Defend the Darkroom Podcast, Interview with Paulette Michayluk
Post Date TBD

Wonder, Art Gallery of Hamilton
September 23, 2023


Memories through Story: Lifewriting, taught by David Layton, University of Toronto, Continuing Studies
Winter Semester, 2023

At Home in the Body, a course with Janine Antoni, The Alternative Art School
April - May, 2023

Art Toronto, Corkin Gallery
October 27-30, 2022

Presenter: Drawing from the Body, 2022 Conference of the Universities Art Association of Canada
October 27-29, 2022

Special Project: Covering the Ecstatic Body: The Objects of Improvisation, Papier, Montreal, QC, Canada
August 25-28, 2022

Group Exhibition: What Happens in Silence, Corkin Gallery
June 29-Sept 23, 2022

Group Exhibition: I am my own Muse: A Century of Women in Photography, Corkin Gallery
April 20-June 18, 2022

Roundtable Discussion with David Little (ICP)
Artists: Barbara Astman, Michelle Forsyth and Sondra Mezaros
I am my own Muse: A Century of Women in Photography, Corkin Gallery
May 25, 2022

Art Toronto, Corkin Gallery
October 29-31, 2021

Solo Exhibition: In this moment, there is no sound
October 29-December 18, 2021 at Open Studio

The recent photographs of Toronto-based artist Michelle Forsyth document her performative engagement with objects made and collected during the pandemic. The ten works chosen for this exhibition form a meditation on her time spent alone. Furthering her exploration of reproduction, pattern, and repetition, these works record the creative potential of the artists tremor in dialogue with the fine motor skills of her hand. At first glance, these artworks appear concise. The image elements however, reflect the imperfections of touch through the handwork of the textiles, sculptural objects, and painted surfaces, and through hand-written contextual notes. Forsyth is interested in handcrafts as they pertain to irregularity, inefficiency and as the manifestation of haptic knowledge. The physical rhythms of making are time-consuming, and for the artist, who lives with a progressive disease, she seeks to highlight the preciousness of time. As her physical capabilities decrease, each mark or stitch is cherished as a record of then.

Participant in Mentorship and Collaboration: Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis, Twenty Field Trips
Haystack Mountain School of Craft, online programming, April - August 20

Interviewed by Laura Tanner and Anne Stagg
March 2021 (podcast drop date May 2021), The Open Call Podcast

The Open Call is a podcast about contemporary art in response to the pandemic landscape. It seeks to amplify the voices of artists and organizations along with the important work they are doing. Each week we feature engaging discussions with artists, curators, and arts organizations about the importance of art, and staying connected. The Open Call offers an alternative platform for artists to share their work and gives listeners a glimpse inside the creative practice.

Opening Lecture and Virtual Mentor
April 2021 at The Tony Onley Artist Project

Island Mountain Arts is excited to offer the 20th edition of the Toni Onley Artist Project (TOAP) from the comfort of your own home. This year, participating artists will spend 4 weeks gathering for one lecture session per week as a collective, with a 1-to-1 mentorship opportunity with senior artists, and opportunities throughout the residency to connect with fellow artists. We’ll meet each week on Sunday to listen and converse about different topics, some lead by past TOAP mentors, and some special guests! We'll cover topics ranging from working from home, to igniting creative sparks, and pursuing unconventional collaborations!

Deborah Dundas. Michelle Forsyth’s way of being transformed after she was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s disease. She wove that transformation into her art. Toronto Star, Saturday, December 20, 2020.

Michelle Forsyth: Our Relationship is Beautiful due to the Distance

opening reception: Thursday, October 15, 3-6pm

Exhibition extended due to Covid-19

Corkin Gallery, 7 Tank House Lane, Distillery District, Toronto, ON

I am delighted to announce that my recent works, including those that are a part of my recent series Improvisations will be included in a solo exhibition at Corkin Gallery.

Press Release:

Michelle Forsyth’s multidisciplinary practice opens up new conversations between sculpture and photography. Her first solo exhibition with Corkin Gallery presents work made over the last five years. Forsyth works closely with textiles, using clothing and patterns found in her own closet, referencing personal memories. The artist’s earlier sculptural works took the form of wrapped fabric bundles, sewn or woven together and presented on plinths painted to reference the textiles used. These sculptures were then photographed, resulting in two-dimensional images that flatten and accentuate the planes of colour and pattern. Forsyth’s new body of work continues her engagement with documenting her life through textiles. It features garments made to accommodate her body and her gestures as she navigates the effects of Parkinson’s disease. The finished garments are displayed on custom-built hangers alongside performative self-portraits photographed against painted backdrops.

This project is supported by a Nick Novak fellowship at Open Studio, and was produced with the support of the City of Toronto through Toronto Arts Council.

