Michelle McCunney

Usually of a narrative nature, my work varies in format from ink and collage books to paper and wood reliefs and larger works painted on canvas. Recent projects are Pests in the White House and Scenes from the Life Cycle of the Tiny-handed Grabber Grub, Leaf Blower Suite, a public book displayed around Pasadena; Hurricanes, a series of oils questioning off-road racing in Baja, and  Slow Motion, an online episodic narrative.

A native of San Diego, I teach book arts for the UCSD Extension, and have taught painting, drawing, and contemporary art courses for the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Facultad de Artes in Ensenada, Baja California. I graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in anthropology and visual arts in 1984, went to Mexico City to study painting, and completed an MA in visual arts at UNAM´s Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in 1988.

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