Michelle Liccardo makes paintings, drawings and objects by using paint, paper, wood, soft sculpture, papier-mâché and found objects. She explores the human experience of the conscious and subconscious states, in her work, as presented through the relationships between representation and abstraction. Liccardo’s way of working in the studio is as intuition driven as the activity of play and she often explores presentations of her pieces by combining two and three-dimensional works.
Liccardo’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s 2009 Time Based Art Festival. In 2010 her work was featured in Portland’s Performance Works Northwest, Alembic #6, DOMESTIC/WILD, and she worked as a collaborative artist with Nanda D’Agostino on her digitally projected, public art installation, Intellectual Ecosystem, installed at Portland State University’s Recreation Center, December 2010.
Liccardo earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Contemporary Art Practice at Portland State University. She is currently teaching college level art while producing a new body of work in the studio for a collaborative installation, summer 2011, at Disjecta’s Vestibule space.
Thank you Half/Dozen Gallery for participating in IN(ter)DEPENDENCE. Half/Dozen shows contemporary works from emerging and mid career artists in all mediums.
Exhibition Description The IN(ter)DEPENDENCE exhibition points to the emergence, in and around Portland over the last 5 years, of small, independently operated, and self-funded cultural hubs. These creative centers have sprung from garages, sheds, old store fronts, unusual gallery situations, above creeks, and within vacant retail spaces. The cross section of these centers represented in IN(ter)DEPENDENCE have introduced exciting new levels of refinement, fresh inspiration, and consistency into the familiar DIY sensibility the Northwest is known for.
Each space or curator participating was asked to nominate an artist or collaborative group to represent them in them in the IN(ter)DEPENDENCE exhibition.