Exhibition Walkthrough


Instagram Live Interview with Francisco-Fernandez Grandos


TBA Partners in Art Instagram Takeover
August 3-7, 2020

Project Grant for Improvisations, Toronto Arts Council
December 2019, Toronto, ON

Improvisations is a suite of process-rich photographic artworks that document my performative engagement with mimesis through pattern, repetition, and reproduction. This new work explores handcrafts as they pertain to irregularity, inefficiency and through the discovery of haptic knowledge.

Michelle Forsyth: Films for Garments

Exhibition viewings: Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, by appointment: please email laura@openstudio.ca.

October 16, 2020 – November 14, 2020

Open Studio, 401 Richmond, Toronto, ON

Press Release:

Films for Garments features a suite of films, hand-painted on mylar, layered and tacked to the wall. For the past year Michelle Forsyth has been making a series of garments, printed at Open Studio, to wear in large scale photographs. The resulting artworks celebrate her body’s ability to stage unusual poses and gestures within a field of pattern. Ten years ago Forsyth was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and since this diagnosis, she has recorded the progressive impact of the disease on her body by exploring the creative potential of her tremor in dialogue with the fine motor skills of her hand. At first glance, these artworks appear decorative, abstract, even baroque. The image elements however, are deeply informed by narratives embedded in her source materials and her approach to craft, through the handwork of textiles, sculptural objects, and painted surfaces. Forsyth inherited her approach to craft from the traditions of her mother, a Canadian immigrant from a working class Norwegian family and combines them with skills involved with sewing, pattern making, and screen printing that I have acquired from workshops, how-to manuals, and YouTube videos. Forsyth is interested in handcrafts as they pertain to irregularity, inefficiency and as the manifestation of haptic knowledge. The physical rhythms of making are time-consuming, and progressive disease highlights the preciousness of time. As her capabilities decrease, each mark or stitch is cherished as a record of then.

This project is supported by a Nick Novak fellowship at Open Studio, and was produced with the support of the City of Toronto through Toronto Arts Council.

Group Exhibition: when the sun departs for a new horizon
Celebrating 40 years of Corkin Gallery

Opening September 14 from 1 - 4 pm at Corkin Gallery
7 Tank House Lane (Distillery District) Toronto, ON

Nick Novak Fellowship
Fellowship Sept 2019-2020 with exhibition March 2021 at Open Studio

The Nick Novak Fellowship Residency is offered in memory of one of Open Studio’s most influential master printmakers and is awarded annually to an artist currently involved with the Studio as an Artist Member.

While not technically considered a printmaker, Michelle Forsyth employs a wide range of copying in her practice and calls attention to the nature of the multiple. Her current work consists of photographic prints depicting hand-crafted items such as: screen prints, lithographs, paintings, weavings, and sculptures. These items are copies of things that are dear to her and she outlines those sentiments in text passages that accompany her work when exhibited.

The work she will complete at Open Studio will follow along this trajectory but will more specifically address the self, performing in the home, and the body in relation to illness and disability. Forsyth will complete a series of six life-sized self-portraits. Each work will focus on repeat patterns, printed on fabric and on papier-mâché forms. The textiles will be sewn into tight-fitting garments and the sculptural forms will be made to wear as jewelry or accessories. Ultimately this work will be reproduced as digitally-printed self-portraits. In the finished works, the printed matter will be predominant.

Inspired by the figures captured in interior decorating and lifestyle magazines, the work will picture her body interacting within her home. Here the body will uncover her struggle to perform once mundane tasks. Ultimately the work will be performance based. Here her body, with all its renewed achievements, will seem beautiful, transcendent, and effervescent through the exploration of the qualities of movement that are unique to it.

Group Exhibition Material Slip at The Museum of Art (University of Wyoming)
Other participating artists include:: Margery Amdur (Philadelphia, PA), Diana Baumbach (Laramie, Wyoming), Josephine Cachemaille (Auckland, NZ), Emma Fitts (Christchurch, NZ), Wendy Kawabata (Honolulu, Hawaii), and Io Palmer (Pullman, WA).

Solo Exhibition: Everyday Objects @ The Harbourfront Centre
Curated by Melanie Egan
January 18 - June 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, January 25 from 7-10pm

This exhibition is part of the DesignTO Festival (January 18-27, 2019).

Image: Vitrine #3, Photographic Print, 26 x 26 inches, 2019

Michelle Forsyth’s domestic realm is at the crux of her art practice. It is the ultimate live/work space. She is surrounded by objects that have been gathered or received, catalogued and lovingly stored, that retain lineage and narratives honouring the experiences and people in her life.

She has an innate connection to materials, is blatantly unafraid of colour and proudly asserts that she is “a proponent of decorative repetition.” Her particular propensity for textiles is evident in her artworks that feature layered patterns, swathed objects and thread. She tenderly wraps books, treasured family photographs or a precious teacup in fabric to shroud and cherish them. Her work ventures into the performative on occasion. It is not unusual for her to show up for her exhibition openings wearing a frock she has made herself from fabric that is incorporated into her artwork.

