Michelle Blade

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Bay Area artist Michelle Blade creates paintings that deal with social hierarchy and its absence in times of group accomplishments. Moments of trust within peer groups are captured amid pools of color, all contained on large sheets of light and fragile paper. By capturing ideas and activities held within a collective conscious, Blade is able to highlight a society’s failures and triumphs as it strives to move toward social equality and group connectivity. Blade was born in Los Angeles and is currently living and working in San Francisco while attending the M.F.A. program at the California College of the Arts. The artist has been featured in two solo exhibitions this year with Motel Gallery in Portland and Parklife in San Francisco. Blade has had original artwork featured in The New York Times Magazine and Flavorpill, both printed this year.