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Morel Doucet is a contemporary Caribbean artist that hails from Haiti and grew up in Miami, Florida where he graduated from New World School of the Arts High School with the Distinguished Dean's Award for Ceramics. He was also awarded the coveted Marie Walsh Sharpie Foundation Scholarship and The National NAACP ACT-SO Gold Medalist award in Sculpture. From there he formalized his education at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland receiving his B.F.A. in Ceramics with a minor in Creative Writing and concentration in Illustration. He is a recipient of MICA's Presidential Scholarship and The Alumni Award for Student Leadership, an award given to one graduating undergraduate senior who has demonstrated institutional pride during their MICA experience and recognize with outstanding capacity to promote MICA in their future journeys as artists. Morel has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad including shows at the National Council on Education for Ceramics Arts, New York, Miami, Baltimore and São Tomé et Príncipe. His work has been featured in Hyperallergic, Beautiful/Decay Magazine, TrendHunter Art & Design, Oxford University Press, The Miami Herald, The Black Male Identity Project, and MICA’s Annual Report.

His current endeavors as a museum art educator are led by an interest in immersing young audiences in personalized experiences that instigate curiosity, visual literacy and empirical senses (sight, hearing, etc.) as learning tools. He believes that through collaborative and explorative learning students can develop critical thinking skills and abilities to assess their own understanding of the world around them. 

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Morel Doucet

BornPilate, Haiti | Raised. Lives: Miami, FL -  (Updated as of August, 30, 2017)

Education

2013  B.F.A. Ceramics, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD, Creative Writing Minor, Illustration Concentration

2012  Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME (Symposium on Digital Fabrication, Crafts, Design & Ceramics)

2009  New World School of the Arts (NWSA) | Miami Dade College (Wolfson Campus) Dual Enrollment, Miami, FL

Teaching Experience 

Teaching Artist, The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MoCA), Miami, FL

Teaching Artist, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL                    

Teaching Artist, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA,Miami), Miami, FL    

Teaching Artist, Coral Gables Museum, Miami, FL

Teaching Artist, ProjectArt Miami, Arcola Lakes Library Branch. Miami, FL

SouthFlorida CARES Mentoring Movement - #Superfriends , Miami, FL

Undergraduate Course Assistant, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD  

School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

Awards, Honors & Recognition

2017 The National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Juror

2017 Miami-Dade County Public Schools Recognition, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Superintendent's Choice Award 

2016 Miami Arts Charter School (Wynwood), Exhibition Juror, Winter Exhibition Showcase 

2016 Regional Miami-Dade County, Scholastic Art and Writing Juror 

2013 MICA Presidential Scholarship

2013 Recipient of the "Alumni Award for Student Leadership"

2012 C. Louise Mullan Flanigan'34 Scholarship

2009 Recipient of The National NAACP ACT-SO Gold Medalist, Sculpture 

2009 NWSA Dean’s Award For Distinguished Achievement in Ceramics

2009 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Scholar

2009 The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: 1 Gold Key; 1 Silver Key Portfolio

Residencies & Fellowships 

(Upcoming) 2018 African Heritage Cultural Center, Artist-in-Residence, Miami, FL

(Upcoming) 2018 ArtCenter/ South Florida, Artist-In-Residence, Miami, FL

2017 ProjectArt Miami, Artist-in-Residence, Arcola Lakes library branch, Miami, FL

2016 Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA, Miami), Resident Artist, ICA Narratives/Community Engagement Program, Miami, FL

2009 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Summer Seminar. Colorado Springs, Colorado

Solo Exhibition

(Upcoming) 2018  "White Noise: When Raindrop Whispers and Moonlight Screams in Silence", African Heritage Cultural Center, Miami, FL

2013 "Oneiric", Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA, Baltimore, MD)                                               

Museum Exhibition 

2017 We the People: Serving Notice Exhibition, American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) Pomona, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

(Upcoming) 2017 Prizm Art Fair, Art Basel Miami/ Miami Art Week, Miami, FL

(Upcoming) 2017 "SIXTH"curated by Jane Hart, Bridge Red Studios/Project Space, Miami, FL

2017 Building Bridges: The Politics of Love, Identity and Race Curated by Myrtis Bedolla and Ana Joa, Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD

2017 “Ayisyen Mwen Ye” (I Am Haitian), Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Miami, FL

2017 ’Resurrecting Venus: The Cycle Continues' curated by Niki Lopez, The Amadlozi Gallery, African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Miami, FL