Forsyth’s practice is never limited to one particular technique or method. With equal vigour she paints, photographs, knits, weaves, creates animations, sews and more recently, has taken up woodcuts. Many of these techniques are labourious—even obsessive—which Forsyth says is intentional. Forsyth lives with Parkinson’s and she sees these difficult techniques as a way to subvert her disease. Regardless of what process is used they all become a means to an end—the meticulous recordings of the stuff of day-to-day.
Forsyth’s work is a profound archive—an elaborate diary and commemoration of her domestic realm where the ordinary stuff of life becomes vital touchstones for artistic investigations.

– Melanie Egan

August 27 - September 28, 2019
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 11, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Group Exhibition, Built to Play, at First Canadian Place.

Artists:   Michelle Forsyth, Janet Jones, Isabel M. Martinez, Suzanne Nacha, and Dimitri Papatheodorou

In a contemporary computerized world of social media platforms, Virtual Reality, Artificial Reality and “Second Life”, it is becoming easier to relegate the physical needs of the built form to a secondary status. The vitality of our built environment relies heavily on key components of design and construction that ultimately impact the quality of our physical environment and how we move through the assembled creations.

The artists in the Built to Play exhibition employ built-form imagery/architectural modes of thought to convey interior recesses of the mind that ultimately challenge the visual process of the viewer. Through the texture of light, the shape of form or pattern of fabric, the fusing of interior and exterior planes of experience provide a poignant foundation for the Built to Play artists to construct dynamic themes of intimacy through playful visual tension.

June 15 - July 14, 2018
I will have a solo exhibition of my work:
at Open Studio at 401 Richmond, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Aceess the brochure here.

March 4 – April 6, 2018
My work will be included in a group exhibition entitled:
"Material Slip"
at The University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI, USA.
Other participating artists include:: Margery Amdur (Philadelphia, PA), Diana Baumbach (Laramie, Wyoming), Josephine Cachemaille (Auckland, NZ), Emma Fitts (Christchurch, NZ), Wendy Kawabata (Honolulu, Hawaii), and Io Palmer (Pullman, WA).

April 3 – May 4, 2018
Opening: 1-3pm and 5-7pm on Tuesday, April 3, 2018
My new animation "Upstairs" will be included in a group exhibition entitled:
"Elevation of the Everyday"
at North Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA, USA.
Artists in Exhibition:
Kate Bingaman-Burt
Michelle Forsyth
Klara Glosova
Adriane Herman
Lauren Iida
Yoonmi Nam
Claire Taylor

November 21, 2017 – January 19, 2018
Opening: 1-3pm and 5-7pm on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
My work will be included in a group exhibition entitled:
"Contemporary Fibres"
at North Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA, USA.
Other participating artists include: Indira Allegra, Wyly Astley, Raissa Bump, Mandy Greer, Emma Jane Levitt, Meg Lipke, Brooke Marks-Swanson, and Zipporah Camille Thompson.

June 24 - September 17, 2017
I will have my work included in a group exhibition entitled:
in the south vitrines at the Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada.

May 5, 2017

I have been awarded a commission for an editioned series of prints from Medicine by Design at University of Toronto.

May 1, 2017

Got a mention from Kelly Okamura on her podcast Gooder Goods entitled: The Fashion Revolution asks, do you care who made your clothes?

April 27, 2017 from 2-9pm
I presented my work at a panel titled:
"Textile Trash Talk"
Organized by Kelly Okamura as a part of Fashion Revolution 2017.
Third Floor at CSI-Regent Park (Daniels Spectrum).

October 11, 2016
Artist Lecture, Valley City State University, Valley City, ND, USA

October 13, 2016
Artist Lecture, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA

Other Worlds (Group Exhibition)
Lieutenant Governor’s Suite, Queen’s Park Toronto
September 20 - December 12, 2016

Victoria, BC, Canada, May 7- June 3, 2016

CounterPointe: new work by women choreographers
and their collaborations with artists
Fri, Apr 8 at 7:30pm; Sat, Apr 9 at 7:30pm; and Sun, Apr 10 at 4pm
The Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn

Featuring new works by:

Kristin Draucker with sculptor Kara Daving
Julia K. Gleich with sculptor Rachel Beach
Brenda Neville with sculptor Courtney Puckett
Lynn Parkerson with artist Michelle Forsyth
Janice Rosario with painter Jessica Weiss
Ursula Verduzco with sculptor Sarah Bednarek
Eryn Renee Young with artist Amanda Browder

Poster Image designed by Jason Andrew featuring sculpture by Rachel Beach. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
This program is presented in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council

Woodstock, Ontario
April 9, 2016 @ 1:30
I will be speaking along with my neurologist, Dr. Alfonso Fosano (Toronto Western Hospital), and TBA about how Parkindon's impacts creativity.

