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Michael Ponce

Visual Art Advisor

         Born in Mexico, Mr. Michael Ponce is an American painter, sculptor and draughtsman. Mr. Poncé’s work has appeared in several publications, including American Artist Magazine, En Plein Air Magazine, Equine Vision Magazine and Polo: Players’ Edition. He is an exhibiting member of the National Arts Club, and his work has been included in many group and solo exhibitions.   As an art advisor to HKIYAS, he hopes to use his experience and knowledge of the international art scenes to help and nurture young students.


2003 Graduate Research, Oxford University, England

2003 M.F.A., New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2001 B.F.A., Fashion Institute of Technology, New York


Present Adjunct Instructor, DACC-New Mexico State University

2008-2016 Program Director, Vista College, Las Cruces, New Mexico

2012-2014 Interim Director of Education, Vista College, Las Cruces, New Mexico

2011-2016 Painting Instructor, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, New Mexico

2003-2007 Adjunct Instructor, The New York Academy of Art, New York, New York

2001-2007 Member/Curator, The National Arts Club, New York, New York



2003, New York Academy of Art Travel Award

2001, Betram Reinitz Memorial Award

2000, Jack Fentermacher Award

1999, David B Weiss Memorial Award

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