Michelle Mansour

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Website: http://www.michellemansour.com

Bio: Michelle Mansour is an artist, educator, and curator as well as the current Executive Director of Root Division, a visual arts non-profit in SF. Her work as been shown in a variety of non-profit and commercial venues such as The deYoung Museum, Bedford Gallery, Southern Exposure, Morris Graves Museum, and Minnesota Street Project, including solo exhibitions at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, RB Stevenson Gallery (La Jolla), Berkeley Art Center, and Latham Square via ProArts. Mansour has work in a variety of collections including Nordstroms, Kaiser Permanente, Hilton Hotels, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, and the El Camino Hospital, and is the recipient of an Honorary Fellowship and multiple residencies from Djerassi Resident Artists Program. She received her MFA in Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, and has participated in lectures and panels with the SF Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, The Lab, SFAI, CCA, and USF among others.

Statement: The focus of my work is the interior space of the mind and related ontological meditations.Through the lens of perception, fluctuating between the minuscule and the grandiose, we find fear and wonder of the unknown, the invisible, and the uncontrollable. My process includes layering translucent washes of color and building up a symmetrical system of intersecting strands of cells. Exponentially repetitive, cyclical, and meditative, my paintings explore the tensions and balance between the scientific and the spiritual.