I am speaking at The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria along with Bill Clarke and Sandra Meigs.
Water + Pigment + Paper Panel Discussion @ THE ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA
Saturday, April 2, 2016 | 2-4PM | Included with Admission/Membership

We discuss concepts of experimentation, innovation and perception proposed by the exhibition Water + Pigment +Paper. Our panelists will expand on ideas related to the potential of watercolour as a medium throughout history and its contemporary applications. Our panelists include Sandra Meigs, artist and professor in the University of Victoria’s  Visuals Arts Department; Michelle Forsyth, artist and Associate Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design; and Bill Clarke, Collector and Executive Editor of Magenta Magazine.
MODERATED by Michelle Jacques, Chief Curator AGGV and Nicole Stanbridge, Curator of Engagement AGGV.

We are excited to invite you to Paperhouse Studio’s first benefit art exhibition.
Paperhouse Studio is a unique space devoted to the production and celebration of a material that is so familiar, it is often invisible – paper!
Ten established and emerging artists, who thoughtfully use materials, have been invited to experiment and collaborate with resident expert papermakers Emily Cook and Flora Shum. They have worked one-on-one with the artists, asking the question: “What does it mean to think with paper?” Each artist has donated half of the new work that they have created in support of the studio and its programming.
Works made for our first benefit exhibition will be on view at TYPOLOGY Projects.
Nicole Collins
Pamela Dodds
Michelle Forsyth
Annyen Lam
Heather Nicol
Emma Nishimura
Shani Parsons
Ed Pien
Jonathan Scott
Penelope Stewart

Paperhouse (unit 102) is pleased to host a casual conversation with select In House artists starting from 6pm.  Following that, please join us for a reception at TYPOLOGY Projects (unit 302) from 7pm until 11pm.

Delicious cocktails, oysters and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by our event partners. Participate in a raffle for the chance to win an In House art piece and end the night with a dance party by DJ Mary Mack!

MARCH 10th – MARCH 20th 2016

Artists in Conversation: March 18th, 6pm (at Paperhouse Studio, Unit 102)
Opening Reception: March 18th, 7pm – 11pm (at TYPOLOGY Projects, Unit 302)
180 Shaw St, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto ON. M6J 2W5
Gallery hours: Thurs – Sun, 12-5pm

Photo of Opening of Handmade Abstract (Photo by Abigail B. Clark)

Brooklyn, NY, USA, September 10 - October 25, 2015
Reception: Wednesday, September 9, 2015, from 7 to 9 pm
Handmade Abstract will bring together 13 emerging and mid-career artists who are dedicated to the visual language of abstraction and whose work emphasizes the handcrafted nature of the art and processes of fabrication. The exhibition will focus on work that is inspired by the quality and physical nature of its materials and at times, shows the influence of crafting techniques; merging the abstract form with a sense of the handmade, tactile, quirky, and personal. The exhibition will also include a number of younger artists who bring new meaning and relevance to abstraction through their work. A variety of media will be represented – paintings and mixed-media wall works, sculpture, photography, video, sound, and installation. A catalogue and pubic programs will accompany the exhibition.
Artists included: Katie Bell, Maria Chavez, Michelle Forsyth, Carl E. Hazlewood, LoVid, Marisa Manso, Lael Marshall, Christian Maychack, Leeza Meksin, Liz Nielsen, Courtney Puckett, Mary Schwab, Lizzie Scott

Toronto, ON, Canada, August 27 - December 27, 2015
Opening: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Photo of me in the Papercuts Exhibit, VCU, Doha, Qatar (Photo by Reni Gower)

VCUQ Art Gallery, Doha, Qatar, September 16 - October 15, 2015
Opening: Thursday, September 16, 2015

Doha, Qatar, September 14 - 17, 2015
In this 2-day drop-in workshop we will work to high-energy beats, live tweeting and colour projections. Favouring an atmosphere more akin to a lounge than a classroom, we will employ screen printing and paper cutting to investigate the physical, perceptual, and psychological attributes of colour. As a group we will develop repeatable motifs and methods for cutting and assembling them to build objects that push the optical phenomena and relativity of colour. 

Victoria, BC, Canada, September 11 - October 10, 2015
This fundraiser exhibition will feature 25 prints editioned by the University of Victoria

April 16, 2015 @ 8:15
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Work featured on the Canada Council Website.

