Denton, Texas

           Art in the Metroplex, Juried by Peter Doroshenko, Fort Worth Community Art Center: Fort Worth, Texas

           Biennial-600: Sculpture, Juried by Leigh Arnold, Amarillo Museum of Art: Amarillo, Texas

           In Good Company, Gallery H at Eastfield College: Mesquite, Texas

           CHAOS!!!, Ro2 Art: Dallas, Texas

           5 to Watch: Reloaded, Curated by Susan Roth and Jordan Roth of Ro2 Art, The Gallery at Visit Addison: Dallas, Texas

           Graduate Spring Invitational, Lightwell Gallery: Denton, Texas

2014   5 to Watch, Curated by Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth of Ro2 Art, The Gallery at Visit Addison: Dallas, Texas

           The Turn, Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas: Denton, Texas

           Great Stuff, Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas: Denton, Texas  

11th Annual Hecho en Dallas, Juried by Kayla Escobedo, Lucas Martell, Francisco Moreno, Arthur Pena, and Giovanni Valderas, Latino Cultural Center: Dallas, Texas

Graduate Spring Invitational, Lightwell Gallery, University of North Texas: Denton, Texas

           Toulouse Graduate School Exhibition, Gateway Center, University of North Texas: Denton, Texas

2013   Student Discount, Juried by Lisa Hees, LauraLee Brott and Leslie Connally, 500x Gallery: Dallas, Texas

           Graduate Fall Invitational, Lightwell Gallery, University of North Texas: Denton, Texas

Intersections: Collaborative Inquiries in Painting, UNT on the Square: Denton, Texas

Graduate Exhibition Encore, UNT on the Square: Denton, Texas

Graduate Spring Invitational, Lightwell Gallery, University of North Texas: Denton, Texas

Toulouse Graduate School Exhibition, Union Gallery, University of North Texas: Denton, Texas*

2012   LSU BFA Show, Foster Gallery, Louisiana State University: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

White Light Night Art Show, Yvette Marie’s: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

LSU Juried Student Art Show, Union Gallery, Louisiana State University: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

LSU A+D Student Show, Commons Gallery, Louisiana State University: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Commons Private Collection, Louisiana State University: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

Awards and Honors

2016    Dallas Museum of Art Awards to Artists: Receipient of the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund

2015    CADD FUNd Finalist (Juried by: Justine Ludwig, Jed Morse, and Michael Mazurek)

            Nasher Sculpture Center Microgrant Finalist (Juried by: Leigh Arnold, Frances Bagley, Annette Lawrence, John Pomara, Anna Smith,                        and Tony Tasset)

            College of Visual Art and Design Outstanding Graduate Student in Studio Art

2014    College of Visual Art and Design Project Award: Soft Space

            Graduate Assistantship Tuition Scholarship

            Thomas Norby Memorial Scholarship

2013    Toulouse Graduate School Exhibition, Third Place for Visual Arts

            UNT Academic Achievement Scholarship

2012    UNT Academic Achievement Scholarship 

            Tau Sigma Delta – Art and Design Honor Society

2011    LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Honors Thesis Research Scholarship

            Phi Kappa Phi – Top 7.5% of class at LSU

2008    Rhode Island School of Design Annual Art Award 2008

 

Teaching Experience

 

2015 – 2017     Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas

                                    ASTU 2200: Beginning Figure Drawing, ARTS 1500: Drawing I

2015 – Pres      Adjunct Professor, Eastfield College

                                    ARTS 1301: Art Appreciation

                                    ARTS 1316, 1317, 2323: Drawing Studios I, II, & III

                                    ARTS 2311, 2316: Painting Studios I & II

2013 – 2014    Teaching Fellow and Instructor of Record, University of North Texas

                                    ASTU 2200: Beginning Figure Drawing

                                    ARTS 1500, 1510: Drawing I & II

 

Professional Experience

 

2017 – Pres       Public Art Project Manager, Arts Council of Fort Worth

2013 – 2017      Visual Art Scholastic Event Juror, North Texas Regions

2016 – 2017      Administrative Director at Galleri Urbane

2015                  Co-Curator of In the Making, UNT on the Square: Denton, Texas

2013 – 2015      University of North Texas: Area Assistant for the Drawing and Painting Department

                          Private Schools Interscholastic Association Juror, North Texas Region

2012 – 2013      Crow Collection of Asian Art: Department of Education Contract Intern

                          Susan Cheal Studio Assistant: Denton, Texas

 

Lectures

2019   Guest Lecture: Professional Practices. Invited by Michael Frank Blair. School of Art, College of Fine

                   Arts, Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, Texas

2014   Guest Lecture and Collaborative Lesson Plan: Seventh and Eighth Grade Art Classes. Invited by Frank

                    Hopkins. Calhoun Middle School. Denton, Texas.

           Graduate Student Panelist: College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas. Denton, Texas.

           Guest Lecture: Advanced Drawing Studio I. Invited by Vincent Falsetta. Department of Studio Art,

                   College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas. Denton, Texas.

           Guest Lecture: Advanced Painting Studio I. Invited by Vincent Falsetta. Department of Studio Art,

                   College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas. Denton, Texas.

2013   Graduate Student Panelist: College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas. Denton, Texas.

           Guest Lecture: Drawing II. Invited by Elaine Pawlowicz. Department of Studio Art, College of Visual

                   Arts and Design, University of North Texas. Denton, Texas.

 

Publications

 

2018    Wright, Charles. Art & Life with Michelle Thomas Richardson, Voyage Dallas. July 11, 2018.            

            http://voyagedallas.com/interview/art-life-michelle-thomas-richardson/

 

2016    Courtney, James. "In Play." San Antonio Current 12 Oct. 2016: 35. Print.

 

2014   Top Five, Dec. 4, 2014, Glasstire. December 4, 2014. http://glasstire.com/2014/12/04/top-five-dec-4-2014/

 

           Smart, Lauren. Five Art Exhibitions to See This Weekend, Dallas Observer. December 3, 2014.                                                             

           http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/mixmaster/2014/12/five_art_exhibitions_to_see_this_weekend_3.php

 

2013   Blair, Michael Frank. Intersections at UNT on the Square. July 20, 2013.            

http://glasstire.com/2013/07/10/intersections-at-unt-on-the-square/