In Focus Podcast

Episode 82  

A two-time recipient of the Returning Residency Program at the Fine Arts Work Center


Welcome, Michael Walden, a Westport, Massachusetts painter to In-Focus Podcast Number 82. South Coast artist Michael Walden was born in North Adams, Massachusetts. He received his B.A. from Framingham State University.

A year abroad lead to an M.F.A. from Boston University in 1996, specializing in art education. In 2014 he was awarded a second M.F.A. from Mass Art (Massachusetts College of Art and Design). Michael completed a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2018.

Michael Walden was named a two-time recipient of the Returning Residency Program at the Fine Arts Work Center, (2016-17). His works have been viewed at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, Coastal Contemporary Gallery, and Gallery at Four. Walden is currently represented by Prince Street Gallery in New York City.

Listen in on the conversation as The Artist Index’s host, Ron Fortier delves more into Michael’s life, work, and future ambitions. This episode was recorded with Zoom during the pandemic of 2021. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE PODCAST LINK or LISTEN HERE(new episodes are added a short time after being posted here)

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Michael Walden

Westport, Massachusetts



This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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