Ottawa, ON, Canada, April 2015
to produce a series of elaborate pedestals

Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada, March 2015

March 2 - April 10, 2015
Papercuts, Duke Hall Gallery of FIne Art, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA

February 11 – 28, 2015
CRIT @ HALLWAY GALLERIES 2, Arts-cape Youngplace Hallway Galleries, Second Floor, 180 Shaw Street 8 am – 9 pm, daily
CRIT and Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 11 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Featuring David Brown, Nichola Feldman-Kiss, Michelle Forsyth, Katelyn Gallucci, Lucas Johnson, Graham Krenz, Alex Leung and Catherine Morelli

January 5-12, 2015
reSENSITIZE, group exhibition at Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA

November 6, 2014-January 10, 2015
Entr’acte: a group exhibition Featuring work by: Michelle Forsyth, Anda Kubis, Hazel Meyer, Lisa Myers, and Alex McLeod
Curated by: Caroline Langil and Andrea Fatona at The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada

November 2014
A site-specific installation at Annie Aime.
Store featured in Toronto Life

October 4, 2014
I will be participating in Nuit Blanche 2014.

Proposal Image: Michelle Forsyth, Sandwich Boards, 2014

October 2014
Papercuts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, USA.

July 1-August 31, 2014
I just finished a 2 month residency at the Icelandic Textile Center.

June 2014
Papercuts, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN, USA


March 2014
F'd Up, The Mississauga Art Gallery

Page from F'd Up Catalogue, 2014


Tuesday, January 15, 2014
I will be lecuring on my work in the textile department at Sheridan College, and giving a workshop on hand knitting.


January 9-March 16, 2014
I will be installing in Muskegon from January 5 -12, 2014
Papercuts, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI, USA


November 6-December 2013
Thirsty at ADA Gallery


November 1, 2013
Dorothy Shinn, "Art review: Simple act raised to high art in ‘PaperCuts’," Akron Beacon Journal.

October 28–December 6, 2013
Papercuts, The University of Akron, Myers School of Art, Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, OH

October 25-November 29, 2013
Visiting Artist and 2 person exhibition at The Department of Art, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA
October 22, 7 pm, Art Talk, Visual Arts Building 111

InstallationView at University of Wyoming

September 26-November 9, 2013
F'd Up, Group Exhibition at The Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, Canada.

September 16-20, 2013
Visiting Artist at South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA

May 30–September 14, 2013
Papercuts, Hollins University, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Roanoke, VA, USA

May 20-June 28, 2013
Group Exhibition Shadow & Light at Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN, USA

May 31–June 20, 2013
Group Exhibition, Cascadia at Collar Works, Troy, NY, USA

May 17-July 7, 2013
2-person exhibition entitled Push/Pop with Chris Watts at the Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC, Canada

May 15, 2013
I was recently named as one of the 9 visual art recipients of the prestigious Artist Trust Fellowship.

February 28-March 31, 2013
Grid/Graph, Featuring Artists: Michelle Forsyth, Robert Otto Epstein, Alex Kvares, Cristina Del Campo and Chris Watts at Mulherin + Pollard, New York NY, USA

Installation View of Grid/Graph at Mulherin + Pollard in NYC

February 4, 2013
Letters for Kevin reviewed on Two Coats of Paint: "Michelle Forsyth: Warp and Weft."

February 2012
I will be featured on Studio Break podcast.
Studio Break is a new blog/podcast featuring interviews with artists from their studio. Blogs updates will include images of artists work along with an interview/conversation which explores the challenges of keeping a studio practice, what they may be working on, and what we can look forward to seeing from them in the future.

January 18-March 2, 2013
Papercuts, curated by Reni Gower at The Ritter Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA.

January 11, 2013
Letters for Kevin listed in Artinfo's: "10 Must-Seee Gallery Exhibitions opening in January."

January 11-February 10, 2013
Letters for Kevin, Auxiliary Projects, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
[ http://www.auxiliaryprojects ]

December 5, 2012
I will gave an artist talk and met with students at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Richmond, VA, USA.

December 7, 2012
Dark Watercolors, Hotbox Window Project, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA, USA.

November 13, 2012-February 10, 2013
Solo Exhibition, Gray/Grey, at Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, USA
Reception: 5 p.m.; Lecture by the Artist: 6 p.m.
Location: Lied Center for the Arts Bryan Oliver Gallery

October 2012
Work featured In Uppercase issue 15.

September 26 - November 10, 2012
I have work in a traveling group show entitled Papercuts at the Herron School of Art and Design opening Sept 26th
Robert B. Berkshire, Elanor Prest Reece Dorit and Gerald Paul Galleries, Indianapolis IN, USA.

August 2012
I gave a lecture entitled Painting Textiles in the Fibre Dept and a lecture entitled Marking Time in the College of Creative Arts Post-Graduate Program at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. I also met with students while I was there.

June 2012
University of Pennsylvania purchased Ripple Rock Explosion, Discovery Passage, BC, April 5, 1958 for their collection.

March 22-April 24, 2012
Papercuts, Columbus State University, Norman & Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery, Columbus, GA

March 2012
My recent series of Dark Watercolors was featured on Design Milk.

January 12 – February 3, 2012
Papercuts, Georgia State University, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Galleries, Atlanta, GA

October 24-November 30, 2011
Some of the photographs I use for my work was included in The Other Picture (a survey of photographic images created by 8 contemporary painters) curated by: Michael Behle at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, MO.

