Michelle Saffran
Born Detroit, Michigan
Lives and works in Vermont

Masters of Visual Arts Art Institute of Boston, MA 2013
Bachelor of Fine Arts Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN 1997
Bachelor of Arts – Psychology Oakland University, MI 1979 
Teaching Experience
2016 – present      Adjunct Professor    Graduate Arts Education Program     St. Michael's College, Colchester VT
2011 – present      Adjunct Professor    Art Department  Community College of Vermont, Winooski VT     

Solo Exhibitions
2015  Remembering Our Future Death Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT
2013  The Portrait Project – Art Connects Integrated Arts Academy, Burlington, VT
2011  Searchers Journey Emile Gruppe Gallery, Jericho, VT
2011  Searchers Flynndog Gallery Burlington, VT
2008  Gorillas and Other Domestic Disturbances BCA/ Firehouse Center LL Gallery, VT
1998  Questions of Influence Bloomington Art Center MN,
1997  Bedtime Stories Normandale College Fine Arts Gallery, MN
1995  The Grief Books: public and private SAVE Annual Memorial Conference, MN

Group Exhibitions
2016 Cut it Out Gallery One Visual Arts Center, WA
                    Juror: Deborah Faye Lawrence
2015  Fleeting Moments – Why We Go On Chandler Center for the Arts, VT
2015  On The Way Art Moretown Town Hall, Moretown, VT
2015  New Works Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden,  Concord, MA
2015  Small Works Salon – Image and Text Maud Morgan Arts, Cambridge, MA
                   Juror: Maria Magdalene Campos-Pons
2015  Reimaging Femmage Foundary Art Center, St Charles, MO
                   Juror: Lisa Melandri
2015  Art of Place Chandler Center for Art, Randolph, VT
2014  Art of Dying Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, VT
2014  Personal Histories Redlands Art Museum, Queensland, Australia
2014  On The Way Art Moretown Town Hall, Moretown, VT
2014  Perilous Passage Bird Museum, Huntington, VT
2014  25th Annual Photography Show Round Barn, Waitsfield, VT
2014  Alternative Process Show Axel's Gallery, Waterbury, VT
2013  Winter Solstice Show Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA
2013  Curiouser and Curiouser PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
                   Juror: Blue Mitchell
2013  MFA Thesis Exhibition Art Institute of Boston Beacon Street Gallery, MA
2013  Art Connects Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT
2013  Game On Spoke Gallery, Medicine Wheel Productions, MA
                   Curator: Kathleen Bitetti 
2013  The Other F Word Bunker Hill Community College Gallery, MA
2012  Unbound Vol. II ArtisTree Gallery, Woodstock, VT
2010  Animal Magnetism PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
                  Juror: John Willis
2010  Borders, Boundaries and Creative University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
2010  Response to the Unfamiliar
2009  Distraction / Attraction Living Learning Gallery, VT
2009  First 50 Art Map, Burlington, VT
2008  Allure of Rocks Emile Gruppe Gallery, Jericho,VT
2007   Art’s Alive Main Street Gallery / Kasini House, VT
2006  Annual Sampling Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, VT
2006 “A” is for Art Rose Street Gallery, VT
2004  Salon 500 Hopkins Center for the Arts, MN
2002  Women Imaging Peace and Freedom Women's Art Registry of Minnesota
2002  College of Visual Arts, MN
2001 Mighty Midwest Biennial New Visions Gallery, WI
                    Juror: Michele Rowe-Shields
2001  ASMP Personal Work Show pARTs Gallery, MN
2000  pARTs Member Show pARTs Gallery, MN
1996  Up Against the Wall? Washington Street Loft Galleries, MN

Awards / Grants / Residencies
2015  Artist Development Grant Vermont Arts Council
2014  Juried Artist Chaffee Center for the Arts, Rutland, VT
2014  Teaching Artist Vermont Arts Council
2014  Artist Development Grant Vermont Arts Council
2013  Dec – June Artist in Residency Integrated Arts Academy Burlington, VT
2012  Member Spotlight Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA
2011  Second Place Northern Vermont Artists Association
2011  June Juried Show, VT
2009  Artist Development Grant Vermont Arts Council
2009  Progressive Pick's Best in Show Champlain Valley Exhibition
2001  Excellence Award New Visions Gallery, WI
1998   Honorable Mention pARTs Lynn-Lake Photo Exhibition, MN

Lesley University President's Residence Cambridge, MA
New Vision Gallery Marshfield, WI
Private Collections MN, MA, VT

Artist Talks / Interviews
Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University 2013
University of Vermont 2012
Interview with Terry Jerolman VCAM 2010

Mary Gow, “Rock Paper Scissors!” Times Argus, March 5, 2015. Print

Shawn Hill, “Thesis Show Round-Up #6: Art Institute of Boston MFA Grad Exhibit,” Big Red and Shiny,
June 26, 2013. Web.

Erica Housekeeper, “The Art of Photography,” VT Kids, September 1, 2012, Web.

Hannah Crowley, “Jericho Rocks,” Burlington Free Press October 4, 2008. Print.

Ann Klefstad, “Women's” Exhibition is Really Gender Neutral” Duluth News-Tribune
October 5, 1997. Print.







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