Michelle Wilcox is a painter from southwest Florida. Her quiet natured still life paintings present objects of domesticity through intimate viewpoints, building upon the history of still life painting and its relationship to women’s ... lives, femininity, and domesticity in American history. She is represented by Venvi Art Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida and has shown her work nationally in North Carolina, Maryland, Louisiana, and Florida. While at FSU, Michelle received the Andy McLachlin Scholarship Award in 2019 and the MFA Award in 2020.
In my work I build upon the history of still life painting and its relationship to domesticity and femininity in European and American history. I re-examine past symbols of femininity shaped by 19th century ... Victorian ideals and reclaim them as subjects which represent my own modes of self expression and autonomy, recognizing the domestic space as an unprejudiced place for all genders who sustain it. Through observational painting, I give attention to seeing quiet moments of beauty in our private spaces that may easily be overlooked or underappreciated.