Michele Carlson is a practicing artist, writer, curator, and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her visual works have been exhibited nationally and her critical writings on art and culture can be found in numerous publications including KQED, Art in America, Hyphen, and Afterimage. She is currently working on a manuscript titled The Visits, which examines the way kinship and family are constructed set against the backdrop of incarceration and transnational adoption. This project was recently supported by the San Leandro Arts Commission individual artist grants.
Carlson is one third of the arts collective Related Tactics, which facilitates projects at the intersection of race, art, and culture. Their project Shelf Life was recently presented at Augusta University and featured in Hyperallergic. They have upcoming projects and events at San Francisco Chinese Cultural Center, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and Berkeley Art Center.
She is currently the Executive Director at Art Practical, a West Coast arts media organization based in San Francisco, CA and is Interim Board Chair at SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA. Carlson is an Associate Professor in Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts.
Get in touch: info [at] michelecarlson [dot] com