• When: October 24, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Where: PSU Shattuck Hall Annex, 1914 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97201
  • Details:

    Through the language of painting Michelle Ross uses abstraction to discover form and elucidate feeling. She operates from the premise that certain arrangements of form and color can evoke human encounters that elude language and activate latent emotional and corporeal understanding.

    Her work has been exhibited at venues throughout the United States and in Italy, including at CANADA Gallery, (New York) Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Nevada, Reno (Nevada); Shaw Gallery at Weber State University (Utah); Portland Art Museum (Oregon); The Art Gym, Marylhurst University (Oregon); Nine Gallery (Oregon); Lumber Room (Oregon); New Mexico State University (New Mexico); Barrett House Galleries (New York); and Rome International University (Italy). Her work has appeared in New American Paintings, a published exhibition in print curated by Jennifer Blessing at the Guggenheim (New York); by Lowery Sims at the Museum of Arts and Design (New York); and by Jessica Morgan at the Tate (UK).

    Ross has received numerous awards, residencies and fellowships, including a Hallie Ford Fellowship (Oregon), a MacDowell Fellowship (New Hampshire), a Portland Art Museum Contemporary Northwest Art Award (Oregon) and was named a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome (Italy). She was short-listed for the Seattle Art Museum’s Betty Bowen Award (WA), and has received an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship (OR). She is the head of the Drawing and Painting Department at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland. Ross is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery, in Portland, Oregon. She received her MFA from Washington State University, in Pullman.

    This event is FREE and open to the public.