Biography

MICHELLE PLACE

Ever since Grade 9, Michelle has dreamed of becoming an artist. She first started taking art classes at The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon, MB. From there, she continued her studies at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and The Forum Art Institute in Winnipeg, MB.

After a few years, Michelle’s quest for knowledge brought her to the School of Art at the University of Manitoba. Currently, she is finishing year two of her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting and photography.

Besides painting, Michelle has an interest in pottery, fiber arts, sculpture, and photography. She often combines mediums to create unforgettable art pieces.

One topic that continues in Michelle’s work is the concepts of motherhood and family. These are subjects that she feels deeply for and can be emotional in her art work.

In the future, Michelle would like to tackle abstract painting and creating hand-built clay sculptures. Her upcoming projects include: teaching fine arts classes to children ages 10 – 16 at Lord Selkirk School Division, experimenting with different photography techniques, and continuing to fuel her passion for pottery.