Through color-driven painting, collage, drawing and installation, Wasson toys with the many deaths, limitations and history of Painting and how these become entangled with her intentions as a maker. Her artworks are at once meditations on the process of art making and portraits of the artist.
Michelle Wasson is an internationally exhibiting artist based in Chicago. Her work has recently been included in exhibitions at Aspect/Ratio in Chicago, Popps Packing in Detroit and Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles. She received her MFA from Washington University in 2001, and has served as faculty at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago and The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She currently co-directs Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago.