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Michel Droge

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willamantic, conn

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Maine College of Art, 2010, MFA
Oberlin College, 1980, BA

rope, Maine, eros, Heraclites, Odyssey, Homer, SEACOAST, shipwreck, modern, loss, Water, sublime, bridges, graphite, kundalini, energy systems, Chaos Theory, video-art, landscape, abstract, conceptual




2010 MAINE COLLEGE OF ART, Portland, ME, MFA Interdisciplinary Studio Art

1980 OBERLIN COLLEGE, Oberlin, OH, BA Fine Arts, BA Psychology


2012- ongoing Maine College of Art Portland , Maine

Adjunct Faculty - Printmaking I

2011-ongoing Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME

Adjunct Faculty –Printmaking I and II , Art History (Art and Culture)

2011- ongoing Bates College- Lewiston, ME

Museum Preparator/Conservation Framer – Assisted with installations and

framing/hinging at Bates College Museum of Art

2011 Museum L-A Lewiston, ME

Exhibition Design Consultant-Consultant for exhibition design for ongoing social history

exhibits and displays. Involved reconfiguring time lines and exhibition design.

2010 -ongoing Colby College Art Museum, Waterville, ME

Assistant to the Registrar-- responsible for condition reports, file entry

and management, collection management and handling

Assistant to the Director of Operations- - Involved with exhibition

installation, conservation framing, art handling and preparation for exhibitions

2009 Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

CS Faculty - Pre College-Summer classes and Fall Classes- Drawing I and II, Art History

Teacher’s Assistant – Critical Approaches to Contemporary Art- Meagan O’Connell

Teacher’s Assistant – English Literature and Composition- Agnes Bushell

2006-2008 Community School of Music and Art Ithaca, NY

Faculty- Printmaking, Drawing from the

Masters and Basic Drawing classes.

2006-2009 Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Museum Preparator – Managed and maintained exhibition preparation and installation for

university museum including conservation hinging and framing. Also responsible for

installation design and execution, lighting and climate control, training student interns, art

handling instruction, exhibition design, designed/installed vinyl lettering and museum

graphics as well as promotional design such as postcards, banners, newsletters and

posters. Responsible for collection maintenance and inventory. Collaborated with other

departments and scholars for on-campus and traveling exhibitions. Oversaw storage

design, shipping design and packing. Worked with TMS database.

2000-2006 Ithaca Bakery, Ithaca, NY

Graphic Artist – Illustrated and designed all marketing and promotional materials.

Developed and implemented visual themes, Illustrated website and, Designed logos and

coordinated art exhibits.

1995-1997 City of Ithaca Youth Bureau, Ithaca, NY

Arts Program Coordinator – Coordinated and instructed after school arts program.

1988-1995 Jon Reis Photography, Ithaca, NY

Studio Manager – Managed and computerized Stock Photography agency, Studio

assistant, black & white film developing and printing.

1980-1985 Styria Studio, New York, NY

Fine Art Edition Printer – Etching and Lithography for artists including Donald Judd

Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Morris.


2012 L.C.Bates Museum Humanity in Nature Hinkley, Maine

2012 Space Gallery Portes Portland, Maine

2012 Mytilene Public Theater Portes Mytilene, Greece

2012 Zhou B. Gallery Wet Paint Chicago, Illinois

2011 Harlow Gallery Michel Droge and Rob Lacht Hallowell, ME

2011 L.C.Bates Museum Drawing from the Collection Hinkley, Maine

2011 Cue Art Foundation Joan Mitchell Award Recipients Exhibition New York,NY

2011 Aucocisco Gallery Audition Portland ME

2011 Lewis Gallery Portland Public Library Visual Poetry Portland , ME

2010 ICA Maine College Of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition Portland, ME

2010 Boston Young Contemporaries MFA Exhibition Boston University- Boston, MA

2008 Printmaker Members Exhibition The Ink Shop Ithaca, NY

2007 Smithy-Pioneer Gallery Juried Group Exhibition Cooperstown, NY

2006, 2007 Mad Art Gallery Group Invitational Hamilton, NY

2006 The Ninth Street Gallery Group Juried exhibition Washington, DC

1996,1997,1998,1999, 2000 State of the Art Gallery Annual Invitational Ithaca, NY


2011 American Academy of Arts and Letters Art Award Nominee

2011 Maine Arts Commission Good Idea Grant

2010 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant

2009 Albert K. Murray Grant Fine Arts Scholarship

2009 Maine College of Art Scholarly Merit Award

2010 Maine College of Art Scholarly Merit Award

2010 Dean’s Scholarship Maine College of Art


7/8/2012 The Portland Press Herald At L.C.Bates Romantics Run Happily Amok

Kany, Dan

6/1/2011 Catalogue for the Cue Art Foundation Exhibition of the Joan Mitchell

2010 MFA Grant Recipients The Work of Jon Lee, Cobi Moules,Eric Kniss,

Ashley Shellhaus and Michel Droge Shaw, Cameron

5/26/ 2010 The Boston Phoenix Thesis Defense Schroeder, Nicholas

3/23/2011 The Portland Phoenix Review : A Cornucopia of Local Art Schroeder, Nicholas

Recent Exhibits

Michel Droge participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2011 Joan Mitchell Foundation 2010 MFA Grant Recipients
CUE Art Foundation
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CUE Art Foundation
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