painting, drawing, illustration, portraiture
A current sophomore at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Michelle Stevens is working on her BFA in Illustration and minor in Sustainability. She has always been attracted to exploring portraiture, but has also recently been interested in landscapes using gouache and oils, along with architectural pieces in ink. As with her portraits, her landscape scenes are often about a particular person. These pieces explore her personal experiences, connections, and understanding of particular individuals in her life. Not focusing on one medium, she jumps between graphite, charcoal, gouache, colored pencil, pastel, watercolor, oils, acrylic, and occasionally works with clay and wire. She has done artwork for Boston Calling Music Festival and has shown at Uforge Gallery in Jamaica Plain and Boston City Hall Scollay Square Gallery. She received a Silver Key in 2012 in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards for sculpture as well as two Gold Keys and one Silver Key award for drawings in the 2014 awards. When not in Boston to attend MassArt, she resides in Westborough, Massachusetts and works at events and with summer youth art classes as a teacher’s assistant at the Worcester Art Museum.