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Michael Beauchemin

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My art is a process of recalculating perception. The marriage of photo-referencing and naturally occurring altered states of consciousness that manifest during mental indexing, recollecting or reflecting, is illustrated in a style of painting I call Rotorealism.  More particularly, it focuses on the event horizon of consciousness and sub-consciousness, wherein both dream and real-life memories animate together, creating an interim world of aggregated thought and feeling that exists outside the constraints of the time-space continuum.  It approximates a metacognitive exploration of one’s internal reality as it rotates and relates to one’s external reality, thus Rotorealism.  To illustrate this, I implement acrylic underpainting with oil overlays of deeply saturated colors to underscore my recollection of life experiences as filtered through childhood impressions and memories – a period I view as inherently hopeful and central to my being.  


By incorporating a system of stylistic mapping associated with photographic techniques such as multiple exposures, image fusion, soft focus, fragmentation and frame-cropping, I attempt to create a kinetic depiction of life and innocence remembered.  

 

Born 1957 in Southeastern Connecticut

 

Education: 
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA (Fine Art Studies 1976-1977)
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale: (A.S. Degree in Commercial Art), Fort Lauderdale, FL (1977-1979)
Edison College, Fort Myers, FL (Print Making 1986-1988) 

 

Awards:
Rufus Rose College Scholarship

 

History of Art Events:
Lee County Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers, FL (1986 solo exhibition)
Tower Gallery, Fort Myers, FL (1986 group exhibition)
Wet Paint Gallery, Miami Beach, FL (1986 solo exhibition)
Galleria Giovanni, Fort Lauderdale, FL (1987 solo exhibition)
Edison College B Gallery (Bob Rauschenberg Gallery), (1987 group exhibition)
Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL (1987-1989 solo and group exhibitions)
Holland & Knight Permanent Art Collection, Tampa, FL (1988 group exhibition)
Tampa Museum of Fine Art, Tampa, FL (1988 group exhibition)
Hillsborough County Visual Artists Alliance, Tampa, FL (1988 group exhibitions)
Society of the Four Arts Museum, Palm Beach, FL (1988, 1989, 1990 group exhibitions) 
The Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL (1989 group exhibition) 
The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA (1989-2003 solo and group exhibitions)
The Lowe Gallery West, Santa Monica, CA (1990-2000 solo & group exhibitions)
The Beauchemin Gallery, Tampa, FL (1995-1997 solo and group exhibitions)
The Tampa Bay Gallery Hop Art Event, Tampa, FL (1996 group exhibition)
An American Renaissance Exhibition (1996 traveling group exhibition) 
The Atlanta U.S. Olympic Games Art Exhibition Hall (1996 group exhibition) 
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL (2008 group exhibition)
The Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA (2009 twenty year retrospective solo exhibition)  
Naples Museum of Fine Art, Naples, FL (2011 group exhibition)
Watson & MacRae Gallery, Sanibel, FL (2012 group exhibition)   
The Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA (2012-2013 group exhibitions)
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Decorators’ Show House & Gardens Event,
Atlanta, GA (2013 group exhibition) 

Media:
The Cape Coral Daily Breeze Newspaper (1986, 2004) 
The Fort Myers News-Press (1986)
WBBH TV-News, Fort Myers, FL (1986) 
WINK TV-News, Fort Myers, FL (1986) 
The Naples News (1987)
The Tampa Tribune (1988, 1995, 1996)
Art in America Magazine (1991)
The Fine Art Index Book (Publisher: International Art Reference, 1991)
NBC Television Mini-Series “Lady Boss” (re-creation of my opening art reception)
Los Angeles, CA (1993) 
MGM Pictures “Dream Lover” starring James Spader (re-creation of my opening art reception) 
Los Angeles, CA (1994) 
The St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, FL (1995)
Gallery Guide Magazine Southeastern U.S. & Chicago, IL (1995, 1996)
Peachtree Magazine, Atlanta, GA (1996) 
Poets, Artists & Madmen Magazine, Atlanta, GA (1996)
Focus of SWFL Magazine, Focus of New York Magazine, Sarasota, FL, NY (2010, 2013)
HGTV The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Decorators’ Show House & Gardens (featuring interior designer, Bryan Kirkland) Atlanta, GA and U.S. national TV broadcast (2013)
University of South Florida (USF) Art Lecture & Presentation – Symbolism in Contemporary Art, 
    Sarasota, FL (2015)

Art Collectors of Michael Beauchemin:
Actor, James Spader
Musician, Sir Elton John
Writer, Jackie Collins
Musician, Michael Stipe
Actor, Sylvester Stallone
Atlanta Mayor, Andrew Young

 

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