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I am a student at Southwest Minnesota State University. I am currently working on my bachelors in Fine Art. I am a sophomore and take most of my classes online. When this is not possible, I live in Minnesota for that semester.
I am the first international art student to take a figure drawing at SMSU in January 2021. I convinced the art department to take me on, and it was a stunning success for a first semester that was all done via video chat. A round of applause pleases for my spring 2021 models! You can check out their results on my Instagram.
Using programs like this one are great for my daily use. Try every day to draw for at least the 3-hour class provided on the website. I often post my gestures on my social media sites. Please Feel free to have a look and a read.
Fall semester 2020, December 12th, I won the Mary and Jack Hickerson Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded at Southwest Minnesota State University.
I have won a few juried shows in New York. My work has been shown in The Art House NYC show Grow in 2017 and the Van Der Plas Gallery NYC in 2018. My paintings have been shown locally in Southwest Minnesota. They have occasionally been displayed on the front page of the Marshall Independent and Tyler Tribute newspapers in Minnesota through my high school and my current college works. My most recent show was at the Cassio Metro Estate in Watford, Uk. It remained until the end of September 2021 and focus on artist studies for eventual larger works in more abstracted forms.
I have recently finished working on a few commissions for Second Harvest, a food bank working tirelessly to help children and families get the food they need to survive, thrive and become their best selves in the Minnesota community. My goal was to be done with these drawings by late February 2022. But I just finished them in the middle of January. This feels good.
At the moment my work is concentrated on two private commissioned portraits. We are in the planning phase and I am stoked to get started.
Speaking of collaborations, I like collaborations. Working with other creatives is always a fab challenge worth taking on. Got an idea? Cool. Let's Make some art together.
Contact me: MichelleRCusack@gmail.com
All the best,
Jcml Fine Art