2021 Artist

Michelle Melo

Within this particular body of work, I explore the gesture of sewing by focusing on the elements of drawing and design. I am interested in making visual marks that arise from real-life experiences and folk tales through visual storytelling.

Biography

Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Michelle Melo is an artist living and working in New York  City.  She holds a BFA in Contemporary Sculpture from La Universidad Nacional de Colombia. As  a  multidisciplinary  artist,  Melo  has  addressed  the  concept  of  feminine  from  an  intimate  perspective by carefully selecting visual elements that have meaning in the field of memory.

Artist Statement

Within this particular body of work, I explore the gesture of sewing by focusing on the elements of drawing and design. I am interested in making visual marks that arise from real-life experiences and folk tales through visual storytelling. Hence, I inquire about domestic themes of longing and isolation through the use of textile tasks such as embroidery, quilting, and appliqué. Along with this inquiry, I  aim to connect the textile practices of native cultures with contemporary stories and experiences. Thus, I borrow gestures from traditional textile practices from The  Americas to merge them with printing, collage, and drawing in order to create poetic images rich in visual elements.

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