Into the Fold

New Work by: Michelle Bolinger

Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 6-10pm

Through painting, Bolinger intends to challenge our perception of space and environment. She has sourced the landscape and her surroundings for many years with references ranging from grand scenes to small elements.

Michelle uses these kinds of observations to create abstractions that have a similar sense of play and confusion. The familiarity, established through her observations of the real world, help make the work to be more easily absorbed by the viewer.

Michelle Bolinger received her MFA from the University of Washington in 2005, and her BFA from Indiana University in 2003. She has had solo shows at Francine Seders Gallery in Seattle, WA, The Presidents Gallery at Harold Washington College and DIG, both in Chicago, IL. In addition, she has shown at Roots and Culture Gallery and The Swimming Pool Project Space in Chicago, and The Henry Art Gallery and Crawl Space, both in Seattle, WA. She has been awarded grants from the Illinois Arts Council and the Chicago Artists Assistance Program. She has taught at Northwestern University, Loyola University and Lake Forest College and was Visiting Professor & Artist in Residence at the University of South Florida in the Fall of 2012.


Tooth Fairy 2013, Oil on Board