Thursday, October 13, 2011

Michael Brodeur: Biography


Michael Brodeur is Associate Professor in studio art (foundations, painting and drawing) at Furman University, Greenville SC. He was born in Claremont, NH and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in art. He earned an M.F.A. in painting/drawing from Boston University where he studied with Philip Guston. Mr. Brodeur has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group shows including
Contemporary Conversations, Works curated from the South Carolina Art Collection (Eleanor Heartney, curator), 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC, From America, Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk Belarus, Mostra, Cortona Italy, The South Carolina Triennial 2001, From the Studio at the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Hortt Annual at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art and the Greater Midwest International Exhibition XX at Central Missouri State University. Drawings from his series, Styrofoam as Metaphor, are included in New American Paintings, edition #58.

His work is in numerous private collections. Among the public institutions that hold his work are The Emrys Foundation, Greenville SC, Columbia College in Columbia SC, LaMar Dodd Art Center at LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA, the South Carolina Arts Commission, The South Carolina State Museum and the Greenville County Museum of Art. He is a 1997 recipient of a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. Mr. Brodeur’s teaching credits include: Chair of the Foundations Program at the New England School of Art and Design and faculty at Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton. He founded and chaired the Visual Arts Department at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities before his tenure at Furman.

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