Michelle Weinberg lives and works in Miami and New York, USA. She received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. A multi-disciplinary artist, Michelle’s work spans painting, collage, textiles and surface design, and murals for interiors and public spaces. “My imagery inhabits a ‘pretend dimension’,” says Michelle, “in which elastic perspectives, personalised geometries and fictitious architectures elaborate stage-like narratives.” Indeed her works appear as two-dimensional backdrops to everyday human activities and dramas.
Michelle’s work is derived from many kinds of visual culture – fashion, textile design, graphic design and topography, from early developments in camouflage, Arabic calligraphy, bargello needlepoint, product design and more. The marbleizing that occurs within her work is purposefully giving herself up to chance in an otherwise meticulously planned scene. The vibrancy of the Miami culture is on display in her work where vibrant colour, pattern and scale abound.
Michelle is the recipient of various fellowships and grants across the globe, and has exhibited in America and Europe. This is her first time her works have come to Australia.