Michael F. Ananian
208 Mayflower Drive
Greensboro, NC 27403 USA
E-mail: mananian@triad.rr.com
Website: www.michaelananian.com

You can download a PDF of
Michael's resume here.

 

EDUCATION

1990
Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
M.F.A., Painting 1990

1987
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
B.F.A., Drawing, Painting 1987

TEACHING

1994
Present University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC Associate Professor of Painting

1993 - 1994
Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO
Instructor of Life Drawing

1992 - 1993
Washington University School of Fine Arts, St. Louis, MO
Instructor of Life Drawing

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009
McCarthy Gallery at Washington & Lee University,
Lexington, Virginia, August 30-December 11, 2009

2008
Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, Florida, November 7, 2008 - January 3, 2009

2007
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

List Gallery at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

The College of William and Mary-Andrews Gallery, Pictorial Strategies:
The Paintings of Michael Ananian, Janet Niewald, and William White, Williamsburg, VA, Novermber 5-December 7, 2007 (Three Person Exhibition)

2003
Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

2002
William Carey College on the Coast, Gulfport, MS

2001
Hackett/Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Halsey Gallery, Newport News, VA

Community Council for the Arts, Kinston, NC

1998
Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL
Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

1996
Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

Context at Central Piedmont Community College Art Gallery,
The Male Nude, Three-Person Exhibition, Charlotte, NC

1995
First Street Gallery, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010
The Painting Center, Small Works Invitational, New York, NY
February 13-March 10, 2010

101 Exhibit Gallery, A Group Show, Miami, FL
February 13-March 10, 2010

2008
Gross McCleaf Gallery, Rooms and Voices, Philadelphia, PA,
January 4-26, 2008

2007
Gallery 115, Five Painters of Poetic Narrative: Janschka, Ananian, Northuis, Kinsley, and Claiborne, Greensboro, NC April 21- July 21, 2007

Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Eye Level: Self-Portraits from The Permanent Collection, Greensboro, NC, December 3, 2006-February 25, 2007

2005
SoFA Gallery at Indiana University, Human Measures, Curator:
Tim Kennedy, Bloomington, IN, October 21-Novemeber 19, 2005

Gallery 115, UNCG Art Department Exhibition, Greensboro, NC, Spring 2005

2004
Concord Art Association, George Nick Selects “Realist Painters”, Curator: George Nick, Concord, MA, April 6-30, 2004

2003
The College of William and Mary-Andrews Gallery, Interior Dialogues, Williamsburg, VA, September 22-October 10, 2003

Gross McCleaf Gallery, Summer Invitational, Philadelphia, Pa,
July 18-August 13, 2003

2002
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Imaginative Affinities: Echoes of Edwin Dickinson in Contemporary American Painting, Curator: Scott Noel, September 21, 2002-January 5, 2003

2001
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Introductions South, San Francisco Art Dealers Association, San Jose, CA, August 11-September 22, 2001

Concord Art Association, George Nick Selects Paintings by Artists from Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Washington DC, Curator: George Nick, Concord, MA, April 5-May 3, 2001

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Art Center, The Figure: Another Side of Modernism, Curator: Lilly Wei, Staton Island, NY, June 4, 2000-January 15, 2001

2000
Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Painters Series, Greensboro, NC,
May 26-June 23, 2000

1999
Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor USA 1999, Springfield, MO,
June-August 1,1999, Curator: William Fagaly-Assistant Director of the New Orleans Museum of Art

Delaware College of Art and Design, Ecstasy & Silence: Ten Contemporary
American Painters, Curator: Catherine Drabkin, Wilmington, DE,
November 5-December 22

1998
Hackett-Freedman Gallery, Summer Group Show, San Francisco, CA

Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago Art Expo-Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

National Academy Museum, 173rd Annual Exhibition, New York, NY

Dwight Frederic Boyden Gallery at Saint Mary's College, Embodied Fictions: Twelve Contemporary Figure Painters, St. Mary's City, Maryland,
Curator: Jeff Carr

1997
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Art on Paper, Greensboro, NC

Bowery Gallery, Group Show, New York, NY; Juror: William Bailey

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Triad Artists Exhibition,
Winston-Salem, NC, SECCA Curators: Jeff Fleming and Ron Platt

Community Council for the Arts, 16th Annual National Competition, Kinston, NC; Juror: James McElhinney

