PETER W. MICHEL, Sculptor     Sculpture in Celebration of Self, Relationship and Community
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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
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2015 East Area Family YMCA, Fayetteville, NY  MANDALAS in CELEBRATION of COMMUNITY
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2014 Baystate Children's Hospital Specialty Center, Springfield, MA  Outdoor wall sculpture installation
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2013 Nails in the Wall, The Gallery at St. Lukes, Metuchen, NJ  SPIRITUALITY of the MANDALA
. Jackson Madison County Library, Jackson, TN   Wall sculpture installation
. Manhattan Arts International, Online Exhibition: CELEBRATING THE HEALING POWER OF ART
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2012 Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth TX   Wall sculpture installation
. New Woodstock Free Library, New Woodstock, NY  NURTURING A POSITIVE SPIRIT - The Sculpture of  Peter W. Michel
. American Library Association Conference & Exhibition,  Anaheim, CA
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2011 Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY   A SHOW OF HEADS  

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus, Houston TX,   Lobby sculpture with ceramic artist Morna Simon McGuffey 

Beauchamp Library, Syracuse, NY  "Community As Family"   Outdoor sculpture  

Meacham Park, Syracuse, NY  "Honoring the Onondaga Creek"  Outdoor sculpture

Stanley Center for the Arts,  New Corridor Gallery Space, Utica, NY  (ONE PERSON EXHIBITION-continued)
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2010 Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus, Houston TX,   Outdoor sculpture
 . Stanley Center for the Arts,  New Corridor Gallery Space, Utica, NY  (ONE PERSON EXHIBITION)
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2009 Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC,    "Two Are Halves of One" Installed
    Wilson Art Gallery, LeMoyne College,  Syracuse NY  (ONE PERSON EXHIBITION)

Thea Bowman House, Utica, NY  -  INSTALLATION of the "Peace Garden Totem"
  Artsweek Participatory Community Totem Project, City Hall Commons, Syracuse, NY  
    Cooperstown Art Association Gallery,  Cooperstown, NY
  Syracuse Hotel,  Syracuse, NY,   SCULPTURE in CELEBRATION of RELATIONSHIP & COMMUNITY  on the    

    occasion of the 10th anniversary of F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse  (Forging Our Community's United Strength)
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2008 Unity Church of Positive Living,  St. George, UT,   INSTALLATION of  "Think Peace"
  Datura Gallery,  Ivins, UT
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2007 Bagg's Square Festival of the Arts,  Utica, NY   RESONANCE CENTER ALL STAR SHOW
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2006 Capitol City Charter School,   Washington, DC
 
Hart's Hill Inn,  Whitesboro, NY   Utica Community Visioning Event
    Waterville High School,  Waterville, NY    Waterville Community Visioning Event
    Underground Cafe,  Utica,  NY
    Art in Public Places,  Stamford,  CT,  FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING  
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2005   Montessori School of Syracuse Gallery,  Syracuse, NY   ART IN MY LIFE
    Windsors Gallery,  Dania,  FL
    Eastlake Conference Center,  Lenox, MA  THE LABYRINTH SOCIETY ANNUAL GATHERING EXHIBIT
  Hotel Utica,  Utica, NY    BREAKTHROUGH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM CELEBRATION EXHIBIT
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2004     Sculpture Space, Utica, NY   "CHAIR-ITY AUCTION SHOW"  (04-05)
     
