Michelle Seelig is a self-taught visual artist based in Melbourne.
During her career as a freelance dancer, Michelle became increasingly interested in other art forms as a means of expression. She went on to complete a Masters Degree in Art Therapy and, with every intention of becoming a practioner, she unexpectedly fell deeply in love with the art making process and her life took a sharp turn in a new direction.
Michelle's creative practice spans more than 20 years, and in that time she has founded and run creative businesses, worked both solo and in collaboration as both an artist and designer, and run workshops and classes with the goal of supporting others in their creative journeys.
1995 -1999 Master Of Arts In Art Therapy, LaTrobe University, Melbourne
1987 – 1990 Bachelor Of Education, Victoria College, Rusden, Victoria
(Double Majors in Media Arts and Dance)
2018 Growing Wings Growing Branches, Manyung Gallery Malvern, Melbourne
2017 Rainbows In The Roof, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne
2009 The Good Room, Green-Wood Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Someone’s Been Sleeping In My Bed, Green-Wood Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Open For Inspection, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne
2006 Secrets Of The Babushka, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne
2019 Affordable Art Fair melbourne (with Manyung Gallery)
2018 Sea, Sky And Space, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento, Victoria
2017 Art In Tune:Art And Music Festival, Brighton, Melbourne
2016 40 x 40, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne
2015 Who Is Looking At You, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Belle Arti Prize, Chapman and Bailey, Melbourne
2012 Toorak Sculpture Show
2011 Toorak Sculpture Show
2010 Linden Postcard Show, St Kilda, Melbourne
2009 Burnley Harbour Art Show, Melbourne
2008 Barratt Gallery, Alstonville, NSW
2008 FEHVA Exhibition, Byron Bay, NSW
2005 Linden Postcard Show, St Kilda, Melbourne
2005 Kingston Arts Centre, Melbourne
2003 Linden Postcard Show, St Kilda, Melbourne
2002 Linden Postcard Show, St Kilda, Melbourne
2000 Metropolis Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne
2009 Vogue Living Australia (Sept edition)
2009 Leader Newspaper Profile
2008 Melbourne Weekly Magazine, Nov 12th, 2008
2008 The Age Newspaper – Domain, November 1st, 2008
2007 The Age Newspaper – My Space Column, September 29th, 2007
2007 Melbourne Weekly Magazine Oct, 2007
2007 Art Almanac Profile, October 2007
"Art is a means of connecting to our unique, personal stories. My work explores our human experience of home, family, and belonging. Home is where life and love are captured in the ordinary moments, and I make work that elevates and plays tribute to the "everyday".
Michelle's newest series of charcoal and pencil drawings focus on small, fleeting moments, expressions captured in the gesture of a child's hand, the tilt of a head or the tension of a leg, that help us recognise each other in the common human experience.