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 fiber artist. She holds degrees in Fine Arts and Art History. Prior to moving to France, she was
involved with the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Arts Festival and worked for the gallery, Exit Art in NYC and the American Institute for Architecture in Washington, DC. Her work has been exhibited in France, Italy, Poland, 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 has three young children. She lives and works in Sèvres, France and out of her art studio in the Paris 9th arrondissement.