MichelleJK

Michelle Jane Kowalczyk

Michelle was born in Essendon, Victoria.

 

Education

Monash University – Master of Teaching (Secondary) – 2014-2016

……………………………Specialization – Initial Secondary Teaching in Visual Arts.

……………………………Double Method – Visual Arts Education 01 and 02.

Monash University – Short Course Certificate – October 2015.

……………………………Educational Planning for Students with Special Needs.

Monash University – Bachelor of Visual Arts and Media Arts – 2008-2012

……………………………Majors – Oil Painting and Art Theory.

……………………………Minors – Photography, Printmaking and Jewelry Crafting.

 

 

Artistic Achievements and Notable Moments.

2008 – Group Exhibition at the bar E-Fifty Five in Melbourne’s CBD.

……………………………Artwork – “The Man” (Oil Painting)

2009-2016 – Sculpture Installed on Monash University Campus Grounds where it stood for 7 years.

……………………………Artwork – “Wood Nymph” (12ft Chainsaw Sculpture)

2012 – Group Exhibition at the Switchback Gallery.

……………………………Artwork – “The Chair” (Refurbished Magenta Rose Chair).

……………………………Artwork – “Blue Vines” (Refurbished Blue Rose Table)

2016 – Became a Professional Practicing Artist with an ABN.

2016 – Finalist in the GRIEVE Competition with the Hunters Writers Society. (published in their eBook)

2016 – Group Exhibition with the Colors of Humanities Online Gallery. ‘Botanicals’

……………………………Artwork – “Hope” (Oil Painting)

……………………………Artwork – “Together” (Pencil Rose Drawing)

2017 – Stop the Mets Exhibition. Artwork is exhibited and auctioned off for research to put an end to metastatic breast cancer.

……………………………Artwork – “Moodswing” (Oil Painting)

……………………………Artwork – “Hope” (Oil Painting)

……………………………Artwork – “Intertwined” (Pencil Drawing)

 

 

Volunteer History

Salvation Army – 2005 – Volunteered at their Keilor Rd Salvation Army store as a helper.

Deafness Foundation – 2007 – Folded over 2000 boxes for butterfly pin fundraising.

The Switchback Gallery – 2010-2012 – Preperation for new exhibitions, artwork handling, exhibition set-ups, Opening Night duties etc.

Stop the Mets – 2016 – Donation of artwork, administration assistance, digital creation and general helper.