August 3, 2020
Partners in Art, TBD TAKEOVER: Michelle Forsyth
Open Studio is proud to participate in Partners in Art, TBD Takeover initiative. Our second nominated artist is: Michelle Forsyth.
TBD Takeover is an online, commissioned art project spotlighting works and stories relating to this current period of uncertainty amidst the global health crisis. In partnership, select artist-run centres have curated two artists to takeover PIA’s Instagram for one week each.
Michelle Forsyth’s practice combines process-rich photographs with objects that she has made by hand, over time. Much of her work involves the laborious replication of textiles through weaving, knitting, and screen printing. These objects are presented in photographs as wrapped, or bundled formed around personal notes that are intentionally kept secret. Overall, the work celebrates autobiography, and each finished piece accompanied by a poetic text passage when shown.
Michelle Forsyth holds an MFA from Rutgers University and a BFA from the University of Victoria. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues including: Mulherin + Pollard, (New York, NY); Zaum Projects (Lisbon, Portugal); The BRIC Arts Media House (Brooklyn, NY); Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (Doha, Qatar); Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia, PA); and Auxiliary Projects (Brooklyn, NY). Michelle Forsyth is represented by @CorkinGallery and currently holds the Nick Novak Fellowship @OpenStudio_Toronto. She is an associate professor at OCAD University (Toronto, ON).
This project is supported by Partners in Art as a part of their TBD Takeover initiative.