EW Art + Public Offers By Michelle Wilson
About Michelle Wilson
Michelle Wilson is an Oakland-based artist whose work takes the form of paper, printmaking, artist books, installations, and social practice interventions. Her work investigates narratives that contain a duality of ideas: the crossroads of politics and ecology, colonialism, natural history, wordplay, migration, and the loss of diversity. The basis for her work is handmade paper, often made from invasive plants or fibers she grows herself. She is a past recipient of grants from the Puffin Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Artist-Investigator Project from San Francisco’s Triangle Arts Lab. Her extensive adjunct teaching experience includes San Francisco State University, Bryn Mawr College, Moore College of Art and Design, as well as workshops at the Kala Art Institute, the San Jose ICA Print Center, and Magnolia Editions. In addition, she served as a hand papermaking consultant to Signa-Haiti, a NGO in the process of developing a sustainable and bio-dynamic economy in Haiti. She currently teaches the Woodblock, Collage, and Printmaking and Street Art and Activist Art Tools classes at the UC Berkeley Art and Design Extension.