Dani Michaux - Fine Artist / Mixed Media Painter and Collage Maker

I deconstruct ordinary moments to yield abstract, colorful, extraordinary images through mixed media painting and collage.

These images are domestic scenes abstracted beyond immediate recognition through the addition and omission of details. As the viewer pieces together disjointed sections of color, texture, and pattern, they may begin to see the semblance of a cat hiding in a blanket or a plant sitting in a window. My home, as it appears in my work, is where I represent my mind’s anxieties and ruminations through playful use of color, mark, and material. Flattened space, repetitive marks, layered paper, and nonrepresentational colors obscure the image, much like invasive thoughts can distract from one’s experience of the present.

I was raised in a house with my family in Reynoldsburg, Ohio; however, throughout my adult life, I constantly moved in and out of different apartments pursuing education, employment, independence, and inner peace. A real turning point in my journey was when I began a mindfulness practice, with which I contemplated how my experience of home and the mundanities of everyday life relate to the simultaneous activity within my mind. As someone who struggles and strives to live mindfully every day, I hope that others find peace and stillness while they mentally move through these moments that I create.

Education 

2017 - 2019          MFA: Visual Art New Projects, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH

2017 - 2019          Certificate of College Art Instruction, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH

2014 - 2015          Coursework in Art Therapy and Counseling, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH (degree incomplete)

2010 - 2014          BA cum laude, Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Awards 

2019          Best of Show, Group Exhibition, Young Hearts 8, Sean Christopher Gallery, Columbus, OH

Exhibitions 

2019          Solo Exhibition, Where I Live Deconstructed, Bexley Heights Gallery, Columbus, OH

2019          Solo Exhibition, Artist Spotlight, Cova Cowork at Gravity, Columbus, OH

2019          Solo Exhibition, Where I Live, Gravity, Columbus, OH

2019          Group Exhibition, Replacing the Sun?, Beller Gallery, Columbus, OH

2019          Group Exhibition, NOT another ART show, Moxie's, Columbus, OH

2019          Group Exhibition, Young Hearts 8, Sean Christopher Gallery, Columbus, OH

2019          Group Exhibition, The Amazing Cat Show, 400 West Rich, Columbus, OH

2018          Art Fair, CCAD Art Fair & Marketplace, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH

2018          Group Exhibition, SOFA CONNECT, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

2018          Music and Arts Festival, The Gnarbeque Music + Arts Festival, Columbus, OH

2018          Group Exhibition, 5th Annual Art Show: Illuminate the Arts and Sciences, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

2018          Group Exhibition, CHROMA, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH

2018          Group Exhibition, Young Hearts 7, Sean Christopher Gallery, Columbus, OH

2017          Group Exhibition, Fixate, Shadowbox Live, Columbus, OH

2017          Music and Arts Festival, The Gnarbeque Music + Arts Festival, Columbus, OH

2017          Group Exhibition, 4th Annual Art Show: Illuminate the Arts and Sciences, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

2017          Solo Exhibition, PatronArt.com Artist Meet'n'Greet, Wild Goose Creative, Columbus, OH

2017          Group Exhibition, #wildartcolumbus, Wild Goose Creative, Columbus, OH

2017          Group Exhibition, The Amazing Cat Show, 400 West Rich, Columbus, OH

2016          Music and Arts Festival, The Gnarbeque Music + Arts Festival, Columbus, OH

2015          Music and Arts Festival, The Gnarbeque Music + Arts Festival, Columbus, OH

2015          Group Exhibition, UC Vibe: Ursuline College All-Campus Student Exhibition, Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH

2013          Group Exhibition, Department of Art Open House, Hopkins Hall, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2012          Group Exhibition, Department of Art Open House, Hopkins Hall, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2011          Group Exhibition, Department of Art Open House, Hopkins Hall, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Print Media

2015          "Focus," Inscape 47, Pepper Pike, OH, 2015. 39.

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