Michelle Dunn is a mixed media artist, educator and curator. She explores the juxtaposition of tactile materials and text woven through the often complex and intricate structure of personal identity, social conscience and memory. “Through an investigation of the various roles I play: mother, daughter, wife, step-daughter, sister and woman, I simultaneously explore the breakdown of the self and the traditional social roles.” She was invited to participate in MIND THE GAP as a co-organizer and artist.

“I am thrilled to be involved with MIND THE GAP and to have the opportunity to work with like-minded international artists and scholars to build on the dialogue of “progress”. As an artist I’m interested in exploring the social aspects within the Turkish community with it’s broad range of diversity. As a co-director I’m excited to have a direct influence on the logistics in what is being shown in the context of the art world.”

Recently, Dunn has been written up in the Baltimore Sun for her participation in the “Art Reinvention” exhibit. “It has always intrigued me, how we adapt to our environments, what we continue to hold onto from the past and what we decide to take on in our growing identity.”

For the Baltimore Sun article covering Michelle Dunn, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/6axzy24