October 29-November 26, 2011
May 18, 1980, 31 years later, PDX WIndow Project, Portland, OR.

October 14, 2011-December 17, 2011
Centre for the Living Arts’ Space 301, Mobile, AL
My work is included in a traveling exhibition called Papercuts, curated by Reni Gower beginning at Space 301, Mobile, AL. The other artists in the show are Jaq Belcher, Béatrice Coron, Reni Gower, Lenka Konopasek, Lauren Scanlon and Daniella Woolf.

August 2011
I was awarded the 2011 Larry Sommers Fellowship Award from Seattle Print Arts.

March 20, 2011
Review of my show at Pentimenti by Edith Newhall "Galleries: A fresh directness in painted wood," The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
[ The Philadelphia Inquirer ]

February 26- April 9, 2011
Solo exhibition After at Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
[ Pentimenti Gallery ]

January 10-February 18, 2011
I curated an exhibition in Gallery 2 @ WSU entitled Build Up featuring the work of Elise Richman, Peter Fox, David Corbett, Brandon Anschultz, Valerie Anne Molnar, Aili Schmeltz, and Tamara Zahaykevich in Pullman, WA, USA.
[ Buy Build Up catalog ]

October 2010
Awarded a Gap Grant from Artist Trust.
[ Artist Trust ]

September 4-October, 2010
Opening reception: Saturday, September 4, 4-7 p.m.
Artist talk 6pm.
Solo exhibition, For September Second, opening September 4th at Amo Art, Waitsburg, WA, USA.
[ Amo Art ]

September 7-October 23, 2010
Artists Reception: Saturday, September 11, 2010, 4 - 6 PM.

I will be included in a small group show entitled More of the best is yet to come at Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA. More of the best is yet to come will introduce a sample of new works by Cecilia Biagini, Matthew Cox, Kevin Finklea, Michelle Forsyth, Hadieh Shafie, and Yu-Wen Wu.
[ Pentimenti Gallery ]

June-August 2010
Recieved a Meyer Project Grant to scan my father's slides from the Arctic in the 70's for a new series of work entitled Arctic Drawings.

May 25-June10, 2010
Residency at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium.
[ www.fransmasereelcentrum ]

Printing at the Frans Masereel Centrum

February 26 - April 5, 2010
Solo exhibition, Over & Over, at The Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
Opening reception: Friday, February 26, 6-9 p.m.
[ www.hogarcollection.com ]

January 30 - March 27, 2010
Old Media/Old News at The Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, MO.
[ theluminaryarts.com ]

October 22-25, 2009
Show Off Foire Internationale d'art contemporain, Stand B10, Port des Champs Elysées, Steps away from FIAC @ Grand Palais, Paris, France. Featuring work by: Cecilia Biagini, Michelle Forsyth, Peter Fox, Jihoon Park and Martin Reyna.
[ http://showoffparis.fr/web/ ]

October 22-25, 2009
Art Sydney, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia.
[ www.artsydney09.com ]

September 15 - October 10, 2009
Across the Divide: Contemporary Art from the Scablands and Beyond, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA, USA.
[ www.cocaseattle.org ]

September 11-October 26, 2009
Reception Party: Friday, September 25th from 6 to 9pm
Group Exhibition Scarlet Fever at Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Artists include: Saul Chernick, Michelle Forsyth, JJ Garfinkel, Andrew Guenther, Matthew Day Jackson, Paddy Johnson, Michael Maxwell and Clifford Owens.
[ www.hogarcollection.com ]

January 29 - March 14 & February 8 - June 7, 2009
Curated by Mary Birmingham, Cutters, presents work by contemporary artists who employ processes of cutting, shredding, tearing and perforating to make art. Using knives, razors, pins, scissors, hole punches, lasers, shredders and even plasma cutters, the artists in this show alter surfaces and entire objects to enhance their visual and symbolic meanings. Exploring formal and contextual issues, the works in the exhibition comprise a wide range of media, incorporating painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and installation.

This exhibition took place simultaneously at two venues—the Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College and the Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton, NJ, where Mary Birmingham is the Director of Exhibitions.
[ Leubsdorf Art Gallery ]
[ Hunterdon Museum of Art ]

May 18, 2009
Visiting Artist workshop with Jenene Nagy's watercolor class at Clark College.
[ www.clark.edu ]

May 9 - December 10, 2009
An editioned (edition of 5) vinyl wall piece is included in a traveling exhibition, Heavy Duty. Venues include La Zona Red Hook, New York, May 8 - 18, 2009, Fondation Argentine Cité Internationale Universitaire à Paris, June 18 - 30 2009, and Forja Arte Contemporáneo - Espacio de Gestión y Creación de Arte Contemporáneo, Valencia, December, 10 - 2009
[ expoheavyduty.blogspot.com ]

