Michele Lauriat earned her BFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and her MFA at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). Lauriat makes oversized landscape drawings using mixed media on paper, primarily gouache, watercolor, graphite, charcoal, and wax pencil. Her drawings have been exhibited nationally, including solo shows in Chicago, Vermont, and Massachusetts. In 2012, Lauriat participated in artist residencies at Zion National Park, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki Point National Monuments, and Grand Canyon National Park. Her notables include nominations for the Blanche E. Colman Award and the Dedalus Foundation Fellowship, as well as the following awards: What is life worth?, a Feinberg Family Award; New Art 2002 at MPG Boston; and the Boit Award from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston). Lauriat’s new drawings from the York Beach series are on display at the RSM Gallery in Charlestown (MA).