Preserving the artist's heritage

Michael Lauschin (Deceased)

Interviewed in 1999
Sponsored by University of the Arts
Jamie Rice, Intern and Videographer
Barbara Mail, Advisor       
Michael Lasuchin

Interviewed by SAI in 1999 by The University of the Arts team of Jamie Rice (interviewer-videographer) and Barbara Mail (advisor).

Artist's Statement:
Never accepting or rejecting a commitment to establish stylistic or technical systems as my objective, I am searching for the elusive solutions to a given problem, a singularly unique symbol – invention standing as a representation of an unknown yet familiar entity. A discovery of such a new vision, then, may qualify as a source of a great satisfaction. While based in a set of traditions, both centuries old and contemporary, and also steeped in that mysterious spirit of Russian Icons, and still not comprehending it all, I have to believe that artistic perfection is always a mystery. A mystery that occasionally appears as a soaring manifestation, an inspiration toward a world never seen before.

Selected Collections:
- Allentown Art Museum, Allentown PA
- Berlin Museum, Berlin, Germany
- Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, France
- Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY
- Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
- Museo de Beaux Arts, Montreal, Canada
- Museo d'Art, Barcelona, Spain
- Museum of Modern Art, New York NY
- National Academy of Design, New York NY
- National Russian Academy of Art, Research Institute, St. Petersburg,
- Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA
- The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
- The State Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia
- The State Tretjakow Gallery, Moscow, Russia
- Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
- The University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA
- Capital Art Center, Taichung, Formosa
- Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Spain
- Venable-Neslage Gallery, Washington D.C.
- The Print Club, Philadelphia PA
- Alfred University, Alfred NY
- Rosenfeld Art Gallery, Philadelphia PA
- Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia PA
- Coos Art Museum, OR

Selected Group Exhibitions:
- International de Obra Graphica y Arte, Segovia, Spain
- First World Print Competition, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
- 11th International Graphics Bienniale, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
- Library of Congress National Exhibition, Washington D.C.;
- International Print Biennial, Krakow, Poland
- International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Bilbao, Spain
- Printmaking: East/West Exchange, Tianjin, China
- Pennsylvania Treasures, University City Science Center, Philadelphia PA
- The Ideal Made Real, Berman Museum, Ursinus College, Collegeville PA
- Abstraction in Russia, XX Century, The State Russian Museum, St.
Petersburg, Russia
- A Legacy of Excellence, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg PA

Selected Awards:
- National Watercolor Society
- Painters and Sculptors Society of New Jersey
- Philadelphia Watercolor Club
- American Color Print Society
- The Print Club
- Boston Printmakers
- Library of Congress
- Honolulu Academy of Arts
- Mellon Froundation - Venture Fund

Selected Teaching Experience:
- The University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA: 1972-90
- Temple University, Philadelphia PA: 1970-71
- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA
- Maryland Art Institute, Baltimore MD
- West Chester State University, West Chester PA
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA.

- Rostow College of Art, USSR
- Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts), Philadelphia PA: BFA
- Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia PA: MFA

Contact Information:
120 East Cliveden Street
Philadelphia PA 19119