2017 "Negentropy: to speak a language is 2 take on a world " curated by William Cordova, Bridge Red Studios, Miami, FL

2017 Champions: Caribbean Artist Breaking Boundaries in South Florida, Armory Art Center, Montgomery Hall, West Palm Beach, FL 

2017 Art Palm Beach 100 + DEGREES IN THE SHADE, A Survey of South Florida Art, West Palm Beach Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL

2016 SpectrumMiami, Art Basel Miami, Galerie Mytris, Miami, FL

2016  Prizm Art Fair, Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL

2016 Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Next Generation Green Room, Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, Inc, Miami, FL

2016 Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Staff Exhibition, University of Miami Gallery, Wywood Building, Miami, FL

2015 Prizm Art Fair, Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL

2015 SpectrumMiami, Irreversible Projects Booth # 700, Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL 

2015 ArtBeat Miami, Little Haiti Caribbean Marketplace, Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL

2015 In This Moment, Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Miami, FL

2014 Speak, Petersburg Art League, Petersburg, VA

2013 Senior Thesis: "Monstrum Series", Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2013 SKIN, Load of Fun (LOFT) Gallery, Baltimore, MD 

2011 V-Day Exhibition, Great Wall Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2011 CONNECTIONS, Fox 2 Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2010  "We Wear The Mask", Rosenberg Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2010 Genuine Articles Exhibition, Brown Falvey Hall, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2010 Double Conscious, C-Street Gallery, Laurel, MD

2010 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2010 Youngbloods, Group Show, Artseen Gallery, Wynwood Miami, FL

2010 Logo's, MICA, Balitmore, MD 

2009 Skin Deep, Main O, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2009 Middendorf Gallery, Undergraduate Juried Ceramics Exhibition by Marek Cecula, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2009 NAACP ACT-SO National Competition, New York, NY

2009 NWSA Showcase, Artseen Gallery, Wywood Miami, FL

2009 Rising Stars Exhibition, Group Show, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

2009 Young Blood: New World Mix, Artseen Gallery, Miami, FL

2008 Act-so National Exhibition, Orlando, FL

2008 National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, Pittsburgh, PA 

2008 Marie Walsh Exhibition, Group Show, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO

2007 Coca-Cola National Exhibition, Miami, FL

2007 Gamma Zeta Omega ChapterYoung Men of the Art, Miami, FL

2007 Museum Education Program Student Art Exhibition, Miami, FL

2007 Finale’15, Dolphin Stadium, Miami, FL

2007 MIA Gallery Museum, Medallions and Masterpieces, Miami, FL

2007 Jackie Hinchey- Spies Gallery at Dash, Miami, FL

2007 Miami International Airport, Mia-Gallery, Miami, FL

Artist Lecture / Workshop

2017 Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Ceramics Department Senior Class, Visting Artist & Lecturer 

2017 Coral Gables Museum, Portrait & Place, City Trekker Summer Camp, July 19th, 2017

2017 "Ayisyen Mwen Ye” (I am Haitian) Artists in Conversation July 8th, 2017 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center

2017 Coral Gables Museum, Illustration Workshop- Foucs on Identity and Self, July 8th, 2017 Family Day

2017 "Tropicurban: What Differentiates the Art Scene in SoFLA?",West Palm Beach Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL (Panel Discussion Moderated by PAMM Curator Rene Morales)

2016 Visiting Artist, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA,Miami), Miami, FL

2013-17 (Ongoing) Educator Workshop, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL

PAMM Educator Workshop: Steamy! Science, Art and Technology Mash up (2018)
PAMM Educator Workshop: Teens as Teachers - Intergenerational Collaboration (2018)
PAMM Educator Workshop: Low Tech + High Tech + Type Tech (2018)
PAMM Educator Workshop: PAMM Educator Workshop: Immersive Learning and Contemporary Art (2018)
PAMM Educator Workshop: Digital Citizenship and Teen Voice (2017)
PAMM Educator Workshop: Math and Contemporary Art (2017)
PAMM Educator Workshop: Science and Contemporary Art (2017)
PAMM Educator Workshop: Collaborative Classrooms (2016)
PAMM Educator Workshop: Contemporary Art and the Elementary Classroom (2016)
PAMM Educator Workshop: Powerful Presence: Australian Aboriginal Art Educator Workshop (2016)
PAMM Educator Workshop: Documenting the Self (2014)
PAMM Educator Workshop: Contemporary Craft (2014)
PAMM Educator Workshop: Finding Place (2014)               
PAMM Educator Workshop: Process as Practice (2013)
PAMM Educator Workshop: Miami as Inspiration (2013

