WIPI Art


photo l.a. 2004-WIPI

Michele Dugan








"Soul Of The World" 2003

9" x 10.5" medium-digital construction of photograph,
archival inkjet print. signed, archival mat 16" x 20"







"Prayer" 2003

9" x 11" medium-digital construction of photograph,
archival inkjet print. signed, archival mat
16" x 20"







"Wisdom" 2003

8.5" x 12" medium-digital construction of photograph,
archival inkjet print. signed, archival mat
16" x 20"
limited edition of 5





"journey" 2003

9.5" x 12" medium-digital construction of photograph,
archival inkjet print. signed, archival mat
16" x 20"





"Breath Of Fire" 2003

10" x 9" medium-digital construction of photograph,
archival inkjet print. signed, archival mat 16" x 20"

 





"The Path" 2003

medium-digital construction of photograph,
archival inkjet print. 27"x 36" signed, archival mat 36" x 45"



Michele Dugan



It is difficult finding words to describe my work, my particular vision. Photographic images are my language, the form or container that allows my dive into the well of inspiration. My work is about initiation, transformation,the beauty of Soul, and the desires of Spirit. My creative process is ecstatic, shamanic, and alchemical as outer meets inner fire and something new is born I push film to its limits, not being contained within my medium but expanding upon it. With the use of elemental forces such as fire and water or alternative and multiple artistic means I explore the capabilities of film to absorb and transmute energy. For me, the camera is a shamanic gateway that allows my journey into the essential. As I experience and seek to understand the beauty, mysteries, and shadow aspects of life, my art is a visual history of the journey. I offer my work to you as a meditation upon your own travels. Michele Dugan


SOLO SHOWS

Twilight, Lisaís Gallery, Manhattan Beach, CA 4/00
Oversoul,, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA 4/99
Oversoul, Stephen Gang Gallery, Chelsea Art District, New York, NY 10/98
Initiatio, Sai Gallery, SOHO Art District, New York, NY 12/97

SPECIAL PROJECTS
Selected by the Volunteers of America to photograph and chronicle the artistry and events of the Community of Angels 2001 and 2002î citywide public art projects from a fine arts prospective. As the Official Photographer for the project, chronicled events, provided images for web, and photographed artists in progress Work resulted in the publication of two books by Angel City Press.

AWARDS
First Place Color Photography, Photographer's Forum
18th Annual Spring Photography Contest, Santa Barbara, CA 8/98
Chosen from 23,000 entries internationally

First Place, The Art of Photography ñ Nontraditional Category,
Armory Art Center, Palm Beach, Florida 11/94

Dr. Wug Elise Ject-Key Memorial Award Photography
National Association of Women Artists 107th Annual Exhibition, New York, NY 96

Second Prize, Visual Arts HARC Award 2000
The HARC Foundation, Santa Monica, CA 8/00

Special Mention, Works on Paper Montreal International Visual Arts Competition
Sordarco Gallery, Montreal, Quebec - 12/93

Honorable Mention, Photographerís Forum
22nd Annual Spring Photography Contest, Santa Barbara, CA 8/02

Honorable Mention, Classic Competition
Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA ñ 8/98

Award of Merit, 63rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Cooperstown Art Association Cooperstown, N 8/98

Cash Award, ARTstravaganza Exhibition
Hunter Museaum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN 5/98
INVENTIONS
Emulsion removal on Polaroid 669 film ñ 1987

PUBLICATIONS
A Community of Angels 2002, Dugan, Tenden, Kaufman, Angel City Press, 2002
Direct Art Magazine, Slow Arts Productions, Vol. 8, 02
A Community of Angels, Dugan, Tenden, Kaufman, Angel City Press, 2001
Best of Photography Annual, Serbin Communications, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1993
Photographer's Forum Magazine 11/98

MOST RECENT AND SELECTIVE GROUP SHOWS
2004, Photo l.a. 2004, Santa Monica Civic, Women In Photography International Presentation.2004, Photo l.a. 2004, Santa Monica Civic, Women In Photography International Presentation.
(A complete listing of over 80 shows, nationally and internationally, is available upon request)
Images of the Virgin, Galleria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA 12/02 and 12/99
Photo National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA 9/02
Summer Small Works, Limner Gallery, New York, NY 8/02
5th Annual Summer Invitational Exhibition, Period Gallery, Leavenworth, NE, 8/02
Millenium Collection of the National Association of Women Artists, United Nations, sponsored by UNIFEM, 2/02
MEN, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY 12/00
20 pieces of Men series shown
Hill County Arts Foundation, 32nd Annual Counterpoint Exhibition, Ingram, Texas 8/00
On the Sacred, Second City Council, Long Bch., CA 11/00
Unreal Reality, Museaum of Arts, Los Angeles, CA 4/99


MICHELE DUGAN STUDIO

1954 Federal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025
contact: By Appointment 310.312.3894    
www.MicheleDugan.com


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