Michelle Laxalt received her BFA from the University of Nevada, Reno and is currently earning her MFA in Ceramics as a Welch Fellow at Georgia State University. She uses ceramics, textiles, and other materials to create figurative sculptures that serve as reminders of the body. She has exhibited nationally in both invitational and juried exhibitions. In July 2016 she was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, and her work was showcased at Aqua Art Miami in December 2016. She will have her thesis exhibition in March 2017 at Gallery 72 in downtown Atlanta.