Michelle is a sculptor and painter who works primarily with plaster, wood, paper, mixed media and found objects. She teaches Painting at PCC and 3-dimensional Design at PSU. She received her MFA in Contemporary Studio Practice 2010 from PSU and has participated in several group exhibitions (including one at Disjecta’s Vestibule space) and 4 solo exhibitions since 2008

She proposes to create a body of work based on drawings she has made from broken vessels interspersed with stacked rocks that created “precarious totems” which she likens to relics found in an underwater archaeological dig.