Fibreglass, polyurethane expandable resinand electronic elements
Image courtesy of the artist
Michelle Day is a sculptor and installation artist based in Canberra. She develops her work predominantly from silicone, fabric, fibers, found objects, steel, glass and light. Michelle is strongly influenced by the evolution and application of science and technology, medical imagery and the growth and structure of organic forms. In recent work, she has attempted to capture metaphysical aspects of nature, focusing on presence-in-absence, impermanence, memory and the feeling of spaces.
Michelle graduated from the ANU School of Art in 2009. She has exhibited in Australia: Canberra, Melbourne, Ballarat and Sydney, and internationally in: Chiang Mai, Thailand; Nagoya, Japan and Dunedin, New Zealand. From 2015 – 2017, Michelle resided in Thailand and completed a Master of Fine Arts at Chiang Mai University.
Michelle is the recipient of several prestigious grants including: artsACT Project Grant and Australia Council for the Arts, Development Funding Grant in 2016; The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists in 2014; artsACT Project Grant in 2013; Australia Council for the Arts, ArtStart Grant in 2012; artsACT Start-Up Grant for Young Artists in 2011. She also received funding in 2017 from The Australian Embassy, Thailand.