With a primary focus on portraiture and spaces in graphite and paint, Michelle Stevens’ work takes a look at what lies beyond everyday perception and awareness. Her pieces often feature psychological and surreal visual twists, visits to our complex inner worlds, and the layers of both individual and collective experience, in a societal structure that often disconnects us. A focus on human connection acts as her personal reminder of the importance of showing humanity in the modern age.
Through explorations of time and movement, as well as the layers and lengths of our human awareness, Michelle’s work conveys the abstract, figuratively. She is influenced by human connection, what societies accept as reality, and the reaches of our senses.
Stevens graduated with a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with Honors and a Faculty Choice Award and currently lives and works in Westborough, Massachusetts. Identifying as both an Illustrator and Fine Artist, she received the 2019 Roddy Drawing Prize at ConcordArt, has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, and has been part of the ArtsWorcester Biennial. Michelle has worked as an in-house artist at the House of Blues and has worked on major art projects for Boston Calling Music Festival. She has also exhibited at Abigail Ogilvy, Clark University’s Schiltkamp Gallery, and Boston City Hall’s Scollay Square Gallery.