January 23 - April 8, 2009
Visiting Artist in Residence, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, USA.
Solo exhibition, Canopy, runs from Feb. 24-April 8 at the University Art Gallery.
Artist talk: Friday, February 27, 1 pm
Burnham Lounge, Robie Andrews Hall, Gorham
followed by reception in art gallery
[ www.usm.maine.edu ]

February 14, 2009
Works from the Heart Contemporary Art Auction
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane Masonic Center, Downtown Spokane
the evening features food, beverages and over 100 pieces of artwork by regional artists. Catering by Wild Sage and fine desserts by area confectioners. $75 per person or $850 for a sponsored table of 8.
[ Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture ]

December 5, 2008 - February 8, 2009
Cutting Fine, Cutting Deep: Cut Paper Works from Switzerland and North America, Art Gallery at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, USA.
[ Griffith Gallery ]

December 12, 2008 - January 19, 2009
My work is included in New Year Sneak Peek @ The Hogar Collection
with Lauriston Avery, Rafael Bueno, Damian Catera, Dave Choi, Michelle Forsyth, Peter Fox, Lee Ranaldo, Matt Wycoff.
[ www.hogarcollection.com ]

December 4-7, 2008
Aqua Art Miami, at the Aqua Hotel in South Beach, Miami, FL, USA.
Hogar Collection, Room #221
[ Aqua Art Miami ]

December 2008
Work included in the Drawing Center's Viewing Program Artist Registry.
[ Drawing Center - Viewing Program ]

November 2008
Work included on the Culturehall Artist Registry.
[ Culture Hall ]

November 2008
Work is included in the book, Carte Blanche, Vol. 2 - Painting.
The book is a survey and showcase of the current state of Canadian Painting.
[ magenta foundation ]
[ buy it at amazon.com ]
Book launch and exhibition will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON, Canada.
[ mocca ]

November 7 - December 4, 2008
Solo exhibition, Field Work, Zaum Projects Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal.
[ Zaum Projects Contemporary Art ]

September 18 - November 26, 2008
Cutting Fine, Cutting Deep: Cut Paper Works from Switzerland and North America, Robert C. Williams Paper Museum, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA
[ Robert C. Williams Paper Museum ]

September 15 - November 8, 2008
Wall Installation, November 7, 1940 (for Tubby), Woolworth Windows, Tacoma Contemporary, Tacoma, WA, USA.
[ Tacoma Contemporary ]

May 16 - June 21, 2008
Work included in a group exhibition: START, Zaum Projects Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
[ Zaum Projects Contemporary Art ]

March 27 – 30, 2008
Bridge Art Fair @ The Waterfront, 222 12th Avenue, New York, NY, USA
Hogar Collection
[ www.bridgeartfair.com ]

February 20 - April 04. 2008
Work included in an exhibition of artists working in cut-paper, Cutting Fine, Cutting Deep, The University of the South’s University Gallery, Sewanee, TN, USA
[ University of the South's Art Gallery ]

February 6, 2008
Exhibition reviewed by Wendy Welch for Monday Magazine, February 6th Edition

January 18 - February 23, 2008
Solo Exhibition, Then & There: Work from the One Hundred Drawings Project, at Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC, Canada
[ www.deluge.ws ]

January 16, 2008
Visiting Artist, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
[ finearts.uvic.ca/visualarts ]

December 6 - 9, 2007
Bridge Art Fair @ the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, 1732 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL, USA
Hogar Collection, room 173
[ www.bridgeartfair.com ]

October 16, 2007
Visiting Artist Lecture at PACE University, NY, NY, USA

September 7 - October 15, 2007
Solo exhibition, Paperwork, at Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY, USA
[ www.hogarcollection.com ]

August 31 - October 6, 2007
Five person exhibition "Drawn to the Wall" at the Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane WA, USA
[ Jundt Art Museum ]

July 21 - 29, 2007
Artist Mentor at Tony Only Artists' Project with Chris Cran, Wells, BC, Canada
[ island mountain arts ]

June 25, 2007
Awarded a Gap Grant from Artist Trust.
[ Artist Trust ]

June 2007
Work included on Re-Title
[ www.re-title.com ]

May 23, 2007
Interviewed on myartspace blog.
[ myartspace ]

May 1, 2007
Awarded a Project Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to travel to and document the next 20 sites in the 100 Drawings Project.
[ canadacouncil.ca ]

April 26 - 30, 2007
Bridge Art Fair @ 350 West Mart Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Hogar Collection, Boothe #39
[ www.bridgeartfair.com ]

April 12 - May 5, 2007
Two Person Exhibition "Sundays" at the Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA, USA
with Brian Goeltzenleuchter
[ www.kirklandartscenter.org ]

March 2. - 21, 2007
Solo Exhibition "Marking Time" at Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA, USA
[ www.lorindaknight.com ]

February 28, 2007
Work included in Neo Images, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
[ www.NeoImages.net ]

