Michael Velliquette: Visiting Artist

University of Arkansas, February 11, 2021, More info here

Houston Chronicle Review
Glasstire: Top Five 
Archinect Feature
Michael Velliquette: Creations Are Numberless, I Vow to Free Them,  David Shelton Gallery Houston, Oct. 23-Dec, 19, 2020

Creations are Numberless, I Vow to Free Them is a solo exhibition of Michael Velliquette’s innovative work with the medium of paper sculpture. 


David Shelton Gallery, Houston

October 23 - December 19, 2020


Velliquette redefines the unassuming nature of paper by constructing objects that convey strength, intent, and durability, but which also require conscious observation and care. They are at once abstract layers and shapes made from colored paper, and also structures that from one moment to the next suggest fortress-like constructions, tiered mandalas, or complex mechanical gears. Cut exclusively and assembled by hand, Velliquette’s works can take up to 500 hours to complete.


In Michael Velliquette’s recent series of paper cuts, composed of single sheets of paper, carefully sliced and folded, the artist emphasizes the physics of light, and the way a simple fold, lifted at a variety of angles from the surface, reveals myriad shadows, forms, and openings. Like his larger constructions, the paper cut works retain a mandala-like quality, as if carved in relief on a panel of a door or a box. Where the more built-up sculptures capitalize on the material’s strength, flexibility, and capacity to be easily molded, the paper cuts are pared down, vulnerable, fleshy in comparison. Thus we are invited to consider the surface and material thinness of the paper itself, where every detail of every incision is distinguishable, and there’s little telling what mysteries lie beyond.


Viewings by appointment


David Shelton Gallery

4411 Montrose Blvd.

Suite B

Houston, TX 77006

713 393-7319
info@davidsheltongallery.com

Exhibition Catalog: Michael Velliquette: Creations Are Numberless, I Vow Free Them

Creations are Numberless, I Vow to Free Them is the catalog for Michael Velliquette's 2020 solo exhibition at the David Shelton Gallery of his innovative work with the medium of paper sculpture. Velliquette redefines the unassuming nature of paper by constructing objects that convey strength, intent, and durability, but which also require conscious observation and care. Cut exclusively and assembled by hand, Velliquette's works can take up to 500 hours to complete.

46 page, softcover, full color

Introduction by Kate Mothes

Essays by Anthony Lovenheim Irwin & Wendy Weil Atwell


Intricate Paper Sculpture: Upcoming Online Workshop

Intricate Paper Sculpture

Michael Velliquette, Instructor

January 9 & 16, 2021 4:00-6:00p.m. ET

Tuition $125


REGISTER HERE


Using the component qualities of surface, shape and edge as a starting point, students will construct an elaborate and intricate sculptural form made entirely from paper. Participants will investigate traditional paper-crafting techniques and integrate them with wholly unique methods they discover. Velliquette will also share tips and techniques based on his own work.


Students should have confidence with cutting paper with a pair of straight edge scissors. More advanced skills would include confidence with the use of an xacto knife, but not necessary.

Michael Velliquette: 2021 Artist Resident @ The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Colossal Feature
Collaboration with photographer Eric Baillies

Photographer Eric Baillies has been producing a variety of prints from Michael Velliquette's paper cuts, using wet collodion negatives. To see more of his work and other prints he has made from Velliquette's paper cuts check out his Instagram page here.

Forthcoming 2021 exhibition at the Suburban, Milwaukee
Inspiracón Volátil Magazine, Guatemala, Feature and Interview
Caracteres Magazine Feature, Mexico
Artigianeide Magazine Feature, Italy
The Artistic Trap Online Magazine Feature
Michael Velliquette Studio Tour // artwithintent IGTV
Peninsula Fine Arts Center Exhibition

Peninsula Fine Arts Center
June 16 - July 12, 2020
101 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606


Artists include Gunjan Aylawadi, Roberto Benavidez, Ashley Chiang, Jaynie Crimmins, Brian Dettmer, John Ed De Vera, Amy Genser, Rich Gray, Judith + Rolfe, Nikki McClure, Tiffany Miller Russell, Matthew Shlian, Eric Standley, Michael Velliquette and Nancy Winn.

Cowabungart Magazine Feature, France
Dovetail Magazine

Work by Michael Velliquette is featured in Dovetail Magazine, Issue 1, Summer 2020

Window Installation Commission: Urban Land Interests 

Michael Velliquette was commissioned by Urban Land Interests to create a site-specific work for a commercial window space along Madison's iconic State Street. Titled "Inner Gateway", the piece is a hand-cut paper installation made with a reflective mirror board, meant to both attract and reflect viewers at one of the city's most heavily trafficked corners. 

Paper Artist Collective: Artist of the Month—Michael Velliquette
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See the article here

Netolabo Magazine Feature, Japan
Mobi Spirit Online Magazine
Chazen Museum Faculty Exhibition
Every four years, the Chazen showcases art by university faculty. A tradition since the museum opened, the show has usually included only faculty and emeriti from the art department. In celebration of the Chazen’s 50th anniversary in 2020, and in acknowledgement that art-making increasingly crosses disciplines and departments, Faculty Exhibition 2020 welcomed proposals from all departments across the campus that utilize art-making in their teaching and research. In addition, rather than confining the show to a single gallery, the exhibition will showcase parts of the collection and buildings that are often overlooked. Projects will explore relationships between the artist’s own work and specific art works in the museum’s collection, or the artist’s own work and the museum’s public spaces and architecture.


The artists are: Jennifer Angus • Emily Arthur • Spatula & Barcode • Derrick Buisch • Anna Campbell • Jill H. Casid • Anthony Cerulli • Li Chiao-Ping • Marianne Fairbanks • Sarah FitzSimons • Aristotle Georgiades • Lisa Gralnick • Stephen Hilyard • John Hitchcock • Tomiko Jones • Jean Laurenz • Helen Lee • Myszka Lewis • Tom Loeser • Caroline Niziolek • Darcy Padilla • Jason Ruhl • Fred Stonehouse • Michael Velliquette • Tony Wise • Thomas Zickuhr

Michael Velliquette's work in dialogue with Rudolf de Crignis and Louise Nevelson, in the Chazen Museum Collection.