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Michael Coblyn

Painting, Digital Imaging

Clark 200B
Phone: (413) 545-1903
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Website:www.coblyn.com

Artists Statement

I refer to my work as 'Social Expressionism'. I look to the past for visual resources and this exploration has exposed me to the richness, craftsmanship and spirituality of the cultures of Africa and Ancient Mexico. The complexities of the present and the possibilities of the future are also a constant source of imagery, concept and metaphor. The social history and current events of our world are a powerful and compelling source of aesthetic guidance for me, and I use their influence.



Jane Dared to be Different, oil on board © 2003

 


Haymarket, polymer gravure © 2010


Waiting, polymer gravure © 2010



Strange Fruit, oil on board © 2003



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


Danforth Museum of Art: Print Exhibition, Framingham, MA. February 27 – May 1, 2011

Sixth Annual International Miniprint Triennial, Lahti Art Museum, Finland, November 2007 - February 2008

State of the Art 2007: An Exhibition of Art Work from Massachusetts State Colleges and University Art Department Faculties. November 5 - December 21, 2007. The Art Gallery at Bunker Hill Community College.

The Small Print Show, 297 Gallery, Bristol, RI May 5 - 31, 2007

Exhibited and print in the faculty section of the Fifth Arches Student Print Show at the 808 Gallery at Boston Printmakers. February 18 - April 1, 2007

Adirondack Community College, Visual Arts GalleryBoston Printmakers: SMALL PRINT SHOW BY 70 ARTISTS, Novemeber 9 - December 14, 2006

Recent Works, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA 2006

Watching, Recent Work, Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA., 2005

The Boston Printmakers 2005 North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery Boston University, Boston MA., 2005 (Juror, Joann Moser, Curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Wash. D.C.)

4 Works entered into the permanent collection of the Panstwowe Muzeum Na Majdanku, Lublin, Poland, 2005

Boston Printmakers The Small Print Show University of the Arts, Philadelphia
Printmaking/Books Department 2004

The Boston Printmakers 2005 North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery Boston University, Boston MA., 2005 (Juror, Joann Moser, Curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Wash. D.C.)

The Small Print Show (International), The Boston Printmakers, University Museum: The Print Centre, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2004

The Way I See It, Recent Works by Michael Coblyn, Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts, at Amherst, 2003

Nude in the Post-Modern, An International Juried Exhibition, Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa FL., 2003 Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa FL., 2003

Made in Finland: An Exhibition of Photo Polymer Gravures Prints," Hanoi University Gallery of Art, Hanoi, Viet Nam. 2003

The Small Prints, Boston Arts Academy Gallery, 2003

The Small Prints Show, Paul Creative Arts Center Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, 2003

Five by Ten, Group Exhibition of Five College Drawing Seminar, Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst, MA. 2002

La Petite IX, Alder Gallery, Coberg, Oregon, 2002

MiniPrint Finland 2001: Fourth International Miniprint Triennial, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, Finland, 2001. Honorable Mention.

No artist is pleased. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive that the others. (Martha Graham)




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