Michelle Love was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She received her BFA from UTSA with a primary emphasis in Painting and secondary emphasis in New Media. She was a faculty member at the International Academy of Design and Technology where she taught photography, drawing and a variety of other courses utilizing Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash/Animate. In addition to freelance design, illustration and mural assistance, she has also exhibited her work locally in venues such as Presa House and Bihl Haus Arts. She is currently teaching digital painting at the Southwest School of Art.
Artist Style: Teaching Artist/Instructor: Group Instruction, Instruction for Adults; Visual Art: Contemporary, Expressionistic, Figurative, Pop, Representational
Drawing inspiration from found objects, song lyrics and figures of speech, my work has addressed a variety of themes from pop culture and consumerism to gender and cultural identity. I am currently exploring my multi-cultural roots and feminine experience through self portraiture, using my figure as a symbol for concepts such as personal freedom, self-awareness, self-acceptance and empowerment.