February 23 - 26, 2007
Red Dot Art Fair @ the Park South Hotel, New York, NY, USA
Hogar Collection, room 310
[ www.reddotfair.com ]

February 13 - 14, 2007
Work included in Heartburn! A post-valentine's auction at Truck, Calgary, AB, Canada
[ www.truck.ca ]

January 28, 2007
Work included on the Irving Sandler Artist File, Artist Space, New York, NY, USA
[ Irving Sandler Artist File ]

December 10, 2006 - February 9, 2007
Second Place in the 2007 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award.
Work included in exhibition The War on Terror; Abstract Painting in Today’s World at Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA
[ young painters competition ]

December 7 - 12, 2006
Bridge Art Fair @ the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, Miami, FL, USA
Hogar Collection, room 129
[ www.bridgeartfair.com ]

October 12, 2006
Visiting Artist Lecure at Camosun College, Victoria, BC, Canada
[ www.camosun.bc.ca ]

September 9 - October 23, 2006
Group exhibition, "The Whole is the Sum of its Parts", at Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY, USA
[ www.hogarcollection.com ]

July 7 - August 5, 2006
Three person exhibition, "Spitting Images", at Truck, Calgary, AB, Canada
[ www.truck.ca ]

June 1, 2006
Work included in the Northwest Artist Registry, Tacoma, WA, USA
[ www.nwartistregistry.org ]

May 7 - July 30, 2006
Work included in "Disaster" at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA, USA
[ www.pafac.org ]

May 28 - June 17, 2006
Residency at Centrum, Port Townsend, WA, USA
[ www.centrum.org ]

Studio at Centrum in Port Townsendq

April 7 - June 18, 2006
Solo Exhibition at Charleston Heights Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA
[ images of Las Vegas ]

February 2 - 25, 2006
Solo Exhibition "Loops & Dashes" at Shift, Seattle, WA, USA
[ shiftstudio.org ]

December 2 - 31, 2005
Little Shift: Small Works, Shift, Seattle, WA, USA
[ shiftstudio.org ]

October 7 - 29, 2005
New Members Exhibition, Shift, Seattle, WA, USA
[ shiftstudio.org ]

August 1, 2005
Awarded a Professional Artist Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts
[ canadacouncil.ca ]

June 16 - July 15, 2005
Road trip to mid-west to see grottoes.

April 8, 2005
Visiting Artist at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
[ www.eciad.ca ]

January 29 - March 5, 2005
Solo Exhibition "Tracing Absence" at the Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC, Canada
[ Grand Forks Art Gallery ]

May 23 - July 3, 2004
Thematic Residency at the Banff Centre, Banff, AB, Canada
[ www.banffcentre.ca ]

April 2 - May 1, 2004
Solo Exhibition "Trace Evidence" at the Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA, USA
[ www.lorindaknight.com ]

April 11 - May 17, 2003
4-person Exhibition "Push Play" at the Mercer Union, Toronto, ON, Canada
[ www.mercerunion.org ]

July 1 - August 30, 2003
Work included in "Northwest Contemporary/ Figuration" at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, WA, USA
[ www.northwestmuseum.org ]

January 16 - February 27, 2003
Work included in "Stop and Go" curated by Vincent Salvati, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ, USA
[ www.citywithoutwalls.com ]

September 15, 2001 - November 15, 2002
Work included in the Anthology of Art by Jochen Gerz, Berlin, Germany.
Nominated by Liss Platt.
[ www.anthology-of-art.net ]

April 28 - May 16, 2002
Michelle curates Deluxe, Jersey City, NJ, USA
[ www.orangesideout.org ]

May 2002
Michelle receives MFA from Rutgers University after 2 years of matriculation.

Nov 1, 2001
Included in Art in General's Slide Slam, New York, NY, USA.
Participating artists include Johnathan Butt, Clare Churchouse, Michelle Forsyth, Julian Hooper, John O’Connor, Peter Riesett, Lizzie Scot, and Jennifer Zackin. The discussion will be moderated by Jose Gabriel Fernandes, Jeanine Oleson, Naomi Urabe among others.

Art in General hosts its biannual Slide Slam, a public program to promote the visibility of emerging artists in the community. The invited artists are selected by Art in General’s Advisory Panel from the Open Submission Process. The participants present their slides in an informal public forum and, in turn, receive feedback about their work from critics, curators, other artists, and the general public. The larger arts community has the opportunity to catch a glimpse of new and exciting work produced by emerging artists.
[ Art in General ]

January 2001
Michelle gets an adjunct position at Pratt Insititute, Manhattan Campus, New York, NY, USA.

September 2000
Michelle gets an adjunct position at Raritan Valley Community College, Sommerville, NJ, USA.
Here she teaches Color Theory after sitting in on a semester of Tom McGlynn's class. This experience has an enourmous effect on her work.

September 1998-August 2000
Michelle finishes the course work component of MFA at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.