Michelle Hauser’s practice is dominated by painting and photography and the convergence of both mediums. These disciplines generate distinct bodies of work from paintings derived from Maine’s landscape to pieces comprised of photographic collections.Hauser made a lasting connection to Maine, at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture while earning her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This connection lead her to return to Maine to paint for over a decade of summers before leaving New York City to become a year-round resident in 1995. She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and Maine Arts Commission Project Grant; and has been awarded residencies at The McDowell Colony for the Arts, Millay Colony for the Arts, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Monhegan Artist’ Residency and Hewnoakes Artist Colony. Hauser has exhibited in galleries and museums in New York, Chicago, and Maine.