Michelle Day is an Australian sculptor and installation artist. She predominantly creates her work from silicone, fabric, fibres, found objects, steel, glass and light.
She is strongly influenced by the evolution and application of science and technology, medical imagery and the growth and structure of organic forms.
Elements of her work mimic the aesthetics of the unseen world of insects and microbes.
Since graduating from the Australian National University in 2009 Michelle has exhibited nationally in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Ballarat and internationally in Nagoya in Japan, Chiang Mai in Thailand and Dunedin in New Zealand.
She has held ten solo exhibitions and has been included in numerous group shows. In 2011 Michelle was invited to create a large installation at the Canberra Museum and Gallery. In 2012 she was selected for ‘Exploration 12’ at Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne and was subsequently represented by Catherine Asquith Gallery.
In 2013 she was awarded a residency and solo exhibition at Chiang Mai University Faculty of Fine Arts, In 2015 she received a Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship to study for an MFA at Chiang Mai University Faculty of Fine Art, In 2017 she was invited to hold a solo exhibition at The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery in 'White Night Ballarat.'
Michelle has been the recipient of several prestigious grants including from: the Australian Embassy, Thailand, artsACT Project Grant and Australia Council for the Arts, Development Funding Grant in 2016; The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists in 2014; artsACT Project Grant in 2013, Australia Council for the Arts, ArtStart Grant in 2012; artsACT Start-Up Grant for Young Artists in 2011. From 2015 - 2017 Michelle lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand studying for a Master of Fine Arts at Chiang Mai University, Faculty of Fine Art.