Michael Brodeur is Associate Professor in studio art (foundations, painting and drawing) at Furman University, Greenville SC. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in art. He earned an M.F.A. in painting/drawing from Boston University where he studied with Philip Guston. Mr. Brodeur has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group shows including Contemporary Conversations, Works curated from the South Carolina Art Collection (Eleanor Heartney, curator), 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC, From America, Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk Belarus, Mostra, Cortona Italy, The South Carolina Triennial 2001, From the Studio at the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Hortt Annual at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Greater Midwest International Exhibition XX at Central Missouri State University and the 2nd International Painting Exhibition Competition, Le ssedra Gallery in Sofia Bulgaria. His work has appeared twice in New American Paintings, editions #58 and #100.

Among the public institutions that hold his work are The Emrys Foundation, Greenville SC, Columbia College in Columbia SC, LaMar Dodd Art Center at LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA, the South Carolina Arts Commission, The South Carolina State Museum and the Greenville County Museum of Art. His work is also in many private collections. He is a 1997 recipient of a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. Mr. Brodeur's teaching credits include: Chair of the Foundations Program at the New England School of Art and Design and faculty at Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton. He founded and chaired the Visual Arts Department at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities before his tenure at Furman.

Name Title Description

ART-111

Visual Language I

Fundamentals of two-dimensional design explored through lectures and class projects with an integration of graphic design as a problem-solving tool. Conceptual development and the formal elements of design are introduced which include type, image and creative software. Students will explore design elements and principles through traditional media and software exercises.

ART-113

Visual Language III

Theory of color with painting principles and techniques. Exploration of color relationships based on Johannes Itten?s seven areas of chromatic contrasts. Theory will be used in specific exercises and in paintings from direct observation that implement defined color theory concepts.

ART-124

Drawing

Study of drawing, including the elements of art and composition, with extensive exercises from direct observation, including one- and two-point perspective. A variety of drawing media are explored.

ART-125

Drawing II

Continuation of ART-124, with emphasis on anatomy and the human figure. Lab fee required.

ART-203

Painting I

Introduction to painting materials and techniques incorporating design, color and drawing. Problems in pictorial composition with emphasis on skills and approaches pertinent to the medium of oil paint.

ART-204

Painting II

Continued study of compositional and color ideas with an emphasis on thematic painting problems such as color and light. Work from direct observation, including that of the human form. Emphasis will be placed on abstract concepts and the development of personal idiom and imagery.

ART-301

Life Studies

Advanced work from the human figure in drawing, painting and/or sculpture. Emphasis on skills and techniques to facilitate personal expression. Complex visual problems using the figure as model will be a primary focus.

ART-302

Painting III

Structured and independent work in painting media. Exposure to contemporary concepts and issues to stimulate advanced painting problems, varying techniques and use of media. Investigation of new and/or mixed media encouraged.

ART-401

Studio Seminar

The interpretation and criticism of contemporary art, with particular attention paid to the impact of social and political events on the visual arts. Students will identify a theme or idea within their media that will serve as the basis for the work presented in their senior exhibition.

  • 2011: Wurlitzer Foundation Fellow in Residence, Taos, NM
  • 2010: Furman University Research and Professional Growth Grant
  • 2006: Furman University Research and Professional Growth Grant
  • 2005: Greenville County Metropolitan Arts Council Grant
  • Furman University Research and Professional Growth Grant (with Terri Bright)
  • 2003-2004: Furman University Research and Professional Growth Grant
  • 1997: Florida Individual Artists Fellowship Award
  • 1996: Florida Individual Artists Fellowship Honorable Mention

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • Of Cubic Proportions and Pansies and Other Fruits, Lipscomb Gallery, The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, SC, 2011
  • Of Cubic Proportions, Greenville Technical College, Visual and
    Performing Arts, Greer Campus, Taylors, SC, 2010
  • Of Cubic Proportions, Trillium Art Center, Travelers Rest, SC, 2010
  • University of Alabama at Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, 2007
  • The University of South Carolina at Sumter, Sumter, SC, 2006Interior Space in Slow Time, University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME, 2005
  • Styrofoam as Metaphor, USC Upstate Gallery, University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, SC, 2004
  • Paintings and Drawings, City Art Gallery, Columbia, SC, 2003

