Resumé

Solo and 2-Person Exhibits:

2017 — Intelligent Life Forms, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA

2013 — We Are All Animals, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA

2011 — Musings From the Wasteland, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA

2010 — Change is Calling, Notre Dame de Namur University Library, Belmont, CA

2008 — Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA

2007 — Environmental Surrealists, Esteban Sabar Gallery, Oakland, CA (2-person)

2006 — Animal Insurrection, Gallery at Thoreau, San Francisco, CA

2005 — Wiseman Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR
Spectators to Destruction, First Street Gallery, Eureka, CA

2004 — What the Animals Tell Me, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

2003 — Institute for the Study of Women and Gender, Stanford University, CA

2002 — Ecology Center, Berkeley, CA

2000 — Women’s Center, U.C. Santa Cruz (2-person show)

1997 — Women’s Center, U.C. Santa Cruz

Group Exhibits:

2018

Holiday HeART show – Calvaria Studio and Gallery, Millville, NJ
Tiny – Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tiny Treasures + One – Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Mermaid Art Show – La Bodega Gallery, San Diego, CA
Cult of Meow II — Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Revival – Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
ARRT and the Pursuit of Hope – Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz, CA
Board and Room in a Mushroom – Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Ho’olaule’a (: a celebration) – Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Into the Wild – Art Attack SF, San Francisco, CA
LOTERIA! IV Group Show – Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
13th Anniversary Group Show – Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017

Salon at the Triton — Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Trading Card Art Show — Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Tiny — Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tiny Treasures 10 — Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Something Wild in My Garden — Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Mischief — Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Loteria! III — Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
HOLY MOLY / Religious Commentary in Contemporary Art — Niza Knoll Gallery, Denver, CO

2016

HARK! – Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
Tiny — Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tiny Treasures 10 — Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Crazy Cat Ladies — The Animal Museum, Los Angeles, CA
ANIMUS: Vegan Artists Exhibition — Kabaret at Karamel, London, England
Slice — Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
A Symphony of Wings — Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Beastly Beings — Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Art of Politics — Studio Bongiorno, Santa Clara, CA

2015

HARK! – Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
Tiny — Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tiny Treasures 10 —Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Compassion for Animals Art Show — Pend Oreille Art Center, Sandpoint, ID
Animal Lovers, Animal Rights — Urban Art Center, Chicago, IL
These Birdly Delights: 7th Annual Bird Themed Group Show— Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Bunnymania — Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Loteria — Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
You Art What You Eat — Union Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014

Tiny Treasures — Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Tiny — Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Pets, Beasts & Dinner — Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ, curated by Suzaan Boettger
The Frog Show — Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Song of the Birds — Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Disconnect — Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA
Art Biologic — Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
9 — Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013

Tiny Treasures — Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
HARK! — Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
Tiny—Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Flotsam and Jetsam — Tasty Gallery, Seattle, WA
10th Anniversary Show — MF Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Vanitas — Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
Sleep With the Fishes — Rothick Art Haus, Anaheim, CA
Odd Birds — Tasty Gallery, Seattle, WA
Petroleum Paradox — Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA – Juror: art critic Eleanor Heartney
SustainAbility — Art For All People, Malibu, CA
Vital — The Usuals, San Jose, CA

2012

Love Art! Gallery — Portland, OR
HARK! — Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
Tiny — Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Love Art Gallery — Portland, OR
Exquisite Corpse — Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
Us — The Usuals, San Jose, CA
Beyond Landscape — Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA
Myth — Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco
Petroleum Paradox — Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, NY – Juror: art critic Eleanor Heartney
Menagerie — Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco
Flock — Studio Gallery, San Francisco
Funky Flocks and Flying Feathers — Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock

2011

Woodland — Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco
Affordable Art Show — 63 Bluxome St. Gallery, San Francisco
Tiny Treasures — Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock
Tiny — Studio Gallery, San Francisco
Bite Size Monsters — Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco
Muerto en Vida — Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock
Hello Tomorrow — David Brower Center, Berkeley
Mischief — Studio Gallery, San Francisco
The New Surrealists — Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco
Treasures of the Sea — Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
Pieces of Eden — Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco
Women Revealed — Side Show Studios, Sacramento
Wall of Roses — Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco
Alice in Wonderland II — Hive Gallery, Los Angeles
Delicious — Studio Gallery, San Francisco
A Murder Of Crows and other Avian Stories — Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
Peak Oil Art Show — County Supervisors offices, San Francisco
Affordable Art Show — 63 Bluxome St. Gallery, San Francisco

