Michelle Andres

Michelle Andres

Carmichael, CA, United States

About Michelle Andres

Art has the ability to empower, comfort, remind and inspire us. It can to reach deep into our psyches and extract specific experiences, feelings and times in our lives. I’m honored to have the privilege to witness these stories and tread that sacred ground.

My work, which is largely abstract, draws from my writing. The prose and poetry I produce examine what it means to be human, our experiences, our stories and how we can grow to be more. My topics explore our human fabric and tease apart the thread of our common beliefs and behaviours.

By working with paint, inks, graphite, markers and words, I focus on exploring line and space through layers of paint and mark making. Often, I build multiple layers into a piece of art. Many works are rich in symbolism. Sometimes, I use resin as part of my finishing process. When I share my work, it is with the intention of sharing our humanity and nourishing the viewer.

Learn more about Michelle and her work at michelleandres.com

Exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS
Solo Exhibitions –

2018 – “Michelle Andres” Gallery 216 on First w/ Arts Benicia and Estey Real Estate – Benicia, CA
2016 - “Michelle Andres – The Unity of Community” UUSS - Sacramento, CA
2015 – “Michelle Andres” Ellis Midtown Art Collective – Sacramento, CA
2014 – “Spring Fling” The Treasured Home – Fair Oaks, CA

Two Person and Small Group Exhibitions –

2018 – “Structures” Sutter County Museum, Yuba City, CA
2018 – “Poetic Perceptions” with Joseph Bellacera– ARTHOUSE Gallery – Sacramento, CA
2016 – See It With Words – ARTHOUSE Gallery – Sacramento, CA
2015 – Vibrancy of Color - Old Library Art Studios – OLAS, Auburn, CA
2015 – Crocker-Kingsley Art Competition - Crocker Art Museum, Exhibition March 7 – May 17, Sacramento, CA
2014 – Absolutely Abstract – 3 Northern California Artists–ARTHOUSE Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions –

2019 – SMUD Corporate Gallery – Sacramento Municipal Utilities District, Sacramento, CA
2019 – Art of a Community – Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
2018 – 79th Biennial Crocker-Kingsley Art Competition – Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA
2018 – Bold Expressions, 63rd International Open Juried Art Exhibit – Sacramento Fine Arts Carmichael, CA
2018 - Structures, Invitational Exhibition – Sutter County Memorial Museum, Yuba City, CA
2018 - Gallery on First – First On First – Benicia CA
2017 - California State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibition, Sacramento, CA
2017 - Blue Line Arts – Lottery for the Arts - Juried Auction, Roseville, CA
2017 - The Art of the Community – Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
2016 - California State Fair Fine Art Exhibition – Sacramento, CA
2016 – microARTCollection – Curated by Robert Jean Ray – DaDas Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2015 - GEMS III – Intimate, Intricate, Exquisite Works of Art
Juror Ruth Santee – Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
2015 - Abstract: A Change in Perception -Red Dot Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2015 – Variations on Abstraction 2010-1014 (Nov. 2015) – Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA
2015 – Mixed Media Invitational (Nov. 2015) – Gallery 2110, Sacramento, CA
2015 – Bold Expressions – 60th Annual Open International Exhibit – Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA
2015 - Spokes – Celebrating the Bicycle – ARTHOUSE Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2015- Crocker-Kingsley Art Competition Juried by Gregory Kondos –Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA
2014 – Despair to Hope Invitational – Midtown Arts – Ellis, Sacramento, CA
2014 – Small Works Show – ARTHOUSE Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2014 – Bold Expressions–International Juried Exhibit, Juror Robert Jean Ray- Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA
2014 – Sac Open Studios – Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA
2014 – Ellene Ashcraft Membership Medley- Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA
2014 – Innerviews – Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA
2014 – 20/20 Show – Kennedy Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2014 - Five by Five – ARTHOUSE Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2014 – Sacramento Fine Arts Gala – Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA
2013 - CAST Studio Tours – Center For Contemporary Art Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
2012 - Studio 7 Collective - Mosaic Exhibition, Brickhouse Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2012 – Bold Expression-International Juried Exhibit-Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA
2012 – 4th Annual Small Works Show – ASIF Artist’s Studio in the Foothills, Nevada City, CA
2012 - Collage for a Cure – Brickhouse Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Features –

2018 – Sacramento City Hall – Featured work in January at office of Mayor Darrell Steinberg
2017- Artwork Archive Artist of the Month
2015 – Sacramento Fine Arts Center – Monthly Featured Art – Front Window Display - September

AWARDS

2018 – Award of Excellence – 63rd Annual International Open Juried Exhibit
2017 – Northern California Arts Award – California State Fair
2017 – Award of Merit – California State Fair
2016 – Award of Merit – California State Fair
2015 – 3rd Place Crocker Kingsley Biennial Art Competition – Juror – Gregory Kondos