Michele Schuff has a BFA in painting from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and an MFA in painting from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, Schuff has completed residencies at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Schloss Plüschow Künstlerhaus in Mecklenburg, Germany. From 2008-13, she was a studio artist at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. In addition to her art career, Michele served as Historic Collections Manager for the Fox Theatre n Atlanta from 1994 to 2014.
The artist’s recent body of work is a response to the abstract beauty of astronomical objects, and the sound or emotional frequency they seem to emit. Schuff states that her work merges the cosmos of the mind with infinite space. Influenced by recent photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, Scuff’s encaustic paintings elicit an uncanny feeling of our place in the universe.
Michelle’s work is held in private collections in the U.S., Europe, and Asia and she lives and works in Atlanta.