Bio

Michelle Lisa Herman graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008 and currently lives and works in Washington, D.C. As an interdisciplinary artist, her work spans a variety of media from abstract painting to interactive installation, often exploring ideas of communication and a desire for connection in the digital age.

A four-time DCCAH Artist Fellowship Grant recipient, Michelle has shown nationally in both group and solo exhibitions at locations such as the Hillyer Art Space, Load of Fun Art Gallery, the Washington Project for the Arts, the Corcoran, The Smithsonian Institution, and The Kennedy Center.

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Exhibitions

2017

2016

  • Michelle Lisa Herman: I Just Want to Know You’re There (solo) | Hillyer Art Space | Washington, DC
  • Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts Exhibition | DC Commission on Arts and Humanities | Washington, DC

2015

2014

  • (inter)Related | DC Arts Center | Washington, DC

2013

  • External Memory | DC Arts Center | Washington, DC

2012

2011

2010

  • Synergy: 2011 Artist Fellowship Recipients | Corcoran Gallery of Art | Washington, DC
  • Revealing Culture | Smithsonian Institution International Gallery | Washington, DC | June 8–September, 2010

2009

  • The Video Show: International Juried Video Exhibition | RVCC | Branchburg, NJ | February 13–March 13, 2009
  • Green Light | Smithsonian Institution | S. Dillon Ripley Center | Washington, DC | September 17, 2008–January 4, 2009

2008

  • Eureka! | Load of Fun Art Gallery | Baltimore, MD | February 15–February 28, 2008

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 Artist Fellow Fellowship Award | DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities | 2016
  • 2016 Artist Fellow Fellowship Award | DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities | 2015
  • 2014 Artist Fellow Fellowship Award | DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities | 2013
  • 2011 Young Artist Program Grant | DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities | 2010
  • 2011 Artist Fellowship Award | DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities | 2010
  • Finalist, 25th DC Mayor’s Art Awards | DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities | 2010
  • Award of Excellence | VSA and Volkswagen’s “Green Light” exhibition | 2008

Panel Participation and Artist Lectures

  • Artist Talk | Washington Project for the Arts | Washington, DC | December 12, 2015
  • Guest Artist speaker at DASER | National Academy of Sciences | Washington, DC | May 24, 2012
  • Visiting Artist Lecture and Guest Studio Critiques | Brigham Young University | Provo, UT | 2009
  • Artist Panel Discussion at the The Video Show: International Juried Video Exhibition | RVCC | Branchburg, NJ | 2009

Permanent Collections

  • District of Columbia Government | Washington, D.C.
  • The New Museum, Rhizome Artbase | UnFamilia
  • The Grand Hotel Cocumella; Sorrento, Italy.

Education

  • B.F.A. General Fine Art and Art History | Magna Cum Laude | Maryland Institute College of Art | 2008

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