Michelle Segre

 ( 1965, Tel Aviv, Israël)

In her sculptures composed of plaster, wire, mesh, found detritus, and various organic matter, Michelle Segre develops a heterogeneous vision, informed as much by mega-ancient Neolithic idols as by Joan Miró and science fiction. The effect is fantastical and bizarre, an invitation to negotiate an alternate reality and a sculptural set of unknowns. The craft-work motifs rendered in vibrant colors of yarn (blackberry purple, candy apple red, mustard yellow), shards of reflective materials, and a web of suggestive and enigmatic objects evoke detailed cellular patterns and astral visions. Segre's work hovers at an edge where everything remains fragmentary and incomplete, on the brink of coming apart, refusing to fulfill expectations in any predictable way. The process is improvisational and fluid, resulting in pieces that are both playfully casual and intense.

Segre has had solo exhibitions at institutions such as Cress Gallery at University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and Antecedents of the Astral Hamster at University Art Museum at University at Albany SUNY. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at CU Art Museum in Boulder, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, and PS1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, among others. She has been honored with the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Artists' New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award.


EDUCATION

1983-1987

BFA Cooper Union School of Art, New York

1986

Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy

Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
Feed the Meter, Wandhaff
September 23 - December 16, 2017


Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

2016
Nick Irzyk and Michelle Segre: Rough Country, 247365, New York, USA
Satellite, 56 Henry, New York, USA
Sectional Planes and Driftloaves: Michelle Segre, Rosenwald Wolf Gallery of the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA

2015
Driftloaf, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA
Porous, Porous, 55 Gansevoort, New York, USA
Michelle Segre and Erica Svec, LABspace, Hillsdale, USA

2014
Symptoms of Escape Velocity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA
Sculpture & Drawings, Cress Gallery, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA

2013
Antecedents of the Astral Hamster, University Art Museum, University at Albany, Albany, USA

2012
Lost Songs of the Filament, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA

2010
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Derek Eller Gallery (North Room), New York, USA

2008
Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA

2006
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2004
Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA

2002
Murray Guy, New York, USA

2000
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1999
Michelle Segre and Graham Fagen, Murray Guy, New York, USA
Susan Inglett, New York, USA

1996
Michelle Segre and Ragna Berlin, Lauren Wittels Gallery, New York, USA

1993
Project Room, Elizabeth Koury Gallery, New York, USA

Group Shows

2016
Plastic Bag in a Tree, National Exemplar Gallery, New York, USA
At Home, curated by Dan Nadel, LAUNCH F18, New York, USA
Drawing for Sculpture, curated by Courtney Puckett, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, USA
World Made By Hand, curated by Sam Gordon, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, USA

2015
A Rare Earth Magnet, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA
Rock Hound Swap Meet, Junior Projects, New York, USA

2014
Two River, curated by Tamara Gonzales, One River Gallery, Englewood, USA
The Body Metonymic, curated by Dick Goody, Oakland University Art Gallery, Oakland University, Rochester, USA

2013
Come Together: Surviving Sandy, curated by Phong Bui, Industry City, Brooklyn, USA
40 Years at the Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Ambach & Rice, Los Angeles, USA

2012
Hot Time Tub Machine, Canada, New York, USA

2011
Points of View: Selections from Seven Colorado Collections, CU Art Museum, Boulder, USA
Awards Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, USA
Broodwork: It's About Time, curated by Rebecca Niederlander and Iris Regn, Otis Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, USA
Sick!, MISC., The Fuller Building, New York, USA

2010
Obsession, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, USA
The Visible Vagina, David Nolan Gallery, New York, USA

2009
Set to Manual, Girls' Club, Fort Lauderdale, USA
The Sculpture Show, Patrick Painter Editions, Los Angeles, USA
Garish, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, USA
Slough, curated by Steve DiBenedetto, David Nolan Gallery, New York, USA

2008
It's Gouache & Gouache Only, curated by Geoffrey Young, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, USA
Object Salon, curated by Bob Nickas, Kathy Grayson, Pascal Spengemann, Brooke Geehan, and Thomas Beale, Honey Space, USA
another damned DRAWING SHOW, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
It's Gouache and Gouache Only, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, USA

