b. 1980. Living and working in Athens, GA
MFA Photography, Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, RI
BA Social Economics, University of Massachusetts. Amherst, MA
Michael (solo), 1708 Gallery. Richmond, VA
Emerges: Collaborations, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art. Athens, GA. Curated by Kira Hegeman and Jon Vogt.
Michael (solo), Suite Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art. Athens, GA
The Gun Show. Flash Forward Festival. Boston, MA. Curated by Maja Orsic of Robert Klein Gallery.
The Soul & the Pawnshop, Sediment Gallery. Richmond, VA
Pale Firework, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI
Seven Stories Tall, Clamp Art, New York, NY
RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
The Beloved Community, Exposé Gallery, Providence, RI
Nature’s Gifts, Warwick Art Museum. Warwick, RI
Cloaked and Crashing, Exposé Gallery. Providence, RI
My Soles Have These Stories, Sideways Gallery. Boston, MA
Under the Influence, Gelman Gallery. Providence, RI
All The Dire Motives, Sol Koffler Gallery. Providence, RI
Complexity, Gelman Gallery. Providence, RI
Arc of Alchemy, Sol Koffler Gallery. Providence, RI
First Year MFA Photography, Red Eye Gallery. Providence, RI
Casual Abyss, Hamburger Eyes. San Francisco, CA
Pop Noir, Southern Exposure Gallery/Electric Works. San Francisco, CA
I Feel I am Free But I Know I am Not, SF Camerawork. San Francisco, CA
Optic Illusion, Southern Exposure. San Francisco, CA
Getting Closer, Spare Room Project. San Francisco, CA
Recent Works, Off the Wall Gallery. Hadley, MA
New Work, Open Square. Holyoke, MA
Forest Kelley (solo), Woods Memorial Library. Barre, MA
Other (solo), University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center. Amherst, MA
Newton, Karen. “Uncle Michael.” Style Weekly (Vol. 36, No. 22), May 29, 2018
The Ones We Love Issue No. 2. Iowa
Capricious Issue No. 14. Brooklyn, NY
Scrapped Issue No. 2. Brooklyn, NY
Herring, Oliver. TASK, Illinois: University Galleries of Illinois State University.
Camerawork Volume 36 No. 1. San Francisco: SF Camerawork.
The Continuing Story of Life on Earth Issue 013. San Francisco: Hamburger Eyes.
Leaving a Mark Issue 2. San Francisco: Cutter Photozine.
Grants / Awards
Best Music Score. International Documentary Association. Hale County This Morning, This Evening (Composers: Scott Alario, Forest Kelley and Alex Somers)
School of the Arts Research Grant. Virginia Commonwealth University
Graduate Studies Grant. Rhode Island School of Design. Jurors: Michael Mandiberg and Allan Wexler.
Graduate Studies Grant. Rhode Island School of Design. Jurors: Alyson Baker and João Ribas.
Photography Fellow. University of Georgia. Lamar Dodd School of Art. Athens, GA
Visiting Lecturer. Amherst College. department of Art and the History of Art. Amherst, MA
Adjunct Instructor. Syracuse University. Department of Transmedia. Syracuse, NY
Visiting Artist. University of Rochester. Department of Art & Art History. Rochester, NY
Adjunct Instructor. Virginia Commonwealth University. Departments of Painting + Printmaking. Photography. and Art Foundation. Richmond, VA
Teacher of Record. Rhode Island School of Design. Department of Photography. Providence, RI