Michelle Blade is a visual artist working in painting, sculpture and installation. She holds a BA from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and an MFA from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Blade has exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows at the Center for Contemporary Arts-Santa Fe, Carter and Citizen-Los Angeles, Jack Hanley-San Francisco and Western Exhibitions-Chicago. Her work has been featured in The NY Times Magazine, The Paris Review, Gather Journal, GQ, Juxtapoz, The California Sunday Magazine, and Blue Magazine among others. Clients include The Thing Quarterly, Chronicle Books, RVCA, Air BnB and Facebook. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR

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Michelle Blade
b. 1981, LA, CA

MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, Ca, 2008
BA, Loyola Marymount, LA, Ca, 2003

Awards & Residencies:
FB AIR Program, Menlo Park, 2015
Aurobora Press Residency, San Francisco, 2012
Children's Creativity Museum Artist in Resident, 2011
ProArts 2x2 Artist Grant, 2011
Alternative Exposure, Southern Exposure Grant, 2010
Murphy-Cadogan Fellowship, 2007

Solo Exhibitions:
2017: Partnerlook, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
2016: Gentle Existential: September, Brilliant Champions, Brooklyn, NY
2015: If The Spirit Moves You, PATA PDX, Portland, OR
2014: Gathering Into Being, CULT Exhibitions, SF, CA
2013: 366 Days of the Apocalypse, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2012: Hanging Fire, Carter & Citizen, Los Angeles, CA
2011: Cast & Cascade, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
2011: 2x2, ProArts, Oakland, CA
2010: Nigredo, Albeo, Citrinitas, Rubedo, Bravin Lee Gallery, NYC
2009: Blow As Deep As You Can Blow, Triple Base, SF, CA
2008: The Elliptical Good-Kind, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
A Way to Say, two person exhibition with Mel Kadel, Chandran Gallery
New Suns, Bonnefantenmuseum, Netherlands
Binder of Women, print release, The Pit, LA

Ritual Night, Left Field Gallery, San Louis Obispo, CA
Metagalactic, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, Co,
Gutes Geleit, Axel Obiger, Berlin
GOT IT FOR CHEAP curated by Charlie Roberts and Rexroad:

Flat Sun on a Disc of Water, Narwhal Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario
No Matter New Matter, Ed. Varie, NY, NY
Last Daze, Space Gallery, Portland, Maine
New Contemporary Still Life, Parklife, Ca
Ducks, Minotaur Projects‬, Los Angeles, CA

Your Favorite Artist's Favorite Artist, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
Ducks, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Decade of Decadunce, Cinders, Brooklyn, NY
The New Westward Expansion Part II: Drawing Show, Tartine Bakery, San Francisco
Landmark, L'Art Projects, LA, CA
5 Year Anniversary Show, Evergold, SF, CA

Aftergow, Saint Mary's College Museum of Art, CA
Drawing Down the Moon, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
Sunbeams, Art Speak, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Two Person Exhibition: A Willing Transfer of Belief, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
The Modern Monster, Queen's Nails, San Francisco, Ca

Dreamers, Ron Herman, Tokyo, Japan
New Forms of the Apocalypse, Martin Wong Gallery, SF State, Ca
Immaterial, Mark Wolfe Gallery, San Francisco, Ca
November, Guerro Gallery, SF, Ca

Shadow Shop, SF MOMA, San Francisco, Ca
Domestic Goods, Eric Firestone Gallery, Hampton, NY
Unseen, Torrence Art Museum, Torrence, Ca
Worlds Outside This One, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Grey Day, Roberts & Tilton, LA, Ca.
Chapel, Conduit Gallery, Dallas TX,
Afterglow, Wiegand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur Univaersity, Ca
Total Vivid Presence, Golden Parachutes, Berlin, Germany
Alchemy, Southern Exposure, SF, CA
"Laurabelle and Nicolas - to the road less travelled - wishing you love and happiness and curiosity forever- with love, Annie xx”, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Interrupting a Beam of Light, David Cunningham Projects, SF, CA
Hot and Cold, Baer Ridgeway, SF, CA
Trace Elements, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, SF, CA
They are Summating, Space 1026, PA

Equilateral, Electric Works, San Francisco, CA
New Wave, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles
The Destruction of Atlantis, Union Gallery, London
The ISR and the Discovery of Art God, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart,Germany
White Noise Drawn Together, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Until The End of The World
By Kate Skelly

"Appealing neo-psychedelia at work in Michelle Blade's show"
Los Angeles Times
by Holly Myers

Helter Skelter, 2x2 Solos: Michelle Blade- by Jeanne Gerrity- Art Practical

Music from the Mountaintops in “Alchemy”- Michelle Blade by Victoria Grannon, Art Practical/Shotgun Review,

Neighborhood Watch A Microhistory of the Mission School, By Glen Helfand- SFMOMA Catalog, 75 Year of Looking Forward

A Conversation with Michelle Blade, Brian Andrews and Patricia Maloney
Issue 9 Art Practical/ Bad At Sports

In Tough Times, Artists Find Inspiration, By Laura Sydell
All Things Considered, NPR

‘Involved, Socially’: Artists ‘meld life and art,’ connecting online and offline worlds through conceptual projects
By Ari Messer- SF Chronicle 96 Hours

The Elliptical Good-Kind, “Spaced Out”
by Michael Leaverton- SF Weekly, August 2008