Mic Boekelmann    

Huge clouds and dramatic portraits represent my memories, personal observations and identity from living in the Philippines, Germany, Israel and the US.  Based in Princeton, NJ, I am a Filipino American visual artist and I paint my own migration journey.

An intimate snapshot of a moment is created using oil paints in a classical manner mixed with the passion of an expressionist. I’m fascinated with darks and lights which convey dynamic strength and quiet power.

As a late starter, I fell in love with painting in my 30s after attending an art workshop in Munich. It was a life-changing milestone which helped find pieces of myself that I had lost along the way.  In addition, I studied classical painting at an atelier for three years. There I discovered the drama of Caravaggio, which led to trips to Florence to dig deeper into technique. My work can be found in homes of private collectors in the US and internationally.


Mic Boekelmann graduated with a BA from UC Berkeley and has won awards at the following juried shows: Phillips Mill, Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie and Mercer County Artists and has also exhibited at the Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, NYC and Sardenhaus, Munich. She also offers art classes in her Princeton home studio  to help women discover and develop their passion for painting.

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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 live 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 a 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.

 

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SELECT SHOWS/AWARDS

2018 Ellarslie Open 33 Juried Show, Trenton, New Jersey

2017 Phillips' Mill Juried Exhibit, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

2016 Allied Artists of America Juried Exhibit, NYC

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