Michele Landel creates intensely textured and airy collages using burned, quilted, and embroidered photographs and paper to explore the themes of exposure, absence, and memory. She manually manipulates digital photographs to highlight the way images hide and filter the truth. She then sews layers of paper together to create bandages and veils and to transform images into fragile maps.

Michele is an American artist. She holds degrees in Fine Arts

and Art History. Her work has been exhibited in France, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, the UK, and US. Her work also appears in The Collage Ideas Book. She was recently awarded the 2018 Innovative Technique Award by the Surface Design Association,. 

Michele lives and works in Sèvres, France and out of her art studio in the Paris 9th arrondissement.

A short film by American fiber artist Michele Landel, giving us a fascinating look at her work processes. With music by musician and singer Nina Hynes.