SHOWS @ CJG:
- Seattle Art Fair 2015
- Kind of Blue
- ArtPadSF 2013
- Dallas Art Fair 2013
- Miami Project 2012
- Art Toronto 2012
- PULSE Miami 2011
- Texas Contemporary
- PULSE Los Angeles 2011
Artist's Resume (pdf, 77.90 Kb)
Artist's Catalog (pdf, 1.62 Mb)
Michelle’s work is a journalistic exploration into the everyday sprawl of the mundane. Brightly colored, whimsical drawings draw the viewer in, but a closer look reveals her personal anxieties, struggles, and insecurities. The fragmented phrases that run through her drawings come from her own thoughts as well as conversations and interactions with others. Taken out of context, these dark and humorous thoughts and phrases, juxtaposed with a playful aesthetic become accessible. That which would traditionally be deemed personal and uncomfortable allows the viewer to locate themselves in the narratives woven into her diaristic journey.
Michelle Andrade was born in Encino, CA. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005 and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2007. Michelle has exhibited in Chicago, Houston, Miami, and throughout Southern California. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
Michelle Andrade, Let's Be Anxious Together, Ink on notebook, 11 x 8.5 inches, 2015
She Lives In Fear, Ink on Notebook Paper, 10.5 x 8 inches, 2014