Bio

Born in Youngstown, Ohio. Currently resides and works in Oakwood, Ohio.

Received a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Member of First Street Gallery in New York. 





UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2021 | In On Of Paper/ Zeuxis, An Association Still Life Painters

        November 6- January 7, 2022

        There Space | New York, NY

           Five Women, Works On Paper

           December 2021

           Sarah Gormley Gallery | Columbus, Ohio

        Affiliate Members Exhibition

          First Street Gallery | Manhattan, New York

2022 | Michele BonDurant, Recent Paintings

        June 21- July 9 

           Prince Street Gallery | Manhattan, NYC

            

ONE/TWO /THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019 | Matter and Pattern

          The Contemporary Dayton | Dayton, Ohio

        Michele BonDurant and Jean Koeller

           Dutoit Gallery | Dayton, Ohio

        Michele BonDurant and Jean Koeller

            The Gallery at Brent Warner Fest Hall | Columbus, Ohio

2016 | Michele BonDurant Paintings
            Dutoit Gallery | Dayton, Ohio

         Observation - Flowers and Landscape 

         Michele BonDurant and Ann Gayek 

            Community Art Center | Yellow Springs, Ohio

2014 | Michele BonDurant Paintings
            Middletown Arts Center | Middletown, Ohio
2013 | Michele BonDurant Paintings
            Glen House Art | Yellow Springs, Ohio


GROUP EXHIBITS

2021 | National Juried exhibition | Catherine Kehoe, juror

             Blue Mountain Gallery | Manhattan, New York

          Brand 49 | Annual National Juried Exhibition Works on Paper

             Brand Library and Art Center | Glendale, California

          85th National Midyear Show | Butler Institute of American Art

          Youngstown, Ohio

          In On Of Paper/ Zeuxis, An Association Still Life Painters

          November 6- January 7, 2022

             There Space | New York, NY

          Five Women, Works On Paper

          December 2021

             Sarah Gormley Gallery | Columbus, Ohio

          Affiliate Members Exhibition

             First Street Gallery | Manhattan, New York

          75th Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition
             Springfield Art Museum | Springfield, Ohio

2020 | Affiliate Members Exhibition 

              First Street Gallery | Manhattan, New York

          Brand 48 | Annual National Juried Exhibition | Works on Paper

           Virtual exhibition | Brand Library and Art Center | Glendale, California

           Small Works/Big Impact 
               Virtual exhibition

               First Street Gallery | Manhattan, New York

           74th Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition
               Springfield Art Museum | Springfield, Ohio

               Reflection of Covid-19 | Members’ Exhibition

               The Contemporary Dayton | Dayton, Ohio

2019 | National Juried Exhibition | Nancy Margolis, juror

               First Street Gallery | Manhattan, New York
           11th Annual National Juried Exhibition | Lori Bookstein, juror
               Prince Street Gallery | Manhattan, New York

           Ohio Arts Council Biennial Juried Exhibition 

           Sean FitzGibbons, Michelle Stitzlein, Dr. Louis Zona, jurors

               Riffe Gallery | Columbus, Ohio
           29th Annual Works on Paper 

           Lisa Morrisette, juror | Honorable Mention

               Rosewood Gallery | Kettering, Ohio

           Dayton Visual Arts Center | 25th Annual Arts Auction

               The David H. Ponitz Center | Sinclair Community College | Dayton, Ohio

2018 | 10th Annual National Juried Exhibition | Robert Birmelin, juror

               Prince Street Gallery | Manhattan, New York
           28th Annual Works On Paper 

           Maria Seda-Reeder, juror 

               Rosewood Gallery | Kettering, Ohio

               72nd Annual Members’ Exhibition 

               Springfield Art Museum | Springfield, Ohio

           Dayton Visual Arts Center | 24th Annual Arts Auction

               The David H. Ponitz Center | Sinclair Community College | Dayton, Ohio

2017  |  Ohio Arts Council Biennial Juried Exhibition

            Larry Collins, Janice Driesbach, Daniel Hernandez, jurors

               Riffe Gallery | Columbus, Ohio
           Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition Shortlist

