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Margaret Michel

Solo Exhibitions

2016    "L'Intelligence des Fleurs", Villa Suzy Solidor, Haut de Cagnes, FRANCE
2016    "Collage", Librairie Nicoise, Nice, FRANCE
2015    “Monotypes, Margaret Michel", Transartcafe, Antibes, FRANCE
2013    “Monotypes, Margaret Michel", Transartcafe, Antibes, FRANCE
2011    “Looking for Signs of Life", Installation au jardin de MAMAC, Nice, FRANCE
2011    “Reliques”, Chapelle de la Misericorde, Vallauris, (France)
2011    “Transitions”, Beim Engel, LUXEMBOURG

2010    "Genesis", water installation, La Lavoir, Mougins, FRANCE
2009    "Pros and Cons", Espace Giletta, Nice, FRANCE
2008    "Caught in a Moment", Rollo Contemporary Art, London, ENGLAND
2008    “Cinetique”, Galerie Sintitulo, Mougins, FRANCE
2008    “Transmigrations”, Chapelle de la Misericorde, Vallauris, FRANCE
2007    "Kinetic Boxes", Mediateque de Valbonne, Groupe QUARTZ et Alain Pruvost, Valbonne, FRANCE
2006    “Margaret Michel”, Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporaine, Nice, FRANCE

2005    “Substrat”, Salle St. Esprit, Valbonne, FRANCE
2005    “The X-ray Files and Soundings”, Art 7, Nice, FRANCE
2005    “Intrinsic Values”, International Academy of Art, Vallauris, FRANCE
2004    “Silent shadows and absurd messages”, Blu Gallery, Santa Clara, CA, USA
2003    “Equations Differentielle”, Art 7, Promenade des Anglais, Nice, FRANCE
2003    “Vision from the Inside”, Sophia Foundation, Sophia Antipolis, FRANCE
2001    “Momentum”, Galerie Art 7, Promenade des Anglais, Nice, FRANCE
2001    “Exhibition” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
2000    “Sphere of Sensitivity”, Galerie Art 7, Promenade des Anglais, Nice FRANCE
1999    “Out of Time”, Galerie Art 7, Promenade des Anglais, Nice, FRANCE
1998    “Margaret Michel”,  Galerie Art 7, Promenade des Anglais, Nice, FRANCE
1997    “Evocation of a Dream”, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA, USA 
1996    “Margaret Michel, Recent Works”, D. P. Fong Gallery, San Jose, CA, USA
1996    “From Drawing to Object, Margaret Michel”, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA, USA
1996    “Offspring of Delirium”, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada,     Reno ,NV ,USA
1995    “Nature as Architect”, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, USA
1994    “Margaret Michel”, University of the Pacific Gallery, Stockton, CA, USA
1992    “Michel, Six Statements”, Katia Lacoste Fine Arts Gallery, San Jose, CA. USA

Selected Exhibitions

2017    "La Bienalle de Montreux", www.biennalemontreux.ch, SWITZERLAND, 12/8/17 - 22/9/17
2016    "Art Castel", exposition de Sculptures Monumentales Cinetique, Castelaras, FRANCE
2016    "Ateliers des Artistes Contemporaines de la Cote d'Azur", Centre d'Art Contemporaine, Carros, FRANCE
2015    "Pro 185", 25 Ans de StArt, Grasse, FRANCE

2014    "BAAM", Atelier 49, Vallauris, FRANCE
2013   “Sculptrices”, Villa Datris, Isle sur Sorgue, FRANCE