Bradshaw House Gallery, Gallery Artists Winter Show, Birmingham, Alabama

F.A.N. Gallery, Winter Show, Philadelphia, PA

1996
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Art on Paper, Greensboro, NC

Bradshaw House Gallery, Selected Artists from The National Academy of Design in New York, Birmingham, Alabama

Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Saint Bonaventure University, National Academy of Design's 171st Annual Traveling Exhibition,
Olean, NY

Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery at Fairfield University, National Academy of Design' s 171st Annual Traveling Exhibition, Fairfield, CT

F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Kismet Gallery, Savoir- Faire International Art Competition, San Jose, CA

National Academy of Design, 171st Annual Exhibition, New York, NY

Muscarelle Museum of Art at The College of William and Mary, The American Drawing Biennial V, Williamsburg, VA; Juror: Thomas Armstrong III

The Chrysler Museum of Art, The Irene Leache Memorial Exhibition,
Norfolk, VA, Juror: Jock Reynolds- Director at The Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA

Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC, Juror: Bill Arning - Executive Director of White Columns Gallery, New York, NY

Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA, Juror: Susan Krane - Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The High Museum, Atlanta, GA

1995
F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Art on Paper, Greensboro, NC

Kingston Gallery, NEW ART 95, Boston, MA, Juror: Ron Platt -Curator List Gallery at M.I.T., Cambridge, MA

Catherine T. Smith Gallery, Halpert Biennial at Appalachian State University,
Boone, NC

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, The Triad Fantastic, Juror: Jeff Fleming at SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC

Gallery on the Circle-Maryland Federation of Art, Art on Paper, Juror: Frank Gettings, Annapolis, MD

1994
American Academy of Arts and Letters, Invitational, Annual Grants Competition Exhibition, New York, NY

Gallery 84, Juror: Theodore Wolff, New York, NY

1993
Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

Robert Fields Gallery, Tulsa, OK

1992
Muranushi/Lederman Gallery, Ten Steps, New York, NY

Washington University, New Faculty Show, St. Louis, MO

Gallery of Art at Washington University, Biennial Faculty Show,
St. Louis, MO

1990
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Rhode Island School of Design, Juried Alumni Exhibition, Providence, RI

1987
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

AWARDS & HONORS

2007
Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence, Hollins University, Spring 2007

Off-Campus Assignment, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
Greensboro, NC, Spring 2007

2006
Highlighted Researcher, College of Arts and Sciences Office of Research Website, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, http://www.uncg.edu/ass/casreasearch/, August 7, 2006

2003
Research Assignment, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
Greensboro, NC, Fall 2003

1999
Museum Purchase Award & Cash Award, Watercolor USA 1999, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO, June 1999

1998
The John Koch Prize: for the Best Figurative Painter Under the Age of Thirty-Five, The 173rd Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York, NY

Summer Research Excellence Grant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

1997
Juror's Award, Kinston Community Council for the Arts, Kinston, NC

1996
The John Koch Prize: for the Best Figurative Painter Under the Age of Thirty-Five, The 171st Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design,
New York, NY

Honorable Mention, Irene Leache Memorial Exhibition, The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

1995
Juror's Award, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

Summer Research Excellence Grant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

Juror's Award, Maryland Federation of Art-Gallery on the Circle,
Annapolis, MD

New Faculty Grant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
Greensboro, NC

1994
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Invitational exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters

1990
Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Award, Outstanding achievement in
Drawing and painting from nature, Yale School of Art

1987
Joseph L. Lefevre Award, Outstanding achievement in drawing and painting,
Rhode Island School of Design

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2009
American Artist Magazine, Telling a Story with Casein: The Paintings of Michael Ananian by John A. Parks, September 2009 Issue

2008
Orlando Sentinel, Paintings give voice to an intriguing tale by Philip E. Bishop, Orlando, FL, December 14, 2008

The Broad Street Review, “Rooms and Voices” at Gross McCleaf Gallery by Andrew Mangravite, Web Review http://www.broadstreetreview.com/article.php?idc=2&ida=749,
Philadelphia, PA, January 19, 2008

2007
Hollins University Alumni Magazine, Art that Tells a Story,
Roanoke, VA, Summer 2007

Swarthmore College by Victoria Donohoe, Philadelphia Inquirer,
Philadelphia, Pa, March 18, 2007

