Michael J. Hager

Art Department, Washburn University

(785) 670-2205   (work)

e-mail:  Michael.hager@washburn.edu

 

EDUCATION

1999                                      Master of Fine Arts

                                              The University of Iowa - Iowa City, Iowa

                                              major: printmaking / minor: sculpture

 

1997                                       Master of Arts

                                              The University of Iowa - Iowa City, Iowa

                                              major: printmaking / minor: sculpture

 

1992                                      Bachelor of Fine Arts

                                              Washburn University - Topeka, Kansas

                                              major emphases: sculpture / minor emphases: printmaking

 

1983                                      Associate Certificate

                                              Kaw Area Technical School - Topeka, Kansas

                                              major: technical drafting

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS and PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS

2015 summer                       Objects of Interest / Interest of Objects - future solo exhibition

                                             Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

2012 - 2013                          Objects of Interest / Interest of Objects - invitational exhibition

                                             Leedy-Voulkos Art Center - Kansas City, Missouri

 

2008                                     Fundamental Images - solo exhibition

                                              School of Art and Design Gallery - University of Kansas - Lawrence, Kansas

 

2007                                      Fundamental Images - solo exhibition 

                                              Birger Sandzen Memorial Museum - Bethany College - Lindsborg, Kansas

 

2007                                      Fundamental Images - solo exhibition 

                                              P. E. O. Foundation Gallery - Cottey College - Nevada. Missouri

 

2004                                     Fundamental Images - solo exhibition

                                              The Carter Art Center - Kansas City, Missouri

 

2004                                     Fundamental Forms - solo exhibition

                                              The Manhattan Art Center - Manhattan, Kansas

 

2003                                     Paths; Works by Michael Hager - solo exhibition

                                              The Collective Gallery - Topeka, Kansas

 

2002                                     Recent Prints - solo exhibition

                                              Lawrence Public Library Gallery - Lawrence, Kansas

 

1992                                      Tracker; permanent sculpture installation

                                              Washburn University Campus - Topeka, Kansas

 

GROUP and JURIED EXHIBITIONS

 2014                                       Washburn Art Alumni Exhibition

                                                Mulvane Art Museum - Topeka, Kansas

 

2013                                       Topeka Competition 31

                                               Alice C. Sabatini Gallery - Topeka, Kansas

 

2002 - 2013                           Art Faculty Exhibition

                                               Mulvane Art Museum - Topeka, Kansas

 

2003                                      Topeka Competition 25

                                               Alice C. Sabatini Gallery - Topeka, Kansas

 

2001                                       2001 MAPC Members’ Juried Exhibition

                                               Ronald Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast - New Albany, Indiana

 

2001                                       Art from the Middle, Art from the Plains States

                                               E. B. White Gallery, Butler County Community College - El Dorado, Kansas

 

2001                                       International Small Works on Paper

                                               Art Asheville’s Gallery One - Asheville, North Carolina

 

2001                                       Prints, Drawings and Pastels; A National Competition

                                               St. Louis Art Guild - St. Louis, Missouri

 

2001                                       16th Annual Greater Midwest International Exhibition

                                               Central Missouri State University - Warrensburg, Missouri

 

2001                                       28th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition

                                               Bradley University - Peoria, Illinois

 

2000                                       2000 Drawing and Print Exhibition

                                                Bloomingdale Museum - Bloomingdale, Illinois

 

2000                                       23rd National Print Biennial 2000

                                                Silvermine Art Guild - New Canaan, Connecticut

 

2000                                       Pressure; Third Biennial Printmaking Exhibition

                                                Business of Art Center - Manitou Springs, Colorado

 

1999                                        Road Trip; New Work from Iowa

                                                Fassbender Art Gallery - Chicago, Illinois

 

1999                                       M.F.A. Student Art Show

                                               The University of Iowa Museum of Art - Iowa City, Iowa

 

1998                                       The Printed Image; Eight Iowa Printmakers

                                               Summit Street Gallery - Iowa City, Iowa

 

