About Michelle Lisa Herman Multidisciplinary Visual Artist

Information about multidisciplinary artist Michelle Lisa Herman including Herman’s bio, and CV

Solo Exhibitions

  • To Bear the Weight | Nebenflut Gallery | Bremen, Germany (May 2022)
  • Always, Already, Never, Better, Faster, Stronger | Stone Tower Gallery at Glen Echo Park | Glen Echo, MD (January 22–February 20, 2022)
  • Always, Already? (MFA Thesis 2020 Exhibition)| VisArts | Rockville, MD  (April 2–May 14, 2021)
  • I Just Want to Know You’re There | Hillyer Art Space | Washington, DC (January 8–30, 2016)
  • Inter-Net | Washington Project for the Arts | Washington, DC (November 9–23, 2011)

Invitational Exhibitions

  • ARTgineering v 2.0 | Otis Street Arts Project | Mount Rainer, MD (October 8–December 3, 2022)
  • Bark Like a Dog Online Exhibition | Paradice Palase | Brooklyn, NY. (August 1–October 2, 2022)
  • 27th International Symposium on Electronic Art | Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain (June 10–16, 2022)
  • Monument to the Phantom Limb  | Gallery La Box and Cinéma du Foyer Saint-François  | Bourges, France (May 5, 2022)
  • Hello! curated by Vesela Sretenovic  | Micheline Klagsbrun studios (pop-up exhibition) | Washington, DC (November 4–December 5, 2021)
  • Left Space | 1100 Wicomico Ave (pop-up exhibition) | Baltimore, MD (November 2019)
  • Interact + Integrate | Visarts | Rockville, MD (April 6–May 13, 2018)
  • Click Here | Arlington Arts Center | Arlington, VA (January 21–March 26, 2017)
  • Washington Produced Artists | Washington Project for the Arts | Washington, DC (November 14–December 19, 2015)
  • (inter)Related, a Sparkplug Exhibition | DC Arts Center | Washington, DC (June 6–July 13, 2014)
  • External Memory, a Sparkplug Exhibition | DC Arts Center | Washington, DC (June 7–July 14, 2013)
  • Zeitgeist III: Too Much Information? | DC Arts Center | Washington, DC (March 2012)
  • Synergy: 2011 Artist Fellowship Recipients | Corcoran Gallery of Art | Washington, DC (2010)
  • Eureka! | Load of Fun Art Gallery | Baltimore, MD (February 15–28, 2008)

Juried Exhibitions

  • 14th Annual Juried Exhibition | Goggleworks  | Reading, PA (April 25–June 26, 2022)
  • Moving Images: Pause… Restart Online Exhibition (Juror: Clark Buckner, Director of Telematic Media Arts, San Francisco) | Cabrillo Gallery, Cabrillo College | Aptos, CA (October 4– November 5, 2021)
  • Latela Curatorial & Artsy Women in the Arts Online Exhibition | Latela Curatorial & Artsy | Washington, DC (October 12–December 7, 2020)
  • Us: What Divides Us and What Unites Us? International Juried Online Exhibition | Touchstone Gallery | Washington, DC (September 18–November 3, 2020)
  • Artists at Work | Smithsonian International Gallery | Washington, DC (2019)
  • Artists at Work | Smithsonian International Gallery | Washington, DC (2017)
  • Experimental Media 2012: D.O.L.L: DIWO OPNSRC LMFAO LHOOQArtisphere | Arlington, VA (April 12–May 20, 2012)
  • Revealing Culture | Smithsonian Institution International Gallery | Washington, DC (June 8–September 1, 2010)
  • The Video Show: International Juried Video Exhibition | Raritan Valley Art Gallery | Branchburg, NJ  (February 13–March 13, 2009)
  • Green Light | Smithsonian Institution | S. Dillon Ripley Center | Washington, DC (September 17, 2008–January 4, 2009)

