Seattle, WA –Michelle’s work as multidisciplinary artist includes installation, sculpture and mixed media. Her visual art practice spans 24 years and a 19-year career as a dance and performance artist. Michelle creates immersive environments that connect communities, illuminate voices and explore concepts that are personally and collectively relevant to the human experience. Her interest is in creating transformative experiences through the creative process and through exhibition, utilizing the devices of concept, relationship and thoughtful visual design. Michelle has developed a model that integrates specific community groups into the generative process of her installation projects, delving into authentic partnerships through creative exchange. Her process draws meaningful connections through community engagement, research, and artistic vision, weaving image, information and story into holistic, genuine artwork. She received her education from Otis Parsons in Los Angeles, CA, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA, and The South Seattle Community College Welding and Metal Fabrication Program.