Michelle Carla Handel

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AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2018 Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant Nominee
Artist-in-Residence, Anderson Ranch, Fall 2018
Artist-in-Residence, Vermont Studio Center, April 2018

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016
Rabbit’s Foot, Solo Exhibition, Outside Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Heart on Top of My Head, Solo Exhibition, Shoebox Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012
I Do Not Deny Them My Essence, Two-Person Exhibition, Autonomie, Los Angeles, CA
Your Mouth, Undone, Two-Person Exhibition, Garboushian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Hungry Me, Tender You, Two-Person Exhibition, RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Big Yearn (Let Down), Solo Lobby Installation, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2011
Strange Skin, Solo Exhibition, WEEKEND, Los Angeles, CA
Delicacies, Solo MFA Thesis Exhibition, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Bodies of a Different Mass, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles, LA, CA
Taking Up Space, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles, LA, CA

2017
Baker’s Dozen VI, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
The Collectivists, curated by Manual History Machines, Brand Library and Art Center,
Glendale, CA

2016
Welcome, Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Arroyo Seco Garden Classic, curated by Katie Bode, DIANA, Los Angeles, CA
Underdonk at ESXLA, Eastside International (ESXLA), Los Angeles, CA
Lawn Ornaments, Outside Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
LA N CV 2, Coachella Valley Art Center, Indio, CA
After Eden, Muzeumm, curated by Durden & Rey, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Another Thing Coming, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2013
Shape Shifters, ACME., Los Angeles, CA
Margin Release Right, West LA College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Familiar Unfamilar, Manual History Machines, Wonder Valley, CA
Cake Walk, Hudson Linc, Los Angeles, CA
Some Fine Women, VAST Space Projects, Las Vegas, NV
White Soup and Weighty Air, JAUS, Los Angeles, CA
Love For Sale, XVY Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Bouba Kiki Experience, JAUS, Los Angeles, CA
Jamais Vu, Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA

2012
Constructing Fantasy, Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA
Ground Control, 5790 Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2011
I Don’t Know Where But She Sends Me There, Royale Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Vertigo, Durden & Ray/LA Mart 12th Floor, Los Angeles, CA
Hanging Gardens, 1019 WEST/Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA
Co/Lab, Art Platform–Los Angeles, WEEKEND booth, LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA
GLAMFA, California State University Long Beach, CA
BOOM. Southern California MFA Group Exhibition, LA MART, Los Angeles, CA
CGU Graduate Group Exhibition, Claremont, CA

2010
Traces, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA
Second Year MFA Group Exhibition, East Gallery, Claremont, CA
Wood and Paper, Claremont City Hall, Claremont, CA
Leak of Contemporary Artists, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA

Exhibitions In Print

2016Classical Music for Artists, book project curated by Geoff Tuck and David Richards
2015Parkfield Review, Issue 4, curated by Geoff Tuck and David Richards
2014Frank LA, Issue No. 001, ‘No Place Like Home’, Los Angeles, CA
2014Articulate – An Exhibition in Print, Los Angeles, CA

Curatorial

2014-2018Co-Director & Curator, Eastside International (ESXLA), Los Angeles, CA
2014Packed & Jammed, Group Exhibition, Gallery at Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA
2014Ex nihilo, Group Exhibition, Eastside International (ESXLA), Los Angeles, CA
2013Tête-à-Tête, RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2012Odd Ghosts and Unlikely Dancers: Phyllis Green and Bessie Kunath, WEEKEND, Los Angeles, CA

TEACHING

2016-2017 Adjunct Professor of Art, Sculpture and 2D Design, Norco College, Norco, CA
2013 Sculpture & Photography, Summer Arts Program, Menlo School, Atherton, CA
2013 Visiting Artist Teacher, Contemporary Art and Advanced Studio Art, The Pilgrim School, Los Angeles, CA
2010-2011 Teaching Assistant to Gary Kornblau, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

TALKS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2013 Some Fine Women, Panel Discussion, VAST Space Projects, Las Vegas, NV
2013 Visiting Artist Lecturer, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
2012 Constructing Fantasy, Artist Talk, Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Bibliography

“No Place Like Home”, Anne Ellegood. Frank LA. Issue 001, December 2014.
“Object Lessons at Torrance Art Museum’s ‘Another Thing Coming’”, Christopher Knight. Los Angeles Times. September 28, 2014.
“Emergent Presence, Fresh Faces in Art: Eight LA Artists You Should Know”, Catlin Moore & Matthew Gardocki. Fabrik Magazine. Issue 18, October 2012.
“Handel/James: I Do Not Deny Them My Essence”, Grant Vetter. Autonomie. September 2012.
“Michelle Carla Handel and Eve Wood at Garboushian Gallery”, Catlin Moore. Daily Serving. September 2012.
“Your Mouth, Undone at Garboushian Gallery”, Clifford Eberly. Los Angeles I’m Yours. August 2012.
“Michelle Carla Handel and Eve Wood”, Shana Nys Dambrot. LA WEEKLY. August 2,2012.
“Josh Atlas and Michelle Carla Handel”, Eve Wood. Artillery. September/October 2012.

 
Education

MFA Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
BFA Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY