Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Michelle Oosterbaan has exhibited internationally and is in numerous public and private collection.

 

Highlights of her national exhibition history includes shows at The Drawing Center, The Delaware Art Museum, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and Museum (PAFA), The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO and the Weatherspoon Art Museum. She has also exhibited in Amsterdam and Croatia.

 

Oosterbaan has held residential fellowships at Cite des Arts International, Paris, The MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, Yaddo (as a John T. and Catherine E. MacArthur Fellow), New York and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts among others. Additionally her international residential fellowships have included travels inspired by the natural designs and grandeur of light, space, and engineering in Iceland, Amsterdam, and Berlin, Germany.

 

She received her M.F.A. from Indiana University (Bloomington), 1992 and B.F.A. from Washington University (St. Louis), 1990, as a Distinguished Fred Conway Scholar. She traveled to Florence, Italy to study painting in the summer of 1989 at S.A.C.I., The Cleveland Art Institute and continued exploring Florence, Venice, and Rome, Italy as post-graduate of Indiana University, after working as a printmaker’s assistant in a woodblock printing studio from 1991 – 1992.

 

Recent collaborations include public art projects with The Mural Arts Program, The City of Philadelphia, and research grants with Moore College of Art and Design and Visual Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

She currently teaches at The University of the Arts, Drexel University, and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Museum (PAFA) in Philadelphia, PA. Since holding a textile apprenticeship at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in 1996, she has called Philadelphia home. She teaches classes in Color Theory, Drawing: Objects and Space & Drawing: Natural Forms and the Human Figure, Drawing: Ideation, and Introduction to Drawing & Drawing with Color Pencil.

 

In Fall 2016, Oosterbaan has participated in exhibitions at The Cerulean Arts Gallery, The Kimmel Center, Kutztown University, and the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA.

 

 

 

GRANTS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

  • 2017 The University of the Arts, Faculty Development Grant, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2016-2017 Independence Foundation Grant, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2016 Virginia Creative Center for the Arts, residency, Amherst, VA
  • 2016 Watercolor Painting Award, The Condition of Place, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, Odili Donald Odita, juror
  • 2015  Hotel Pupik, residency fellowship, Schrattenberg, Austria
  • 2015 The Mural Arts Program The City of Philadelphia, Kalpavriksha: (Tree of Life), Germantown, PA
  • 2015 The University of Pennsylvania, Visual Studies Department, research grant, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2015 Moore College of Art and Design, research grant, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2014 Center for Emerging Artists Grant, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2011 City of Philadelphia, Public Art Commission Finalist, Pleasant Playground, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2010 DCR Gueststudios, residency, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2009 The Burtentee Grant, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2009 M4 Gastatelier, residency, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2009 The Gil Society, residency, Akuyeri, Iceland
  • 2009 Virginia Creative Center for the Arts, Residency, Amherst, VA
  • 2008 Cite des Arts International, residency, Paris, France
  • 2007 Great Rivers Biennial Grant, The Gateway Foundation & The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
  • 2006 Virginia Creative Center for the Arts, residency, Amherst, VA
  • 2005 Yaddo Fellowship, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow and travel grant, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 2004 The MacDowell Colony Fellowship, residency, Peterborough, NH
  • 2004 PEW Finalist in Painting
  • 2004 Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Grant, Painting
  • 2004 Leeway Foundation of Philadelphia Window of Opportunity Grant
  • 2003 Yaddo Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 2003 S.O.S. Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Grant, Works on Paper
  • 2002 The Leeway Foundation of Philadelphia, Window Of Opportunity Grant
  • 2001 Leonard Belber Best of Show, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
  • 2000 The Leeway Foundation of Philadelphia, Window Of Opportunity Grant
  • 1993 T. Miller and Sons Purchase Award, 6th Annual Works on Paper, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
  • 1993 Contemporary Artists Center, Fellowship, North Adams, MA
  • 1991 Vermont Studio Center, residency and artist grant, Johnston, VT

selected solo exhibitions

  • 2013 Margins at Midnight, Artspace Liberti, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2010 Pulse: Out to Move: A Mixing Light Workshop, Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia Center for Art and Technology, Philadelphia, PA   (Permanent Installation)
  • 2009 Stroomin, Burteentree, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2009 “” M4 G Gastatelier, residency, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2008 Living Room, Great Rivers Biennial, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
  • 2006 Look out, doopler, doppler, so hum, little gem, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2003 The Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2002 Fleisher Challenge Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1991 Walls Running at Ground Level, Nexus, Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA

Two Person Exhibitions

  • 2016 RUSTLE, Michelle Oosterbaan & Anda Dubinskis, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA, October
  • 2012 Fantasme, Saira McLaren / Michelle Oosterbaan, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA, March
  • 2010 Semblance, Michelle Oosterbaan and Whitney Robbins, The Friends Academy, Glen Cove, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 SoFA, The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2016 Philadelphia Painters, Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
  • 2016 The Condition of Place, 75th Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, Odili Donald Odita, juror
  • 2015 Drawing First + Last, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2013 18th International Exhibition of Original Drawing, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeke, Croatia
  • 2012 Art on Paper 2012, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
  • 2012 Falling Through Space Drawn by the Line, University at Buffalo Art Galleries, Buffalo, NY
  • 2012 The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Museum Faculty Show, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2010 Nexus Alumni Invitational, Nexus for Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2009 The Colored Pencil, Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL
  • 2007 Levity: Selections Spring, The Drawing Center, NY
  • 2007 Drawnwork: Facets of Myth and Memory, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • 2007 This Place is Ours! Recent Acquisitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007 Series, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007 On the Walls, Main line Art Center, Haverford, PA
  • 2006 Biennial Works on Paper, Cornelia Butler, Chief Curator of Drawings, MOMA, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
  • 2005 Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2002 4 Drawing Artists, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2002 Obsessive Vision, Nexus, Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2001 Abington Art Center Annual Juried Show, Abington Arts Center, Jenkintown, PA
  • 2001 7th Biennial Works on Paper Show, Abington Arts Center, Jenkintown, PA
  • 2001 Blunt, The Butcher’s Shop, Chicago, IL
  • 2001 Future Imperfect: Sharidan Art Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
  • 2001 Non-Matriculated Residencies, Tyler Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2000 Delaware Biennial 2000, The Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
  • 2000 Room Site #3: Project Room, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2000 13th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
  • 2000 The Banquet”, The Borowsky Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2000 Red Light, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Public Lectures / Visiting Artist

  • 2016 Hand-in-Hand Youth Advocates, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2012 Department of Visual Studies, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • 2012 Rutgers University-Camden, Camden, NJ
  • 2011 The Friends Academy, workshop, Glen Cove, New York
  • 2009 Rietveld Academy, public lecture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2009 Bowdoin College, lecture and studio visits, New Brunswick, ME
  • 2008 Washington University, Great Rivers Biennial, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO
  • 2008 Indiana University, lecture and studio visits, Bloomington, IN
  • 2005 Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, lecture, Lancaster, PA
  • 2004 The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2004 Southern Illinois University, lecture and workshop, Edwardsville, IL
  • 2003 University of Pennsylvania, lecture, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2003 Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, public lecture, Lancaster, PA
  • 1995 Washington University, lecture, St. Louis, MO

Selected Academic Appointments

  • 2016 – present The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Senior Lecturer
  • Drawing:Object and Space, Drawing: Natural Forms and the Human Figure 
  • 2016 – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Continuing Education, Philadelphia, PA,
  • Passion for Palette Workshop & Color Pencil 10 week workshop Fall 2016
  • 2015 – present Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Adjunct Instructor
  • Introduction to Drawing, Color Theory
  • 2014 – 2015 Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, Visiting Assistant Professor in Painting and Drawing
  • Painting I, Drawing I
  • 2013 Bucknell University, Department of Art and Art History, Lewisburg, PA,  Painting and Drawing Sabbatical Replacement
  • Drawing I, Painting I, II & III
  • 2012 – 2013 Drew University, Art Department, Madison, NJ, Adjunct
    Two Dimensional Design
  • 2012 Moravian College, Art Department, Bethlehem, PA, Adjunct
    Painting 1, Visual Foundations
  • 2012 The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Continuing Education, Philadelphia, PA
    Passion for Palette, Critic
  • 1999 – 2012 Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Adjunct Instructor
    Color, Design I, Drawing , Figure Drawing
  • 2006 – 2008 Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Visiting Assistant Professor
    Drawing I & II, Two Dimensional Design, Conceptual Drawing, The Narrative
  • 2003 – 2006 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Adjunct Instructor
    Drawing I for all undergraduates
  • 2002 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Adjunct Instructor Design 
  • 2001 Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
    Studio Art

