Biography

Michelle Bratsafolis is an interdisciplinary artist who received her B.A. in American Studies from Brandeis University and her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law.  She pursued her interests in painting, alternative photographic processes and other mediums during three years of full time study at the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York City, where she completed the the Studio Intensive Program.   She has also studied at the International Center of Photography and he 92nd Street Y in New York City, and at the Art New England Summer Program sponsored by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design at Bennington College in Vermont.  She has exhibited her work in the United States and abroad, and her work is in several private collections.  Bratsafolis is an active member of the Brandeis University Arts Council, which annually reviews faculty proposals seeking funding for special art, music and theater programs to benefit university students and the community at large.  She lives and works in New York City.



Solo Exhibitions

2016                               Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, New York                
                                        Odyssey

2014                               National Academy School Project Wall
                                        Another Look, Image Redux….Cyanotype and Van Dyke Brown

2014                                JE Heaton Jewelers, Millbrook NY
                                       


Group Exhibitions

2017                                Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
                                        Winner, 13th Annual National Alternative Processes Photography Competition

                                        National Academy Museum, New York, NY
                                        CREATIVE MISCHIEF exhibition    

                                        miranda arts project space, 6 North Pearl Street, Port Chester, New York
                                        indecipherable messages   
                
                                        miranda arts project space, 6 North Pearl Street, Port Chester, New York
                                        Exchanges on Paper

                                         121 Varick Street, New York, NY
                                            Louder Than Words

                                        Lyles & King Gallery, 106 Forsythe Street,  New York, NY 
                                        Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit and Exhibition, Buy What You Love! 

                                        Metro Pictures  519 W 24th Street, New York, NY
                                        Hosts of 18th Annual POSTCARDS from the EDGE exhibition to benefit Visual AIDS

                                        Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
                                        Mid-year exhibition, National Academy School

                                       
2016                               Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
                                       Winner, 12th Annual National Alternative Processes Photography Competition
                        
                                        National Academy Museum, New York, NY
                                        CREATIVE MISCHIEF exhibition  

                                        Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
                                        Black & White Perspectives:  Works on Paper

                                        Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
                                        Emotion, Discovery and Illusion-Between Art and Fashion                               

                                        Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
                                        Hosts of 18th Annual POSTCARDS from the EDGE exhibition to benefit Visual AIDS

                                        Oakcliff Sailing Club, 4th Annual Spring Art Show, Oyster Bay, NY
                                        
                                        Bailey House Gala & Auction, Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

                                        CARA Gallery, New York, NY
                                        Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit and Exhibition, Buy What You Love!

2015                               Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
                                       Winner, 11th Annual National Alternative Processes Photography Competition

                                        Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
                                        Mid-year exhibition, National Academy School

                                        Salamagundi Art Club, New York, NY
                                        American Artists' Professional League 87th Annual Grand National Exhibition

                                        Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
                                        Year–end exhibition, National Academy School

                                        National Academy Museum, New York, NY
                                        CREATIVE MISCHIEF exhibition

                                        Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY 
                                        Outdoor Visions 

                                           Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY 
                                        Hosts of 17th Annual POSTCARDS from the EDGE exhibition to benefit Visual AIDS
                                        
                                        Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
                                        Experiments in Self-Portraiture
                                     
                                           Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
                                        Mid-year exhibition, National Academy School

2014                               Bosi Contemporary, New York, NY 
                                       Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit and Exhibition, Buy What You Love! 

                                       Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
                                       Year–end exhibition, National Academy School

                                       Salamagundi Art Club, New York, NY,
                                       American Artists Professional League 86th Annual Grand National Exhibition 

                                       Cristiani Gallery, Torino, Italy 

                                       Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY 
                                       Winner, 10th Annual Alternative Processes Photography Competition 

                                       Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
                                       Reflections on the Classical

                                       Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, New York, NY 
                                       Everybody Will Be Famous for 12 inches exhibition

                                       Casa Menzio, Torino, Italy

                                       National Academy Museum, New York, NY 
                                       CREATIVE MISCHIEF exhibition

                                       Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY 
                                       Hosts of 16th Annual POSTCARDS from the EDGE exhibition to benefit Visual AIDS

                                       Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
                                       Mid-Year Exhibition, National Academy School

2013                              Visual and Performing Arts Center, Bennington College, VT 
                                       Massachusetts College of Art and Design Art New England Summer Program

                                       
2000-2013                Milton J. Weill Art Gallery, New York, NY 
                                       Winner, Best in Show, Category of Oil Painting (2010)   

Art Fairs  

2016                               FRIDGE Art Fair NYC, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY 


Bibliography


2017                             Whitehot Magazine, Discovering Artists, Both Old and New, at Creative Mischief
                                      https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/old-new-at-creative-mischief/3682

                                      National Academy Museum and School CREATIVE MISCHIEF Exhibition Catalogue
                                        
                                      Indecipherable Messages Exhibition Catalogue 
                                      https://issuu.com/nadiamartinez/docs/indecipherable_messages_-_catalog

2016                             Brandeis University Alumni & Friends, News & Publications  
                                     http://alumni.brandeis.edu/news-publications/news-archive/bratsafolis.html

                                      ArtSlant:  Creative Mischief 2016
                                      National Academy Museum and School CREATIVE MISCHIEF  Exhibition Catalogue

2015                              National Academy Museum and School, Emotion, Discovery & Illusion--Between Art and Fashion Exhibition Catalogue
                                      National Academy Museum and School CREATIVE MISCHIEF Exhibition Catalogue