Native-born Texan Michel Demanche, currently an assistant professor of art
at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, is known for a multi media
manner of art visualization. Often her work is the result of stories that
manifest into painting, mixed works on paper, or photography. For the past
15 years Michel has been interested in the subject of eminent disaster, be
it in the form of nightmares, storms, or man made destruction. These works
have found their way into many venues such as the Whitney Museum of American
Art, The Women’s Museum, Franklin Furnace Archive and most recently at the
Affordable Art Fair, New York. As a mid career artist she is fortunate to
also be part of several permanent collections such as Chase Manhattan Bank,
Frito Lay Corporation, SUNY University Oswego. Her work can be found through
her representatives, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, Texas and
Chi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.
Her most recent work is based on alchemical transformation, either in the
form of abstract paintings or traditional silver gelatin photographs. Using
reclaimed cameras and traditional printing methods Demanche has documented
changes in her environment and the results to the native inhabitants.
“The world is a spiritual place and that spirit is found through the subtle
natural forces through which we move. I express that spirit as the chemicals
of my medium transform my visions”.