selected solo exhibitions

united states

2010 “One Night” | The Liberty Hotel on Beacon Hill | Boston, MA

2007 “Eternal Moment.” | The Business of Art Center | Manitou Springs, CO

2006 “Enso. An Expression of the Moment.” | Sliding Door Gallery | Denver, CO

2006 Frames for All Reasons | Denver, CO

2005 “Inciampare all' Italia [Trip to Italy]” | Caladan Gallery | Beverly, MA

2004 Funky Buddha | Denver, CO

2003 “Common Places, Uncommon Thoughts – Santa Fe/Taos Series #1” | 910 Arts | Denver, CO

1997 Solo Show | Louisville, CO

 

selected group exhibitions international

2010 Tenuta S. Anna International 9 month Traveling Exhibit | Tenuta S. Anna Estate | Veneto, Italy

2008 Moderna08 2nd International Art Fair of Mar del Plata | Villa Victoria Ocampo Museum | Mar de Plata, Argentina

2007 "Spirit. The Spirit of Art" International Art Exhibition | Ferrara Museum of the Estense Castle | Ferrara, Italy

2007 19th Anniversary Collective Exhibition | Galeria Forma | Buenos Aires, Argentina

2007 Moderna07 Collective Exhibition | Villa Victoria Ocampo Museum | Mar de Plata, Argentina

2007 Moderna07 Primera Feria de Grandes Maestros y Arte Emergente | Mar de Plata, Argentina

2006 "Magica" International Art Exhibition | Ferrara Museum of the Estense Castle | Ferrara, Italy

2006 “Cultures Confrontation” International Art Exhibition | Suevo Castle | Barletta, Italy

2006 "Horizons" International Art Exhibition | Villa Medicea "La Ferdinanda," Artimino | Florence, Italy

2006 "Premio Internazionale d'Arte San Valentino" | Vico del Gargano, Puglia, Italy

2005 "Emotions in Motion" Int’l Art Exhibition | Ferrara Museum of the Estense Castle | Ferrara, Italy

 

united states

2017

Smithsonian Craft Show | Washington, D.C.

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival | Reston, VA

Old Town Art Fair | Chicago, IL

Cherry Creek Arts Festival | Denver, CO

Art on the Rockies | Vail, CO

Park City Kimball Arts Festival | Park City, UT

Golden Fine Arts Festival | Golden, CO

Plaza Art Fair | Kansas City, MO

 

2016

Old Town Art Fair | Chicago, IL

Des Moines Art Festival | Des Moines, IA

Art on the Rockies | Edwards, CO

Pearl Street Arts Fest | Boulder, CO

Golden Fine Arts Festival | Golden, CO

Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Festival | Philadelphia, PA

Plaza Art Fair | Kansas City, MO

Bethesda Row Arts Festival | Bethesda, MD

2015

Old Town Art Fair | Chicago, IL

Des Moines Art Festival | Des Moines, IA

Breckenridge Art Festival | Breckenridge, CO

Art on the Rockies | Edwards, CO

Pearl Street Arts Fest | Boulder, CO

Crested Butte Arts Festival | Crested Butte, CO

Cordillera Fine Art Show | Edwards, CO

Evergreen Arts Festival | Evergreen, CO

Gathering at the Great Divide | Breckenridge, CO

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show | Philadelphia, PA

Bethesda Row Arts Festival | Bethesda, MD

SOFA Chicago | Represented by Next Step Studio + Gallery | Chicago, IL

2014

Art Palm Beach | Palm Beach, FL

Architectural Digest Home Design Show | New York, NY

Oklahoma City Arts Festival | Oklahoma City, OK

Old Town Art Fair | Chicago, IL

Des Moines Art Festival | Des Moines, IA

Cherry Creek Arts Festival | Denver, CO

Art in the Park | Steamboat Springs, CO

Summerfest | Evergreen, CO

Breckenridge Art Festival | Breckenridge, CO

Park City Kimball Arts Festival | Park City, UT

Art! Fair Jackson Hole | Jackson, WY

Gathering at the Great Divide | Breckenridge, CO

Bethesda Row Arts Festival | Bethesda, MD

Contemporary Colorado: A Survey of Contemporary Art in Colorado | The Curtman Gallery | Fort Collins, CO

