Michelle Glass is a Chicana artist with Indigenous Yaqui & Hopi roots; her community & earth – based art practice responds to climate justice issues and confronts the foundational disconnection and dehumanization that racial capitalism and colonialism produce to disconnect us from our land and water ways. For over fifteen years she has been working on community engagement projects alongside BIPOC communities to reclaim our ancestral histories and deepen our connections between the land and each other. She aims to create community based art that considers the geographic and social/historic attributes of a site, acknowledges the contribution of diverse groups and their histories, and provides an opportunity for sustainable actions through art. Through artistic engagement, she hopes to celebrate a community’s strengths and to help decipher its struggles. Her methodology embraces research, arts education, community building, and sustained community engagement. She holds a BA in Art Education/Single Subject Teaching Credential with an emphasis in Art Studio Photography from the California State University, Los Angeles and a MFA in Public Practice from Otis College
of Art and Design.
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