MICHèLE FENNIAK

EDUCATION :

1995-97 Master of Fine Art
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

1988-92 Bachelor of Fine Art
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

AWARDS / GRANTS:

2004 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2002 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
1997 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
Gloucester Landscape Painting Prize, Yale University
1995 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
1994 Ontario Arts Council Visual Arts Grant
1992 André Bieler Prize, Best Studio Work
Queen’s University Graduating Award

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2003 New Work, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997 Thesis Exhibition, Yale University School of Art
New Haven, Connecticut
1995 Women’s Art Association, Toronto, Ontario
1993 Tangle Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017 Seeing With Our Own Eyes, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Forum Gallery Celebrates 55 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2016-17 Contemporary Old Masters, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2016 NYAA Group Show, La Vendue, Charleston, SC
Now and Then: Drawings from the 19th Century to the Present, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2011 43rd Collectors Show & Sale, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
2010 Portrayal, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2010 A Contemporary View of Women Reading – An Exhibition in Honor of the Publication: Forbidden Fruit: A History of Women and Books in Art, Forbes Galleries, New York, NY
2009 Summer Selections, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Art of Collecting, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
The Fine Art of Drawing: Modern and Contemporary
Works on Paper, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Worth A Thousand Words, Brattleboro Museum of Art, Brattleboro, VT
2006 Collector’s Show, The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock,
AR
Deck Your Halls With Art, Forum Gallery, New York
2005 The Figurative Impulse, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Human Figure, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Quebec, Canada
2004 Displacement: Contemporary Drawings, Gescheidle
Gallery, Chicago, IL
Modern and Contemporary Portraits, Forum Gallery, Los
Angeles, CA
Contemporary Art from a Figurative Perspective, Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA
2002 A Decade of American Contemporary Figurative Drawing, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Carol Craven Gallery, West Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard,
MA
2001 Collector’s Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
2000 Drawings by Twentieth Century and Contemporary Masters, Forum Gallery, NY
Contemporary Art From a Figurative Perspective, Gallery
of Contemporary Art at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut
1999 New Visions by Nine Contemporary Women, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Gloucester Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts
Yale School Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Schaffler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
1997 Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1995 True to Form, From a Pit Collective, Toronto, Ontario
Imprints, Union Gallery, Kingston, Ontario
1994 Arts Foundation of Toronto Protégé Awards Exhibition Music Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Third Rail, Toronto, Ontario
Tangle Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Core Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1993 Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, North York, Ontario
Core Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario
Works on Paper III, Latcham Gallery, Stouffville
1992 Agnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston, Ontario
Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

TEACHING:

1997-03 Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
1998 Drawing Instructor, Fashion Institute of
Technology, New York
1994-95 Painting and Drawing Instructor, Department of
Fine Art, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Introductory Painting and Drawing

COLLECTIONS:

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL
Private Collection, Middletown, NY
Private Collection, Dallas, TX
Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT
Private Collection, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Howard A. and Judith Tullman Collection, Chicago, IL