2013

Holiday Art Market | Foothills Art Center | Golden, CO

SOFA Chicago | Represented by Next Step Studio + Gallery | Chicago, IL

Bethesda Row Fine Arts Festival | Bethesda, MD

Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival | Crozet, VA

38th Annual Gathering at the Great Divide | Breckenridge, CO

124th N.A.W.A. Annual Exhibition | Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery | New York, NY

48th Annual Art Fair Jackson Hole | Jackson, WY 44th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival l Park City, UT

Open Arts Fest | Boulder, CO

30th Annual Breckenridge Art Festival | Breckenridge, CO

64th Annual Old Town Art Fair | Chicago, IL

40th Annual Fiesta Arts Fair | San Antonio, TX

The 8th Annual Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival | The Woodlands, TX

43rd Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival | Scottsdale, AZ

3rd National Juried Monotype + Monoprint Exhibition | Barrington Center for the Arts | Wenham, MA

Art Palm Beach | Represented by Next Step Studios | Palm Beach, FL

2012

Paradise City Marlborough | Marlborough, MA

SOFA Chicago | Represented by Next Step Studio + Gallery | Chicago, IL

Paradise City Northampton | Northampton, MA

51st Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show | Armonk, NY

123rd Annual Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock | Castle Rock, CO

Encausticon 2012 | Gallery Nord | San Antonio, TX

123rd N.A.W.A. Annual Exhibition | Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery | New York City, NY

22nd Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival | Golden, CO

42nd Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival | Park City, UT

Juried Exhibition | Da Vinci Art Alliance | Philadelphia, PA

2nd Annual Open Arts Fest | Boulder, CO

“Exploration of a Medium: Printmaking” | Center for the Arts Evergreen | Evergreen, CO

50th Annual Milwaukee Art Museum Lakefront Festival of Art | Milwaukee, WI

63rd Annual Old Town Art Fair | Chicago, IL “MGNE: Unique Impressions II” | Falmouth Art Center | Falmouth, MA

CAE Annual Members Show | Center for the Arts Evergreen | Evergreen, CO

"Our Earth" | Flow Art Spacel | Minneapolis, MN

Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival | The Woodlands, TX

100 for $100 | Center for the Arts Evergreen | Evergreen, CO

42nd Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival | Scottsdale, AZ

monoTYPE: The Literate Print | Carolyn Jenkins Gallery | Concord, NH

The "Heart Art" Show | Poudre River Gallery | Fort Collins, CO

2011

Paradise City Marlborough | Marlborough, MA

50th Anniversary Armonk Art Show | Armonk, NY

33rd Annual Long's Park Art & Craft Festival | Lancaster, PA American Craft Exposition | Evanston, IL

43rd Annual Sun Valley Arts Festival | Sun Valley ID

41st Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival | Park City, UT

62nd Anniversary Old Town Art Fair | Chicago, IL

Paradise City Northampton | Northampton, MA

20th Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival | Reston, VA

“For the Birds” - A Collaboration with the Massachusetts Audubon Society | Brush Gallery | Lowell, MA National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.)

122nd Annual Exhibition | New York City, NY Artists Association of Northern Colorado (AANC)

20th National Art Exhibition | Fort Collins, CO

CraftNewYork | New York City, NY CraftBoston | Boston, MA

Paradise City Marlborough | Marlborough, MA

30th Annual Western Spirit Art Show | Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum | Cheyenne, WY

14th International Open | Woman Made Gallery | Chicago, IL

Illuminations Exhibit | Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center | Boston, MA

Current Works: CAE Annual Members Show | Center for the Arts Evergreen | Evergreen, CO

2010

National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.) New Members Exhibit | New York City, NY

Induction Ceremony | National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.) | New York City, NY

39th Annual Bayou City Art Festival | Houston, TX

34th Annual American Craft Council Show | San Francisco, CA

41st Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival | Park City, UT

13th Annual Highland Park Festival of Fiine Craft | Highland Park, IL

48th Annual Milwaukee Art Museum Lakefront Festival of Art | Milwaukee, WI

National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A)

121st Annual Exhibition | New York City, NY

60th Annual Art City Austin Fine Art Festival | Austin, TX

37th Annual Fiesta Arts Fair | San Antonio, TX

Evergreen Center for the Arts Annual “100 for 100” | Evergreen, CO

40th Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival | Scottsdale, AZ

29th Annual “Western Spirit” Cheyenne Frontier Days | Old West Museum | Cheyenne, WY

15th Annual Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival | Carefree, AZ

35th Annual American Craft Council Show | Baltimore, MD

2009

“Boots to Heal” Juried Exhibition | Morton Street Gallery, Richmond, TX

16th Annual Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival | Carefree, AZ

Burr Ridge Art on the Green | Burr Ridge, IL

Cape Cod Fine Arts Festival | Hyannis, MA

2008

24th Annual Juried Vail Arts Festival | Lionshead | Vail, CO

2007

“Illuminations 5th Year Anniversary Retrospective Exhibit” | Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center | Boston, MA

“Facets of Transformation” | Gallery 181 | Lawrence, MA

“Illuminations” | Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center | Boston, MA

“Self-Portrait 2007. A Show of Self-Expression” | Evergreen Artists Association | Evergreen, CO

2006

Art and Soul” | Southborough Arts Center | Southborough, MA

"From Our Perspective" 15th Annual National Women's Art Exhibition | Wallace Smith Theatre | Farmington Hills, MI

“Food” | Sliding Door Gallery | Denver, CO

“Botanicals and Bugs” | Tennyson Gallery | Denver, CO

“The Human Form—Bodies in Motion” | Tennyson Gallery | Denver, CO

“Group Show” | Satellite Gallery | Denver, CO

“Group Show” | Sliding Door Gallery | Denver, CO

2005

4th Annual Juried Exhibition | Organization of Independent Artists | New York City, NY

“It’s On” | Sliding Door Gallery | Denver, CO

Annual Juried Exhibition | Worcester Artist Group | Worcester, MA

Alliance Francais | Silent Auction | Brown Palace | Denver, CO

“Blooms + Baubles: A Celebration of Spring” | K.D. Moore Gallery | Evergreen, CO

“7th Annual International Art Exhibition” | Upstream People Gallery | Omaha, NE

“Oklahoma: Centerfold 2004-2005” | USAO Gallery | Chickasha, OK

“Visual Text: The Other” | Fulton Street Gallery | Troy, NY

2004

“Oklahoma: Centerfold 2003-2004” | Leslie Powell Foundation/Gallery | Lawton, OK

2nd Annual San Diego Arts Festival | San Diego, CA

7th Annual Sacramento Arts Festival | Sacramento, CA

“Snap to Grid” | L.A. Center for Digital Art | Los Angeles, CA

“Mountain Masterpieces” | Snowmass Village, CO

“Summer Art 2004” | Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts | Steamboat Springs, CO

Santa Cruz Digital Arts Festival | Santa Cruz, CA

12th Annual Oceanside Art Festival | Oceanside, CA

Silicon Valley Art Museum Gallery | San Francisco, CA

MacWorld San Francisco 2004 | San Francisco, CA

Cleveland State University/NewCAT | Cleveland, OH

2003

The Collection | Evergreen, CO

MacWorld Digital Contest + Expo | Javitz Center | New York City, NY

2002 CORE “WOW” Wide Open Whatever Show | Denver, CO

 

representation

international

Galeria Forma | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fondazione ArtexArte | Milan, Italy

Paola Trevisan | Ferrara, Italy

national

Made | East Hampton, Long Island, NY

Xanadu Gallery | Scottsdale, AZ

 

selected collections

private collections:  United States

 

selected commissions

united states

Private Commissions | Park City, UT

Private Commission | Northfield, IL

Private Commission | Berlin, MA

Private Commission | Bozeman, MT

Private Commission | Milwaukee, WI

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center | Boston, MA

 

selected awards

2013 Best of Show | 2D | Bethesda Row Fine Arts Festival | Bethesda, MD

2013 Best of Show | 2D | Old Town Art Fair | Chicago, IL

2012 1st Place | Printmaking | Castle Rock Art Fest | Castle Rock, CO

2012 Honorable Mention | Encausticon 2012 | Gallery Nord | San Antonio, TX

2012 Best of Show | Printmaking | Park City Kimball Arts Festival | Park City, UT

2012 Best of Show | 2D | Open Arts Fest | Boulder, CO

2012 Best of Show | CAE Annual Members Show | Center for the Arts Evergreen | Evergreen, CO

2012 Best of Show | Mixed Media | The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival | The Woodlands, TX

2011 3rd Place | Printmaking | Armonk Outdoor Art Show | Armonk, NY

2011 Doug and Annie Johnson Photographic Arts Award | Artists Association of Northern Colorado, Fort Collins, CO

2010 Nautilus Silver Book Award | “Harvest the Bounty of your Career” by Deborah F. Windrum with original art by Michele Renée Ledoux