2007
Gouache, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, USA
Block Party II: An Exhibition of Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
NeoIntegrity, curated by Keith Mayerson, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA
Melvins at the Mandrake, curated by Bob Nickas, Mandrake Bar, Los Angeles, USA

2006
Twice Drawn, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, USA
Block Party: An Exhibition of Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Summer Group Exhibition, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA
Drawing III, g-module, Paris, France
Exquisite Corpse, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, USA
Drawing on the Wrong Side of the Brain, curated by Lyle Rexer, Haim Chanin Gallery, New York, USA
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA

2005
Decelerate, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, USA
Radical Vaudeville, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, USA
Greater New York 2005, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, USA
The Hills Have Eyes, Ingalls & Associates, Miami, USA
On Paper: Drawings from the 1960's to the Present, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2004
A/C, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, USA
Next Next Art, curated by Dan Cameron, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, USA
Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity, curated by Bob Nickas, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, USA
Earthly Delights, curated by Lisa Tung, Sandra and David Bakalar, Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA
Metamorphosis, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, USA
Natural Histories: Realism Revisited, Scottsdale Museum of Art, Scottsdale, USA

2003
Drawings, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA
The New Topography, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, USA
A River Half Empty, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
Melvins, curated by Bob Nickas, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA
Ballpoint Inklings, K.S. Art, New York, USA
Manic, curated by Nancy Doll, D.U.M.B.O. Art Center, Brooklyn, USA
UnNaturally, curated by Mark-Kay Lombino, University of Southern Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA

2002
Road Trip, Murray Guy, New York, USA
On Paper, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Officina America, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna; Palazzo D'Aregno, Rimini, Italy

2001
By Hand: Pattern, Precision, and Repetition in Contemporary Drawing, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, USA
Luck of the Drawn, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, USA
Drawings By Three Artists, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, USA
Definition, Murray Guy, New York, USA
Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA ; traveled to Fundacio "la Caixa," Barcelona, Spain
Fresh - The Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, The New Museum, New York, USA
Obsessive Drawing, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, USA

2000
Drawings and Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA
Art on Paper 2000, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA
The Living End, curated by Ingrid Schaffner, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, USA
Threeness, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
00, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

1999
Loaf, Baumgartner Gallery, New York, USA
Trippy World, Baron-Boisante Editions, New York, USA
Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA
Matter of Time, curated by Andrew Perchuk, Dorsky Gallery, New York, USA
Another Country: The Constructed Landscape, Brent Sikkema, New York, USA
Behind Outside, Salon 300, Brooklyn, USA
1999 Benefit Auction, White Columns, New York, USA
Sliding Scale, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, USA

1998
Here: Artists' Interventions at the Aldrich Museum, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
The Jewel Box Project, Benefit for Bang On a Can, GAGA Gallery, New York, USA

1996
Supastore de Luxe, UP & CO, New York, USA
Ninety-six Drawings, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, USA

1995
Summer Fling, Basilico Fine Arts, New York, USA
Group Show, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, USA
The Ideal, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, USA
Gramercy Park Hotel Art Fair, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, USA
Now Is The Time, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, USA
The Joy of Painting, Here Center for Art, New York, USA
Critical Mass, curated by Charles Long, Art and Architecture Gallery, Yale University, USA
School of Art, New Haven, CT; traveled to McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, USA

1994
Lethal Inspection (works on paper), Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, USA
Living Room, organized by Sante Scardillo, 268 Elizabeth Street, New York, USA
Who Chooses Who - 1994 Benefit Gala & Auction, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

1992
Obsessions, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Art Workers, A.C. Project Room, New York, USA

1988
Small Works, curated by Lisa Phillips, BACA Downtown, Brooklyn, USA
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2016
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2015
Jurek, Irena.  "Michelle Segre with Irena Jurek: On the Uncertain Impermanence of Driftloaf." (interview) Art F City 15 Dec. 2015. Web.
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2014
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2013
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2012
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2010
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2009
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2008
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2006
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2005
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2004
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2003
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2002
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2001
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2000
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1999
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1998
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1997
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1996
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1995
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Public Collections
 
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Colorado University Art Museum, Boulder, Colorado
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
The New Museum, New York, New York
The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York

Feed the Meter Vol. 2

Feed the Meter Vol. 2

December 12, 2017