New Artist-in-Residence Appointed

Menlo College is pleased to announce that Michael Pauker has accepted a position as Artist-in-Residence. In addition to painting, Michael works with collage, drawing, and mixed media. He has a working studio at the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. He has exhibited his work in many venues, including galleries and museums in Japan, Costa Rica, and Spain, and is represented locally by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco. His work is part of permanent collections at The New York Public Library and the Achenbach Foundation at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.

Ann Haight, Chairwoman of the Menlo College Art Committee said, “After success with our Plein Air event, we realized the potential for expanding our art program at Menlo. Michael's connection with the local art community has helped us bring recognition to our art shows. He has been instrumental in organizing exhibits and events that feature the work of local artists, faculty, staff, alumni, and students. Our arts involvement has generated enthusiasm within the College community, and has introduced the outside community to our beautiful campus. Recognizing his ability to enhance art appreciation, we know that we can accomplish great things with Michael's guidance as an Artist-in-Residence!”

Michael received a BFA at State University New York (SUNY) at Purchase and an MFA at Mills College, in Oakland, focusing on printmaking and painting. Currently, he teaches several art classes at Menlo and he teaches part-time at West Valley College in Saratoga, Skyline College in San Bruno, and Stanford Continuing Studies and the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford in Palo Alto. Previously, he taught at Santa Rosa Junior College and the California State Arts in Mental Health Program.

As Artist-in-Residence, Michael hopes to expand his role with the art committee by becoming proactive in developing gallery recognition for the College's art shows. “Even though Menlo is a business school, creativity is central to education,” said Michael.