Michael Knutson | Resume

Michael Knutson was born 1951 in Everett, Washington. He received a B.F.A. in 1972 from the University of Washington and an M.F.A. in 1975 from Yale University. Since 1982 he has been a Professor of Art at Reed College, and lives in Portland, Oregon.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Symmetrical Fields, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2016
Three Recollections, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon (back room show), Recent Paintings & Monotypes, (with Carol Benson), Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2014
Symmetrical Layered Lattices, (with Carol Benson), Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2013
Symmetrical Ovoid Fields, Governor's Office Gallery, Salem, Oregon

2011
Layered Coils
, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2010
Translucent Fields & Cubic Knots, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2009
Cascade Head Landscapes and Lawnchair Photos, Blackfish Gallery (back room), Portland, Oregon

2008
Astral and Prismatic Fields, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Enfolding Fields, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2006
Recent Paintings and Watercolors, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Selected Representational Works, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Michael Knutson, Paintings and Drawings, 1981-2006, presented in two parts at The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon, and the Eric and Ronna B. Hoffman Gallery, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon
Six Large Watercolors, Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

2004
Recent Paintings, Vollum Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
Coiled Lattices, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Watercolors, 1996-2004, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2002
Convoluted Coils, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1999
Radiant Fields, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1993
Baby Block Variations, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon

1989
Reflective/Objective Fields, Vollum Gallery, Reed College and Hallie Ford Gallery, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon

1985
Recent Paintings, Vollum Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

1982
Recent Work, Vollum Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

1976
Paintings, Drawings & Collages, Florence Wilcox Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Green, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon The Pull of Repetition,Northview Gallery, PCC(Sylvania), Portland, Oregon Transference, Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

2014
Being Blackfish, 35th Anniversary Exhibition, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon I-RON-IK, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2013
Rain, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2012
Carol Benson & Michael Knutson, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon Oregon Artists- Bill Rhodes Collection, Pence Gallery, Central Oregon Community College, Bend, Oregon
Super Saturated: Pigment and Pattern, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York Under the Influence, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2011
Super Saturated: Pigment and Pattern, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York
The Horse, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon Abstract Selections, works from the RACC Portable Works Collection, Hatfield Hall (PCPA), Portland, Oregon

2010
Drawings, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts
, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York
Awards Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York
Geometric Themes and Variations, Gallery 118, New York, New York
Gallery Artists Group Show
, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2009
Oregon Seen
, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Blackfish Thirtieth Anniversary Show, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Geometrics II
, Gallery 118, New York, New York

2008
The Pacifist Potential, Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla, Washington
Digital Dimensions, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2007
Unexpected Watercolors, Lee Center Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
Blackfish Group Show, Gallery 110, Seattle, Washington
The Pacifist Potential, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
GeoMetrics, Gallery 118, New York, New York
Blackfish exhibit, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, Portland, Oregon

2006
Blackfish at 55 Mercer, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, New York
Self-portraits, Clackamas Community College Gallery, Oregon City, Oregon
Patchwork: Affinities & Influences, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Mythfest, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2005
Unexpected Watercolors, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon
Chroma, Gallery 500, Portland, Oregon
New Inventory, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Floats and Flowers, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2003
Draw, Core Sample: Portland Art Now, Portland, Oregon
Over the Couch, and Old and New, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2001
Exponential: 4 Huge Paintings, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Or.
Michael Knutson and Carol Benson Knutson, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
December Show, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2000
Paper Products, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1999
Breaking Down the Barriers, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa
Monica, California, (Blackfish exchange exhibition)
2 x 2 x 2000, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1998
Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
New Members Exhibition, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1997
Drawing Conclusions, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Abstraction, Flanders Lofts, Portland, Oregon
Earth, Air, Water, Fire, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon (juried)

1994
Abstract Art in the Seattle Arts Commission Collection, Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle, Wa.

1993
Crosscut, Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon (juried)

1991
Abstract Painting, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1990
Creative Arts Community Silver Exhibition, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1989
Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington
Creative Arts Community Faculty Exhibit, Graystone Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1988
Midsummer Night's Dream, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
University of Washington Alumni Exhibition Part Three, 1975-85, Safeco Plaza Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1987
Art is the Center, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon

1986
Faculty and Visiting Artist Show, Ellen Battelle Stoeckel Gallery, Yale Summer School,
Norfolk, Connecticut

1985
Painted Structures, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Portland Painting Now, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon
Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon (juried)
Washington-Oregon Exhibition, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Washington (juried)
SIZE, Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington

1983
Hascall, Knutson, Rey, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon (also shown at 213 First Avenue South, Seattle, Washington)
Salon des Refusés, Symbol/Form/Gesture exhibition, Belltown Cafe, Seattle, Wa.
Re-Critical Modernism, Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington

1981
Tradition and Innovation, Alfred O. DeShong Museum, Widener University, Chester, Pa.
Butcher More Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rutgers National Drawing Exhibition, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Stedman Art Gallery, Camden, New Jersey and University Art Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey

1979
Kit-Yin Tieng Snyder and Michael Knutson, Florence Wilcox Gallery and Lang Music Building, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Rutgers National Drawing Exhibition, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Stedman Art Gallery, Camden, New Jersey and University Art Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey

1977
Faculty Show, Florence Wilcox Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.

1975
Michael Knutson and Lisa Chase, Graduate Thesis Exhibit, Yale Art Building Gallery

1974
New Generation Drawing, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, Washington (traveling to museums in Western states, 1974 – 1976)
Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington
Northwest Watercolor Society Annual, Seattle Art Museum Pavilion (juried)

1973
Northwest Annual, Seattle Art Museum Pavilion, Seattle, Washington (juried)
Tacoma Art Museum Biennial, Tacoma, Washington (juried)
Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington
Renton Arts Festival, Renton, Washington (juried, Painting first prize)
Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds, Washington (juried, Drawing first prize)
Group Show, Art Louie Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Everett Arts Festival, Everett, Washington (juried, Purchase prize)

1972
Northwest Watercolor Society Annual, Seattle Art Museum Pavilion , Seattle, Washington
Drawing Invitational, Western Washington State Fair, Puyallup, Washington

1971
Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes, Washington (juried, Drawing first prize)
Group Show, Main Street Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1968
National Scholastic Art Award Exhibition, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

FELLOWSHIPS & MAJOR AWARDS
Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship, Yale University, 1975
National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant, 1982
Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Juror's Awards in 1985, 1999
Betty Bowen Memorial Special Recognition Award, Seattle Art Museum, 1995
American Academy of Arts & Letters Purchase Award, 2010