Michelle Laxalt is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned a BFA from the University of Nevada, Reno, and an MFA as a Welch Fellow from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Through ceramics, textiles, and other sculptural media, Laxalt addresses the vulnerability of the body and the empathy it requires.
Laxalt has exhibited nationally in a number of states. She has given artist talks at Gallery 72 and MINT Gallery in Atlanta, and has participated on artist panels at the Holland Project Gallery (Nevada), Georgia Tech (Atlanta), and Auburn University (Alabama). She has been a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center (2016) and the Hambidge Center in North Georgia (2019). From 2015 to 2018, she taught undergraduate studio courses in Ceramics and Three-dimensional Design at Georgia State University. Laxalt was a 2019 MINT Leap Year Fellow and concluded her fellowship last September with her solo exhibition Husk.