Michelle Newman

Michelle Newman

Profile | Statement | Biography


Michelle Newman • News Links

 

2014

"2nd Place Winner, Muskegon Museum of Art 86th Regional Exhibition", LG News Link


Michelle Newman • Profile

 

Michelle Newman

Michelle Newman breaks away from standard technique and subject matter, thriving on discovery and spontaneity. Working intuitively within a predetermined color palette, her paintings emerge in the process of layering and removing paint. She manipulates surfaces by sanding, scratching, rubbing and drawing. Always mindful of design and composition, Newman’s paintings are rich in subtle textures; her use of color is minimal but vibrant. Roughly painted fields explore scale, depth and balance. She experiments with harmonious and contrasting colors, pairing bright, bold hues with dark muted tones in an expertly limited palette.

Michelle Newman completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design at University of Michigan.  Her artwork is part of several private collections in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.


Michelle Newman • Statement

The natural world is my muse. All that I see and hear, all that I touch; all of my deepest emotions fuel my passion to create organic, abstract works of art. I approach composition in a very direct, simple and intuitive manner; I am a minimalist at heart, striving to capture that which is essential and honest.


Michelle Newman • Biography

EDUCATION

1987    
BFA, University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
"Freshly Considered", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

2016
"sELECTED Works", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

"Toast", LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI

"Everyone in the Pool", LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI

"Collective Alchemy", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

2015
"Let's Get Started", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

"Toast", LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI

"Everyone in The Pool", LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI

"Lookie Here", LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

2014
“Annual Fall Celebration”, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

“Modern Twist”, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI

“Unusual Suspects”, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI

“Hop Skip & a Jump”, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI

2013  
“NEW WORK”, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI

2011
   
“Art in the Octagon”, Muskegon Yacht Club, Muskegon, MI

2010
  
“ArtWalk”, Grand Haven, MI

Holland Hospital, Zeeland, MI

Dreese Fine Art Gallery, Spring Lake, MI

2009
  
“Alumni Exhibition” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2008
  
The Loft Art Studio, Muskegon, MI

Gallery 150, Pentwater, MI

Muskegon Museum of Art Postcard Salon, Muskegon, MI

2007
  
Muskegon Museum of Art Postcard Salon, Muskegon, MI

EXPERIENCE

2002- Present          
Owner, Newman Studio Graphic Design, Muskegon, MI

1998-2002   
Partner, Wierenga Krievins Marketing + Design, Grand Haven, MI