Michelle Carla Handel

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AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2020 Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grantee
2018 Fall Artist-in-Residence, Anderson Ranch
2018 Artist-in-Residence, April, Vermont Studio Center, Fellowship

EDUCATION

2011 MFA Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
1994 BFA Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

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

2020
Spring Break Art Show, Row DTLA, Los Angeles, CA
WE ARE HERE / HERE WE ARE, organized by Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

2019
These Creatures, The Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2018
Bodies of a Different Mass, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles, CA
Skulpturengarten, The REEF, Los Angeles, CA
Taking Up Space, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles, 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
Kristin Frost, Michelle Carla Handel & Megan Lindeman, Norco College Art Gallery, Norco, 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

2010
Traces, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA
Leak of Contemporary Artists, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA

Selected Bibliography

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

Talks and Panels

2019Artist Talk for These Creatures, Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
2018Artist Talk, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO
2016Artist Talk, Norco College Art Gallery, Norco, CA
2013Some Fine Women, Panel Discussion, VAST Space Projects, Las Vegas, NV
2013Visiting Artist Lecturer, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA

Curatorial

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

Teaching

2016-17Adjunct Professor of Art, Sculpture and 2D Design, Norco College, Norco, CA
2013Visiting Artist Teacher, Sculpture, Summer Arts Program, Menlo School, Atherton, CA
2013Visiting Artist Teacher, Advanced Studio Art, The Pilgrim School, Los Angeles, CA
2010-11Teaching Assistant to Gary Kornblau, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA