Michelle de la Vega
Michelle de la Vega is a multidisciplinary, installation and social practice artist in Seattle, WA and Spring Valley, MN. Her large-scale creative ventures push social and aesthetic boundaries through immersive environmental design, community dialogue, concept driven materiality and community investment on a wide scale. Michelle was recently commissioned to create a permanent outdoor sculpture for Sound Transit’s Light Rail Station at the new Kent / Des Moines station.
Michelle received her education and training from Otis Parsons in Los Angeles, CA (visual art), Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA (dance), and the South Seattle Community College Welding and Metal Fabrication Program.
In 2017, she was named as an Artist of the Year by City Arts Magazine. She is deeply invested in women’s care and, in 2019, created an art program for women in the King County Jail in partnership with The Organization for Prostitution Survivors. Michelle is also a passionate beekeeper. She recently moved to a small farmstead in Southeastern Minnesota where she and her husband keep bees, hunt, fish, garden and run a boutique metal fabrication shop.