2010

Tiny — Studio Gallery, San Francisco
Tiny Treasures — Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
My Favorite Nightmare — Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
Draw the Line — Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
Mischief — Studio Gallery, San Francisco
Sea No Evil benefit show for Sea Shepherd — Riverside Art Museum, CA
Auto-Manic — Root Division, San Francisco
Out of the Box: Redux — Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
Art for Sustainability — Columbia University, NY, NY
For the Birds — Eclectix Gallery online show
Characters — Artist’s X-change, San Francisco
Arts on Fire — Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
The Sketchbook Show — Kaleid Gallery, San Jose
Free As A Bird — Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
Art for Sustainability — Chinese Characters Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2009

The Warm & Fuzzy Show — Eclectix Gallery, El Cerrito, CA
Tiny — Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Politi-Pop — Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN
Dementions — Eclectix Gallery, El Cerrito, CA
Eco-Expressions: Art for Sustainability — Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Ecology — Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA
Mischief — Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Wild Things — Annemarie Garden Arts Center, Dowell, MD
Death is Easy, Comedy is Hard — Red Door Gallery, Oakland, CA
Solo Mujeres — Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Eat It! — Eclectix Gallery, El Cerrito, CA
Fierce Fashion — Eclectix Gallery, El Cerrito, CA

2008

Speak Out: Art, Design and Politics — 516 arts, Albuquerque, NM
Tiny — Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Circus Show and Other Atrocities — Verge Gallery, Sacramento, CA
The Last Days of George W. Bush — Inferno Gallery, Oakland, CA
Art Peace — Art Ark, San Jose, CA
re:group— Works San Jose member’s show
Best of Show — Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA
Artist’s X-Change — San Francisco, CA
Animal Art Gallery — Menlo Park, CA
Yelling at Your Environment! — Harrington Arts, San Francisco, CA

2007

Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
Global Warming: Artists Speak — Orange Cty Ctr for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana
Gente, Casas y Barrios — MACLA, San Jose, CA
On the Wing — Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento, CA
California Centered: the Environment — Merced Multicultural
Art Center, Merced, CA

Los Gatos Art Museum Juried Exhibit — Marian Parameter, juror
Housewarming—Works Gallery, San Jose, CA

2006

Vanishing Borders – Contemporary Environmental Art — Herndon Gallery, Antioch
College, Yellow Springs, OH
Gallatin River Gallery, Big Sky, MT
Flux — Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
Earth and Sky — Gallatin River Gallery, Big Sky, MT

2005

Trashed: The Dark Side of the American Dream — Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA (3-person show)
Alpha/Omega — Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR
Crocker-Kingsley Exhibit — Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA; Mel Ramos, juror
Fools — Works Gallery, San Jose, CA

2004

Nature’s Inspirations — The Farm, Woodside, CA
Art & Politics — O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
Los Gatos Art Museum Juried Exhibit — juried by Phil Linhares
Globalization — Campbell Hall Art Gallery, University of Western Oregon
Blue — Works Gallery, San Jose, CA

2003

Arts on Fire — Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA; Keith Morrison, juror
A Woman’s Place — Rose Shenson Gallery, Santa Clara, CA

2002

Eco2 — Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Womanspeak – Rose Shenson Gallery, Santa Clara, CA

2001

Eco-Art is Eco-Activism – Arts & Consciousness Gallery, JFK
University, Berkeley

Wild Things – Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond, CA
Group Show – Gavilan College Gallery, Gilroy, CA
Beyond the Rules — California College of Art and Crafts,
San Francisco, CA

2000

ANA 29 — Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT; Lucy Leppard, juror
California Juried Show — Los Gatos Art Museum, Los Gatos, CA
Group Show — Gallery E.G.G., Chicago, IL
Earth Day Show — Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond, CA
Women to Watch For — Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA

1999

Political Art & Propaganda — Pajaro Valley Gallery, Watsonville, CA
Animals and Humans on the Brink — Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA (curator)
“Dear Mother Earth: “— Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA; Jo Hanson, curator
In Time and Eye — Society for Ecological Restoration convention, San Francisco
Enchanting the Millennium: Postmodern Mythology — Gallery E.G.G., Chicago, IL
Inspiring Women — Women’s Center, U.C. Santa Cruz (curator)

1998

“Dear Mother Earth: “— Marin Civic Center, San Rafael,
CA; Jo Hanson, curator

Honoring the Feminine — Center for Visual Arts, Oakland, CA
The Age of Women — Somar Gallery, San Francisco

