Michelle Sakhai

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Michelle Sakhai
Born1983
Alma materHofstra University
Academy of Art University
OccupationPainter

Michelle Sakhai is an American painter and educator.

Early life and education[edit]

Michelle Sakhai was born in 1983[1] to a Japanese mother and Iranian father, spending her youth in New York.[2] She graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in Art History and minor in Fine Arts, and received her MFA from Academy of Art University.[3] She has also studied in Venice, Italy; Barcelona at the d’Arts Plastique I Disseny; and France at the Marchutz Academy of Fine Art in Aix en Provence.[4][5]

Art career[edit]

Sakhai is an abstract expressionist artist bringing spirituality into her paintings.[4] Her paintings have been created using oils and mixed mediums such as metal leaf.[6][7] Her solo exhibitions include the 2012 exhibition Awakenings, shown at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco.[3] Her work has also appeared in group exhibitions at venues including Lehman College[8] and Stanford Art Spaces.[9] In 2016 her paintings were the focus of the book AWAKENING: The Paintings of Michelle Sakhai.[10] That year her work was shown in the solo exhibition Treasured Elements at the Madelyn Jordon Fine Art Gallery.[11] In September 2019, Sakhai opened her exhibition Arcana: Interpretations of the Tarot at the same gallery.[5]

Other work[edit]

In 2017 Sakhai became the artist-in-residence for the Fairmont San Francisco.[12] She taught painting at the University of California, Berkeley,[3] in addition to teaching Transformative Art at the Harlem Hospital Center and Primordial Sound Meditation at the Chopra Center. Currently she serves on the HCLAS Dean's Advisory Board at Hofstra University.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michelle Sakhai | artnet". www.artnet.com.
  2. ^ Pm, 2009 7:03. "Many multiracial LIers face the identity issue". Newsday.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ a b c "Michelle Sakhai in The Ramp Gallery, November 28–December 16". www.yahoo.com.
  4. ^ a b "The Art of Final". p. 6.
  5. ^ a b https://www.highbrowmagazine.com/10152-artist-michelle-sakhai-visualizes-tarot
  6. ^ "ARTIST SPOTLIGHT U.S.: MICHELLE SAKHAI". September 24, 2012.
  7. ^ "ARTnews". ARTnews Associates. August 23, 2006 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ Wirsing, Robert. "Lehman College's 'Bedazzled' Exhibit Sparks Creativity". Bronx Times.
  9. ^ "MICHELLE SAKHAI, LECTURE ON JAPANESE PRINTS". Do The Bay.
  10. ^ "Intuitive Visual Artist". October 21, 2017.
  11. ^ Fuse, Arte (April 7, 2016). "Art Exhibits, Art Magazine, Contemporary Art, Art Blogs, Art Artists".
  12. ^ "FAIRMONT SAN FRANCISCO ANNOUNCES MICHELLE SAKHAI ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - Fairmont San Francisco". www.fairmont.com.
  13. ^ "Michelle Sakhai". Saatchi Art.