Michelle Motley Giddens
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Statement

Artist Statement:

I use color and shape to reflect movement, rhythm, and texture. My paintings usually start with a color idea, the changing light of day and the moods it creates. To me, beauty lies in all of creation. I am often attracted to the intricacies nature. I am moved by the beauty of nature, whether it is my own garden or a far place. Each piece I create is simultaneously an extension of the past, where I have been and what I have learned, and a preview of the future, where I am going. Inspiration and ideas change. Knowledge changes from experience and continuous learning. My artwork is a search for the best way to interpret the ideas that I have about myself and my journey through life. It is about what captures my attention, moves me emotionally, how I see the world.



Biography:

Michelle is native of Montgomery, AL. She received a B.A. in Communication from Auburn University in 1998 and a B.F.A. in Art Education from Georgia State University in 2004. As an art education major, she was provided studies in printmaking, painting, ceramics, sculpture, life drawing, art history and photography. Michelle studied Art in Cortona, Italy and traveled to Rome, Florence, Naples and Venice. After graduating from Georgia State University, Michelle taught elementary and middle school Art in Roswell, GA. Choosing to stay at home now allows her more time to work on her art. Michelle currently resides in Auburn, AL.

Selected Exhibitions

2013 One Woman Show, Moore Wealth Management, Auburn, AL
2013 Art In Bloom, Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden, AL
2012 Birmingham Arts Association Juried Show, Birmingham, AL
2012 One Woman Show, Capitol City Club, Montgomery, AL
2012 Cary Center of Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies, Auburn, AL
2012 Selma Art Guild Juried Show, Selma, Alabama
2011 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
2011 Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
2010 Alabama National Fair Art Competition, Montgomery, Alabama
2004 Spring BFA Exhibition, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
2004 College Juried Exhibit, Mountain View Arts Alliance, Marietta, Georgia
2003 Pinckneyville Expo, Pinckneyville Community Center, Norcross, Georgia
2002 Pin-Up Show, The Museum of Conemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia
2002 European Landscape Project: Archaeological Sites, Municipality of Cortona, S. Agostino Conference Center, Italy
2002 Mostra, University of Georgia Studies Abroad Student Exhibition, Cortona, Italy

Education

2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

1998 Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Type: Landscape
Medium: Oil
Size: 12 x 24
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Type: Still-Life
Medium: Oil
Size: 16 x 20
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Type: Still-Life
Medium: Oil
Size: 36 x 24
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Type: Still-Life
Medium: Oil
Size: 24 x 30
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