Michael Held
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Encaustic / Mixed Media
Michael L Held
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Email : MikeLHeld@gmail.com
Web: MLHeld.com
Telephone: 1-262-305-6453


Education

2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing/Mixed Media
University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, Whitewater, WI

Solo Exhibitions

2009 'Surface of Conversation' – Solo Exhibition
Works of Wax & Paper By Michael Held
Bindley Collection Gallery, Middleton, WI


Group Exhibitions

2009 What Matters Most – Group Exhibition
John Michael Kholer Arts Center

Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Crossman Gallery
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Juror: David Clemons: Professor, Little Rock, AK

Best of the Best Exhibition, Fiskum Gallery
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater


2008 Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Crossman Gallery
University of Wisconsin- Whitewater
Juror: Dara Larson: Professor, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

Scholarship Recognition Exhibition, Crossman Gallery
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

National Conference for Undergraduate Research, University Gallery of Fulton Hall
Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

2007 Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Crossman Gallery
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Juror: Benjamin Rinehart: Professor, Lawrence University

2006 Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Crossman Gallery
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Juror: Frances Myers: Professor, University of Wisconsin- Madison

Annual Sculpture Student Exhibition, Young Auditorium Gallery
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

2005 Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Crossman Gallery
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Juror: Andy Polk: Professor, University of Arizona

Representation

2009 The Bindley Collection Gallery Middleton, WI

Publications

2009 Royal Purple
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Senior Exhibition p.6

2008 Details: Graphic Design Magazine
UWW Student Design Association
Photograph of “Hamlet” p.19 vol. 1

Grants/Scholarships/Honors

2009 Merit of Metals – Theresa Farris
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

Whitewater Arts Alliance Merit Award
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

2008 Fishman and Flanagan Book Art Scholarship
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

“Exploration of Encaustic Transfers in Mixed Media”
Undergraduate Research Grant, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

2004-08 Dean's List Honors (5 Semesters),
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

2006 Honorable Mention, Annual Juried Student Exhibition
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

2005 Honorable Mention, Milwaukee Art Museum
Scholastic Gold Key Award, Milwaukee, WI

Organizations

2006-09 Student Art Association, Member
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Travel

2004 Toured Italy for three weeks in the summer of 2004.
Visited nationally known museums.
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