2010 CIPA EVVY Award - 1st Place “ | “Harvest the Bounty of your Career” by Deborah F. Windrum with original art by Michele Renée Ledoux

2010 3rd Place | “Edge of Abstraction” | Center for the Arts Evergreen | Evergreen, CO

2010 Best of Show | Highland Park Fine Art Festival | Highland Park, IL

2010 Finalist | Tenuta S. Anna Prize, Arte Laguna | Tenuta S. Anna Estates, Veneto, Italy

2009 Best of Show – Mixed Media | “Boots to Heal” Juried Exhibition | Morton Street Gallery, Richmond, TX

2009 Book of the Year Award Finalist | ForeWord Magazine | “Harvest the Bounty of your Career” by Deborah F. Windrum with original art by Michele Renée Ledoux

2009 Living Now Book Award | “Harvest the Bounty of your Career” by Deborah F. Windrum with original art by Michele Renée Ledoux

2009 Award of Merit | Burr Ridge Art on the Green | Burr Ridge, IL

2003 Winner MacWorld International Contest + Expo

1998 1st Place Abstract “Surrender” | 16th Annual Tri-City Fine Arts Show | Louisville Art Association | Louisville, CO

1997 2nd Place Abstract “Doubled Over" | 15th Annual Tri-City Fine Arts Show | Louisville Art Association | Louisville, CO

 

selected bibliography

books

“Harvest the Bounty of Your Career” | Windrum w/artwork by Michele Renée Ledoux | Axiom Action Publishing

“Illuminations: Expressions of the Personal Spiritual Experience” | Thompkins and McMahon | Celestial Arts Publishing calendars

“2014 Calendar of Art and Inspiration” | Denver, CO

“2013 Calendar of Art and Inspiration” | Denver, CO

"2012 Calendar of Art and Inspiration” | Denver, CO

“2011 Calendar of Art and Inspiration” | Denver, CO

“2010 Calendar of Art and Inspiration” | Denver, CO

“2008 Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center 5th Year Anniversary Calendar” – Cover Image | Boston, MA

“2007 Evergreen Arts Center Calendar” | Evergreen Arts Council | Evergreen, CO

 

newspapers

“Formal Marlborough Resident Displays Artwork” | Joan F. Simoneau, Community Advocate | Marlborough, MA

“Artist’s Exhibit Carries Powerful Message” | Mary Wenzel, Marlborough Enterprise | Marlborough, MA

“Marlborough Native Shines” | Joan Simoneau, Main Street Journal | Marlborough, MA

“Creative Native” (Front Page) | Mary Wenzel, Marlborough Enterprise | Marlborough, MA

“Featured Artist at Mass General” | Jim Ash, Publisher, Main Street Journal | Marlborough, MA

“Artist Comforts and Inspires” | Mary Wenzell, Marlborough Enterprise | Front Cover | Marlborough, MA “City Native’s Art to be Displayed” | Joan Simoneau, Main Street Journal | Marlborough, MA

“Homecoming” | Jennifer Lord, Metrowest Daily News | Front Cover, Sunday Arts Section | Boston, MA

 

periodicals

Photographers.it, Paola Trevisan, 2005

Colorado Serenity, “Camino de Santiago: A 500-mile Pilgrimmage,” Michele Renée Ledoux, 2005

 

critical overview

Michele Renée Ledoux scratches the surface of human nature...