               Royal Academy of Art | London, UK
           27th Annual Works On Paper  

           Elizabeth Carney, juror 

               Rosewood Gallery | Kettering, Ohio
           Ohio State Fair | Juried Exhibit 

           Janice Lessman-Moss, Petra Fallaux, jurors

               Cox Fine Arts Center | Columbus, Ohio
           Alumni Exhibition | Juried Exhibit 

           David Leach, Penny Park, John Dickinson, jurors

               Wright State University | Dayton, Ohio

           Dayton Visual Arts Center 23rd Annual Arts Auction

               The David H. Ponitz Center Sinclair Community College | Dayton, Ohio

2016  | National Juried Exhibition | Lori Bookstein, juror

               First Street Gallery | Manhattan, New York
           8th Annual National Juried Exhibition | Graham Nickson, juror
               Prince Street Gallery | Manhattan, New York
           Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition Shortlist
               Royal Academy of Art | London, UK

           Inaugural Members Exhibition
               Dutoit Gallery | Dayton, Ohio
           Observation - Flowers And Landscapes 

           Michele BonDurant and Ann Gayek 

               Community Art Gallery | Yellow Springs, Ohio
           26th Annual Works On Pape | Susan Li O'Connor, Juror 
               Rosewood Gallery | Kettering, Ohio
           Dayton Society of Artists Spring Juried Exhibition 

           Carrie Longley, juror

               High Street Gallery | Dayton, Ohio

           Dayton Visual Arts Center 22nd Annual Arts Auction

               The David H. Ponitz Center Sinclair Community College | Dayton, Ohio

           Light Years Ahead | Members’ Exhibition
               Dayton Visual Arts Center | Dayton, Ohio

           Lady Painters of Dayton | Art Force
               High Street Gallery | Dayton, Ohio

2015 | American Landscapes Scenes from The Americas 

           John Morrell, juror

               Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery | Annapolis, Maryland

           The View | Juried Exhibit | Kristin Spanenberg, juror

               Rosewood Gallery | Kettering, Ohio
           Small Works
               RoyG Biv Gallery | Columbus, Ohio
           Thumb Box
               Ohio Art League | Columbus, Ohio
           25/25 | Landscape invitational 

           Celebrating Tecumseh Land Trust’s 25th Anniversary

               The Wind’s Café | Yellow Springs, Ohio

           Dayton Society of Artists Spring Open Exhibition

               High Street Gallery | Dayton, Ohio
2014  | 6th Annual National Juried Exhibition | Lois Dodd, juror
               Prince Street Gallery | Manhattan, New York
           Alumni Exhibition | Juried Exhibit | Susan Byrnes, juror
               Wright State University | Dayton, Ohio
           24th Annual Works On Paper | Roscoe Wilson, juror
               Rosewood Gallery | Kettering, Ohio

           68th Members’ Exhibition
               Springfield Art Museum | Springfield, Ohio

           Dayton Society of Artists Spring Open Exhibition

               High Street Gallery | Dayton, Ohio

           Dayton Society of Artists New Member Invitational

               High Street Gallery | Dayton, Ohio

           Dayton Visual Arts Center 20th Annual Arts Auction

               The David H. Ponitz Center Sinclair Community College | Dayton, Ohio

           Plein, Plain, Plane
               Dayton Visual Arts Center | Dayton, Ohio

2013  | The View | Juried Exhibit | Ann Taulbee, juror
               Rosewood Arts Center | Kettering, Ohio
           67th Annual Members' Exhibition | Mary Gray, juror 

               Springfield Art Museum | Springfield, Ohio

           46th Greater Hamilton Art Exhibition 

           Amy Kollar Anderson,  Juror

               Fitton Center For Creative Art, Hamilton, Ohio

           Dayton Visual Arts Center 19th Annual Arts Auction

               The Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center | Dayton, Ohio

           If A Tree Falls | Invitational Exhibit
              Dayton Visual Arts Center | Dayton, Ohio

