Michael Kopp

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EDUCATION

  • M.F.A. (currently enrolled) Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 2016
  • B.F.A. Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana, 2016

-Concentration in Digital Art and Interactive Media

  • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 2011-2012
  • Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 2009-2011

EXHIBITIONS/ FILM SCREENINGS/PUBLIC WORKS

  • Equality (forthcoming), Commissioned by Kentuckiana Pride Foundation, Louisville, Kentucky, 2016
  • -Commissioned architectural projection installation highlighting LGBTQ equality for Kentuckiana Pride Festival, June, 2016
  • Inaugural Indiana University Southeast Student Film Festival, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana, Spring, 2016
  • Navigate, 1619 FLUX Art + Activism, Louisville, Kentucky, 2016
  • Alternate Environments: Thesis Exhibition, Indiana University Southeast Barr Gallery, New Albany, Indiana, Spring, 2016
  • Student Juried Show, Indiana University Southeast Barr Gallery, New Albany, Indiana, Spring, 2016.
  • Masquerade, Commissioned by Live Nation, Louisville, Kentucky, 2016
  • -Commissioned projection installation for Louisville Magazine’s Mascaraed Ball at the Louisville Palace, February, 2016
  • Do You Inspire You, collaborative installation with video mapping, Indiana University Southeast, Space Lab Gallery, January, 2016
  • Love Wins, guerilla projection installation at the office of Kim Davis, Rowan County, Kentucky, 2015
  • Equality, Fair Event Vendor’s Alliance: Love Wins Wedding Show, architectural projection, Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, Kentucky, 2015
  • Time Machine, collaborative adventure art public performance, New Albany, Indiana, 2015
  • Malleable, Garner Narrative Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky, 2015
  • Cathode Ray of Justice, outdoor public film screening, Midwest Society of Photographic Education conference, Louisville, Kentucky, 2015
  • Balloonacy: Lost in Inflation, collaborative site specific installation, Echo Echo Tango
  • Sisters of Louisville, Inaugural Louisville Pride Festival, film screening at Big Bar, Louisville, Kentucky, 2015
  • Sisters of Louisville, Kentuckiana Pride Festival, site specific architectural projection, The Belvedere, Louisville, Kentucky, 2015
  • Transformations in Digital Painting, Indiana University Southeast, Barr Gallery, New Albany, Indiana, 2015
  • Thoth, site specific architectural projection installation, Indiana University Southeast, Space Lab Gallery, New Albany, Indiana, 2015
  • Molded Perspectives, Indiana University Southeast Barr Gallery, New Albany, Indiana 2014

AWARDS

  • Most Outstanding Student Award: Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana, Spring, 2016.
  • Inaugural Indiana University Southeast Film Festival, “Identity Curated”: Best Cinematography, New Albany, Indiana, Spring, 2016
  • Preston Arts Center Award, Student Juried Show, Indiana University Southeast Barr Gallery, New Albany, Indiana, Spring, 2016.

SKILLS

  • Video mapping with Millumin software
  • Experienced shooting with DSLR and 4K cameras
  • Proficient with Adobe software: Photoshop, Light Room, Bridge, InDesign, Premier and After Effects
  • Mold making techniques: Slip Cast and Silicone Cast

WORK EXPERIENCE/ASSISTANCESHIPS

1619 FLUX Art + Activism, Louisville, Kentucky, 2015

  • Gallery Assistant Manager

M. Kopp Studio, freelance digital art and interactive media consultant, 2015-current.

  • Hawthorn Beverage Group, Louisville, Kentucky. Created a series of cocktail promotional videos. April, 2015.
  • Louisville Ballet, created and captured a short promotional film for the Louisville Ballet. Project was a collaboration involving live projection mapping choreographed dancing. April, 2015.
  • GripTight, Louisville, Kentucky, December, 2015.Shot and produced commercial for “Grip Tight” sports product. Commercial aired on Instagram.

Assistant to Tiffany Carbonneau, Louisville, Kentucky, 2015

  • “Overpass”, architectural video projection, Resurfaced, Louisville, Kentucky, 2015
  • -Assisted in installation process and personally created all video mapping on large scale highway overpass infrastructure
  • Teacher’s Assistant, Intro. To Video Art, Indiana University Southeast, Spring, 2016

Joy Luck Restaurant, Louisville, Kentucky, 2015

  • Staged and conducted photo shoot for the most recent photo menu for the restaurant

Photographer’s Assistant Nerissa Sparkman Photography,Louisville, Kentucky,2015

  • Assisted in the promotional photoshoot for Churchill Downs and the 2016 Kentucky Derby.
  • Assisted Nerissa Sparkman with: lighting, stage setup, post production editing, and framing
  • Assisted on photo shoots for production shots and head shots of the Master Distillers for the launch of Michter’s Bourbon
  • Assisted on photo shoots for production shots for Heaven Hill Distillery.

Bassnectar “Ambassador” Program, Amorphous Music, United States 2011-2015

  • Creative Arts Coordinator
  • Traveled the country with notorious musician setting up public art installations and community involvement projects at large scale concert halls and music/arts festivals promoting a positive communal essence and developing natural disaster relief funds.

REVIEWS and PRESS

  • Artebella, Lousiville. http://www.artebelladaily.org/artists/michael-kopp/
  • Jo Anne, Tripplet. "Maleable." Staff Picks. Leo Weekly, 30 Dec. 2015. Web.< http://www.leoweekly.com/event/malleable/>.
  • Havens, Sarah. "Six IU Southeast Artists Examine Self-determination in ‘Malleable’ Exhibit at Garner Narrative." Insider Louisville: News. Insider Louisville, 13 Dec. 2015. Web. <http://insiderlouisville.com/lifestyle_culture/six-artists-from-iu-southeast-examine-self-determination-in-malleable-exhibit/>.
  • Krolak, Steven. "Balloonacy: Fine Arts Students Breathe New Life into Old Spaces." IU Southeast Now. Indiana University Southeast, 27 Oct. 2015. Web.
  • < http://now.ius.edu/2015/10/balloonacy-fine-arts-students-breathe-new-life-into-old-spaces/>.
  • Kramer, Elizabeth. "Student Shows LGBT Pride with Digital Art in Rowan." The Courier Journal. USA Today Network, 15 Oct. 2015. Web. <http://www.courier-journal.com/story/entertainment/arts/visual/2015/10/15/student-shows-lgbt-pride-digital-art-rowan/73658670/>. 
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