Michele Carlson is a practicing artist, writer, and educator whose interdisciplinary research investigates the intersections of history and memory, loss, race, gender, transnational adoption, racial melancholia, and popular culture. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area where she completed an MFA in Printmaking and an MA in Visual & Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts.
Carlson’s visual work has been exhibited nationally at venues, including Patricia Sweetow Gallery, the San Francisco Arts Commission, Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco and the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Recently, her writing has been published in Art in America, Art Practical, and several exhibition catalog essays. She has developed and currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to Asian American Studies, Visual and Critical Studies, Art History and Visual Arts at the University of California—Davis, California College of the Arts, and several other Bay Area colleges.
- Michele Carlson in Art Practical, Inside the Artist’s Studio: Chris E. Vargas
- SoEx Reverse Rehearsals: Carlson, Gevirtz, Teruya, and Gannon
- Art Practical Publishes Series by Michele Carlson
- Sita Bhaumik, Michele Carlson, and Weston Teruya Present Panel Discussion
- Michele Carlson Finalist for ACAC Writing Fellowship