Contemporary art,

Michele Pred/ Michele Pred

United States

www.michelepred.com

Michele Pred
Michele Pred
Female
United States
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Michele Pred is a Swedish-American conceptual artist. She works with found and confiscated objects and technology imbued with cultural and political meaning.

Michele Pred was born in San Francisco. She received her B.F.A. with distinction from the California College of Arts and Crafts where she is an adjunct Professor. She also obtained a certificate in French Language from University of Sorbonne, France. Pred attended San Francisco State University, California as a graduate student. She received a CCA faculty development grant from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation in 2012.

Pred incorporates aspects of contemporary culture and politics in her art. She comes from a family of scholars, anthropologists, sociologists, and geopolitical educators, thus her own predilection toward work that comments on contemporary society, while plumbing what might be considered its cultural artifacts. She uses these artifacts, such as a range of objects now forbidden for travel, for her palette and sculptural material. Pred’s preference for unconventional materials has been a constant, materials associated with memory of time, place, and events. Pred says of her raw materials, ”the diverse array of assembled ‘dangerous’ items may be regarded as the cultural residue of a particular moment in history…each small tool, like each of us, bears some weight of the changed world.” Pred has expanded her vocabulary of image, form, and materials, revealing the strength of her conceptual underpinnings, the thoroughness of her research, and the range of her sculptural expression.

Pred’s Berkeley studio is filled with boxes in which she sorts her materials. Scissors are sorted by color of handles, knives are placed together, and clippers with images are in one box, silver clippers in another. The raw materials, the artist’s palette, await her conceptual approach.

Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries, art fairs and museums in London, Stockholm, Sydney, New York, Bologna, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. Her work is part of the permanent collection at the 21st Century Museum, The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) New York, The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, the Di Rosa Preserve in Napa, CA and is held in numerous corporate and private collections. Also, her art has been reviewed and featured by The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, ARTnews, Art in America, WIRED, American Craft Magazine, Huffington Post, Rachel Maddow, ReadyMade Magazine, and many more.



Year Exhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015CHOICENancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2014Natural Unnatural Supernatural Honolulu Museum of Art, HIGroup
2014Miami Project Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Chicago ILGroup
2014Art Chicago Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Chicago ILGroup
2014ArtMrkt Nancy Hoffman Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2013UntitledAmendment Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2013This is Not America ASU Museum, Phoenix, AZGroup
2013Pulp (ire straits) Beta Pictoris Gallery, Birmingham ALGroup
2013PULSE Art Fair Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York NYGroup
2013Miami Art Fair Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Miami FLGroup
2013Art Chicago Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Chicago ILGroup
2012Untitled(In)Security Thompson Art Gallery, SJSU, San Jose, CASolo
2012Vote for Me and I’ll Set You Free Omi International Art Center, Ghent, New YorkGroup
2012Swedish for Argument University of Technology, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
201240 Year Anniversary Exhibition Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2012Women: By, Of About Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New YorkGroup
2012STOFF Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SwedenGroup
2011UntitledConfiscated Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2011Radical Geographer: Portrait of my Father Swarm Gallery, Oakland CASolo
2011Encode Me ArtPAD, San Francisco, CASolo
2011Encode Me Stockholm, SwedenSolo
2011ArtMRKTJack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco CAGroup
2011UntitledManufractured Oliver Art Center, Oakland CAGroup
2011Remembering the Fire FIT, New York NYGroup
2011Good Work The Textile Center, Brooklyn NYGroup
2011Darkness Falls Upon Us NIAD, Richmond CAGroup
2010Living With Art: Collecting ContemporaryMetro New York Neuberger Museum, NYGroup
2010UntitledSan Francisco Art Fair Nancy Hoffman Gallery, San Francisco CAGroup
2010Merchandise Add Art Exhibition organized by Eye Beam New York NYGroup
2009UntitledShopdrop IKEA, Emeryville, CASolo
2009UntitledShopdrop IKEA, Miami, FLSolo
2009UntitledOpen Source Embroidery Bild Museet, Umeå, SwedenGroup
2009UntitledOpen Source Embroidery Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009UntitledArt Chicago Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Chicago ILGroup
2009UntitledLA Art Show Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles CAGroup
2008(Dis)posessions Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WISolo
2008UntitledAqua Art Fair Johansson Projects, Miami, FLGroup
2008Vital Signs Newcomb Gallery Tulane University Orleans LAGroup
2008Filmobile University of Westminster,London Gallery West, London, United KingdomGroup
2008Signals in the City: Digital Media in the Urban EnvironmentUniversity of Abertay Dundee, Dundee, United KingdomGroup
2008UntitledCHANGE AMERICA Berman Gallery, Los Angeles CAGroup
2008Untitled01 Festival Subzero San Jose CAGroup
2008CCA Faculty Exhibition Oliver Arts Center, Oakland CAGroup
2008UntitledQUORUM Limn Gallery, Los Angeles CAGroup
2008UntitledRed Dot Art Fair Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York NYGroup
2007UntitledPredilections Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York NYSolo
2007UntitledCivil Twilight Electric Works Gallery, San Francisco CAGroup
2007UntitledCCA Faculty Exhibition Oliver Arts Center, Oakland CAGroup
2007UntitledRed Dot Art Fair Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Miami FLGroup
2007UntitledCode Switching Swarm Gallery, Oakland CAGroup
2007UntitledCode Switching Red House Gallery, Los Angeles CAGroup
2007UntitledRed Dot Art Fair Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York NYGroup
2007UntitledArt Chicago Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Chicago ILGroup
2007UntitledLA Art Show Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles CAGroup
2006Blood for Art with Quorum SF SCOPE Miami FLGroup
2006UntitledScope Art Fair Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York NYGroup
2006Who’s Afraid of San Francisco? Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco CAGroup
2006UntitledArt Chicago Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Chicago ILGroup
2006UntitledLA Art Show Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles CAGroup
2005Untitled(Re)Collections Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco CASolo
2005UntitledScope Art Fair Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Miami FLGroup
2005UntitledScope Art Fair Nancy Hoffman Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2005Nothing to Fear Art Center of the Capital Region, Troy NYGroup
2005UntitledFound: Everyday Objects in Bay Area Art Di Rosa Preserve, Napa CAGroup
2005UntitledAesthetics of Ecology Tecoah Bruce Gallery, Oakland CAGroup
2005UntitledScope Art Fair Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York NYGroup
2005UntitledSan Francisco International Art Exposition Nancy Hoffman Gallery, San Francisco CAGroup
2004UntitledRem(a)inders Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York NYSolo
2004UntitledScope Art Fair Nancy Hoffman Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2004UntitledSWEA Jublieum Millesgården, Stockholm, SwedenGroup
2004UntitledScope Art Fair Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles CAGroup
2004UntitledTactical Action Gigantic Art Space, New York NYGroup
2004UntitledFelix Variations Play Space Gallery, California College of the Arts, San Francisco CAGroup
2004UntitledSan Francisco International Art Exposition Brian Gross Gallery, San Francisco CAGroup
2003UntitledBreaking News Judson Church, New York NYGroup
2003Remembering 911 OIA Gallery, New York NYGroup
2002UntitledIn Memory Mission Gallery, San Francisco CASolo