Elizabeth Michelman’s multi-disciplinary art inquires into the boundaries and interfaces of different artforms. A Boston-based artist, critic, and independent curator, her range includes site-responsive installation, video, sculpture, painting, poetry, and wordplay. She has been working most recently in sign-vinyl, exploring the ideas of painter Stuart Davis.
Michelman has shown site-responsive installation in public buildings and sites throughout New England. She exhibited works in 2019 at The Yard in Brooklyn, Room 83 Spring, in Watertown, the Chandler Gallery, in Cambridge, and HallSpace, in Dorchester and was a National Affiliate Member of Soho20 Gallery in New York City. She exhibited video, installations and paintings in a solo show, Notes From Underground, in 2017 at Castleton University Downtown Gallery, Rutland, Vermont.
Michelman publishes in Artscope Magazine Sculpture Magazine, DeliciousLine.org and Convergence RI. In 2107, she guest-curated Close to Home, an exhibition of nine New England women artists’ site-responsive installations at the Art Complex Museum at Duxbury. She has taught courses on exhibitions and art and language at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She’s given lectures and workshops at colleges, galleries, and artist residencies in the Northeast.
Michelman has been visiting critic and participated in artist residencies at the Wassaic Project and Chashama North. She received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist’s Grant for works on paper (2000) and more recent curatorial grants from the East Boston Foundation, Brookline Community Foundation and local cultural councils in Brookline and North Attleboro (where she was resident artist). She holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Georgetown University Law Center and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.