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Michele Jaquis

Michele Jaquis
Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Associate Professor
Teaches In
Artists, Community and Teaching
Creative Action
Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability
Education: 

MFA (sculpture) Rhode Island School of Design; College Teaching Certificate, Brown University's Sheridan Center for Teaching; BFA (sculpture, experimental studio, psychology) Hartford Art School/Univ. of Hartford; (sculpture & drawing) Burren College of Art, Ireland.

Bio/Affiliation: 

Interdisciplinary artist, educator and academic administrator who has been teaching in various departments at Otis since fall 2000. Trained in the expanded field of sculpture (installation, video, performance art), Jaquis combines strategies of conceptual art, documentary and social practice to examine the complexities within personal and social relationships, identity, language and communication, resulting in a range of image-based, object-based, time-based and engagement-based projects. Work has been presented at conferences, film and video festivals, galleries, museums, and alternative spaces across the U.S. and in Australia, Canada, Ireland, England, New Zealand and South Korea. 

Residencies: Skirball Cultural Center, Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Vermont Studio Center

Represents Otis as a PALS Fellow in the Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability.

AWARDS/HONORS: 

Otis Sabbatical Spring 2018

Otis Faculty Development Grants: Fall 2016, Fall 2014Spring 2014, Spring 2011

Otis Curricular Innovation Grant for Blended Learning, 2012

CA Commuity Foundation's Next Gen Arts Professional Development Grant, 2011

US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Voice Award Nomination, 2009

Best Documentary 2008 Director’s Chair Film Festival