Michelle House is an established artist and designer with a passion for print and colour. She works from her studio and home in South London.
Using textile screen-printing techniques and painting she creates one-off pieces in the form of wall-hangings and textile panels for exhibitions and commissions. An additional strand to her work are her fine art digital prints onto paper.
Michelle discovered her love of print whilst studying at Goldsmiths College where she gained her degree in fine art textiles. She was awarded the prestigious ‘Setting Up Grant’ by the Crafts Council and later went on to study digital fine art at Tower Hamlets college. Around the same time, she took an Artists’ in Education course, which resulted in several art residencies within primary schools. She has since taught textile printing at the Sackler Centre for Art Education within Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Having seen Michelle’s work at Contemporary Applied Arts, Sir Nicholas Goodison recommended to the British Academies Art Committee that they should commission her to make two large wall-hangings. Her work is now part of their impressive art collection and hangs at the British Academy in Carlton House Terrace, St James. Check out her page on their website to find out more about the resulting artworks.
Michelle was one of five artists representing the UK, in the exhibition ‘International Textile Printing’ (Stoffdruck) at Galerie Handwerk in Munich, Germany (2018). Several of Michelle’s pieces were exhibited.
Commissions and collections include the British Academy, Ham Yard Hotel (Firmdale Hotels), Peter Jones department store (Sloane Square), Broomfield Hospital, Hove Polyclinic (South Downs NHS Trust), Paintings in Hospitals, Davis Polk Wardwell (Paris), Kysen Design, Logica, Myhotel Bloomsbury and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein amongst others.
She has exhibited widely in the UK, including a solo show at the Bankfield Museum in Halifax, Ruthin Crafts Centre, The London Design Festival, Collect at the Saatchi Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, SIT Select, Folkestone Triennial with CAA and with Design Nation at London Craft Week.
Internationally she has participated in exhibitions in Munich, Poland, Japan, The Netherlands and at the SOFA show in Chicago. She’s a member of Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA), Design Nation, the 62 Group of textile artists and has her work included on the Crafts Council Directory of Makers website.