Michele Carlson: Katie Lewis Essay

Writer and artist Michele Carlson wrote the essay for Ms. Lewis’ exhibition: It Might Just Fall Apart: The Works of Katie Holland Lewis. Click HERE to read the essay.

Ms. Carlson’s art, primarily collaged drawings on paper, have been exhibited nationally at venues including Patricia Sweetow Gallery, the San Francisco Arts Commission, Intersection for the Arts, and Cerasoli Gallery, Los Angeles. She has received awards and fellowships from Kala Art Institute, San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Reader’s Digest Museum Foundation.

Ms. Carlson is a practicing artist, writer, educator, and curator whose trans-disciplinary research investigates the intersections of history, loss, power, and visual culture. Carlson was born in Seoul, Korea, but grew up in Seattle, WA where she attended the University of Washington. She received a BFA in Printmaking and BAs in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts and History. After her undergraduate work, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she completed a Dual Degree MFA in Printmaking and MA in Visual & Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts where she is currently a Adjunct Professor. She lives in Oakland, California, and has officiated at four weddings.