Michele Renée Ledoux calls Colorado home, but she travels the world – her inner world and the literal world around her – coming home to create and share thoughtful artwork meant to reveal our inner truths. —Susan Lomuto, Founder, dailyartmuse.com

 

Michele Renée Ledoux is a mixed media artist with an endless imagination. She uses encaustic (a beeswax mixture), recycled materials, solar plate intaglio, acrylics, photography, printmaking and incorporates poetry and found object frames. The mix makes for a unique product. Ledoux's work is subdued, done in natural colors, and brimming with an extra power. The textures, built up by layers of encaustic, are a highlight of her work. Recently, Ledoux has been working in the style and philosophical air of "rough luxe", which is actually the aesthetic juxtaposition the name suggests. In 2010, Ledoux was inducted into the National Association of Women Artists in New York City. —Amanda Boyle, Art Critic, allaboutarmonk.com

 

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Michele Renée Ledoux’s body of work, “alchemy of align,” is masterful and thought provoking. With her unique combination of printmaking, painting, drawing and photography, she has created harmony that goes beyond metaphor.

The beauty of her work lies in the various techniques of her artistic expression. Her work has an inviting quality, which becomes more revealing each time it is viewed. (cont’d) It is like discovering the soul. “[A]lchemy of align” celebrates the variety of metaphoric expression that underlies and connects us all. —Kimberly D. Moore, Curator, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO USA

 

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“Michele Renée Ledoux, young American artist/photographer, through her photos, reveals secrets, mysteries, stories, traces of life and poetry. She’s able to freely employ and deploy her memories, her thoughts and her sensations in order to get as close as possible to the psychological sphere: those feelings, emotions and moods that make up our spiritual dimensions.

Ledoux feels the impulsive desire to stop realities and objects belonging to quotidian images, filling them with magic, rarefied, lyric effects and revealing to us details of a nature soaked with poetical aspects that often slip from us.

Ledoux with her photos shows of being an author who doesn’t pursue the objective fidelity in the photographic reproduction of nature and objects that become the subjects of her photos, but it is her eyes, her mind and all her baggage made of emotions and experiences that bring her to utilize the photographic object as subjective expressive medium, also searching the communication with the spectators with whom she will share her own visions and interpretations of the surrounding reality and truth stopped in an eternal moment.

Ledoux has developed a very personal photographic research that she continues exploring and elaborating with new and renovated creativity and power. As an art-critic, I would also like to emphasize how the poetic, emotional and artistic component of her photography remains a powerful and suggestive constant while at the same time her photographic and technical sensibility which help her to achieve intense and refined artistic results is equally important.” —Paola Trevisan, Paola Trevisan Arte Contemporanea, Ferrara, Italy

 

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“Michele Renée Ledoux is a photographer of the texture of secrets. Her very tactile works are beds of revelation, seeking to impart the essence of Salvation.” —Marjorie Kaye, Director | Gallery 181, Lawrence, MA USA

 

professional memberships

2011 – 2012 | Evergreen Artists Association | Evergreen, CO

2011 – 2013 | Monotype Guild of New England | Sharon, MA

2010 – present | National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.) | New York City, NY

2010 – present | International Encaustic Artists (IEA)

2010 – 2012 | Center for the Arts Evergreen | Evergreen, CO

2010 – 2012 | Colorado Mountain Gallery Artist Cooperative | Georgetown, CO

2010 – present | Lynda.com 2008 | Business of Art Center | Manitou Springs, CO

2007 – 2010 | Colorado Independent Publishers Association 2006 – 2007 | Board Member, 910 Arts | Denver, CO

2005 – 2009 | Evergreen Artists Association community

2008 – present | Co-Founder/Creative Consultant | Art as Endless Possibility | Evergreen, CO

2007 | Conceptual Curator, theGallery at 910 | Denver, CO

2003 – 2008 | Creative Director | Mountain Connection | Evergreen, CO

 

professional development

One-on-one workshop with artist, printmaker and educator, Ron Pokrasso

“Zen of Creativity” with author, artist, Zen Master, John Daido Loori

“8 Gates” with author, artist, Zen master, John Daido Loori

“Zen Calligraphy on a Large Scale” with Japanese calligrapher, Zen teacher and author, Kazuaki Tanahashi

“Transformation thru Poetry” Naropa University

Artist Consultation with nationally acknowledged master of encaustic and author, Joanne Mattera

 

education

Self-taught artist with formal education - 1986-1990 B.A. Philosophy w/emphasis in Eastern Religious Studies—University of Colorado at Boulder