Sanzi Kermes
– C.V.

Michelle Sanzi Kermes, 2023


2008, M.A. | Masters of Contemporary Fine Art Practice
Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom.

1989/1990 | Publications Design - Masters program.
University of Baltimore.

1982, A.B. | Advertising
Newhouse School, Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY

1982, A.B. | Geography
College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY

Selected Solo And Two Person Exhibitions:

  • 2022soft swish of taffeta ceremonial rites of passage resurrect the muted voices, Waddell Art Gallery, Stirling, VA.
  • 2018Brides Revisited – award granted. Creative York Project Space, York, PA.
  • 2016The September Show, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery. Rockville, Md.
  • 2014Book of Dreams: PostCards Home, Ferguson Gallery at Notre Dame/Loyola Universities Library. Baltimore, Md
  • 2013Landscapes of Memory, The Waldorf School of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md
  • 2008Selected Works, Wakefield Gallery. Wakefield, England
  • 2004England Skies: Renaissance of Spirit, Resurgam Gallery. Federal Hill, Baltimore, Md
  • 2003For the Love of Wiley, Resurgam Gallery. Federal Hill, Baltimore, Md.
  • 2001Dojahng, Resurgam Gallery. Federal Hill, Baltimore, Md
  • 1997Spirit Reflections, Minas Gallery, Baltimore, Md

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • 2022Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair, Baltimore, Md.
  • 2021Arts in Foggy Bottom Biennial, Foggy Bottom Historic District, Washington DC.
  • 202031st National Drawing &Print Competitive Exhibition, Gormley Gallery. Baltimore, Md.
  • 2019 4th Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition, University of Maryland Global Campus, Adelphi, MD.
    • Athenaeum Invitational: Out Of Our Minds, The Athenaeum Gallery, Alexandria, VA.
  • 2018 Under 500, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.
    • Couture Trees 2018,  Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD.
    • Repurposed with Purpose, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.
    • ~ Curated by Doreen Bolger, retired Director of Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD
    • Artina: Introspective, Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, Md.
    • ~ Curator, Cecilia Wichmann Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
    • Artdromeda, Montgomery Business Park, Baltimore, MD
  • 2017Drawing Set, Jefferson Market Library, New York, NY
    • Charitable Art, Omanoot l’Tzedekah, Donated “Yellow Moon”, The Art Connection in the Capital Region, Virginia
    • Chasing Paper, Creative York, York, PA
    • The Time Machine, Wearable Arts Fest, The D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA
    • 28th National Drawing & Print Exhibition, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD
  • 2016Maryland Biennial, University of Maryland University College
    • Emulsion, Gallery O on H, produced by Paul Hutinet; juror, Amy Cavanaugh Royce, Maryland Art Place, Washington, DC
    • 27th National Drawing & Print Exhibition, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD
    • Maryland Art Registry Juried Show, Maryland Art Place. Curator: Gamynne Guillotte, BMA, Bal timore, MD
  • 2015Tilling Phase, ArtWorksNow. Curated by Amy Hughes Braden. Hyattsville, MD.
    • Strictly Painting, McLean Project for the Arts. McLean VA.
    • Ideation Experience, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver CO.
  • 2014Small Wonders, Jordan Faye Contemporary. Baltimore, Md
    • Outside the Margins, Pyramid Atlantic. Silver Spring, Md.
    • Summer Group Show, Jordan Faye Contemporary. Baltimore, Md.
  • 2012Exhibitor Artist, Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Silver Spring, Md
  • 2010Serene or Surreal Landscapes, Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, Md.
  • 2008Leeds Art Fair, curated by Doug Sandle. The Light Building, Leeds, UK
  • 2007Leeds Art Fair, Bondage. The Old Post Office Square, Leeds, UK
    • Saltaire Arts Trail, Saltaire, Bradford, UK
    • Imprint Leeds, The Light, Leeds, UK
    • Interim, Institute for Enterprise Old Broadcasting House, Leeds, UK
    • Piecework, collaborative exhibition with 7 artists (collective named PieceWork) Minas Gallery, Baltimore, Md
  • 2004Surplus, ArtScape Area 405, Baltimore, Md. Installation work, drawing on vinyl
  • 2003Conversation, an invitational project, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, Md
    • A response to text chosen by the participating artist. Curated by Janet Maher
  • 2002CAmm's Ides Of March Animation Invitational, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
    • Watercolor Invitational: Artist Pushing Technique, Prince George's Community College, Largo, Md
  • 2001FLOOR ArtScape, Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Md
    • Installation work, mixed media: shoes, wood, spray paint, polyurethane, screws.
    • Snapshot, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Md.
    • Conversation, an invitational project, University of New Mexico Gallery, Gallup, NM
    • A response to text chosen by the participating artist. Curated by Janet Maher
  • 2000Maryland Regional Art Exhibits, Government House in Annapolis, Md
  • 1998Baltimore: A Cultural Landscape, City Hall Courtyard Galleries, Baltimore, MD. (Curator and exhibitor)
    • Maryland Regional Art Exhibits at Government House in Annapolis, Md.
  • 1996Much Ado About Love, Group Show, Eclectic Junction Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 199518th Maryland Art on Paper Show, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Md.

Press (All Media):

  • 2003“From Mapmaker to Picturemaker, Michelle Sanzi Kermes @ Resurgam Gallery
    • ~ Review by Dr. Michael Salcman, The Baltimore Sun, Thursday:LIVE! edition

Honors and Awards:

  • 2023Maryland State Arts Council – Professional Development Grant
  • 2017Jury Award – Chasing Paper – Solo show award in Project Space at Creative York, York, PA.
    • Juror Award –28th National Drawing & Print Exhibition –Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore
  • 2015Jury Award – Strictly Painting – McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
    • ~ Juror: Vesela Sretenovic, Curator, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
  • 2001Jury Award – Roberta Morgan, studio visit, guest curator, Rockville Arts Place


  • 2023Artist in Action – AnnMarie Sculpture Gardens, Solomons, MD
  • 2001Louisa Chase – Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • 2000Brice Marden – Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Related Experience:

  • 2018 – PresentDocent, Baltimore Museum of Art
  • 1996 – 2005Docent, Baltimore Museum of Art
  • 2002"Gotta Have Art" Celebration, panel discussion and workshops "The Challenges and Rewards of Renovating Older
    Buildings for Artists," Area 405 Gallery, Baltimore, MD Moderated by David Crandall, with speakers including Louri LaRash,
    State Smar Codes Program, and artists Dan Van Allen, Kini Collins, Michelle Sanzi Kermes, Scotty Stevenson, and others
  • 2004Instructor, Howard County Center for the Arts Summer Art program for youth aged 8 to14 years


  • CASA, Baltimore, MD
  • Heart Association, Baltimore MD
  • The Art Connection in the Capital Region, Washington D.C.
  • Sanzi Kermes’s work is currently found in collections across the U.S, the U.K., and Europe.