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MICHELLE

DRUMMOND

Michelle realized from early on in her creative career that manipulating multicolored fiber and glue while incorporating acrylic paint on canvas was an avenue to help her navigate and cope in unfamiliar environments.  Each piece created was a manifestation of experiences that were once suppressed or embraced and transcends the precincts of culture, religion, gender and ethnicity. 

The evolution of her work from 2-D to 3-D forms on and off wood panel correlates to her risk-taking tenacity and fearlessness to accept challenges that push the boundaries of her artistry while remaining authentic to her dexterity. Using solely multi-weighted and multicolored fiber and glue, she sculpts and enhances the forms with vibrant multi-colored effervescent hues that reference her Jamaican heritage, stimulating positive emotions. 

The whimsy of each fiber sculpture provides a softer alluring engagement with the viewer while delivering the intended message of self empowerment and optimism, increasing awareness of issues impacting human survival and evoking personal interpretations from the viewer.

PUBLIC ART

The Metamorphosis, 2022

City of West Palm Beach Public Art Collection,
ArtLife WPB Program,
Mandel Public Library,
West Palm Beach, FL

Sailfish Spinner, 2023

City of Boynton Beach,
Boynton Arts,
Ocean Ave/Boynton Beach Marina,
Boynton Beach, FL

Rain Showers, 2024

City of Miramar,
Miramar Cultural Affairs Division,
City Hall Lobby,
Miramar, FL

EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

OVERFLOWS

FAU Ritter Art Gallery
Boca Raton, Florida,
August - October 2023

Earth, Water & Skin: Caribbean Women In Art

Island SPACE Caribbean Museum
Plantation, Florida,
March - May 2023

Emerge Yourself - Art With A Purpose

Palm Beach Art & Design Showroom
Lake Worth Beach, Florida,
February 2023

MUSE Art Fair

Art Basel - Miami Art Week
Miami Beach, Florida,
December 2022

Continuum PB Art Fair

THIRD PLACE Lake Worth Beach, FL,
November 2022

Michelle Drummond: systems solo Exhibition

Cultural Council for Palm Beach County,
Lake Worth Beach, Florida,
October - December 2022

Black Creativity Exhibition

Boynton Arts,
Boynton Beach, Florida,
February - March 2022

HEART OF DELRAY Exhibition

Cornell Art Museum,
Delray Beach, Florida,
October 2021 - February 2022

CULTURE KEEPERS SOLO Exhibition

Cornell Art Museum,
Delray Beach, Florida,
September 2021

Biennial 2021 Exhibition

Cultural Council for Palm Beach County,
Lake Worth Beach, Florida,
March - May 2021

Arts United Exhibition

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center,
Pompano Beach, Florida,
March - June 2021

Karibu Exhibition

Cultural Council for Palm Beach County,
Lake Worth Beach, Florida,
January - March 2021

Celebration Exhibition

Cornell Art Museum,
Delray Beach, Florida,
November 2020 - March 2021

Space Between Us Exhibition

Bailey Contemporary Art,
Pompano Beach, Florida,
July - September 2020

African American Heritage Exhibition

No More Starving Artist,
Collaboration - Karibu, Lake Worth,
February - March 2020

Art Palm Beach

No More Starving Artist,
West Palm Beach, Florida,
January – February 2020

Art Palm Beach

Art Synergy,
West Palm Beach, Florida,
January 2019, January – February 2020

Continuum PB Art Fair

Best in show West Palm Beach, FL,
January – February 2020

MUSE Art Fair

Art Basel - Miami Art Week
Miami Beach, Florida,
December 2019

“30th Anniversary Season Preview” Exhibition

ArtServe
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,
October 2019 – January 2020

Pompano Beach Arts and Cultural Center

Pompano Beach, Florida,
October – December 2019

Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE)

Ft. Lauderdale,
October 2018 - November, 2019

Provocative Art Show

Arts United
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,
October – November 2019 (2nd Place)

"Blanco + 1" Juried Exhibition

Arts WAREHOUSE
Delray Beach,
July - August 2019

“Human Image” Juried Exhibition

Broward Art Guild
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,
May – June 2019

"Healing" Exhibition

NYA Gallery
Manhattan (Tribeca), New York,
May 2019

"Les Derrieres" Solo Exhibition

Arts WAREHOUSE
Delray Beach, Florida,
April 2019

"Life's Journey" Solo Exhibition

Spanish River Library
Boca Raton, Florida,
March - April 2019

Frank Contemporaries Popup Exhibition

The Frank Gallery
Pembroke Pines, Florida,
March 2019

“Art Fair On Water"

Art Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
January 2019

Red Dot Miami Art Fair (Art Basel week)

Blink Group Gallery
Miami, Florida,
December 2018

“Social Code - Art vs. Social Media” Exhibition

Arts WAREHOUSE
Delray Beach, Florida,
Aug – Sept 2018

L2 Lounge Solo Art Exhibition

Georgetown, Washington, D.C,
May 2018

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

Certified Project Management Professional

Project Management Institute, #32689, April 2006

Masters of Project Management

Keller Graduate School of Management, Devry University 2001

BSc, Mathematics, Concentration in Computer Science and French

St. Lawrence University, 1999

RESIDENCIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Arts WAREHOUSE - Studio 9

Delray Beach, Florida,
2018 - January 2023

Cultural Council For Palm Beach County

Lake Worth Beach, Florida,
April 2022 - Present

Cornell Art Museum

Delray Beach, Florida,
2019 - February 2021

Arts United Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
2019 - Present

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