Other Group Exhibitions

  • In, Around, Through | Harmony Hall Art Center | Fort Washington, MD (Upcoming: July 17–August 14, 2021)
  • Maryland Institute College of Art MFA in Studio Art 2nd and 3rd Year Exhibition | Maryland Institute College of Art | Baltimore, MD (June 2019)
  • Summer Census | Maryland Institute College of Art | Baltimore, MD (June 2018)
  • Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Visual Arts ExhibitionDC Commission on Arts and Humanities | Washington, DC (2017)
  • 24 Hour Cities Project The National Building Museum | Washington, DC (July 6, 2011)
  • James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Exhibition | The Phillips Collection | Washington, DC (2011)
  • Artomatic | Washington, D.C. (2009)

Awards

  • 2022 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship
  • 2020 Warhol Foundation and Washington Project for the Arts Wherewithal Research Grant
  • 2015-2020 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship
  • 2013 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship
  • 2010 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship

Panel Participation and Artist Lectures

  • Artist Talk & Panel Discussion | Latela Curatorial | Washington, DC | October 15, 2020
  • Artist Talk | Washington Project for the Arts | Washington, DC | December 12, 2015
  • Artist lecture and panel discussion | DC Art Center | Washington, DC | 2014
  • Artist lecture and panel discussion | DC Art Center | Washington, DC | 2013
  • 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

Residencies

  • Expanded Cinematic Spaces and Conceptual Photography Exchange Program at HFK Bremen under the guidance of Rosa Barba | Bremen, Germany | April 12–May 13, 2022
  • 6-month Residency at the Contemporary Museum of Arlington (formerly Arlington Art Center) | Arlington, VA | September 2021–June 2022

Permanent Collections

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

Teaching Experience

  • Graduate Teaching Intern for Stephanie Barber’s Video Art class | Maryland Institute College of Art | Fall 2019
  • Graduate Teaching Intern for Fabienne Lasserre’s Drawing I class | Maryland Institute College of Art | Spring 2019
  • Graduate Teaching Intern for Amanda Agricola’s Interactive Installations class | Maryland Institute College of Art | Spring 2018
  • Instructor, Web for Artists Workshop | Washington Project for the Arts | 2013
  • Instructor, Intro to Video | Latin American Youth Center | Washington, D.C. | 2012

Artistic Professional Experience

  • 2009 Studio Assistant for Maren Hassinger, Sculptor | Baltimore, MD | 2009
  • 2007 Studio Assistant for Ivy Parsons, sculptor | Baltimore, MD | 2007
  • 2006 Studio Assistant for Jack Scott, sculptor | Baltimore, MD | 2006
  • 2004 Studio Assistant for Eduoard Duval-Carrie, sculptor | Fort Lauderdale and Miami, FL | 2004

Press/Publications

Other Professional Experience

  • Digital, Web, and UX specialist | 2008–Present

Education

  • M.F.A. Maryland Institute College of Art 2020 in Studio Art
  • B.F.A. Maryland Institute College of Art 2008 in General Fine Art and Art History
Photograph of artist Michelle Lisa Herman. Herman is of a light to olive skin tone with curly brown hair and is wearing a denim button-up shirt.
Photo credit: E Brady Robinson

Michelle Lisa Herman is a Washington, DC-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice spans theoretical and philosophical research, feminist and disability politics, comedy, and conceptualism.

Herman has shown internationally in both group and solo exhibitions at locations such as the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain), Cinéma du Foyer Saint-François (Bourges, France), the Corcoran (Washington, DC), The Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC), The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Goggleworks (Reading, PA), Hillyer Art Space (Washington, DC), Arlington Art Center (Arlington, VA), Visarts (Rockville, MD), and the Washington Project for the Arts (Washington, DC).

Herman’s work has been written about and featured in Hyperallergic, New American Paintings, The Washington Post, NPR, and East City Arts. Herman is an alumna of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MFA, 2020) and the Sparkplug artist collective sponsored by the DC Arts Center.