Michelle Ussher

Diploma in Art and Contemporary Craft core team tutor

Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, 2002 Ussher’s work has been exhibited in the UK, Italy, Switzerland, the USA and Australia. Michelle has been a guest lecturer at various art schools including Chelsea College of the Arts, University of Gloucestershire, The University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, West Dean College of Art and Design, and Monash University, and contributes to Acme's Graduate Award Programme.

Ussher has contributed writing to Office Baroque Brussels (2019), and Frieze Masters Magazine (2017). She has undertaken artist residencies at the Cité International des Arts (2008), the Australia Council for the Arts London Studio (2009), the British School at Rome (2015) the Acme Fire Station, London (2015-2020). She received an Arts Council England international development grant (2016) to undertake the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Phasmid residency in Berlin, and an Australia Council for the Arts mid-career development grant to undertake research in Greece (2014), which led to her solo exhibition Yellow eyes burn and Return, TarraWarra Museum of Art (2014). Ussher was invited to create site specific commissions for Credit Suisse (2010) and UBS (2007), which were made in New York and Melbourne.

Selected exhibitions include, Michelle Ussher, Art Gallery of Western Australia (2019), Out of the ordinary, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2017, The Green Ray, curated by Andrew Hunt for Wilkinson, London, 2016; The White Hotel, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, 2014; Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2012; Hysteria, Laughter and a sense of Seriousness, Karma International & Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich 2011; and SV10: Members show, selected by Rebecca Warren & Jennifer Higgie, Studio Voltaire, London, 2010.

Research interests

Michelle is currently completing a part-time MA in Aesthetics and Art Theory at the Centre of Research in European Philosophy.

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