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Michael McLaughlin is a sculptor residing in northwestern Connecticut. He received his foundation in classical art while studying at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. Upon completing his studies at the Academy, Michael went on to participate in an "old school" style apprenticeship in the studio of sculptor, Juan Andreu. Juan later inspired Michael to travel to Thailand, Korea and Japan to further continue his course of study.
"It is the many faces of nature that engages and provides me a sense of certitude in my life and work. Nature is fluent in the lessons it offers and is an ever-expanding facility that translates new dimensions of expression exponentially. Sometimes these assertions are self-contained while many others are open-ended. For myself, it is an evolution of understanding. There is an old Asian proverb that says, "If you wish to hear the temple bells, listen to the sound of the sea. If you wish to see God, look attentively at creation." My rationale is to reveal and acknowledge a unique expression that will ultimately develop or facilitate deliberate meaningful appraisals."
2007-13 Adjunct Art Instructor at Washington Montessori School
2002 Apprenticed with sculptor Juan Andreu, Valencia-Spain
1998-99 Teacher Intern at Old Saybrook High School
1995-99 Attended Lyme Academy of Fine Arts.
Exhibitions and Commissions
2014 Sculpture Installation at State of CT Governor’s Mansion.
2013 Mirada Fine Art, Indian Hills, CO
2013 Village Hall Plaza Commission, City of Palmetto Bay, FL
2013 Lea Hill Park Commission, Auburn, WA
2012 Mystic Aquarium Installation
2012 Noble Horizons 40th Anniversary Exhibition
2012 Grounds for Sculpture at Bee & Thistle
2011 Piasio Commission, Princeton, NJ
2011 Stojanovich Family Park Commission, Campbell, CA
2010 Sills Commission, Watch Hill, RI
2010 Gleason Fine Art, Portland, ME
2010 “Sculp-Tour” Exhibition Santa Cruz, CA
2009 Argazzi Gallery, Lakeville, CT
2009 Eisenhauer Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
2009 Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit, NJ
2009 District Council Exhibition, Armagh, Ireland
2009 Exhibition at Peacock & Beale, Greenwich, CT
2009 Slater Museum Exhibition, Norwich, CT
2008 The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT
2008 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2008 Poet’s Park Commission, Santa Cruz, CA
2008 Louise Duffy Elem. School Library Commission, W. Hartford, CT
2007 LAA. Pet Shelter Benefit Exhibition.
2007 Lascano Gallery, GT Barrington, MA
2006 Hygienic Art Galleries, New London, CT
2006 Fenn Gallery of Contemporary Art
2006 Walton Rd. Government Building, City of Port St. Lucie, FL
2005 Faculty Exhibition at WAA
2005 John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
2005 Commissioned by NBMAA & Sol Lewitt to render a 25’ wall mural based on his design.
2004 CODA Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2004 Brookfield Gallery
2004 MAA Exhibition
2003 Devereux School Garden Commission
2003 Noble Horizons Exhibition, Salisbury, CT
2003 Sun Lakes Community Library Commission, Sun Lakes, AZ
2002 Exhibited at Paris, New York, Kent Gallery.
2009 Weiss Sculpture Prize
2008 KAA Sculpture Award
2005 The New Alliance Award.
2004 The Lynge Prize for Metal Sculpture
2004 New Britain Museum of American Art Juror’s Choice
2003 Noble Horizons Best Representational Sculpture