Michael May



Michael May, Episode 01

“Episode 01 Scene 03 Human Resources”

 

mikermay@gmail.com
www.michaelmayart.com

Biography

Mike May is an Adjunct Professor of Art at Bethel College. He has taught at Columbus College of Art and Design and Miami University. He earned a BFA in Painting at Ball State and MFA in Painting at Miami University.

ONE, TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2013    Hambone’s Solutions to Problems, Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, OH
Michael May: Paintings, Living Room Event Space, Muncie, IN
2011    Ten Valiant Efforts, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010    Noble Intentions of a Misunderstood Man, Hiestand Galleries, Oxford, OH
Trial and Failure: Irrational Still Lifes, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, Mt.
Vernon, OH
2009    Oromatuas, Worthingon Arts Council, Worthington, OH

Red Sky-Open Mouth, Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, OH

2007    Paintings 2007, Foothills Gallery, Nelsonville, OH
2003    TEKEL, Atrium Gallery, Muncie, IN

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015    Collaboration Suite, Artspace/Lima, Lima, Ohio
2014    Attraction & Doubt, 308 Gallery, Muncie, IN
Impact-Influence, Carnegie Gallery, Columbus, OH
2013    Thumbox Exhibition, Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, OH
2012    Being There, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI
2010    State of the MFA, Ohio Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH
2009    PAUSE Contemporary Still Life, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Open Forum, Heistand Galleries, Oxford, OH
2008    Undecided, Hiestand Galleries, Oxford, OH
2007    AGORA II, Junctionview Studios, Grandview, OH
AGORA I, Junctionview Studios, Grandview, OH
Thumb-Box Exhibition, Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, OH
2006    Mac Worthington Gallerie, Columbus, OH
Thumb-Box Exhibition, Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, OH
Art Space 30 Slide Jam, Art Space 30, Plainfield, IN
2005    Mac Worthington Gallerie, Columbus, OH

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2014    Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibition, McConnell Art Center, Worthington, OH
2013    Ohio Art League Spring Juried Exhibition, State Library of Ohio, Columbus, OH
Tales They Told Us, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
2nd Annual Armstrong National 2-D Competition Exhibition, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA
2011    Ohio Art League Spring Juried Exhibition, Carnegie Gallery, Columbus, OH
1st Semiannual Competition, Modern Art Community, Modernartcommunity.com
Ohio State Fair, Cox Fine arts Center, Columbus, OH
2010    KY.7 Biennial, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
Homecoming, McConnell Arts Center, Worthington, OH
Mechanics of Imagination, Prescott College Art Gallery, Prescott, AZ
Ohio State Fair, Cox Fine Arts Center, Columbus, OH
Contemporary American Realism: 2010 Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of art, Fort
Wayne, IN
Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, Agora-Gallery, New York, NY
2008    Wings, Tales, Hooves & Scales, Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH
2007    Seventh Harvest Regional Juried Biennial, Hugh N. Ronald Gallery, Portland, IN
Slideluck Potshow, Mershon Auditorium, Columbus Ohio
2006    Ohio Art League Annual Spring Juried Exhibition, Rhodes Tower, Columbus, OH
2005    Mitchell Place Gallery 2nd Annual Juried Print Show, Muncie, IN
Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery Regional Exhibition, Kokomo, IN
The 15th Annual Minnetrista Juried Art Exhibition, Muncie, IN
Art About the Land, Muncie, Anderson, and Richmond, IN
2004    Mitchell Place Gallery 1st Annual Juried Print Show, Muncie, IN
The 14th Annual Minnetrista Juried Art Exhibition, Muncie, IN
Art About the Land, Muncie, Anderson, and Richmond, IN
2003    React to Art, Student Center Ball Room, Muncie, IN
Ball State University Juried Student Art Show, Ball State Art Museum, Muncie, IN
The 13th Annual Minnetrista Juried Art Exhibition, Muncie, IN
2002    React to Art, Student Center Ball Room, Muncie, IN
Ball State University Juried Student Art Show, Ball State Art Museum, Muncie, IN
Juried Student Art Exhibition, Old Student Center Gallery, Muncie, IN

ARTIST TALKS

2011    Ten Valiant Efforts, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2009    Oromotuas, Worthington Community Center, Columbus, OH
Open Forum, Heistand Galleries, Oxford, OH
2006    Slide Jam, Art Space 30, Plainfield, IN

COMMISSIONS

2005    The Ohio State University: Aquatic Ecology Lab:  created 10 drawings to update website and updated current logo.

COLLECTIONS

Ohio State University, Aquatic Ecology Lab, Columbus, OH
Dr. & Mrs. Jason Van Tassell, Columbus, OH
Dr. & Mrs. Jeffery Lightfoot, Indianapolis, IN
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Keels, Columbus, OH
Dr. & Mrs. Lou Fischer, Columbus, OH
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Ehrgott, Greenfield, IN
Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Hersey, Columbus, OH
Mr. Reginald Whetstone, Warsaw, IN
Mr. Nathaniel Wagner, Indianapolis, IN

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Melissa Starker. “Series of goofy how-to paintings makes madness entertaining.” The Columbus Dispatch 11 May 2013: F6
Edith Newhall, “Artists’ Subversive Sense of Humor at Vox Populi.” The Philadelphia Inquirer 11 December 2011.
Manifest Gallery, “International Painting Annual 1.” Fall 2011: Manifest Press
Christopher A. Yates.  “Main Library: League Turns 100 With Style.” The Columbus Dispatch 15 May 2011: E6.
Form & Color Fine Art, “Form & Color International Fine Art Book Competition.”
Spring 2011:  Form & Color
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, ” Contemporary American Realism: 2010 Biennial Catalog.” Fall 2010: FWMoA Press
Manifest Gallery. “International Drawing Annual 5.” Fall 2010: Manifest Press
Franz, Jason. Catalog for exhibition “Shaped/Pause.” November 2009: Manifest Press.     V. 40.
Christopher A. Yates.  “Connections on Surface Just Illusions.” The Columbus Dispatch 15 June 2008: E6.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2015-present   Adjunct Professor, Bethel College
Independent Study, Department of Visual Arts

2010-2015       Adjunct Instructor, Columbus College of Art and Design
Independent Study, Fine Arts Program
Visual Literacy I: Color & Design, Foundations Program
Visual Literacy II: Surface & Dimension, Foundations Program
Painting and Color Theory I: Research and Practices, Foundations Program
Painting and Color Theory II: Applied Concepts, Foundations Program
Figure Drawing, College Preview Program
Figure Drawing, Creative Summer Workshop
Classical Figure Drawing, Continuing Education Program
Oil Painting, Continuing Education Program

2008-2010       Teaching Assistant, Miami University, Instructor of record
Beginning Drawing, Fall 2008, Spring 2009
Painting 1, Fall 2009
Drawing 2, Spring 2010

AWARDS

2014    Columbus College of Art and Design’s Teaching Excellence Award Nominee
2013    Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, $5000
Columbus College of Art and Design’s Teaching Excellence Award Nominee
2011    Mary Lou Chess Memorial Award, $900

Graduate Student Achievement Fund, $300
For significant achievement in research or creative activity

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