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. 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 recently had a solo exhibition at the Holland Project Gallery in Reno, Nevada, and is currently working and living in Atlanta.