Michelle Stuart is an American artist, currently living and working in New York City and Amagansett, New York, and Carpenteria, California. Since the 1960s, Stuart has created a multifaceted body of work including large-scale earth works, complex multi-media installations, earth drawings, encaustic paintings, sculptural objects, drawings and prints. The photographic is currently her primary medium. Stuart has also written and published artist’s books. Her work references a range of influences, from history, astronomy, botany and her extensive travels to ancient archaeological sites. Stuart pioneered the utilization of organic mediums such as earth, wax, seeds, and plants to the vertical surface experience. The changes that take place in organic matter, the extinction series and the series on genetic variation, explore scientific issues that provide a new art vocabulary.
New York, 1933