2002  Sculpture Internationale,  Atlanta, GA
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2001    Ribbon Cutting Exhibition, Fiber Instrument Sales Office Building,  Oriskany, NY
    "A World Wide Public Art Project:  Celebrating Fathers and Sons"  Exhibit,  
      Planners Network National Conference,  Rochester, NY
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2000   Oakton Sculpture Park,  Oakton Community College,  Des Plaines, IL  
    Chicago Navy Pier.  Chicago, IL   PIER WALK 2000   
     James Thompson Center - Atrium,  Chicago, IL   PIER WALK MAQUETTE EXHIBITION 
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1999 Wandell Sculpture Garden, Meadowbrook Park,  Urbana, IL
      Chicago Children's Museum,  Chicago, IL   MAQUETTE EXHIBITION
    Chicago Navy Pier. Chicago, IL  PIER WALK '99
    Edith Barrett Art Gallery,  Utica College,  Utica, NY   ONE PERSON SHOW     
    Vedanta Galley,  Chicago, IL   PIER WALK MAQUETTE EXHIBITION     
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1998 Web Site Published    (http://www.borg.com/~michelpw  now:  www.petermichel.com)   
    Sculpture Space, Utica, NY  "CHAIR-ITY AUCTION SHOW" (97-98)  
    Studio Show,  Clinton, NY   
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1997 Utica Films Gallery, Utica, NY
    Ward Nasse Gallery,  New York, NY,   UNSEEN REALMS
    Murdoch Residence,  Washington, DC
    Details Studio Gallery, Cazenovia, NY
    Circa Now Gallery,  Houston, TX
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1996 Downtown Syracuse Art & Craft Festival, Syracuse, NY,  NATIONAL JURIED SHOW
    Gardner & Son Gallery, New Hartford, NY
    Hamilton College, Clinton, NY,  SCULPTURE SPACE "CHAIR-ITY" AUCTION SHOW (91-96)
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1995 Artist Avenue CD-ROM
    Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY,  ART SHOP  Artist of the Month
    Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY,  "IN & OUT THE WINDOW"
    Village Green, Hamilton, NY,  BICENTENNIAL EXHIBITION of CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
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1994 Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA,  CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE at CHESTERWOOD
    Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD,  "EYE to EYE: THE PAINTED PORTRAIT"
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1993 Munson Williams Proctor Institute,  Utica, NY,  Members Rental Gallery Show
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1992 Central NY Community Arts Council Gallery,  Utica, NY,  (TWO PERSON SHOW)
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1991 Kirkland Art Center,  Clinton, NY
    Parkside Gallery,  Clinton, NY
    Gallery 53 Artworks, Cooperstown, NY
    Kussmaul Gallery, Granville, OH
    Fireland Association of the Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH
    Cooperstown Art Association Gallery,  Cooperstown, NY
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1990 Genoa Gallery, Skaneateles, NY
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1989 Kirkland Art Center,  Clinton, NY  (ONE PERSON SHOW)
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1987 Cooperstown Art Association Gallery,  Cooperstown, NY
    Norwich Art Guild,  Norwich, NY
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1985 Ghariany Executive Showroom,  Houston Design Center,  Houston, TX
    Gallery McArthur,  Houston, TX,  TEXANS ... NEW DIRECTIONS '85
    Pinnacle Gallery,  Rochester, NY,  A LITTLE EROTIC '85
    Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX,  HOUSTON ARTISTS' GIFT SHOP SHOW
    Houston Independent School District Administration Building, Houston, TX
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1984 Consulting Services Group Offices (ONE PERSON SHOW)
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1983 The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR,  Juror:  Henry T. Hopkins
    The Houston Festival, Houston, TX,  THE BAYOU SHOW, OUTDOOR SCULPTURE
    First Congregational Church grounds,  Houston,  TX
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1982 Dillon Residence,  Houston, TX  (ONE PERSON SHOW)
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1981 Evergreen Park,  Bellaire, TX,   PLAYGROUND OPENING
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1980 Art League of Houston,  Houston,  TX,   JURIED SHOW
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1979 Miller Outdoor Theater,  Houston,  TX,  FOLKFEST I
    Astrohall,  Houston, TX,   SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE ON CHILDREN
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SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS
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1915 Selected as finalist for public sculpture competition in Danielson, CT
1910 Selected as finalist for public sculpture competition in Camden, NJ
1991 First Prize,  Cooperstown Art Association,  Vivian Raynor:  Juror of Awards
1989 Artists Grant,  Artist Space, New York, NY
1987 Barrett Sculpture Prize,  Cooperstown Art Association,  Cooperstown, NY

Committee's Choice Award,  Norwich Art Guild,  Norwich, NY
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SELECTED COMMISSIONS

Work has been commissioned by the Academy of Gymnastics in Houston, by the Houston Festival, the Houston Folk Arts
Council, the Houston Hunger Project Committee; The Thea Bowman House in Utica, NY, The City of Syracuse, NY;   
Texas Children's Hospital West Campus; Baystate Children's Hospital Specialty Center: and a number of private individuals.
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COLLECTIONS
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Work is found in private collections in Germany, Japan, Korea, South Africa, and throughout the US
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ARTICLES, REVIEWS AND TV COVERAGE