2012   “Le Partage des Mondes”, Editions TIPAZA,  FRANCE

2012   "Archetypes”, Salle St. Esprit, Valbonne FRANCE     

2010    "Contes d'Artistes", Musee Magnelli, Vallauris, FRANCE
2010    “Kinetica”, P3, Kinetica Art Museum,London, ENGLAND
2009    "La Vie des Formes", Chalon sur Saone, FRANCE
2009    "Festival du Peu", Bonson, FRANCE
2009    "International Shoebox Show", Hawaii, USA
2007    “Supervues”, Vaison la Romaine, FRANCE
2007    “La Bete et L’Homme”, Parc de la Villette, Paris FRANCE
2006    “Installations”, Parc Phoenix, Association Art@baz Nice FRANCE
2005    “Sculptural Information”, Exploratorium, San Francisco,  USA
2004    “Annual Exhibition” San Diego Art Institute. Juror Peter Gordon, USA
2004    “Found Object, Assemblage”, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach CA, Juror George Herms, USA
2002    “Nouvelles acquisitions”, MAMAC, Nice, FRANCE
2002    “Sculpture sous le Soleil d’Antibes”, Direction des Affaires Culturelles d’Antibes, outdoor monumental sculpture, Antibes, FRANCE
1997    “Toys in Contemporary Art”, second prize, D. P. Fong Fine Arts Gallery juried by Phil Linares, Curator of Oakland Museum of Art, USA
1997    “Kinetic Art”, prize Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.USA
1995    “Works on Paper”, Koret Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, juried by Kenneth Baker, Art Critic, SF Chronicle, USA
1995    ”About Drawing”, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA, juried by Peter Selz, Art Critic, USA
1995    “The North American Sculpture Exhibition”, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, juried by Peter Shelton.USA

1994    “Sculpture Fellowship Finalists”, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA.USA
1994    “An Impromptu Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit”, Oakland Museum, CA, juried by Phil Linares, USA

1994    “Overview”, San Francisco Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA     Invitational.USA
1993    “Celebrating Women’s Resilience”,, The Spring Foundation, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, Invitational.USA
1992    “Hope and Harmony”, Falkirk Cultural Center, St. Raphael, CA.USA, Art of California Magazine Discovery Awards, second place, Napa CA.USA
1991    “California Works Premium List”, prize Award of Merit, California State, CA.USA
1990    “Lost Wax Bronze Casting”, Rosicrucian Egyption Museum Art Gallery, San Jose, CA.USA
1988    “Works on Paper” Koret Gallery , Palo Alto, California, USA, juried by Jay de Feo,  beat artist, USA

Honors and Awards

2009    Stipend, La Ville de Chalon sur Saone, FRANCE
2008    Stipend “Tresorerie Generale des Alpes Maritimes”, Vallauris, FRANCE
2007    Stipend “La Vie des Formes”, Chalon sur Saone, FRANCE
2006    Cash Award, Artobaz, Biot, FRANCE
2005    Honorarium from the Exploratorium Science Museum, San Francisco, CA,  USA
2002    Purchase Award, Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporaine, Nice, FRANCE
1997    Cash Award, D.P. Fong Gallery San Jose, CA, USA
1996    SECA Award Finalist, San Francisco, CA, USA
1995    Cash Award, “Works on Paper”, Koret Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Formation in the Studio Arts and Residences

2015    Residence at VCCA, Virgina Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA USA
2010    Residence at New Pacific Studios,1 month, Masterton, NEW ZEALAND
2007    Residence a La Vie des Formes, Chalon sur Soane, atelier de Marc Di Suvero, 3 months, FRANCE

2001    Residence at the Kala Institute, Oakland CA one month, USA
1988    Assistant to James Turrell, Skystone Foundation, The Roden-Crater Project, Flagstaff AZ, USA
1987    Assistant to David Middlebrook, on a public art project at University of Iowa,Des Moines, Iowa, USA
1985-   Apprentice in bronze casting with Allen Osborne at Fine Arts in Metal Bronze Foundry, San
1988    Jose, CA, USA

1981-    Studies in Drawing and Sculpture at the American Center, Paris FRANCE with
1983     Gregory Masurovsky and Cyril Heck


1979-83    Master of Arts from the Ecole du Louvre, Paris FRANCE
1976         Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History, George Mason University, VA, USA