Artist Statement 2014 Contact: michelelauriat@gmail.com
 
  Phil's Hill Statement Education
       
  Resume 2011 MFA, Studio Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
    2002 BFA, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, in affiliation with Tufts University, Boston, MA.
 
    Solo Exhibitions
       
    2015 beyond|return, Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery, Lawrence, MA
      no hill, Seen Gallery, Pawtucket, RI
    2014 Temporary Landscape, Harbor Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Boston
    2013 beyond|return, The Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery, Middlesex School, Concord, MA
Spot Pond, Branch Gallery, North Adams, MA 
Phil’s Hill and other stories, Goddard College Art Gallery, Montpelier, VT
    2011 Amherst to Wakefield, SM&KK Studios, Chicago, IL
Phil’s Hill, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    2009 wild yonder, Student Union Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
       
    Two and Three Person Exhibitions
       
    2015 return|beyond, with Serhat Tanyolacar, Levitt Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City
    2013 Landscape, with Sand T Kalloch, McGladrey Gallery, Charlestown, MA
    2010 Midway, with Michelle Dickson and Hannah Richards, Student Union Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
       
    Group Exhibitions
       
    2015 Land Ho! Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA. Curated by Mary Tinti
      Fitted to the Latch, Artist-in-Residence Showcase, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
      University of Iowa Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa
      ebla domo / possible house, pop up, Iowa City, IA. Curated by Amanda Lechner
    2014 Proof of Purchase, Samsøn, Boston, MA
Landscape and Memory, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, MA
    2013 Hallow’s Eve, The Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA
    2012 META, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA. Juried by Camilo Alvarez.
Annual Faculty Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
    2011 When your leg spends a night in the water, University Gallery, Illinois State
University, Normal, IL
Dirty Hands, Soft-Spot.net, online gallery
    2010 Running the Rivers Backward, GCC South Gallery, Greenfield, MA
Home Grown, Herter Art Gallery, Amherst, MA
Boston Young Contemporaries, Gallery 808, Boston University, Boston, MA. Juried by João Ribas, Katherine Bradford, and Jessica Dickson.>
    2009 Shameless Self Promotion, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Shaping, Herter Art Gallery, Amherst, MA
    2008 UMass/RISD exchange show, Benson Hall Gallery, Providence, RI
Radius, Group show, Herter Gallery, Amherst, MA
New Grad Show, Lee Edwards Gallery, Amherst, MA
    2004 and 2005 Faculty Exhibition, DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA
    2002 Frances N. Roddy Competition, juried by Howard Yezerski, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
    2000 Red, Gallery 214, Montclair, NJ
Compelling Collected, juried by Magdalena Compos-Pons, Tufts University Gallery, Medford, MA
Revelation for Revolution, Revolving Museum, Boston, MA
       
    Post Secondary Teaching
       
    2014-2015

Visiting Assistant Professor and Grant Wood Fellow in Painting and Drawing, University of Iowa, Iowa City. Courses taught: Painting 1 and Concepts in Drawing.

    2013-2015 Adjunct Faculty, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA. Courses taught: Basic Painting, Basic Drawing, 2D Design, and Foundations of Art (non- studio).
    2012-2013 Adjunct Faculty, Painting and Illustration, New Hampshire Institute of Art,     Manchester, NH. Courses taught: Traditional Media and Watercolor.
    2010-2011 Teaching Associate, Painting II, Watercolor with Richard Yarde, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
    2008-2010 Teaching Associate, Instructor of Record, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Courses taught: 2D Design, Foundations Drawing, and Drawing for non-majors.
       
    Visiting Artist
       
    2015 Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA
      Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
      Loras College, Dubuque, IA
    2013 Raw Art Works, Lynn, MA
      Middlesex School, Concord, MA
    2012 Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
       
    Other Teaching
       
    2013-2014 Art Instructor, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, MA
    2012 Art Instructor, Art Span, Munroe Center for the Arts, Lexington, MA
    2007-2010 Instructor, Cushman Scott Children’s Center, Amherst, MA
    2003-2008 Faculty, DeCordova Museum School of Art, Lincoln, MA
    2003-2006 Faculty, Young Artist Program, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
    2002-2003 Art Instructor, Program for After-school Learning, Melrose, MA
    2003 Facilitator of play and experimentation in an exhibit titled Invention at Play. Museum of Science, Boston, MA  
     
    Residencies
     
    2015 Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
    2012 Zion National Park
      Walnut Canyon and Wupatki Point National Monuments
      Grand Canyon National Park
    2002 Hall Farm Center for Arts and Education, Townshend, VT
     
    Awards
     
    2014-2015 Grant Wood Fellowship in Painting and Drawing, University of Iowa, Iowa City.
    2011 Blanche E. Colman Award nominee.
Dedalus Foundation Fellowship nominee.
    2009 What is Life Worth?: Feinberg Family Award recipient.
    2002 New Art 2002: Honorable Mention, MPG, Boston, MA
    2000 Boit: Award Recipient, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
       
    Gallery Management
       
    2012 Gallery Manager, SM&KK Studios, Chicago, IL
     
    Library Associate
       
    2004-2006 William Morris Hunt Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
       
    Fundraising  
       
    2013 Fundraising Intern, List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA
    2011 Making Some Drawings, Kickstarter campaign
    2011 UMass Arts Council Grant Recipient
       
    Collections  
       
    Public Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
Grant Wood Art Colony, Iowa City, IA
       
    Private James and Ronnie Kearney
Stacy Dow
Denise and Graham Marks
Richard and Barbara Caturano
Linda Litchman and Jon Romig
Kelly DeMartini
Scott Monaghan and Emily Andersson
Tanya Priyadeshini and Mahesh Krishnamoorthy
Krishna Dayanidhi
Pamela Gerardi
Betty Vandenbosch
Martha Grover
       
    Corporate Nutter, McClennen, & Fish, Boston, MA
McGladrey Associates, Boston, MA
Intralinks, Waltham, MA
Loomis Sayles & Company, Boston, MA
Ritz Residence, Boston, MA