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EDUCATION

BFA, Cornell University 2008

MFA, University of South Florida, 2013

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS (in collaboration with Elizabeth Schneider)

2022

  • Hold Me Down, SPAACES, Sarasota, FL

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS (non collaborative)

2015

  • Carry the Fire, Gallery 221, Tampa, FL
  • Hound on the Moor, Art and History Museum, Maitland, FL
  • The Triangles Through the Leaves, Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

2014

  • Eye on the Hypotenuse, Alternative Exhibition Space, Tampa, FL
  • Open Windows, Alternative Exhibition Space, Tampa, FL

2012

  • Day One- A Curated Exhibition in Painting and Sculpture, William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / FILM SCREENINGS (in collaboration with Elizabeth Schneider)

2022

  • Through These Eyes, Target Gallery (at Studio 9 of the Torpedo Factory Arts Center), Alexandria, VA
  • Drawing Discourse: Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Tucker Cooke Gallery, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC
  • Poetic Pictorialism (with Film Maudit 2.0 Film Festival), HIGHWAYS Gallery and Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

2021

  • Audio Visual Frontiers, University of California, Riverside and UCR ARTS (curated by Paulo C. Chagas and Nikolay Maslov), Riverside, CA
  • London Independent Film Festival, London, United Kingdom
  • San Francisco Independent International Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
  • International Short Film Festival Canton, GuangZhou, China
  • Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sydney Australia
  • Buffalo International Film Festival, Buffalo, NY
  • Venice Shorts, Venice, CA (Awarded Best Animation)
  • Ionian Contemporary Animation Festival (ICONA Animation Festival), Ionian University, Ionian Islands, Greece
  • Paint2021, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
  • Transformation, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Mystic, CT
  • Los Angeles Independent Film Channel Festival, Los Angeles, CA (Awarded best Animation)**
  • Cannes International Cinema Festival, Cannes, France
  • New York Independent Cinema Awards Film Festival, New York, NY (Awarded best Animation)**
  • Amsterdam Short Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Awarded Best Animation)**
  • ARTS x SDGS Festival: Climate Action/Sustainable Development, Online
  • (New York, NY)
  • T-Shorts Animation Film Festival, Online (Latvia)

2020

  • Los Angeles Animation Festival, Finalist

2019

  • Director’s Circle Festival of Shorts, Erie, PA
  • Los Angeles International Film Festival’s Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / FILM SCREENINGS (non-collaborative)

2019

  • Into the Shining World, Mindy Ross Gallery at SUNY Orange, Newburgh, NY
  • Faculty Biennial, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

2018

  • Artist in Residence Exhibition, Guttenberg Arts, Guttenberg, NJ
  • Kutztown Impressions, Goggleworks, Reading, PA
  • 20/92 Film Festival, Icebox @ CraneArts, Philadelphia, PA

2017

  • COLOR:CODED, The New Art Center, Boston, MA

2016

  • The Dead Are Not Quiet, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
  • Campsite, Samuel Dorskey Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY
  • Florida Biennial, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton FL
  • Emerging Waves, Henao Contemporary Center, Orlando, FL

2015

  • From Eternity to Here, Gallery 501, Howard Blake School of the Arts, Tampa, FL
  • The Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
  • Boundary Lines: Crafting Personal Space, Florida CraftArt Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

2014

  • Ghost in the Machine, Kirk Ke Wang Gallery, Tampa, FL
  • 63rd All-Florida Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
  • A Different Frame of Mind, Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
  • The Triumph of Detritus, 1310 Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • One World, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
  • LaGrange National Exhibit XXVIII, LaGrange Museum of Art, LaGrange, GA

2013

  • Rough and Tumble, The Projects- North Warehouse, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Juried Exhibition, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, FL
  • We Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends, Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
  • 37th Annual Juried Exhibition, William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL *Best in Show Award winner (for Painting)

2012

  • Marks of Existence: Artists Contemplate China, Centre Gallery, Tampa, FL
  • 36th Annual Juried Exhibition, William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL
  • We Came Here to Hoard, Center Gallery, Tampa, FL

2011

  • Pulchritudinous, West Tampa Center for the Arts, Tampa, FL 2009
  • Phoenix, Spark Contemporary Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY

2008

  • Juried Art Showcase, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY
  • Things to Remember, Things That Are Gone, Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca, NY 2007
  • Run Rabbit Run, Hartell Gallery, Ithaca, NY
  • Nothing In Common, Experimental Gallery, Ithaca, NY 2006
  • Rome Exhibition, Palazzo Lazzaroni, Rome, Italy
  • David R. Bean Prize Exhibition, Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca, NY

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Mid-Atlantic Arts Creative Fellowship, Millay Arts, August 2022
  • William L. Clements Research Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2022-2023
  • Work and Families Fellowship and Honorarium, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, 2022
  • Best Animation Award Winner, Venice Shorts, 2021
  • Best Animation Award Winner, New York Independent Cinema Award Festival, New York, NY, 2021
  • Best Animation Award Winner, Amsterdam International Short Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2021
  • Award Nominee, Best Audio Mixing for “Raised in Captivity” Animation, Los Angeles International Film Festival’s Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles CA, 2019
  • Finalist, Meyer Family Award and Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, 2018
  • Award Nominee, American Academy of Arts in Letters, 2018
  • Vermont Studio Center Merit-based Grant, 2018
  • Recipient, Guttenberg Arts Space and Time Artist Award and Residency in Printmaking and Ceramics, 2018
  • Curatorial Opportunity Project Winner, The New Art Center, 2017
  • Finalist, NURTUREArt’s National Curatorial Open Call, 2016
  • Award Nominee, American Academy of Arts in Letters, 2016
  • Florida Prize in Contemporary Art Finalist, 2015
  • Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery Fellowship, 2015
  • Carolyn Heller Memorial Award, Arts Council of Hillsborough County, 2014
  • Individual Artists Grant, Arts Council of Hillsborough County, 2014
  • Public Art Commission, Pithos at the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, 2014
  • Hampton Arts Management Grant Recipient, Think Small to Think Big, Jan 2014
  • Strategic Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts, 2008

