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Michelle de Metz

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Scenic Route (Romantic TX Landscapes, 2010 Pastel and Acrylic 24" X 50.5"
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American Dreamer, 2012 Photography Variable © Mdemetz 2012
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White Picket Fence, Suburban Goddess (installation view) , 2010 Mixed Med. on Paper on Sculptural Support of Pine Pickets © mdemetz 2010
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White Picket Fence (Suburban Goddess), 2010 Mixed Med. on Sculptural Support of Whitewashed Pine Pickets © MdeMetz 2010
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Vanity of the Eavesdropper (Fly on the Wall) , 2009 Oil on Linen 36 X 36 Inches © MdeMetz 2009
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Sweet Release (The Cry) Pastel Study, 2010 Pastel, Sepia Ink on Paper 22 X 22 Inches © MdeMetz 2010
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Ladies In Waiting, 2010 Pastel, Ink
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Auto Portrait (Pastel Study), 2009 Pastel, Ink, Water-soluble Pencils 24" X 24.5" © MdeMetz
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Mirror Mirror, 2010 Pastel © MdeMetz 2010
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Rendezvous In Red, 2010 Pastel, Ink, Acrylic © MdeMetz 2010
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Goldilocks, 2010 Pastel, Ink, and Acrylic © MdeMetz 2010
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Afterglow, 2010 Pastel, Ink, Waterpaint © mdemetz
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To The Border By Dusk, 2010 Pastel © MdeMetz 2010
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Egret, 2010 Oil 20 X 24 Inches © MdeMetz 2010
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Egret, 2010 Pastel 20 X 22.5 Inches © M.deMetz 2010
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Doubts, 2010 Pastel, Ink, Water Med. on Mi Tientes 24 X 18 © MdeMetz 2010
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Frau ohne schirm, 2010 Pastel, Ink, Waterpaint on Paper © mdemetz
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Pastel, Ink on Paper © mdm
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Dance By The Light Of The Moon Pastel, Ink on Paper
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Stoic Oil on Linen on Birch
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The Busy-body, 2009 Oil on Assemblage of Sanded, Gessoed Panels 30 X 30 Inches © Mdemetz 2009
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Voiding the Looking Glass, 2013 Wood Sculpture © Mdemetz 2013
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
USA
Works in
Dallas
Tags
conceptual realism mixed-media installation, realism, landscape, surrealism, traditional, abstract, figurative, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

Telling truths through my photorealism and then painting over truths via abstract expressionism.

Education:

LSU – Louisiana State University

20+ years independent study

Selected Recent Exhibits:

modArt Show, ilume GALLERIE

New Abstracts, Town & Country, Chase Miller Gallery - Prashe design showroom

Meltdown, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary 

Florence Biennialist  - Art Basel Miami, Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery

Temporary Collective, Historic Continental Gin Bldg.

Pink, Rising Gallery,

Arlington Museum of Art,

Body and Soul, The Chapel,

I Am Woman, Rising Gallery,

International Contemporary Masters, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas,

The Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy,

Colorful Personalities - Abstraction Solo,

Jesuit Museum Permanent Collection,

Wish! The Dallas Contemporary,

Borders, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary,

Hill Country Estate Charity Gala,

f.i.g. (Fashion Industry Gallery),

D Magazine Art-Slam,

Alley's House, American Fine Art Gallery,

Plano, TX City Hall,

Art Conspiracy II, III, IV & V… (La Reunion),

Keeping it Real, Prive...

Selected Publications/Recent Reviews:

New Abstraction, Town & Country  seen on BRT - The Style Network

International Contemporary Masters

A + C November, 2009 Colorful Personalities...

D Magazine

American Art Collector

"Michelle de Metz's photorealist pastels were provocative and appear at first glance to be blurry photographs... Goldilocks was my favorite piece because of the blurred vulnerability that kept me there with its fine execution. There was strength here that was communicated...you totally feel her blurred art is trying to let you know she is more than what she appears..." Rachel Parrish Dallas Art News

"Once I talked with..." [Michelle de Metz] "... in person and learned what at quick glance appeared to be intense, brightly colored, undulating close-up photographs in reality were luscious photorealist pastels with no trace of a brushstroke, and she was stealing the show ..." -- June Mattingly, Regular Main and regular arts contributor for Modern Dallas

Organizations/Affiliations:

OPA, Oil Painters of America,

WAOW, Women Artists of the West,

The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art,

Dallas Museum of Art – Associates Circle Member,

MOCA, Miami,

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary,

CADD Art Lab, Contemporary Art Dealers Dallas

Goss Michael Foundation,

ARC,

Awards:

Provided upon request