Gary Walts, "Neighborhood Art"  The Post-Standard,  Syracuse, NY  August 4, 2011
Ashley Kang , "Artistic Expression"  The Stand, South Side News Online  Syracuse, NY  August 2, 2011
David Lassman, "Honoring The Creek"  The Post-Standard,  Syracuse, NY  July 16, 2011
Melinda Johnson, "Taking it to the street, and school, and parks, and creek"  The Post-Standard,  Syracuse, NY  July 14, 2011
Eileen Gilligan, "CNY Artisans Make Gifts From the Heart,"  Family Times, Syracuse, NY  November 30, 2007
Mohawk Valley Living,   Channel 4 TV,  Utica, NY      June, 2005  
Jessie Gray,  "Community Art At Its Best,"  The Clinton Courier,  Clinton, NY  April 27, 2005
Greg Kline, "Art Flourishes at Meadowbrook"  The News-Tribune, Champaign, IL  November 10, 1999
Steven Shipp,  "Website of Peter W. Michel, Sculptor"  briefme.com  e-magazine July 19,1999
Pier Walk ’99  Opens on Navy Pier    Chicago Sun Times  May 6, 1999     
"Clinton Sculptor is Art Shop Visiting Artist"  Munson Williams Proctor Institute Bulletin,  Utica,  NY Summer 1995
"Art on the Square"  Hamilton Tribune,  Hamilton,  NY   May 17, 1995
Jonas Kover,  "Forging a Connection"  Observer-Dispatch ,  Utica,  NY  May 7,  1995
Jonas Kover,  "Region's Artists Display Their Work"  Observer-Dispatch,  Utica,  NY  April 26, 1995  
Charles Kershner,  "Art Imitates Life,"  The Clinton Courier,  Clinton,  NY   April 5, 1995
Ray Mark Rinaldi,  "Chesterwood's '94 Showcase - An Eclectic Mix,"  Albany Times Union,  Albany, NY    September 4, 1994.  
Peg Churchill Wright,  "Delightful Stockbridge Exhibit Shows Sculpture Evolution in U.S.,"    
         Schenectady Gazette,  Schenectady,  NY   August 4, 1994
Jonas Kover,  "Sitting Pretty,"  Observer-Dispatch ,  Utica,  NY   June 14, 1991
Robert Shaffer, "Creative Self"  The Clinton Courier ,  Clinton, NY   September 13, 1989
"11 pm News,"  Channel 4 TV,  Utica, NY  September 10, 1989.   Opening at the Kirkland Art Center.
Front page photo,  Village Life,  West University,  TX     February 2, 1985    
"PM Magazine"  Channel 39 TV,  Houston,  TX   6:30 pm  March 22, 1983.   Views from the Bayou Show.  
Patricia C. Johnson,  "Festival Art Show Leaves One With a Big Hooray,"  Houston Chronicle,   Houston, TX  March 19, 1983
Thomas McEvilley,  "Review:  The Houston Festival,  Visual-arts Section,"  Artforum,  October 1983. 
Sharon Trakas,  "A Tale of Beauty, Beasts and the Bayou,"  1983 Houston Festival,  March 1983 
Nancy Stanley Chisholm,  "Geometric Jewelry"  Houston Chronicle,   May 4, 1983  (Photo background)
"Live at Five,"  Channel 13 TV,  Houston, TX   September 21, 1979   Pre-Folkfest IV activities
"10 pm News,"  Channel 2 TV,  Houston,  TX   September 14, 1979  Opening ceremonies at Astrohall, 
          Southwest Conference on Children. 
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CATALOGS AND PUBLICATIONS
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Danijela Kracun and Charles McFadden, Modern Sculptors,  Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA.  2011 (forthcoming)
Chris van Uffelen,  Art in Public,  Braun Publishing AG,  Salevstein, Switzerland,  2011  (forthcoming)
The Sourcebook of Art, The Resource for Finding and Commissioning Artists 24,   Guild Publishing,  2009.  
The Sculpture of Peter W. Michel - A Photographic Portfolio, First Edition    Blurb,  2008.
The Guild Sourcebook of Residential Art 6,   Guild Publishing,  2008.
The Sourcebook of Architectural & Interior Art 22,   Guild Publishing,  2007.  
Artwalk at Oakton,   Oakton Community College,  2005.
The Sourcebook of Architectural & Interior Art 20,  Guild Publishing,  2005.
Anita Woolfolk,  Educational Psychology,  Eighth Edition,  Allyn & Bacon,  Boston,  2001  pp. 62-63, 472-3, 660-1.
The Sourcebook of Architectural & Interior Art 16 ,  Guild Publishing,  2001.
3-D Chicago,  PIER WALK '99:  The Chicago International Sculpture Exhibition,  Navy Pier - Chicago, Illinois, USA -
          May  5 - November 1, 1999,   
Chicago,  IL  2000.
Jane Ingram Allen,  The Hamilton Connection:  A Bicentennial Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture,  Hamilton Bicentennial
          Committee,  Hamilton,  NY   1995.
Elliot Offner,  Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood  1994,  Chesterwood Museum,  Stockbridge,  MA  1994
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EDUCATION
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1986-94  Studied Computer Aided Design as part of work as an architect 
1982-06  International Sculpture Conferences, (Oakland, Washington, Providence, Chicago, Houston, Pittsburgh,
          Cincinnati)
1976-82  Sculpture,  The Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts,  Houston,  TX 
1962-64  Graduate Study in Urban Design,  M.I.T.,  Cambridge,  MA 
1962 B.ARCH.,  Department of Architecture,  M.I.T.,  Cambridge, MA
1959 A.B. in Fine Arts,  Oberlin College,  Oberlin,  OH 
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SELECTED TEACHING AND PRESENTATIONS
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2009  '"The Story of the Peace Garden Totem"  Peace Garden Totem dedication at the Thea Bowman House, Utica, NY
2008  POWER POINT PRESENTATION  Jordan-Elbridge Middle School, Jordan, NY
2001 "Public Art as a Tool for Community Activation"  Planners Network National Conference,  Rochester, NY
1999  SLIDE PRESENTATION,  Utica College
. GALLERY TALK TO THE DOCENTS of the MUNSON WILLIAMS PROCTOR INSTITUTE,  Utica, NY
1990   ARTS-IN-EDUCATION PROGRAM,  Slide lectures at Clinton High School
1975   ARCHITECTURAL THEORY & CRITICISM,  Boston Architectural Center
1970  EXPERIENCING ARCHITECTURE,  Boston Center for Adult Education
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 1983/2010 by Peter W. Michel                Posted 3-19-98   updated  8-28-16
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 Peter W. Michel, sculptor  185 Brookside Lane Fayetteville, NY 13066  315-632-4780 peter@petermichel.com