1997

Dios de los Muertos — Atelier Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
For the Seventh Generation — Santa Cruz County Government Ctr, Santa Cruz, CA
Women’s Issues, Women’s Culture — Women’s Center, U.C. Santa Cruz
Under the Sea — Gallery Concord, Concord, CA

1996

For the Seventh Generation — Atelier Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

1992

The Personal is Political, the Political is Personal — Stevenson Library, UC Santa Cruz

1991

Dios de los Muertos — San Francisco State University Student Union Gallery

1990

Oceans Festival Art Exhibit — Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
What Have We Got to Lose? Artists and the Environmental Crisis — Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA

1989

Fate of the Animals — Worth Ryder Art Gallery, U.C. Berkeley

1987

Animalscapes ’87 — North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Arts For a Better World — San Francisco State University Student Union Gallery

Awards:

2014- 2nd place, national juried show at Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY, juror Tim Slowinski

2013 – 2nd place, national juried show at Santa Cruz Art League, juror Jane Gregorius

2007 – 2nd place, Painting category, juried exhibition at Los Gatos Art Museum, juror Marian Parmenter

2004 – Honorable Mention, Painting, statewide juried exhibition at Los Gatos Art Museum, juror Phil Linhares

2003 – 1st place, Arts on Fire statewide juried exhibition at Sanchez Art Center, juror Keith Morrison

1990 – 1st place, Art for Animals Classic. Sponsored by the National Anti-Vivisection Society

Press Publications:

2015 – San Jose Mercury News article on art box contest finalists

2014 – Direct Art Magazine, Volume 21
Vegan LIfe Magazine, Issue 2 November/December 2014

2013 – Direct Art Magazine, Volume 20
Antennae of Inspiration: the Insect Art Project
Eight Arms of Inspiration: the Octopus Art book – published by Out of Step Books

2012 – Catapult Magazine, September 2012 issue – published by Out of Step Books
Eclectix – “Animal Saints of Michelle Waters”

2010 – Interview – Eclectix magazine

2009 – Review: “Eat It!” at Eclectix Gallery – East Bay Express by DeWitt Cheng
Juxtapoz.com
Art Not Oil

2008 – Review:”The
Last Days of George W. Bush”
– East Bay Express by DeWitt Cheng

2007 – Featured
Artist, Satya Magazine
, February issue

2006 – Shotgun Review,
May 22, 2006,
“Michelle Waters’ ‘Animal Insurrection’
at The Thoreau Center Gallery”
by DeWitt Cheng

2005 – North Coast Journal, October 20, “Eco-Art”, art beat column by Katherine Almy
Saratoga News, Saratoga Sampler, April 13, 2005

2004 – Pacifica Tribune, June 9, 2004, “Sanchez Art Center Celebrating Coming of Summer With Environmental Activist Art”
Saratoga News, Saratoga Sampler, October 13, 2004

2003 – Artweek, March 2003, Reviews, “Eco2 at Falkirk Cultural Center” by Frank Cebulski

2001 – Face of the Future (Seoul, Korea), “Ecofeminism” by Ahn Ji-Young

Artwork published in the following print periodicals: Satya, Animals’ Voice, In These Times, Sage Woman, Beltane Papers, Terrain, and Wild Earth. We’Moon Women’s Art Calendar ’96 (cover art), ’99, ’00, ’03

Public Art Commissions:

2017 – “Beltane” – mural sized painting for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Menlo Park, CA

2012 – Art box at Park and Naglee Avenues in San Jose, CA – part of the San Jose Art Box Project

2012 – Mural on South 1st Street at Santa Clara Street in San Jose, CA. Commissioned by the San Jose Downtown Association.

1992 – Mural at the Santa Cruz S.P.C.A. in Santa Cruz, CA

Artist Talks:

2010, 2014 – Notre Dame De Namur University, Belmont, CA

2004 – Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

1999 – Women Environmental Artists (with Jo Hanson), Women’s Caucus for Art Lecture Series

1998 – Panelist, Women Environmental Artists, Women’s Caucus for Art Regional Conference, San Francisco Art Institute

Community Involvement:

Board member (website coordinator) – Works San Jose Gallery – 2005 – 2007

Board member (web designer and Treasurer) – Monterey Bay Women’s Caucus for Art – 1997 – 2000

Education:

B.A. Studio Art, University of California, Santa Cruz

Certificate in Digital Media, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA