educational
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M.F.A. Fibers, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
B.A. Textiles, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
professional
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Owner, Michael Cepress Studio|Showroom, Seattle, WA
Instructor in Fibers, UW Extension, University of Washington
Seattle Opera, Costume Shop Technician
Instructor in Fibers, UW Extension, University of Washington
Watermill Center International Program with Robert Wilson New York, NY.
Seattle Opera, Costume Shop Technician
Pop Music Conference, Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA.
Presented: Pink Taffeta Gowns: Girl Groups and the Iconography of Sexual Identity
Instructor in Fibers/Surface Design, University of Washington
Teaching Assistantship in Fibers, University of Washington
awards
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Nominee: The Brink Award, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Nominee: Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Art Award
Research and Recognition Award, University of Washington
University of Washington Art Scholarship / Fibers
Graduate School Top Scholar Award, University of Washington
Outstanding Senior Art Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Distinguished Painting Award, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
University Union Purchase Award, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Academic Dean’s Purchase Award, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Academic Dean’s Award, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Northeast Wisconsin Art’s Council Art Merit Award, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Hagemeister Memorial Scholarshipm University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Coryl Crandal Scholarshipm University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Chancellor’s Art Award, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
William F. Prevetti Memorial Scholarship, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Michael Kazar Memorial Scholarship, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
solo exhibitions
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"Michael Cepress Introduces The Modern Gentleman: A Runway Showcase of Men’s Fashion” Showbox Theatre, Seattle, WA
“An Evening of Men’s Fashion: Featuring the Work of Michael Cepress,” Seattle, WA
“Media Constructions,” Green Bay, WI
“Loud, Fast, and Out of Control” 407 Gallery, Green Bay, WI
group exhibitions
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“Elegantly Waisted, McLeod Residence, Seattle, WA, September 27, 2008
“Surface Design: Teacher-Mentors and the New Generation, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
“RRIPP: Paper Fashion”, New Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
“MFA Thesis Exhibition”, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington
“MFA and BFA from UW, Cornish, Seattle University”, Seattle, WA.
“Beyond the Fringe”, Consolidated Works Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Works In Progress”, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington
“Exchange”, B Gallery, Western Washington University
“Art for the Blind”, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington
“Senior Show II”, Lawton Gallery, UW-Green Bay
“Anonymous Was A Woman”, 407 Gallery, UW-Green Bay
“Second National Juried Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Show”, American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA
“30th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition”, Lawton Gallery, UWGB
“Eight Counties Exhibition”, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
performance
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2006
Eden Between The Lines, On The Boards New Works Festival, Seattle, WA
Mame, 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, WA, Costume Design Assistant
Akropolis|Symptomes with director Robert Wilson, Warsaw, Poland
Persephone, directed by Robert Wilson, Guild Hall Auditorium, East Hampton, NY
REALstAGE, Christina Back and Helle Bach, Watermill Center, Watermill, NY
InDoNeSia with Prince of Indonesia Gentille Andilolo, Watermill Center, Watermill, NY
Emily Likes The TV with Andre Bartenev, Watermill Center, Watermill, NY
publications
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2009 Michael Cepress Makes Chic Custom Menswear on Capitol Hill, NW Source, Feb 26, 2009.
MAN MADE, Seattle Magazine, Feb 2009.
Seattle Metropolitan Mag anticipated publication May 2009
Pulse: IN/OUT, Seattle Magazine, Best of 08, Dec 2008, p. 32
Of Human Bondage: Daily Candy Seattle, December 3, 2008
Michael Cepress: Better Than Project Runway, Regina Hackett, Seattle P-I, Sept 17, 2008
On Pins and Needles, Daily Candy Seattle, August 26, 2008
Fitting Clothes, By Design, Seattle P-I, August 28, 2008
RRRIPP!! Paper Fashion, Atopos/Benaki Museum Press
 -Work featured on both covers of book
Fashion’s Imprint on Paper, International Herald Tribune, March 6, 2007
Paper Forager, Paper Clothin: Benakii Museum
Paper Is The Fashionable Fabric at Athens Exhibit, Reuters Internation, March 23, 2007
Fashion and Beauty, Paper Fashion la limita dintre moda si arta
uN NOUvEAU ideal by Filip Motwary
EIKONA
Yatzer
Atlantida
Paper Dreams, Athens News, Athens, Greece, March 2007
The Henry Dresses Up In Dandy Duds Seattle Post Intelligencer, Seattle Washington,
UW MFA at the Henry Art Dish: Northwest Forum of Visual Art
Trading Artwork, The Western Front, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
The Future of Fiber Art, Fiberarts Magazine, Apr/May Issue
Student Showcase, Fiberarts Magazine, Sept/Oct Issue
Subway Lights Literary Journal Issue 1, March 2001
Subway Lights Literary Journal Volume 2, Issue 1, November 2001