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About

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" I present an emotional connection to the real world through

a combination of vulnerability and strength."

- Michelle Eva May

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Michelle Eva May is a contemporary portrait & figurative artist who lives in the United Kingdom, originally from

South Africa. The artist studied fine art in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the National School of Arts before moving

to the United Kingdom, in 2004.

 

She works in mixed media, employing layering techniques, strong colour contrasts and dripping paint to compose

a resonating balance of elegance and grit. Her compositions ultimately counter the traditional notion of portraiture, revealing internal layers of the human experience—including her own—with emotion and power.

Michelle Eva May's work has been sold to collectors worldwide: Japan, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, France and South Africa.

Exhibitions

MEM Studio, Northumberland, 2021

Singulart, Paris, invited to join Singulart, 2019

Karamel Club, Wood Green, London, 2017

ArtHouse Cinema, Crouch End, London, 2017

Chocolate Factory, Open Studios, Wood Green, London, 2016

Chocolate Factory, Open Studios, Wood Green, London, 2015

Chocolate Factory, Open Studios, Wood Green, London, 2014

The Maynard Arms, Crouch End Art Festival, 2013

Chocolate Factory, Open Studios, Wood Green, London, , 2013

The Taproom, Islington London, 2012

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