Michelle Schwengel-Regala

Fiber

"Text Message 2013 (after Auntie Kala‘iokamalino 1874)"
knitted textile using naturally-dyed wool yarn 
Inspired by the 1874 Makaloa Mat (Bishop Museum collection)

"Musical Medical Model: Dog and Flea" 2009
'Ukulele built from kit, acrylic and watercolor paint, dog whiskers

"Ha'uke'uke kaupali / helmet urchin / Colobocentrotus atratus" 2014
crocheted silk, stainless steel, linen 


"Hook the Deep: The Hadal Zone in Fiber" 2015
wool, cotton, and found objects including marine debris 
installation at Commons Gallery created as an Artist in Residence, University of Hawai'i - Manoa Art & Art History Department in collaboration with Department of Oceanography in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology 

"Self portrait with yarnbombed violin / And God Created Great Whales (Hovhaness)" 2012
knitted and crocheted yarns and cassette tape on unplayable violin
auction item for Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra
(cassette tape used in this piece has recording of Hovhaness song I performed as a member of the orchestra in 1989)


Michelle L. Schwengel­-Regala

schwengala@gmail.com

Education

1998 Graduate Certificate in Science Communication­ Science Illustration, UC­Santa Cruz
1994 BS in Entomology & BS in Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin­ Madison, Madison, WI

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Hook the Deep: The Hadal Zone in Fiber, Commons Gallery, University of Hawai‘i­ Mānoa
2002 Botanical Illustrations, Museum of Evolution, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Group Exhibitions

2016 Contact2016, Honolulu Museum of Art School mezzanine installation, Honolulu, HI
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2007 Mixed Media Miniature, Koa Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2015 Cephalopod Interface, Commons Gallery, University of Hawai‘i­ Mānoa
2015 Contact2015, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2014 Works on Paper, Pauahi Tower, Honolulu, HI
2012 Sticks, Hooks & the Mobius: Knit and Crochet Go Cerebral, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
2011 Artists of Hawai’i, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI
2009 Da Kine ­ Local Perspectives, The Exhibit Space, Honolulu, HI
2009 Hawai’i Watercolor Society, Marks Garage, Honolulu, HI
2009 Art of the Jumping Flea, Chinatown Boardroom, Honolulu, HI
2009 Hawai’i Watercolor Society, Pauahi Tower, Honolulu, HI
2009 All Things Hawaiian, The Exhibit Space, Honolulu, HI
2008 Focus on Nature X: Natural History Illustration, New York State Museum, Albany, NY
2006 Guild of Natural Science Illustrators exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI
2005 Natural Illustrations, San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino, CA
2000 Focus on Nature VI: Natural History Illustration, New York State Museum, Albany, NY
2000 California Species: Biological Art & Illustrations, Oakland Museum of CA, Oakland, CA
1998 Illustrating Nature, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Residencies & Awards

2016 Artist­at­Sea Residency, Schmidt Ocean Institute aboard R/V Falkor, Hawai’i to Tahiti
2015­-2016 Artist in Residence, University of Hawaii­ Mānoa Art & Art History Department (Fiber)
2006 Laila Twigg­-Smith Art Scholarship, Hawai’i Community Foundation (Anderson Ranch)
2001 Artist’s Grant, American Society of Botanical Artists (return to Sweden for solo exhibit)


Commissioned Installations as Co­founder of theFUZZhawaii (​large­scale outdoor fiber art)

2014 Our Kaka’ako yarnbomb, Kamehameha Schools, Cooke St, Kakaako, HI
2014 Cades Camouflage, Honolulu Museum of Art ­ Spalding House, Honolulu, HI
2013 Family Room, Honolulu Museum of Art ­ Spalding House, Honolulu, HI
2012 Sunrise Sunset, Honolulu Museum of Art ­ Spalding House, Honolulu, HI
2012 Pony Express yarnbomb, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
Curatorial Experience as Coordinator of Hawai’i community art/science project
2011­-14 Hook the Reef: Hawai’i Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, Marks Garage, Honolulu, HI

Bibliography

2013 Rasa Fournier, Midweek, www.midweek.com/yarnstorming­thefuzz/
2012 Jared Yamanuha, FLUX, fluxhawaii.com/a­tight­knit­crew­thefuzz/
2011 Nadine Kam, www.staradvertiser.com/features/20110519_undersea_yarn.html

Radio/Television

2016 Heather Goldstone, Living Labs, http://capeandislands.org/post/art­science­synergy­work­tropical­pacific
2016 Carlie Wiener, All Things Marine, www.cosee­ie.net/programs/allthingsmarineradioshow/
2016 Molly Solomon, Hawai'i Public Radio, http://hpr2.org/post/hooked­high­seas
2014 Molly Solomon, HPR, http://hpr2.org/post/yarn­bombing­taking­fiber­art­streets
2014 KITV, www.youtube.com/watch?v=oey4GK5HyQU&list=UUNSfJB­VQeHpv5ThtV1VtBA

Guest Lectures/Outreach

2016 “Artists Lunch,” Contact exhibit, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Apr.
2016 Artist­at­Sea Ship­to­Shore talks to school groups while aboard Falkor, Jan­ Feb.
2016 Tours for school groups in “Hook the Deep,” Commons Gallery, UH­Mānoa, Nov­ Dec
2015 Public lecture about Residency, University of Hawai’i­Mānoa Art Department, Nov.
2015 “Career Path: Art & Science,” presentation to O’ahu Boy Scout troup
2013 “Yarnbombing,” co­presented as theFUZZ to Mary Babcock’s fiber art class, UH­Mānoa

Professional Experience

2002­-05 Scientific Illustrator, Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2000­-01 Botanical Illustrator, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden
1992­-96 Scientific Illustrator, University of Wisconsin­Madison, Madison, WI
1992­-2006 Freelance Scientific & Medical Illustrator


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