Filipino born, Princeton-based artist Mic Boekelmann explores culture and identity in her vibrant portraits. 

By painting the very human qualities of each person she shows how we are all interconnected. Her technique is to fuse classical oil painting methods with intuitive contemporary color.

Her Trenton 10 series was shown at the Black History Month Exhibit 2016 at Munich Re America.

Recently, her series Pinay Selfies (Pinay - a woman of filipino origin or descent) show different angles of her daily life.


NO PERSON, CONTINENT OR PEOPLE GROUP IS MADE UP OF A SINGLE STORY

The Trenton 10 project are 10 portraits of people I know personally who lived in Trenton, NJ. The single story people hear about Trenton, the capital of NJ, is usually a negative one. The portraits show the dreams of people who are living and working in Trenton. It's different angle which people normally do not see.

In collaboration with photojournalist Delonte Harrod, we created the Dreamers Project, which was shown at Munich Re America for Black History Month.

 

Contact:

Mic Boekelmann

micbstudio@gmail.com

609 917 4603

Art & Commissions: micboekelmann.com

Oil Painting Classes: micbstudio.com

 

BIO

Growing up in the Philippines, Germany, Israel and the US, Mic became fascinated with people and the different stories that make up one person. She learned that it is disrespectful to put people in boxes.

In 2001, at the age of 31, she attended her first painting workshop in Munich which ignited a passion to tell stories personal through paintings. Since then her work has been shown at Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum, Phillips' Mill Juried Exhibits, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, NYC and Salmagundi Club Juried Exhibit, NYC.

She lives and works in Princeton, NJ with her husband and two young kids. 

 

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SHOWS/AWARDS

Mic Boekelmann (b. 1970, Quezon City, Philippines)

2016 Two person show - Black History Month Exhibit, Portraits & Photography of Trenton by Mic Boekelmann & Delonte Harrod, Munich Re America

2015 Phillips' Mill Juried Exhibit, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

2015 Two person show - "Dreamers Project", Portraits & Photography of Trenton by Mic Boekelmann & Delonte Harrod, Artworks, Trenton

2015 "Two person show - "You are Here" Exhibition, Portraits and Landscapes by Mic Boekelmann and Karen Stolper,  Anne Reid '72 Gallery, Princeton Day School

2015 Ellarslie Open 32, Juried Exhibit, Trenton City Museum, New Jersey

2014 Phillips' Mill Juried Exhibit, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

2014 Salmagundi Club Non-Members Juried Exhibit, NYC

2014 Ellarslie Open XXXI Juried Exhibit, Trenton City Museum, New Jersey

2014 Exhibit with Art+10 "Looking In/Looking Out", Arts Council of Princeton, New Jersey

2014 Artists of Yardley 3rd Annual Juried Show, Pennsylvania

2014 Mercer County Artist Juried Exhibit, New Jersey

2013 Small Works II Juried Exhibit – Jeffrey Leder Gallery, NYC

2013 Artists of Yardley 2nd Annual Juried Show, Pennsylvania

2013 Juror’s Choice  Award – Mercer County Artist Juried Exhibit, New Jersey

2012 New Hope Arts League Juried Show, New Jersey

2012 Juried Show by the Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission

2012Award for Oil Painting in Memory of Babette Martino Given by Paul and Harriet Gratz – Phillips’ Mill Juried Exhibit, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

2012 Arts Council Members Show

2012 Honorable Mention – Mercer County Artists Juried Exhibit, New Jersey

2011  Hughes Award – Phillips’ Mill Juried Exhibit, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

2011  Runner Up – Drawing – Artists of Yardley Members Show, Pennsylvania

2011  Runner Up – Painting – Ellarslie Open XXIX Juried Exhibit, Trenton City Museum, New Jersey

2011  Honorable Mention – Mercer County Artists Juried Exhibit, New Jersey

2010 Ellarslie Open XXVIII Juried Exhibit, Trenton City Museum, New Jersey

2010 Mercer County Artists Juried Exhibit, New Jersey

2009 Mercer County Artists Juried Exhibit, New Jersey

2003 Mercer County Artists Juried Exhibit, New Jersey

2002 Mercer County Artists Juried Exhibit, New Jersey

2001 Exhibit, Sardenhaus, Munich, Germany

EDUCATION

2015  Methods of Contemporary Portrait Painters, Martinho Correia, Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

2012  Techniques of Caravaggio with Inga Lloyeva, Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

2009-2011  Classical Atelier Training, Gold Light Studios, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

1992  B.A. Psychology, University of California at Berkeley