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Artist Statement

An experience of space begins with the relationships between elements of an environment and its architecture, but more importantly, the viewer’s increased awareness of their own relationship to those same features. I am interested in how our physical reality can be perceived, and how our internal reality can be affected. I often explore this felt energy by creating immersive, site-specific installations that relate concepts of space to contemporary time. Overall, the combination of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works I create open a dialogue about our lived environment(s).

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Bio

Michelle Thomas Richardson is a native of Dallas, Texas. She achieved her Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas after graduating from Louisiana State University with a degree in Studio Art. Richardson is a recent recipient of an artist grant through the Dallas Museum of Art, generously supported by the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund. Over the past year, she has also been a Nasher Microgrant finalist as well as a CADD FUNd finalist. Richardson has shown throughout Texas and has held solo exhibitions of her work at Clamp Light Gallery and Lillian Bradshaw Gallery. She currently works as a Public Art Project Manager for the City of Fort Worth and additionally teaches at Eastfield College. Richardson is also a current member of 500X Gallery.