Résumé

  • SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • ​2016             Flower of Time: Affinities, Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, VT   SOLO
  • 2016             Michele Ratté: Sculpture and Etchings, Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, Meriden, NH   SOLO
  • 2016             New Registrations- Contemporary Printmaking,  Frog Hollow Gallery, Burlington, VT
  • ​2015             Gathering Threads-Contemporary Fiber Art, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
  • 2015             VERVE: Art and Energy, Kent Museum, Calais, Vermont
  • 2014             UNRAVELED- Contemporary New England Fiber Art,  Remick Gallery, York, ME
  • 2013             Michele Ratté - Selected Works, “A” Gallery Contemporary, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
  • 2013             The OCARC Show: New Work by Recent Dune Shack Residents, Truro Center For the Arts, Truro MA 
  • 2012             Women’s Work, Catherine Dianich Gallery, Brattleboro, VT 
  • 2011             Michele Ratté – Splendent Earth, Bennington Museum of Art, Bennington, VT   SOLO
  • 2011             Northeast Regional Contemporary Fiber Exhibition, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY
  • 2010             State of Craft: Fifty Years of the Vermont Studio Movement, Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT 
  • 2008             Evolution/Revolution, RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI    
  • 2006             Old Masters/New Directions: A Decade of Collecting, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT 
  • 2005             Traditions/Transitions: The Changing World of Fiber Art, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT.
  • 2004             Alchemy, Penland Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, NC
  • 2004             Joan Morris / Michele Ratté: Individual and Collaborative Work, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH
  • 2003            Joan Morris / Michele Ratté – Individual and Collaborative Work, Hallar Gallery, Kansas City, MO 
  • 2003            Silk Dichotomies: Innovation in Silk: American and Japanese Fabric and Fashion, Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • 2003            Tactile Dimensions: New Shibori, London, Dublin, Harrogate,  United Kingdom 

 

COLLECTIONS

  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Art Museum, Hartford, CT
  • RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI

 

EDUCATION

  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1973-1977   BA Degree with Distinction  Fine Arts/Visual Studies 
  • Broadbrook Mountain Farm School, Graphic Arts Lithography Intensive Course   Master Printers: Ray Nash and Holly Nash   Royalton, VT  June/July 1977
  • Kansas City Art Institute, Surface Design Conference, Pigment Discharge Workshop   Instructor: Robert Lamarre, Director Centre de Recherche et de Design en Impression Textile de Montreal   June 2000
  • Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA  Monoprint Intensive Course   Michael Mazur   July 2001
  • Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA  Drawing Intensive Course   Michael Mazur   July 2002

 

INVENTIONS

  • Patented metal printing method.  Inventing partner: Joan Morris, Master Dyer, Department of Theater, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Proprietary color wax-resist printing process for textiles
  • Proprietary color “enlevage” printing process for textiles

 

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

  • Chazy Fossil Reef Project, Isle La Motte, Vermont, 2017 - ongoing
  • Outer Cape Artist in Residency Consortium, Margo-Gelb Dune Shack Residency   October 2012
  • United States Patent issued: “Methods for Coating Surfaces with Metal and Products Made Thereby”   August 22, 2006
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay Art Colony   Artist residency   Steepletop, Austerlitz, NY   March 1989
  • The Marcus Heiman Achievement Award, Dartmouth College   June 1977
  • The Marcus Heiman Project Award, Dartmouth College   January 1977

 

PRESS

  • ArtScope Magazine, Featured Artist: Michele Ratté's Gold Standard, by Elizabeth Michelman, Sept/Oct 2016. 
  • Vermont Magazine, “Breaking New Ground, Making Great Art”, Eight Vermont Women Artists, by Elayne Clift.  May/June 2013
  • Vermont Public Radio, commentator Anne Lawrence Guyon’s review, “Splendent Earth” exhibition at Bennington Museum, July 18, 2011
  • American Craft Magazine, “The Hand Meets High Tech”, Featured as one of the artists in article by Marc Kristal.  April/May 2008
  • Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, Magazine of the Handweavers Guild of America.  Cover Art.  Fall 2007
  • Elements of Living Magazine, “Artisans in Focus”.  Featured artist in article by Janine Nichols.  April/May, 2005
  • FiberARTS Magazine, “Review” by Maureen Egan .  April/May 2005
  • Surface Design Journal, Cover Art and “Golden Handcuffs”, featured artist in article by Leesa Hubbel  Summer 2005