 

Viewing Programs

  • The Drawing Center, New York, NY
  • Pierogi 2000, Williamsburg, NY

Selected Bibliography

 

  • Edith Newhall, “Philly gallery scene for fall: Huge riches in small spaces,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 09/14/2016
  • Brian Thomas, “Meet the DNC Host Committee’s “Donkeys Around Town”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 06/23/2016
  • Von Bettina Oberrainer,“Hotel Pupik 15: Kleine Zeitung, Steiermark, Murtal, Schrattenberg, Austria, 08/2015
  • Jaime Alvarez, Art Blog, “Artists I’ve Shot” 06/19/2014
  • Edith Newhall, “Past Perfect”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 06/13/2011
  • Bjorn Hegardt, Fukt, A Magazine for Contemporary Drawing, Issue 7, Berlin, Germany, 2009
  • David Bonetti, “At the Top of Their Craft, “ St. Louis Dispatch, 02/03/2008
  • Malcolm Gay, “Two Year Itch, River Front Times, St. Louis, MO, 01 /2008
  • Fred Adelson, “Michelle Oosterbaan, In Short”, Art on Paper, 01 – 02 /2007
  • The New Yorker, The Drawing Center, “Levity”, 04/4/2007
  • Contemporary Museum of Art, “Michelle Oosterbaan-Great Rivers Biennial”, St. Louis MO, Web Video, 09/2007
  • Stephanie Buhmann, “Victoria Neel”, The Brooklyn Rail, 05/2007
  • Edith Newhall, “Shifting Scales”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/13/2007
  • “Outsider’s View”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 04/2006
  • New American Paintings, “Mid Atlantic, Vol.57”, Jonathan Binstock, Juror, 2005
  • Tom Csazar, “Michelle Oosterbaan”, Art Papers Magazine, 5-6/04
  • Edward J. Sozanski, “Painting in the Round”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/16/2004
  • Mary Anne Janco, “Artwork on the Wall,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Main Line, 03/23/2003
  • Edward J. Sozanski, “Where Music and Painting Intersect, ” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 05/11/2001
  • Roberta Fallon, “Perfect Strangers,” The Philadelphia Weekly, 02/28/2001
  • Roberta Fallon, “Sticky Business,” The Philadelphia Weekly, 09/13/2000
  • Robin Rice, “Feast Your Eyes, ” The Philadelphia City Paper, 2/10/2000
  • Ellen Rosenholtz, “Look Who’s Coming to Dinner,” The Philadelphia Weekly, 01/21/2000
  • Edward J. Sozanski, “Food for Thought,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 01/28/2000
  • Robin Rice, “Members Only,” Philadelphia City Paper, 12/16/1999

Catalogue Essays

  • 18th International Exhibition of Original Drawing, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeke, Croatia, 2013
  • Art on Paper 2012 Catalog, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, 2012
  • Bjorn Hegardt, Fukt, A Magazine for Contemporary Drawing, Issue 7, Berlin, Germany, 2009
  • Drawing Papers #67 Catalog, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, 2007
  • Drawnwork, Portland State University, Portland, OR, Richard Torchia, 2006
  • Richard Torchia, I Want Space Without Pictures, Catalog Essay, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA, 2004

Public Collections

  • The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mitchell Brownstein, Rosen and Rosen, PC, Philadelphia, PA
  • Steak and Shake Corporation, Indianapolis, IN
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Private Collections

education

  • MFA Painting, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1992
  • Post Graduate Scholarship, Indiana University, Florence, Italy, 1992

 

  • BFA Painting and Printmaking, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, 1990
  • Fred Conway Scholarship
  • Studio Arts Center International (SACI), Florence, Italy,1988

 

  • The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Introduction to Welding, 1997

 

  • The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Apprentice, Philadelphia, PA, 1996
  • George Mason University, Washington, D. C., Lithography /Printmaking, 1985
  • The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D. C., Figure Drawing, 1984
  • The Maryland Institute of Art, Silver Spring, Maryland, Figure Drawing, 1983
  • Walt Whitman High School, Studied with Walter Bartman, Summer Landscape Painting, 1982 – 1985