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Michaela MacPherson Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Rejecting any conventional classification regarding its unique style, Michaela MacPherson's work draws the viewers through a multilayered visual experience. The central theme of her work is the theme of loss and in her body of works that we'll be discussing in the following pages she accomplishes the difficult task of exciting the observers to motivate their imagination to create personal associations: we are very pleased to introduce our readers to her stimulating and multifaceted artistic production.

An interview by Josh Ryder, curator and Melissa C. Hilborn, curator

“good” art, and ultimately changed my entire art making process. Now, I usually just start with a drawing, but end up adding to it digitally, collaging on it, doing acrylic transfers of it, painting; I asked for a power sander last Christmas so I could use that in my work as well. I really just don’t want to limit myself anymore in my use of materials. I pretty much have my professor Bob Maloney to thank for that. He encouraged me to take risks, and use more unconventional methods to develop a really different style that is all my own. I think I would be a lot more conventional and boring if it weren’t for MassArt.

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Hello Michaela and welcome to Peripheral ARTeries: we would start this interview with a couple of questions about your background. You have a solid formal training and you hold a BFA of Illustration that you received from the prestigious Massachusetts College of Art and Design. How does this experience influence the way you currently conceive and produce your works? Hello, thank you so much for having me! Attending MassArt really gave me a direction to take my work. When I arrived I focused a lot more on making my drawings as realistic as possible, and I only worked in pencil and in black and white. They changed the way I look at art, changed what I see as being

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The results of your artistic inquiry reject any conventional classification, still convey a consistent sense of unity: before starting to elaborate about your production, we would suggest to our readers to visit

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Peripheral ARTeries // Contemporary Art Review // Special Edition  

Contemporary art review, featuring Andrea Riba • Gerdi Möller-Jansen • Valentin Gonzalez • Esther De Vlam • Marcel Harrison • Michaela Macph...

Peripheral ARTeries // Contemporary Art Review // Special Edition  

Contemporary art review, featuring Andrea Riba • Gerdi Möller-Jansen • Valentin Gonzalez • Esther De Vlam • Marcel Harrison • Michaela Macph...

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