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 2011 – present                      Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

                                              Art Department - Washburn University - Topeka, Kansas

 

2007 – 2010                         Full-time Faculty, Administrative

                                             ½ time Lecturer - ½ time Exhibition Preparator, Mulvane Art Museum

                                             Washburn University - Topeka, Kansas

 

2009                                     Panel Facilitator

                                             Conversations: Japanese Prints, Tsubas and Yatates

                                               Mulvane Art Museum - Topeka, Kansas

 

2001 – 2007                         Adjunct Professor of Art

                                              Art Department, Sculpture, Printmaking and Foundations

                                              Washburn University - Topeka, Kansas

 

2007                                      Panel Member

                                               Conversations: Connecting Art to Our Lives

                                               Mulvane Art Museum - Topeka, Kansas

 

2005                                       Visiting Artist

                                                Intaglio Inked Woodcut Printing

                                                Kansa State University - Manhattan, Kansas

 

2005                                       Guest Lecturer

                                                The Book as Fine Art

                                                The Alice C. Sabatini Gallery - Topeka, Kansas

 

1998                                        Guest Lecturer

                                                Colloquium

                                                The University of Iowa - Iowa City, Iowa

 

1998                                       Visiting Artist

                                               Art Appreciation; slide lecture

                                               Muscatine Community College - Muscatine, Iowa

                                               

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE and COLLABORATIONS

 2012                                      Guest Curator - Parallel Views

                                               Mulvane Art Museum - Topeka, Kansas

 

2010 – 2011                            Exhibition Preparator / Gallery Technician

                                               Mulvane Art Museum - Topeka, Kansas

 

2010                                       Collaborative Furniture Fabricator

                                               The Waiting Room Project - Traveling Installation Exhibition

 

2001 – 2006                          Gallery Associate / Exhibits Technician and Curator

                                               The Alice C. Sabatini Gallery - Topeka, Kansas

 

2005 – 2006                         Collaborative Sculpture Project

                                               Stephen T. Johnson - Abstract Alphabet

                                               Washburn University - Topeka, Kansas

 

2005                                      Collaborative Print Project

                                               Stan Herd - A Print Edition for the Kansas Quarter Earthwork

                                               Washburn University - Topeka, Kansas

 

2005                                       Curator - The Book as Fine Art

                                                Alice C. Sabatini Gallery - Topeka, Kansas

 

2005                                       Curator - Keith Achepohl; Gardens of Earth and Water

                                                Alice C. Sabatini Gallery - Topeka, Kansas

 

2003                                       Curator - Seeing is Believing; The Art of Stephen T. Johnson

                                                Alice C. Sabatini Gallery - Topeka, Kansas

 

2003                                       Curator - Prints from the Permanent Collection

                                                Alice C. Sabatini Gallery - Topeka, Kansas

 

2002                                       Juror; Three Dimensional Works

                                                Mountain / Plains Art Fair - Topeka, Kansas

 

1999 – 2000                           Exhibit Technician

                                                Kansas Historical Society and Museum - Topeka, Kansas

 

1998                                        Curator - The Printed Image; Eight Iowa Printmakers

                                                Summit Street Gallery - Iowa City, Iowa

 

 AWARDS and SCHOLARSHIPS

 2013                                       Juror’s Award - Topeka Competition 35

                                                Alice C. Sabatini Gallery - Topeka, Kansas

 

2003                                       Juror’s Award - Topeka Competition 25

                                                Alice C. Sabatini Gallery - Topeka, Kansas

 

2000                                       Merchant’s Award - Pressure; Third Biennial Printmaking Exhibition

                                                Business of Art Center - Manitou Springs, Colorado

 

1996                                        Honorable Mention - Student Art Exhibit

                                                The University of Iowa Fine Arts Council - Iowa City, Iowa

 

1990 & 1991                             Charles Pollak Art Purchase Award

                                                Mulvane Art Museum and Washburn University - Topeka, Kansas