I am a collector of things and a curator of discards. I comb shores for what comes adrift. I relieve estates of their shelved excess. I rescue the cast-offs from bookstores and scrapyards. I snap shots of the curious during my travels. I’m inspired by the ephemera and am compelled to express my collections and curiosities through layered grounds of collaged text, images, and objects, and sometimes drawn images with phthalo blue inks and coffee concoctions. I create with what’s at hand, and by whatever the spirit stirs.
Michelle Morrissey holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Inter-disciplinary), Bachelor of Science (Geography), and a Bachelor of Education specializing in the Artist in Community Education (ACE) and Outdoor Experiential Education (OEE) programs from Queen’s University. She taught visual arts, media arts, design technology, and was the co-director of the Duke of Edinburgh program at Ridley College, St. Catharines. Michelle has pieces in both private and permanent collections and has recently embarked on a new career in learning assessment consultation (a sector of educational software in Higher Education), which has provided the opportunity for her to open a new working studio on a wooded 5-acre lot in Ridgeway for both teaching and creating.
Private home studio - by appointment only:
3976 Farr Avenue