Selected Group Exhibitions – Curated, Invitational and Juried (regional, national, international)

2012

  • Crossing the Line – Drawing Invitational, Pickens County Museum of Art, Pickens, SC

2011

  • ifART Gallery 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Columbia, SC
    Triennial Revisited, 701 center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC
  • Magnitude 7, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; The Contemporaries’ Artists of the Year, Columbia Art Museum, Columbia, SC
  • Verner Awards Benefit, The South Carolina Arts Commission, Columbia, SC
  • Further Along, Sabbatical Exhibition (with Bob Chance), Works from Of
    Cubic Proportions and Pansies and Other Fruits, Thompson Gallery, Furman
    University, Greenville, SC
  • Contemporary Conversations, Works curated from the South Carolina Art Collection, Brooks Center, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

2010

  • The End of the Line, Riverworks Gallery, Greenville, SC

2009

  • Contemporary Conversations, Works curated from the South Carolina Art Collection, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC

2008

  • String of Pearls, Upstairs Art Space, Tryon, NC; Ate-eight-08,
    CAFfeine group show, 18 East North Street, Greenville, SC
  • Faculty Show, FYI Gallery, Greenville, SC; Spectrum: Beyond Cups and Bowls, Michael Brodeur and Bob Chance, Thomas Roe Art Gallery,
  • Furman University, Greenville, SC

2007

  • Metaphor and Form: Works by Brodeur and Chance, Florence Museum,
    Florence, SC
  • The Mark B. Coplan Collection of Art at the South Carolina
    State Museum, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
  • The Unseen, Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • Still Life Runs Deep, Upstairs Art Space, Tryon, NC
  • Battle of the Sexes, Art Murmur Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006

  • Gifts to the Permanent Collection | the Woolsey Collection at
    Texas State University – San Marcos, Texas State University – San
    Marcos, San Marcos, Texas
  • From America, Museum of Contemporary Arts,
    Minsk, Belarus
  • Expositions of the Heart: works by Michael Brodeur and Bob Chance, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville,
    SC
  • LaGrange National XXIV, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA (purchase award); “draw,” Art Murmur Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Americas 2000: Paper Works, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, SD

2005

  • Remix: Stephen Scott Young, The Greenville County Museum of Art,
    Greenville, SC
  • Southeast College Art Conference Members Exhibition,
    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Gallery, Little Rock, AK
  • 2005 Annual Juried Art Competition, South Arkansas Art
    Center, El Dorado, AR
  • Monotypes from King Snake Press, Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC
  • 27th State-Wide Art Competition, Florence Museum, Florence, SC (first place award)
  • 4X4, Faculty Exhibition, Thompson Gallery, Furman University, Greenville,
    SC
  • Photography : Painting :: Terri Bright : Michael Brodeur,
    Metropolitan Arts Council Gallery, Greenville, SC
  • Greater Midwest International Exhibition XX, Central Missouri State University,
    Warrensburg, MO
  • Americas 2000: Paper Works, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, SD

2004

  • Furman University Art Faculty at the Governor’s School, The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, SC

2003

  • Monotypes from King Snake Press, Monsanto Gallery, Lander University, Greenwood, SC

2002

  • From the Collection, The Greenville County Museum of Art,
    Greenville, SC
  • From the Studio, The Greenville County Museum of Art,
    Greenville, SC
  • See How We Are, The Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC

2001

  • Triennial 2001, The State Museum, Columbia, SC

2000

  • Emrys Foundation Invitational, Gallery 291, Greenville, SC
    (purchase award)
  • Faces of the Upstate, Thompson Gallery, Furman
    University, Greenville, SC
Education
M.F.A.
Boston University
B.A.
University of New Hampshire
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