Michael McLaughlin

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.

Michael's sculptures are often allegorical narratives about the harmony and interdependence found in nature. It often suggests re-birth, longevity and the fragile balance found in nature. He often casts found objects collected while hiking such as mushrooms, pinecones, leaves and even whole branches. He examines the simplicity and complexity which co-exists by way of the creative spirit using a traditional medium in a refreshingly innovative manner.
- Pamela Siemon

"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."
-Michael McLaughlin


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

Michael McLaughlin