Michelle Hirsch  (b. Manila, Philippines)

Currently in Penngrove, CA

Education
2015  Goldsmiths University of London, Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art (passed with merit)

2011  UC Berkeley Extension, Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Art (graduated with distinction)

Solo Exhibitions

2015   New Pacific Studio, Vallejo (CA)

2012   Arterra, San Francisco (CA)

2011   Degree show, UC Berkeley Extension Art and Design Centre Gallery, San Francisco (CA)​

​Selected Group Exhibitions

2022  "What is Art For?" Marin MoCA, Novato (CA)

​           Villas at Hamilton, Novato (CA)​

           Quest Church, Novato (CA)

           "UpCycle," Santa Rosa Arts Center, Santa Rosa (CA)

​           "Slice: A Juried Exhibit of Regional Art," Pence Gallery, Davis (CA)

​          "Honoring Life: Love and Remembrance," Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma (CA) - upcoming

           Pepperwood Preserve, Santa Rosa (CA) - upcoming
2021  "Here and Now," Marin MoCA, Novato (CA)

2017   "Visualise Health Equity," National Academy of Medicine (DC)

2014   “Thank you for Failing,” Kearny Street Workshop, Asian Resource Center Gallery, Oakland (CA)
2013    Interim show, Goldsmiths, London (UK) 

2010  “9 on the Line,” UC Berkeley Extension Art and Design Centre Gallery, San Francisco (CA)

​​Grants / Accolades 

2022  ArtSurround Artist Cohort Training & Grant, Creative Sonoma

           3rd place, "Slice: A Juried Exhibit of Regional Art," Pence Gallery (Juror: Chris Daubert)

           Artist Power Convenings: Solano and Sonoma, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
2020  Finalist, Fotogrifols, company sponsored photography competition
Residencies

​2016  Joya: arte + ecologia, Almeria, Spain
2015  New Pacific Studio, Vallejo (CA)
2010  Istituto Europeo, Florence, Italy 
Lectures / Panels

2015  "Art-making and Interruptions," New Pacific Studio, Vallejo (CA)

Press

Nelson, Natalie. “Pence Gallery: Summer exhibits offer a ‘Slice’ of life.”Davis Enterprise, July 7, 2022

Publications

2022  Essay contribution, The Fire Book, The Fire Installation by Introverts Collective, Burning Man
2021  Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Vol. 18​

Affiliations / Volunteer Work

2022  Sea of Dreams by the Flaming Lotus Girls, Burning Man
2016 – 2017 Great Wall of Oakland, Board Member​