Michele Turre

ARTISTS STATEMENT


About the artist

Michele Turre's digital photography and Web-based projects have been exhibited at SIGGRAPH and the International Society of Electronic Arts. Her project "Tired Landscapes" is included in the ArtBase archive of Internet art at rhizome.org. Her paintings, book arts and prints have been shown at museums and galleries across North America.

Michele is on the faculty at Hampshire College, where she teaches courses in Digital Photography and New Media in the Film, Photography and Video Program.

She works as a design specialist for Academic Computing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she runs the Instructional Media Lab. Web design credits include numerous informational, instructional and research sites at UMass Amherst. She specializes in producing portfolio sites for visual artists and designers.

M.F.A., Computer Arts/Photography/Design
University of Massachusetts Amherst

B.F.A, Printmaking
University of Iowa, Iowa City

Curriculum vitae

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Solo exhibitions

Massachusetts College of Art, Gallery A, Boston MA, 2002
Elms College, Borgia Gallery, Chicopee, MA, 2000
Pivot Gallery, Northampton, MA, 1999
UMass Amherst, Herter Gallery, Masters Thesis Exhibition, 1999
Hampshire College Film and Photo Gallery, Amherst, MA, 1998
Iris Graphics Gallery, Bedford, MA, 1995
San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA, 1988
Stonleigh-Burnham School, Geissler Gallery, Greenfield, MA, 1988
Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA, 1986
University of Massachusetts at Worcester, Medical Center Gallery, 1985
Pittsfield Community Arts Center, Pittsfield, MA, 1984
State University of New York at Purchase, Visual Arts Gallery, 1982
Pratt Gallery, Amherst, MA, 1981

Selected group exhibitions

Film and Photo Faculty Exhibit, Johnson Library Gallery, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 2006 & 2004
Picturing Northampton, Seven Photographers look at Northampton, MA. Smith College Museum of Art, 2004
Film and Photo Faculty Exhibit, Film & Photo Gallery, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 2002
Earth Bound: an exhibit of visual books about the landscape, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2000
SIGGRAPH 2000 Art Gallery : TechOasis ArtSite ( Tired Landscapes), New Orleans, 2000
Photographers go Digital, Michele Turre, Amber Davis, Frank Noelker, Richard Selenick & Nicholas Kahn, Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 2000
The Millenial Edge: Digital Artists, William Blizzard Gallery, Springfield College, Springfield, MA, 1999
Pioneer Valley Photographers, Hampshire College, Film and Photo Gallery, Amherst, MA, 1999
SIGGRAPH 99 Art Gallery: TechOasis ArtSite ( Tree Fix ), Los Angeles, 1999
Boston Cyber Arts Festival, UMass Amherst Student Exhibition, UMass Boston, Boston, MA 1999
The Mid-way Show, 2nd year MFA candidates, Student Union Visual and Performing Arts Space, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1998
Women in Photography, First Expressions Gallery, Boston, MA, 1997
The Armory Show '96—Digital Artists, Fine Arts Gallery, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA, 1996
Exposition d'art electronique, ISEA95, Ecole Cherrier, Montreal, Canada, 1995
Scitex Showcase of Fine Arts Prints, Seybold Boston, Boston, MA, 1995
The Computer in the Studio, The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln,MA, 1994
Beyond the Digital Print, workshop and exhibit, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, 1994
SIGGRAPH 93 Iris Graphic's Artist's Studio, Anaheim, CA, 1993
Plugged In; Electronic Images, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA, 1993
The Digital Garden, Leverett Artists Gallery, Leverett, MA, 1993
5th Invitational Watercolor Show, Hart Gallery, Northampton, MA, 1992
Land Sea and Sky: Maps in Contemporary Art, The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, 1991
R. Michaelson Galleries, Amherst/Northampton, MA, 1989 &1990
The Land, Swanston Fine Arts Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1988
Earth Views, The Smithsonian Institute Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., 1986
Works on Paper, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA, 1985
Views; Land, Sea and Air, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Gallery, Boston, MA, 1984
Elements of Landscape, Boston University Gallery, Boston, MA, 1983
Lofty Views and Aerial Perspectives, Gallery 57, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA, 1983
Art of the State, The Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, 1981
cARTography, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, 1980

Related employment

Current:

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA:
Adjunct Professor, Film and Photography Program, teaching courses in New Media & Digital Photography, 2002-present.

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Academic Computing, Office of Information Technologies: Multimedia Support Specialist in Academic Computing—Visual Designer for instructional design team, develop and teach Web & graphic design (Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Instructional Technologies), 2000 - present. Coordinator of the Academic Computing Instructional Media Lab.

Previous:

The Graduate Center at Marlboro College, Brattleboro, VT:
Instructor, Internet Strategy Management Program, Web Design I and II. 1999 - 2001

Elms College,Chicopee, MA:
Lecturer of Fine Arts, Electronic Media and Web Design. 1999

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Academic Computing, Office of Information Technologies:
Graduate Research Assistant, Web Design and Electronic Imaging consultant and workshop instructor, Summer 1996 through Summer 1999; Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Computing in the Fine Arts, Spring 1999

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Department of Art, Computer Arts Area:
Instructor in Electronic Still Photography and Digital Imaging, Spring 1993 through Spring 1996

Turre Studio: Self employed freelance fine arts studio, with dealer representation in Boston, New York, Atlanta and Washington D.C. 1980 to 1997

Cummington Community of the Arts, Cummington, MA, Assistant Director of the Artist in Residence Program, 1977-82

Education

Masters of Fine Arts — Photography, Computer Arts & Design,
University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1999

Bachelor of Fine Arts — Concentration in Printmaking,
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, cum laude,1975

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, 1971-72

Campolindo HS, Moraga, CA, 1971

Awards and honors

Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Massachusetts, 1996-99
The Artists Foundation Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Program:
    Finalist, Painting, 1987
    Semifinalist, Drawing and Printmaking, 1983
    Finalist, Drawing and Printmaking, 1981
One Percent for Art Mural Commission for the City of Cambridge, MA, 1982-83
Competition Awards (selected):
    Boston Women in Photography, 1997
    Butler Institute of American Art,1981
    Silvermine Guild of Artists, 1982;
    Springfield Art League 1983
    Valley Women Artists/Women's Caucus for Art, 1988, etc.
Artist in Residence, Cummington Community of the Arts, Cummington, MA, 1976
Scholarships, University of Iowa:
    Iowa Foundation Scholarship for Art, 1975
    Graham Scholarships for the Arts, 1973 and '74

Selected collections

ArtBase Archive of Internet Art, Rhizome
Cambridge City Hospital
Cambridge City Water Department
Camp, Dresser, McKee Environmental Engineers
Delaitte and Touche
Fidelity Management and Research Company
Hale and Dorr
Keyport Life Insurance Company
Massachusetts Financial Services
Morrison, Malroney and Miller
New England Mutual Life Insurance Company
P M Designs, Incorporated
Putnam Associates
Scudder, Stevens and Clark
Spaulding and Slye, Incorporated
Tudor Investments
Atlantic Mutual Companies
Avatar Company, Incorporated
Rolm Telecommunications
Bank of the South
Cobb County International Convention Center
Hansel Post
Landauer Corporation