2012 Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME (Symposium on Digital Fabrication, Crafts, Design & Ceramics)

2010 Double Consciousness, C. Street Gallery, Laurel, MD                                 

Private Collection 

Clyde Johnson, Assistant Dean of Diversity & Intercultural Development - Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Dr. Chezia Thompson Cager, Faculty Humanistic Studies - Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Mahnoor Ahmed  

Shadra Strickland, Jump in Studio 

New World School of the Arts (NWSA)

Sarah Barnes 

Diane Prengaman

Theresa Bedona

Jonathan Fishman 

Roman Arevalo

Michelle Gomez 

Carlos Jiménez Cahua / Gabriel Martinez 

Professional Affiliations

Artaxis 

The American Alliance of Museum, Miami, FL

Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

NCECA (National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts)

Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, Miami, FL

Museum Workers Speak, Miami Chapter, Miami, FL

Publication | Features | Reviews

2017 Haiti Open Magazine, "Ayisyen Mwen Ye” (I am Haitian) Artists in Conversation July 8th, 2017 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, Curated by Marie Vickles (page 82-83)

2017 BiarritzKitsch Ceramic Art Magazine, MOREL DOUCET COLORS

2017 Art Circuits: The Art and Design Guide - Studio, Estudio, Estidyo: A tour of artist studios in Miami by Adrienne Chadwick (page 10 -12)

2017 PalmBeachDailyNews (The Shiny Sheet) Armory displays boundary-pushing art by Caribbean artists by Jan Sjostrom - Daily News Arts Editor

2017 Hyperallergic: Caribbean Artists Mine Their Immigrant Identities by Monica Uszerowicz (This show arrives at a tender time in the country’s history, when cultural and ancestral histories feel at risk of erasure or condemnation.)

2016 Hyperallergic: In Miami’s Little Haiti, a Fair Spotlights Artists of the African Diaspora by Monica Uszerowicz

2016 Baltimore City Paper: Baltimore at Art Basel: Checking in with the local artists and spaces that showcased in Miami by Maura Callahan and Rebekah Kirkman

2016 Bmore Art, Prizm Art Fair: A Basel Fair Featuring Artists of Color by Cara Ober 

2015 (Oxford University Press) Exploring Studio Materials: Teaching Creative Art Making to Children by Mary Haveli, Featured Artist: Morel Doucet 

2015 The Heart of Design & Art: Morel Doucet 

2015 TrendHunter Art & Design: Morel Doucet Transforms Aquatic Crustaceans into Surreal Timepieces

2015 Beautiful Decay Magazine: Morel Doucet’s Elegant Sculptures Of Coral Reef Clocks Inspired By Dreams, Climate Change, And Cultural Taboos

2015 Miami Art Watch | Miami Herald: Art Basel: Prizm Art Fair brilliantly narrates socio-political themes

2015 Bmore Art: Baltimore-Centric Miami Fairs, Exhibits, and Events at Art Basel Miami Beach By Cara Ober 

2015 Baccalaureate Candidate,Eloisa do Carmo de Oliveira, Conservation and Restoration of Movable Cultural Property

2015 Art News Africa Feature  

2015 Maryland Institute College of Art (ARTSCAPE 2015)

2013 The potency of writing: Using Diction & Syntax in poetry  (Maryland Institute College of Art, MICA) by Morel Doucet 

2013 CERAMICS 2013, Commencement Exhibition Catalogue 

2013 OBTRUSIV Magazine 

2013 IVYbetty.com  

2013 MICA Undergraduate Catalog: Featured Student

2011 Blue Canvas Magazine:Featured Artist for Issue # 11

2012 MICA Annual Report “Creative Direction”

2012 Featured Student Urbanite Magazine: Transcend Fashion Show

2011 The Chronicle of Higher Education: Genuine Articles Fashion Show

2011 The Black Male Identity Project Baltimore Sun Newspaper: “Double Consciousness’ Exhibition

2010 ” From A Window, A Contemporary Poetry Volume by Eber & Wein Publishing, The Butterfly Effect

2010 The Rooster Issue # 8: "Ceremony"

2010 Juvenescence, MICArotica Magazine Vol.2 Book, Boy in the shrubs (Wild Child)