Michael Seif’s sensual swimmers, ... hold enough odd beauty in their familiarity ...  to make us see the extraordinary in common vistas.
wall space gallery, Seattle WA
 

Juror Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego

Selected Group Shows

2016

Flux:Picturing Change” - Online exhibition, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
              Juror, Liz Devlin, curator and creator of Flux Boston

CONNECT: A Curated Group Exhibition of LensCulture Network Photographers

“The Seven Seas,” Don’t Take Pictures online Exhibit

"Animalia" - PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

             Juror, Traer Scott, fine art and commercial photographer

“15th National Prize Show” - Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

             Juror, Paul C. Ha (Director, MIT List Visual Arts Center)

“Flight” - PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

             Juror,  Laura Moya, Executive Director of Photolucida

“Contemporary Nude” - SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC

             Juror,  Bernard Gerson/ Galerie BMG, Woodstock, NY

​2015
“Early Summer 2015 Show” - New Era Gallery - Vinalhaven, ME
“21st Annual Juried Show” - Griffin Museum of Photography - Winchester, MA    
             Juror, Jim Casper
​“Black & White” - The Center for Fine Art Photography – Fort Collins, CO    
             Juror, Roy L. Flukinger
“Naked” - Nave Gallery Annex - Somerville, MA    
             Curator, Brett Henrikson
“14th National Prize Show” - Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
            In honor of Michael Rush
“Regarding Beauty” - The Center for Fine Art Photography – Fort Collins, CO    
             Juror, Kathleen Clark
“PhotographyNow” - Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
            Juror, Stephen Tourlentes
​2014
"The Figure in Water" - Shaw Jewelry Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME
"Primary Colors - Black and White" - New Century Artists, New York, NY
“Flirt” - Motherbrook Arts and Community Center, Dedham, MA
​            Curator, Martha Wakefield
​"Downtown" Exhibition - A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
2013
“PhotoBooth” - At Gallery 206, Amesbury, MA
2012
“Water” - PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
“Photography Atelier 16” - The Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA
“Women 360” - South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

              Curator, Andrea Rosenthal
“11th National Prize Show” - Cambridge Art Association,
             Juror Clara Kim, Walker Art  Center senior curator of visual arts
"Play" Exhibition - A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
"Nude But Not Rude Art Exhibition," Linus Art Galleries, Pasadena, CA
2011
“New England Photography Biennial 2011” - Danforth Museum, Framingham MA
             Juror, George Slade, Photographic Resource Center
“Then & Now: The Enduring Allure of Light in Photography” - Copley Society of Art,  Boston, MA
            Juror Joel Meyerowitz
My N*de Valentine, Rogue Space | Chelsea, New York City
Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT
             Juror Felice Frankel
“UNCLAD 2011” - Gallery by the Bay, Stanwood, WA
“Nude 2011” - exhibition at the Lexington Art League - Lexington KY     
 2010
“Naturally Nude” - CIAO Gallery – Jackson, WY
“Motion” - The Center for Fine Art Photography – Fort Collins, CO    
             Juror Rich Clarkson – Dir. of Photography National Geographic
“New Directions 2010, Down+Out” Seattle, WA and Portland, Or    
             Juror Carol McCusker, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
“Nude 2010” - Lexington Art League - Lexington, KY    
2009
“Naturally Nude” - CIAO Gallery – Wilson, WY
“UNCLAD 2009!” - Gallery by the Bay – Stanwood, WA
“Human Canvas” - The Center for Fine Art Photography – Fort Collins, CO
“The Nude in Contemporary Art” - A.D. Gallery, U. of North Carolina at Pembroke
“Nude 2009” - Lexington Art League - Lexington, KY    
2008
"Water/Light Interface” - Shaw Gallery - Northeast Harbor, ME    
2007
“2007 National Photography Competition” - The Camera Club of NY    
             Juror Larry Fink, Photographer, Professor of Photography - Bard College
“Weather” - Rocky Neck Art Colony - Gloucester, MA
            Juror Karen Quinn, Assistant Curator of Paintings, Art of the Americas, Museum  of Fine
              Arts, Boston
“Winter Juried Show” - Duxbury Art Association - Duxbury, MA    
             Juror Jim Fitts, Photographic Resource Center, Boston U.


Solo and Featured Exhibitions
2013
“The Merry Naiads,” Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, Rockland, ME 
2012
“The Fluid Figure” Griffin Museum of Photography Stoneham Theater Gallery,  Stoneham MA
2011
“Figures in Motion” Rocky Neck Gallery, Gloucester MA   
2009
One of Three Featured Artists New Era Gallery - Vinalhaven, ME
2008
“Embodiments” - Two-person Show Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA    
             Juried by Michael Dowling, Medicine Wheel Productions   
 2006
“Water, Granite, Sunlight: Photographs of the Figure in Nature” - Solo Exhibit Flash’s, Boston, MA    
2005
“The Nude in Nature” - Featured in New Era Gallery – Vinalhaven, ME
“Four Places” - Solo - Sasaki Associates - Watertown, MA    
2003
“1960s New York City” - Featured in New Era Gallery - Vinalhaven, ME    
2002
“A Michael Seif Retrospective” - Solo Exhibit Watertown Arts on the Charles,  Watertown, MA


Gallery Representation
New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven, Maine
13Forest Gallery, Arlington, MA

Education
Vertebrate Zoology, BS, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Advanced Science Writing Fellow, Columbia University School of Journalism, NYC
Atelier – Workshop at The Griffin Museum of Photography,
Intermediate Photography, Sandra Stark, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Human Landscape Workshop - Karin Rosenthal, Cape Cod Photo Workshops, N. Eastham, MA
Photography class - Lisette Model, New School for Social Research, New York, NY
Noted photographers lecture series - Diane Arbus, Ernst Haas, and others, NYC

Awards

Critical Mass finalist for 2016

Invited to join the LensCulture Network  2016

Black & White Magazine’s "Looking Back—Looking Forward," Vintage category - winner 2016

"downtown" - Jurors Award - A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX 2014
Honorable Mention, Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) 2014
International Emerging Artist Award - Shortlisted Artist 2013
“Naturally Nude” - CIAO Gallery – 2nd Place in Show - Jackson, WY 2012
Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), Official Selection Nudes 2011
Juror’s Choice Award - “Then and Now: The Enduring Allure of Light in Photography” Copley 
             Society of Art, Juror Joel Meyerowitz 2011
“Naturally Nude” - CIAO Gallery – 1st Place in Show - Wilson, WY 2009
Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), 2nd place Nudes 2008
Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), Public Choice Awards, 3rd place Nudes 2008
“Weather” - Rocky Neck Art Colony – Gloucester, Ma Honorable Mention 2007
Winter Juried Show - Duxbury Art Association - Duxbury, MA 3rd Place, Black
             and  White Photography 2007
“Black and White Magazine” Two-page spread, Merit Award 2006

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