Michelle Weddle

CV
Michelle Weddle CV

Michelle Weddle received a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas, Austin in 2007, with concentrations in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Serigraphy. Exhibit highlights include group shows in Denver and Dallas between 2008 and 2010, a solo show in Boulder, Colorado at the Dairy Center for the Arts in 2011, and additional group shows between 2012 and 2014 in Houston, Texas. The two major bodies of work produced during those years, totaling 30 large scale oil paintings have been purchased by collectors in both Colorado and Texas, while a series of 100 smaller works in acrylic and oil have been sold locally and shipped to locations around the United States. 

Weddle begins each piece with an intuitive drawing of overlapping lines that slice from one side of the composition to the other, animating a central body of interlocking shapes whose curves reference simplistic clouds, hills or ocean waves. These shapes are filled with color spontaneously at first, followed by harmonies in contrasting values of warm and cool tones. Gradients reference generalized light and shadow, implying dimension and atmosphere. Sharp angles and straight lines act as counterpoints to the predominant flowing undulations of the rest of the composition, suggesting the presence of the man-made. Areas of thick textural brush strokes contribute to the overall movement of the work while also creating tactile, tangible dimension that lends a sculptural quality.

EDUCATION

2007
The University of Texas, Austin

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021
40 West Arts, “Abstracts,” Colorado Mills, Lakewood, CO

 

2020
Mirus Gallery, “Locals Only,” Denver, CO

40 West Arts, “Abstracts,” Denver, CO

ArtGym Denver, “Work from Home,” Denver, CO

GIFC Worldwide, “Hot Paper x Charlie Roberts,” Online Exhibit

I Like Your Work Podcast, “Congruence” Juried by Bridgette Mayer of Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

2019
SaatchiArt.com, “New This Week,” Selected by Chief Curator and VP Rebecca Wilson

SaatchiArt.com, “Joyful Abstracts,” Selected by Assistant Curator, Aurora Garrison

 

2014
Koelsch Gallery, “Introductions,” Houston, TX

 

2012
Koelsch Gallery, 19th Annual Houston Art Crawl, Houston, TX

 

2011
Curtis Arts and Humanities, “28th Annual All Colorado Show,” Juried by Assistant Curator of the Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

The Dairy Center for the Arts, “Rapture + The Aviary,” Solo show, Boulder, CO

 

2010
Alpine Fine Arts Center, “15th Annual Artists of Colorado State Exhibition, Colorado Artist’s Guild, Denver, Co

Curtis Arts and Humanities, “27th Annual All Colorado Show,” Denver, CO

 

2009
Cerulean Gallery, “Wanderlust,” Dallas, TX

 

2009
Core New Art Space, “Politics and War,” Denver, CO

 

2006
Flood Gallery, “Stairways,” Solo Show, Austin, TX

PRESS AND HONORS

2021
All She Makes, Inaugural Issue Feature, Curated by @artgirlrising

 

2020
ArtMaze Magazine, Curated by Artist Matthew F. Fisher, Spring Edition 17, London, UK

Create Magazine, Blog & Social Media Feature, Honorable Mention by Max and Tanner of @taxcollection

40 West Arts Gallery, ‘Best in Show,’ and ‘Artistic Award of Excellence,’ Denver, CO

 

2011
DenverArts.org, Homepage Feature, Denver, CO

The Daily Camera Newspaper, Online and in Print, Boulder, CO

The Denver Post & Westword Magazine, Online Feature, Denver, CO

 

2007
Dallas Morning News, Bindu Varghese Review, Online and in Print, Dallas, TX

Dallas/Fort Worth Art News, “Guide Picks,” Dallas, TX

ArtandSeek.org, Artgroundfw.com, TheMagDFW.com, Blog, laaphotography.com, Glasstire.com, ModernDallas.net, DallasNews.com, WFAA.com, Online Reviews, Dallas, TX