           Water, Water, Everywhere
               Dayton Visual Arts Center | Dayton, Ohio

2012  | 66th Annual Members’ Exhibition | Juliellen Byrne, juror 

               Springfield Art Museum | Springfield, Ohio
           En Plein Air | Cindy Tiedmann, juror 

           Fairborn Art Association | Fairborn, Ohio

           No Borders
               Dayton Visual Arts Center Members’ Exhibition 

               Dayton Visual Art Center, Dayton, Ohio

2011  | The View | Joseph Lombardo, juror
              Rosewood Gallery | Kettering, Ohio
           Light
               Dayton Visual Arts Center Members’ Exhibition 

               Dayton, Ohio


GALLERY

First Street Gallery, 526 W 26th St, New York, NY

https://www.firststreetgallery.org/


RESIDENCY

2020 | Arc of Appalachia, Artist in Sanctuary, Bainbridge, Ohio 

2018 | Zygote Press Residency

2017 | Vermont Studio Center Residency

2012 | Heliker-Lahotan Invitation


AWARDS

2019 | 29th Annual Works On Paper 

           Lisa Morrisette, juror | Honorable Mention 

               Rosewood Gallery | Kettering, Ohio
2018 | 28th Annual Works On Paper 

           Maria Seda-Reeder, juror | 2nd Place 

               Rosewood Gallery | Kettering, Ohio
2017 | 27th Annual Works On Paper 

           Elizabeth Carney, juror | 2nd Place 

               Rosewood Gallery | Kettering, Ohio
2016 | 26th Annual Works On Paper 

           Susan Li O'Connor, juror | 2nd Place 

           Dayton Society of Artists Spring Juried Exhibition 

           Carrie Longley, juror | 2nd Place 

               High Street Gallery | Dayton, Ohio
           Artist To Watch | Dayton Visual Arts Center 

           22nd Annual Arts Auction 

               The David H. Ponitz Center 

               Sinclair Community College | Dayton, Ohio
2014 | Dayton Society of Artists Spring Open Exhibition 

           Honorable Mention 

               High Street Gallery | Dayton, Ohio
2013 | 67th Annual Members' Exhibition 

           Mary Gray, juror | 3rd place 

               Springfield Art Museum | Springfield, Ohio
2012 | 66th Annual Members' Exhibition 

           Juliellen Byrne, juror | 2nd place 

               Springfield Art Museum | Springfield, Ohio

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Juror | Art on the Commons | Kettering, Ohio | 2018
Juror | Regional Scholastic Arts Awards | 2018
ArtSource Fellow | Dayton Visual Arts Center | 2018
Substitute Instructor | Stivers School for the Arts | 2017 | 2018


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2021 | Blue Mountain Gallery National Juried Exhibition catalog

2020 | Brand 48 Annual National Juried Exhibition Works on Paper

               Brand Library and Art Center 

               Glendale, California, Exhibition catalog

2018 | Studio Visit Magazine | Volumes 41/42
2017 | Made In Ohio
           Peter Tonguette, The Columbus Dispatch
           Sunday, December 17, 2017, page E5
2017 | Local artists’ prize-winning creation on exhibit
               Pamela Dillon, Dayton Daily News
               Sunday, January 29, 2017, Life Section

               page E6 color reproduction
2016 | Michele BonDurant Viewed and Constructed
               Daytonarts, October 23, 2016

https://daytonarts.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/michele-bondurant-viewed-and-constructed/

          BonDurant opens

          Viewed and Constructed at Dutoit Gallery

              Oakwood Register, September 14, 2016

              page 2, color reproduction

          Linger Awhile To Study These “Works On Paper”
              Pam Dillon, Dayton Daily News
              Sunday, January 31, 2016, Life Section

              page E6 color reproduction