MICHELLE BLADE

CV
Los Angeles, CA
SECTIONS

CURRENT WORKS
2019

PAINTING 
DRAWING

CERAMIC

CURRENT & UPCOMING

THE PITT 2019   
The Binder of Women
Collection II Launch


SPRING 2020
Track 16



PARTNERLOOK,  Johanson Projects 2017



Surfing the Internal Peak, 2017 Acrylic Ink on Paper, 10 x 12.5’’










Our Love, 2017
Acrylic Ink on Paper, 10 1/4 x 7’’



























Twins, 2017
Ceramic, 10’’ x 1’’x  9.5’’




Solar Call, 2017
Acrylic Ink on Paper, 10 x 12.5’’




Stardust, 2017
Ceramic, 6 x 5 x 4’’




Everyone’s A Wavy Runner, 2017
Acrylic Ink on Paper, 10 x 12.5’’




Light On My Back, 2017
Ceramic, 7.5’’ x 2.5’’ x 4’’








Mythological Blues, 2017
Acrylic Ink on Paper, 9 x 12’’





















Good Thing Parade, 2017
Acrylic Ink on Paper, 10 1/4 x 7’’














Versions Of Myself, 2017
Acrylic Ink on Paper, 10 x 12.5’’














Partnerlook Installation View
Johanssonn Projects, Oakland CA


Johansson Projects presents Partnerlook, a solo show by Michelle Blade. In this exhibition the paintings and ceramic sculpture look to one another in conversation, echoing aesthetic similarities and mimicking their investigation of the natural world and humanity’s role within it. At times bleeding into abstraction, the works portray a vibrant cosmos of form and texture. Figures gather in celestial, psychological landscapes, bearing witness to both the beautiful and the apocalyptic. Emblematic sculptures spread throughout the exhibition act as candle-bearers for this mortal venture, signifying humanity’s symbiotic relationship with the natural world. These terrains offer something just beyond our collective understanding, divulging no visionary gains, they are simply a mirror of arresting times.