Michele Jaquis is an interdisciplinary artist who examines the complexities within personal relationships, identity, language and communication. She has moved up and down the east coast most of her life, but relocated to Los Angeles after receiving her MFA in sculpture from RISD in 2000. Michele has had solo exhibitions at South La Brea Gallery in Inglewood, The Office in Huntington Beach, Gallery 825 in Los Angeles and The Hatch Gallery in Los Angeles. She has also participated in various video screenings, film festivals, performance events and group exhibitions in the US and abroad, and has curated several video screenings and performance events throughout Los Angeles and New England. Michele has taught at RISD, Cal Sate Long Beach, UC Riverside and Otis College of Art and Design where she is currently Assistant Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies. Her 2008 documentary, Recovered - Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back, made in collaboration with Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, won Best Documentary in the Director's Chair Film Festival in Staten Island, NY and was an Official Selection in both the Victoria Independent Film Festival in Sebastapol, Australia and the REEL HeART International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.
Rise Industries Residency and Exhibition at The Institute of Cultural Inquiry, June 1-25, 2011.