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Michelle Marie RoyMichelle Marie Roy
ABOUT THE ARTIST

Organizations:

The Swedish Artists' National Organization (KRO).

Michelle Marie Roy is a photographer, curator, and video artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Roy’s work provokes a discussion on gender, making references to art history, semantics, and feminist theory. Roy’s work brings to mind terms such as mythology, voyeurism, abuse, beauty, and decadence and her oeuvre seeks to maintain a balance between meaning, a formalist aesthetic, and emotion.
According to Roy, “Much of my work seeks to explore the internal as opposed to the external. I have always been aware of a fascination and identification with images of women while also acknowledging a feeling of alienation from the very same imagery. My work is a study of gender, both personally and theoretically. When I moved from the South to Sweden, I found myself in a new context. I was confronted with new ways of perceiving myself and my past while creating a new identity within Swedish culture."


Stipends:

Wilhelm Smith's Fund 2008.

Utbildning
The Royal University College of Fine Arts Stockholm, Sweden
Project Program 2008/2009
An education in video production, editing, lighting, and sound techniques.

Stockholm University Stockholm, Sweden
International Curating Management Education
Masters Degree in Exhibition Production 2006
The education is in collaboration with the Modern Museum in Stockholm, Liljevalch’s Exhibition Hall, Magasin 3, and the Swedish National Museum. Courses incorporated into the program include art theory, economy, and law, in addition to the practical work associated with large-scale exhibitions.

Södertörns University Stockholm, Sweden
Bachelor of Art History 2003
The program unites traditional art historical studies with contemporary/multicultural art studies.

University of Georgia Athens, Georgia U.S.A.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Double Major
Photography 1998/Drawing and Painting 1999.

Utställningar
Exhibitions:

Futurum09, Operating Place Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden March 2009
The Beautiful Rape, Black Box at KKH, Stockholm, Sweden February 2009
Moving, Clarion Art Film Festival, Clarion Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden Nov. 2008
Self-Portraits, Fotomässa 2008, Stockholm, Sweden Nov. 2008
In Fragments, Ada Street Gallery, London, U.K. October 2008
Nätverket Brudarna, Art Concept Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden August 2008
Pray/Prey, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, Sweden August 2008
Five Positions, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, Sweden June 2008
Loop 08, Carrer Diputació, Barcelona, Spain, May 2008
The Baby Doll Mythos, Mångkulturellt centrum, Stockholm, Sweden April/May 2005
Selected Works, Steninge Slott Kulturcenter, Märsta, Sweden Nov./Dec. 2004
Den Sista Bilden Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden August 2003
En Dag i Sverige (participant), Stockholm, Sweden June 2003
Photographer’s Choice, APG Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA March/April 2001
Art Paper’s Art Auction, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA, USA February 2001
Only in 2000, Juried by Jane Jackson, APG Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA Oct./Nov. 2000
Braxis Blue Ribbon Art Show, Senior Thesis Exhibition: Painting, UGA, Athens, GA, USA Nov./Dec. 1999
Selected Works, Raymond Lawrence Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA Oct./Dec. 1999
Fay Gold Selects, Juried by Fay Gold, APG Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA Oct./Nov. 1999
Alchemy, Tate Center Gallery, Athens, GA, USA Aug./Sept. 1999
Emerging Visions, APG Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia USA May/June 1999
Mental Health Benefit Art Auction, The Globe. Athens, GA, USA Dec. 1998
Exit 7, Senior Thesis Exhibition: Photo, UGA, Athens, GA, USA Nov. 1998
Monstra, University of Georgia Studies Abroad, Cortona, Italy Sept. 1995

Articles:
Wigart, Christian. "Nätverket Brudarna på mässan: objekteriferat genus återtas." Swedish Photographers' Association Nov. 14, 2008.
Olofsson, Anders. "I ett evigt nu." www.konsten.net, August 3, 2008.
Rosén, Adrian. ”Bubblande provokation.” Mitt i Stockholms Lokala Tidningar April 19, 2005.
Saltz, Lizzie Zucker. “Review: Braxis Blue Ribbon Art Show.” Flagpole Magazine Dec. 1, 1999.
Phillips Jordan, Julie. “Graduating Seniors of UGA's School of Art Prepare for Their Final Exhibit.” Athens Banner-Herald Nov. 20, 1999.
Phillips Jordan, Julie. “Soul Searching: Michelle Marie Roy Captures Love on Film.” Athens Daily News/Banner-Herald Marquee Sept. 17, 1999.
Minshew, Kyle. “An Amalgam of Love and Art through Photography.” The Red and Black August 31, 1999.

Books/Catalogues/Web:

Fotografiska Museet (Photography Museum), Fotomässan Catalogue, Brommatryck & Brolins AB, 2008.
Bäckström, M. and Höller, C. Den Sista Bilden. Stockholm: Brolin's Offset AB, 2004, ISBN 91-7100-698-2, 2004.
Image of the Month. Voodoo Chilli Art Community. Featured Artist, Oct. 2003.