Winston-Salem Journal, Gallery brings together a show of provocative creations by five Greensboro artists, by Tom Patterson, Winston-Salem, NC, July 15, 2007

Eye Level: Self-Portraits from the Permanent Collection, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Brochure and Guide to the Exhibition, Greensboro, NC, December 3, 2006-February 25, 2007

2006
Human Measures by Tim Kennedy, Indiana University, http://www.indiana.edu/~sofa/humanmeasures/, Bloomington, IN, April 2, 2006

2003
The Season When New Talent Blooms by Edward J. Sozanski, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, August 1, 2003

Drawing: Space, Form, and Expression, 3rd Edition by Wayne Enstice and Melody Peters, Pearson Education and Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2003, pages 211, 281, and 282

2002
The Human Figure Two Ways by Jean Prescott, The Sun Herald, Covering the Mississippi Coast, January 27, 2002

2001
Artistic Introductions: Michael Ananian and Kyle Staver, by Nicole Meoli, Where Magazine-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, July 2001

Art Galleries: Michael Ananian, San Francisco Best Magazine, San Francisco, CA, July 2001

2000
The Figure: Another Side of Modernism Catalog, Snug Harbor Cultural Center at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Art Center

Nontraditional Ways by Tom Patterson, Green Hill Center presents first installment of series devoted to contemporary painting, Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, NC, June 19, 2000
At Green Hill, summer belongs to painters by Cathy Gant-Hill; Paintings take center stage as the gallery turns its attention to this conversational medium,
News & Record, June 16, 2000

1999
Colorful Potpourri by Tom Patterson, Visiting Artist from New York and 15 UNCG faculty members show an intriguing mix of styles, Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, NC; November 7, 1999

Springfield Art Museum, Catalog to Watercolor USA 1999 Exhibition, Springfield, MO, June 1999

1998
UNCG Professor Wins Figure Painting Honor, News & Record,
Greensboro, NC, October 5, 1998

American Artist Magazine, Embodied Fictions by Jeff Carr, Volume 62, Issue 674, September 1998

Ananian's Self-portraits Stress Sight by Margaret Hawkins, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL, June 26, 1998

New American Paintings, Catalog of the 16th Open Studios Press Competition, Juried exhibitions in print-Southern Edition, Wellesley, MA, June 1998

173rd Annual Exhibition, Exhibition catalog, National Academy Museum,
New York, NY

Embodied Fictions: Twelve Contemporary Figure Painters by Jeff Carr, Exhibition catalog, Boyden Gallery at St Mary's College, St Mary's City, MD, February 22- March 23, 1998

1997
Visual Art by Tom Patterson, Unconventional: works in huge 'Art on Paper' show dare to be different, Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, NC;
December 14, 1997

Eye on Art by Tom Patterson, Show featuring 28 Triad Artists glows with diversity, Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, NC; June 8, 1997

1996
Thirty- Second Art on Paper is spare, compelling by Jacqueline Humphrey,
News and Record, Greensboro, NC; November 21, 1996

Thirty- Second Annual Exhibition of Art on Paper Catalog by
Douglas Dreishspoon, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC;
November 9, 1996

Rude Awakenings by Kim Krause, Cincinnati City Beat, Cincinnati, OH;
August 29, 1996

Impasto You Can Sink Your Teeth Into by Kathleen Sloan, C'Ville Weekly,
Charlottesville, VA; April 16, 1996

Eye on Art by Tom Patterson, White Columns at The Greenhill Art Center Group Exhibition, Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, NC; February 18, 1996

COLLECTIONS


Eleanor Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC

Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, MO

Jeffery Carr, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Donald and Allison Innes, Charlottesville, VA

George Nick, Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

SPECIAL PROJECTS

2008
William and Alice Jenkins Gallery at Crealde School of Art, Visiting Artist Winter Park, FL, November 7-8, 2008

2007
Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department, Visiting Artist, Philadelphia, PA

Piedmont Arts Association, Judge/Juror for Expressions 2007,
Martinsville, VA, April 30, 2007

Swarthmore College, Department of Art, Visiting Artist, Swarthmore, PA

2006
The University of Tulsa, Visiting Artist, Tulsa, OK

2005
Indiana University, Visiting Artist, Bloomington, IN

2004
Indiana University, Visiting Artist, Bloomington, IN

1995
University of Louisville, Visiting Artist, Louisville, KY