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).
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.