Michaelene Walsh’s latest exhibition, “Kin and Kind,” she examines the empathy that she herself experiences upon contemplating that we exist in relationships and her own reactions to being “in relation to.”
“Often, within Art,” Walsh contends, “relationships between objects shift and coalesce in such a way that something fresh or exciting is felt; what once felt common suddenly feels uncommon, what initially appeared ordinary strangely moves us. It is that small moment of insight that can, perhaps, be held onto as memorable.”
Walsh has held teaching positions at the Massachusetts College of Art, the University of Georgia, the University of Washington, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of California-Davis. Additionally, Walsh has served as an instructor at numerous alternative-learning venues such as Haystack School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Arrowmont and Santa Fe Clay.
Currently she is an Associate Professor of Art at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Walsh's sculptural ceramic work is exhibited nationally and was featured in the publication, The Figure in Clay, by Lark Books.