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Michele O'Brien Art

Michele O'Brien

Collage and mixed media

 

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art by somerville artist Michele  O'Brien titled  Two
Two Collage 12" x 15" framed
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2021 Events

  • BoothCentral (May 1 + 2, 12pm - 6pm )
        Online
        BoothCentral website
  • Small Works Show (May 1 to June 27)
        1 Bow Market Way (Union Square), 2nd floor, space #26
        Artist Listing
  • the art house in Powderhouse Square (May 1-30)
        862 Broadway, PowderHouse Circle
        Artist Listing

Artist's Statement

Hello!  I'm participating in Somerville Open Studios 2021 virtually via BoothCentral which you can access from the SOS website.  My virtual booth will be open on Sat May 1st only, from 12-6pm.  

I am a collage and mixed media artist working out of my home studio in Somerville, MA. I make pieces using colorful palettes and a variety of papers including vintage, found and hand-painted sheets. The layering of paper creates some of the mystery and dream-like quality that I enjoy producing in my work.

Strong early influences include exposure to Matisse's energetic paper cut-out work and family trips to Mexico with it's vibrant folk art and design. The opportunity to travel has allowed me to experience art from many places beyond the U.S., including South America, East Africa, parts of Europe and Canada.

I've studied at the DeCordova Museum School, the CCAE Intensive Studio course and the Massachusetts College of Art, among other programs. My artwork has been shown during Somerville Open Studios and in various group shows, including a 2020 Emerging Artists juried exhibit at the Cambridge Artists Association. Originally from Jamaica Plain, I’ve been in Somerville now for over 20 years.  

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