Michelle Laxalt earned her MFA in Ceramics as a Welch Fellow at Georgia State University and her BFA from the University of Nevada, Reno. She creates sculptures using an array of materials, many of which serve as reminders of the body. In July 2016 she was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, and in May 2017 she had a solo exhibition at the Holland Project Gallery in Reno, Nevada. She has exhibited nationally in both invitational and juried exhibitions, most recently in Currents 2018: An Honest Attempt at the University of Florida and the 22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Exhibition at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts in Texas. She currently has a studio at the Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta and teaches as a part-time instructor at Georgia State University.