EDUCATION

Masters of Fine Arts, Photography, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 2006

Post Baccalaureate, Photography, Bethel University, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2003

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art with a Minor in Art History, Bethel University, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2000

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015

From My Side of the World, Solomons Porch Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Between Two Worlds, Center Art Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2014

Between the Shadow and the Light (traveling through 2018),  Xavier University, New Orleans, Louisiana

2013

Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Building, St. Paul, Minnesota

A Reasonable Facsimile, Little Gallery, Rochester, NY and Mercer Gallery, Rochester, New York

2012

12.12.12: Twelve Artists, Twelve Hours, Twelve Days, Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Building, St. Paul, Minnesota

The Telephone Booth, Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Building, St. Paul, Minnesota

A Reasonable FacsimileSolomon’s Porch Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2011

A Reasonable Facsimile, Christensen Gallery, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota

A Few of Our Favorite Things, Gallery at Fox Tax, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bethel University Faculty Exhibition, Johnson Gallery, Bethel University, MN

2010

A Reasonable Facsimile, Draewell Gallery, Judson University, Illinois

St. Paul Saints Featured Artist Invitational, Mnartists.org, St. Paul, Minnesota (signed baseball cards from the event                                                       currently available for purchase in the Walker Art Center Store)

Art Form 1040: Re-Arted, Gallery at Fox Tax, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2009

Space Available?, 9th Street Entry Gallery, Rossmor Building, St. Paul, Minnesota

2008

Art Form 1040: US Idealism Returns, Gallery at Fox Tax, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2007

Merging Media, 9th Street Entry Gallery, Rossmor Building, St. Paul, Minnesota

2006

Bearings: the Female Figure, PS122 Gallery, New York, New York

Point of Departure, 111 Front St. Dumbo Brooklyn, New York

Annex Show, Curated by Kim Thompson of White Box Gallery, New York, New York

Generations 5, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York

MFA Thesis Exhibition: The Duality Project, Steuben West Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

Photography and Contemporary Tactics, Steuben West Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

AWARDS, GRANTS and SCHOLARSHIPS

Jerome Travel Grant, Jerome Foundation, 2015

Faculty Development Grant, Bethel University, Fall 2013 and Spring 2015

Edgren Scholars Award, Bethel University, Summer 2013

R5:A Visual Arts Seminar and Studio in South Africa, Nagel Institute, June 2013

Best of the Twin Cities Fine Arts Organization Awards, recognizing achievements in the local visual arts community. Winner of Most Memorable Exhibition: A Reasonable Facsimile, 2011

Doing Good Well, Peer-nominated leadership retreat, CIVA, February 2011

Faculty Alumni Grant (co-grantees Guy Chase & Wayne Roosa), Bethel University, 2011 

Graduate Fine Arts Merit-based Scholarship, Pratt Institute, Fall 2004

Art Performance Scholarship, Bethel University, Spring 2000 and Fall 2000

PRESS and PUBLICATIONS

SEEN Journal (XIV.1) - Unsettled Ground, Monuments and Memory by Sara Shady and Michelle Westmark Wingard, Summer 2014

MinnPost, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2012 - http://www.minnpost.com/stroll/2012/08/joy-and-push-pull-fine-arts-fair

WCCO News, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2008, 2012

Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2012

Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2004, 2012

City Pages, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2004, 2011 - http://blogs.citypages.com/dressingroom/2011/01/michelle_westma.php 

Shots Magazine, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2004

Southwest Journal, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2004