About Michelle Benoit
Michelle Benoit applies an intuitive approach to creating her sculptures. Heavily inspired by geology and the natural world, Michelle arranges and layers materials including Lucite, apple plywood, and translucent color washes, all of which allude to the passage of time. The Lucite substrate seizes and refracts incident light, creating multifaceted perspectives and chromatic interplays across and through the sculptures.
Benoit's process is characterized by exacting precision and seamless execution. The interplay of formal elements, including shape, color, and light within the robust framework of her structural medium results in artworks that simultaneously exhibit a delicacy and a resiliency. Her choices of color combinations are endowed with coded symbolism, reflecting dimensions of the past as well as a current sense of place.
Michelle Benoit holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and a Master of Arts (MA) from the University of Iowa. Her oeuvre has garnered international recognition through exhibitions at museums, institutions, and galleries both nationally and abroad. Additionally, her artworks are included in the collections of institutions such as the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, The Swain School of Design, and The University of Iowa Museum.