In order to stretch the mind, I often experiment with different mediums. For this show, acrylic, magazine cutouts, glue, and texture are all essential elements in my work. When it comes to layering, I am building a visual rhythm where each layer has a purpose. At the end, it is a visual grammar of what is happening in my life at the time.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Michelle McAuliffe’s experience includes working as a Photo Production Assistant for WashingtonPost.com and as the production designer for artist Sabrina Ward Harrison’s third book, Messy Thrilling Life.
McAuliffe earned her BA in Graphic Design from Gallaudet University and her MFA in Photography from George Washington University. In 2010, she was invited to present her work and processes at TEDx conference in Austin, Texas (www.tedxislay.com).
McAuliffe’s work has been exhibited internationally, most recently in Kefalonia, Greece, where she spent her art residency at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture. There, she completed a long term project, creation of a visual rhythmical video that portrays her experience as a Deaf person surrounded by sound.
McAuliffe is an Associate Professor of Art & Media Design at Gallaudet University, in Washington, DC, where she currently resides.