Michelle Caldwell firstname.lastname@example.org IG: mythcastor
Point of View Tattoo School, Tattoo training, 2020 – Portland, Oregon
Portland State University, Bachelor of Fine Art, 2013 – Portland, Oregon
Mt. Hood Community College, Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer, Phi Theta Kappa, 2008 – Gresham, Oregon
Oregon Tattoo License, March 2021
Crow’s Shadow Institute Monothon Spring 2013 – Pendleton, Oregon
Store Gallery Assistant Art dealer 2012, - Portland, Oregon
Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery Volunteer, 2011
MHCC Visual Arts Gallery Assistant curator 2008 – Gresham, Oregon
2017 St. Coffee "Mycelia" - New Orleans, LA
2015 Msaniart Gallery "Group Presentation" - New Orleans, LA
2014 St. Coffee "Subliminal Narratives" - New Orleans, LA
2013 Vita Café “October Exhibit" - Portland, OR
2013 Hellstrom Hive "Group Presentation" - Portland, OR
2013 MK Gallery “Thesis Exhibit” Portland, OR
2012 Vita Café “December” Exhibit - Portland, OR
2012 MK Gallery "Made In Italy" – Portland, OR
2012 Food For Thought Café “Feminism + Environmentalism” - Portland, OR
2011 Store Gallery “PSU Fall Final Projects,” - Portland, OR
2011 Bossanova Ballroom “Junction” - Portland, OR
2008 MHCC Visual Arts Gallery “Student Exhibit” - Gresham, OR
MC grew up at the entrance of the Columbia River Gorge in Troutdale, just outside the city of Portland, Oregon. Time spent on hiking trails to water falls in the gorge, as well as exploring the Oregon coast, influenced a deep appreciation of the natural world and had an impact on the aesthetic that can be found in the artist's paintings and drawings. The form and structure of moss, lichen, wood, water, and stone inform the various shapes and textures found MC's work.
"Since I was a kid I've always loved the creative process, but it wasn't until experiencing life-altering hardships as a teen and young adult that I found solace and meaning in it. On a whim I took an introductory course in drawing at Mt. Hood Community College. There I had some amazing artists as instructors and they encouraged me to keep going with it, and for that I'm forever thankful.
At certain points in my life my art work was all that I had, and it was the only thing that kept me going. I discovered the healing attributes of the creative process and I hope to extend that out and convey it somehow through my practice."