Michelle Forsyth: Orange Object on Red


Michelle Forsyth

Orange Object on Red, 2015

Image area 24 x 24" | Paper size 30 x 30" | Edition of 3

Digital print, aqueous pigment inks on lustre archival paper

Dress I made that was taken from a pattern of another dress I bought in Amsterdam with Kevin (I miss this dress and tried to make it the same but the material was too thick), orange obi given to me by Hiromi to go with a butterfly patterned kimono she gave me when I left Pullman, hidden note to self, red leftover felt from my project for Nuit Blanche last fall, a silk shirt I bought at Nordies with Karen (I still wear this one), on a painted platform with a painted backdrop and polkadots courtesy of Heather’s studio.

Toronto-based artist, and OCAD professor, Michelle Forsyth is an actively exhibiting artist who works at the intersection of painting, weaving, and photography. Forsyth holds an MFA from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ); and a BFA from the University of Victoria (Victoria, BC). Her work has been included in exhibitions at venues including: Mulherin + Pollard, (New York, NY); Zaum Projects (Lisbon, Portugal); Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia, PA); Auxiliary Projects (Brooklyn, NY); The Hunterdon Museum of Art (Clinton, NJ); The Charleston Heights Arts Center (Las Vegas, NV); Deluge Contemporary Art (Victoria, BC); and Mercer Union (Toronto, ON). Forsyth has been the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts (Ottawa, ON), Artist Trust (Seattle, WA), and was awarded the Larry Sommers Memorial Fellowship (Seattle Print Arts, WA). She has taught at Pratt Institute (New York, NY); Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY); University of Southern Maine (Gorham, ME); Washington State University (Pullman, WA); in addition to her current position at OCAD University (Toronto, ON).