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Michelle Oosterbaan is a Philadelphia based artist.  She has completed residence at the Cite des Arts International in Paris, M4 Studio in Amsterdam, DCR Gueststudios in Den Hague, and The Gil Society in Iceland; Other notable fellowships are  The Macdowell Colony and Yaddo, where she received the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship.  Oosterbaan’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues that include The Drawing Center, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeke, Croatia, The Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Museum, Gallery Joe, and the Project Room. She collaborated with  The City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program and has received grants from the The CFEVA Fellowship Program, The Great Rivers Biennial and the Leeway Foundation among others.  Her work investigates the psychology  and science of color, time, and space in drawings, paintings, and installations. Her drawings are in the  Pierogie 2000 Flat Files and The Drawing Center. She received her B.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, as a distinguished Fred Conway Scholar and her M.F.A. from Indiana University. Currently, Oosterbaan teaches Painting and Drawing at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

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PHILADELPHIA PAINTERS, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, October 20-November 20, 2016, Reception Thursday, Oct. 20, 5:00-7:00 p.m.


Curated by

Mark Mahosky


Dept. of Art and Art History

Kutztown University


Charles Burwell

Arden Bendler Browning

Sarah Gamble

Becky Suss

Quentin Morris

Neysa Grassi

Justin Webb

Meghan Cox

Bruce Pollock

Michelle Oosterbaan

Isaac Tin Wei Lin

Celia Reisman

Barry Goldberg


John Moore

Sarah McEneaney

Jane Irish

Stuart Shils

Joan Wadleigh Curran


Philadelphia Painters

Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery

Kutztown University

115 Sharadin Arts Building

Kutztown, PA 19530

Oct. 20-Nov. 20, 2016,

Reception Thursday, Oct. 20, 5-7 p.m.

(610) 683-4540

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RUSTLE Michelle Oosterbaan & Anda Dubinskis, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA; October 5 – 29, 2016. Opening Reception: Friday October 7, 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Artist’s Talk: Sunday, October 16, 2016 2:00 PM



Oosterbaan’s process-oriented paintings map kinetic passage and investigate Icelandic landscape’s theatre of space. As meditations on cinematic light, her work engages with the ephemeral space of twilight; those seconds which exist in the liminal spaces between the sky and the earth.


The drawings of Anda Dubinskis are similar in their generation as they start with a single decorative element and evolve into a complicated response to the initial source. Both fuse space, light and air to create something elusive – a rustle, a breathe, the suggestion of something passing.



Cerulean Arts

Gallery Studio

1355 Ridge Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19123


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Awarded Independence Foundation Grant, Philadelphia, PA, July 2016 – July 2017

Drawing First + Last: Drawing as Primary Practice Exhibition at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Closing September 17th, 2015