Selected Exhibition History
2016 "Top Ten Artists", group exhibition, Coagula Curatorial Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 "MASque Attack", group exhibition, Temporary Space, Los Angeles, CA
2015 "Animal Spirit" group exhibition, Location 1980 Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
2015 “Exhibition” EXPO Arts Center, group exhibition, Long Beach, CA
2015 “Contemporary Woman in Art” group exhibition, Chico
Art Center, Chico CA
2013 “Women’s Day Festival”, group exhibition, digital display, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA),
Long Beach, CA
2013 "26th Annual Hearts & Flowers”, group exhibition, The Folk Tree, Pasadena, CA
2012 “Art Takes Times Square”, group digital exhibition Times Square, NY
2010 “Political Art, Critical Views 5: A New Generation”, group exhibition, Red Sun Press, Boston, MA
2009 “Michele Vavonese”, solo exhibition, Americana Restaurant. East Village, Long Beach, CA
2009 “The Sketchbook Project”, group exhibition, nationwide touring group art show with venues at: Museum of
Art DC, Washington DC - 3rd Ward
Gallery, Brooklyn, NY – Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL – Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL – Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA – Art House Gallery, Atlanta GA – Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), Atlanta GA – Soulard Art Market, St. Lois, MO – Chris’ Jazz Café, Philadelphia, PA
2009 “The Scavenger Project”, group exhibition, Art House Gallery, LLC in Atlanta, GA
2007 "2007 Retrospective”, group exhibition,, Oasis Gallery, Long Beach, CA
St. John’s Health Center “St. John’s Art Wall”, Permanent digital art collection & exhibition, Howard Keck Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Santa Monica, CA.
Private Collection Ontario, CA
Private Collection Long Beach, CA
WCNY, New York, The “24 Collection” Artwork was a part of traveling show that exhibited at: The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY, MWPI School of Art, Utica, NY and Everson Museum f Art, Syracuse, NY
2012 Gregory Peters, “101 Tips to Sell More Art”, Amazon Digital Services, Inc., March 1, 2012.
2010 “I Am Artist, Michele Vavonese”, Art is Moving, access date: October 27, 2010. am-artist-michele-vavonese.html
2010 “Michele Vavonese”, Sack magazine, access date: September 27, 2010. vavonese-studio-in-long-beach
Awards & Honors
2011 Animal Acres "Compassionate Company", Michele Vavonese Studio was one of 11 companies awarded the title “Compassionate Company” for the year 20112, by farm animal sanctuary, Animal Acres (Acton, CA) for recognition in animal activism through art.
2006 Community Leadership Honor, awarded by Long Beach 8th District Councilwoman Rae Gabelich for significant contributions to the community through excellence in teaching.
"Top Ten Artists" Coagula Curatorial Gallery
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By choosing themes that spark public consciousness and focusing on subjects that stimulate conversation, I seek to engage my viewers. Using a variety of mediums the artwork endeavors to explore any relationship between art, culture, activism, social psychology and self-awareness.
Imagery mirrors sentiment. At times visceral and raw, with deep cuts in the surface, bold contrasting colors and paint peeled from the edges. At other times quiet and serene, with smooth blended brush strokes and calm natural colors, it reflects the subject and theme of the piece.