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Michael Baggarly

(n.d.) lives in Murfreesboro
Merge/Divide (Hammered Steel Series)
Hammered steel, 48 13/16 x 48 x 6 inches, 2008.167.2

Baggarly, an associate professor of Art at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, instructs Sculpture and 3-D Design. He earned a B.F.A. from Western Kentucky University in 1998 and a M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 2001 and 2002.

His sculptures have been exhibited in Tennessee at the Vanderbilt University and Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, and the Slocumb Gallery in Johnson City. Baggarly’s works have on view nationally at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, AL; Gloria Singletary Gallery in Lexington, KY;  Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY; SUNY in Geneseo, NY as well as internationally at the Learning Connexion in Wellington, New Zealand;  Museo de Collage in Morelos Mexico, and the Gail Contemporary Art Museum in Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do in South Korea.

 “As educator and artist I am engaged within an active conversation of the possibility that is offered within contemporary art. My view is nurtured through the framework for inclusive interactions from diverse experiences and areas. Artistically I am drawn to the details of concepts, actions, or forms drawn from the everyday. Pedagogically this sense for detail manifests itself within the determination to educate students that varied and complex aspects of living, empower our work as artists and provides a richer experience as human beings. Art is not an exclusive practice but an inclusive one.” –Baggarly