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

  • State-wide grant for research and creative activity (Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, PASSHE), 2022-2023 (in collaboration with Elizabeth Schneider). Full award amount, $8,000.
  • University-Wide grant for research and creative activity, Kutztown University, 2021-2023 (in collaboration with Elizabeth Schneider). Full award amount, $5,000 USD
  • Travel Assistance Grant for research and creative activity, Kutztown University, November 2021. Full award amount, $1,000 USD.
  • Dean’s Office Professional Development Grant, Kutztown University, 2021. Full award amount, $500.
  • Dean’s Office Professional Development Grant, Kutztown University, 2018. Full award amount, $1000.

RESIDENCIES

  • PLAYA Art & Science Residency (in collaboration with Elizabeth Schneider). July and August 2023
  • Yaddo (application has been approved for admission, waiting to schedule for 2022-2023 season).
  • Millay Arts (formerly Millay Colony for the Arts). August 2022
  • Wassaic Project (in collaboration with Elizabeth Schneider). January 2022
  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). January 2022
  • The Hambidge Center (in collaboration with Elizabeth Schneider). December 2021
  • Anderson Ranch (Workshop: Automatic Drawing with William Downs). Spring 2021
  • Vermont Studio Center. Summer 2018
  • Space and Time Artists Residency (STAR), Guttenberg Arts, Guttenberg NJ. Summer 2018
  • Kutztown University Visiting Artist-in-Resident, Miller Gallery. January 2015

PRINT MEDIA BIBLIOGRAPHY

Exhibition Catalog, Drawing Discourse: Exhibition on Contemporary Drawing, University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2022

Exhibition Catalog, Ionian Contemporary Animation Festival (ICONA Animation Festival), Ionian University, Ionian Islands, Greece, 2022

Exhibition Catalog, The Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, 2015

Exhibition Catalog, The Triangles Through the Leaves, Kutztown University Miller Gallery, 2015

New American Paintings Issue # 118: South, 2015. (Juror: Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of design, Providence, RI)

Young, Jessica Bryce, “From Neon to Napalm: OMA’s Florida Prize Exhibition is Loud, Chaotic, and Totally Gorgeous”, The Orlando Weekly, August 9, 2015

Richard Reep, “Clyde Butcher’s Photographs Exalt the Florida Everglades; Michael Covello’s  Installation Deranges the Senses”, The Orlando Weekly, March 18, 2015

Steven T Zevitas, New American Paintings Issue # 105: MFA Annual Edition, Volume 18 Issue 2, 2013. Pp. 48-51. (Juror: Dominic Molon, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, MO)

Alexa Favata and Don Fuller, We Didn’t Come Here To Make Friends, Contemporary Art Museum Exhibition Catalog, 2013

Kathryn Peck, “On Our Radar: ABN’s Must Watch List of Top Artists”, Art Business News Winter 2013, Pp. 47, 2013

ONLINE MEDIA BIBLIOGRAPHY

Alison Walker, “Find Your Sanctuary at Art:31”, MyNews13, March 13, 2015,

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/on-the-town/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2015/3/13/finding_your_sanctua.html

Richard Reep, “Michael Covello’s  Installation Deranges the Senses”, Orlando Weekly,

http://www.orlandoweekly.com/orlando/clyde-butchers-photographs-exalt-the-florida-everglades-michael-covellos-installation-deranges-the-senses/Content?oid=2371872

ELECTRONIC MEDIA BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Art31: Time Lapse of Michael Covello’s Hound on the Moor Installation”, Art and History Museums, Maitland FL, March 20, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcMU4yN0Jcc

“KU Miller Gallery Artist in Residence Michael Covello”, Miller Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown PA, March 3, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YXsp0sXYqw

 

ARTIST TALKS/WORKSHOPS

2022

  • Millay Arts Reading/Artist Talk, Tanja Grunert Gallery, Hudson NY.

2021

  • Buffalo International Film Festival Directors Round Table
  • San Francisco Independent Film Festival Directors Round Table

2018

  • Guttenberg Press, Cyanotype Workshop.

2016

  • Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
  • CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
  • The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

2015

  • Howard Blake School of the Arts, Tampa, FL Hillsborough College, Tampa, FL
  • Kutztown University, Kutztown PA

2014

  • Kirk Ke Wang Gallery, Tampa, FL University of Tampa, Tampa, FL Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

2010-2015

  • Various Workshops in Printmaking and Drawing @ University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

CONFERENCES / SEMINARS ATTENDED

  • Princeton University’s Mellon Forum: Predatory Development and Climate Change, 2021
  • Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology: The Elephant Listening Project: Saving African Forest
  • Elephants Using Sound, 2021
  • The Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art (co-sponsored with Virginia Common Wealth
  • University and VCU Qatar): The Environment and Ecology in Islamic Art and Culture, 2021
  • F.A.T.E. Foundations in Art Theory and Education, 2018
    • *I participated as a panelist in the Hybrid Drawing Symposium, chaired by Heidi Hogden of Arizona State University
  • College Art Association 2015 – 2018