Graduate Student, MFA Program
- BFA, Studio Art, Drawing and Painting, University of North Texas
- BFA, Art Education, Minor in Art History,, University of North Texas
Michelle Hinojosa works with painting, drawing, bookmaking, fibers and installation to create rich abstract images that reflect a sense of play and exploration. Her art practice combines mark-making, color, and careful composition to explore language, manic thoughts, fears and conflict. She was most recently an artist in residence at the Cedars Union Arts Incubator in Dallas, Texas and she has exhibited in the Dallas area including 500X Gallery, Art Room and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2018 with a double major in Art Education and Studio Art with a focus in Drawing and Painting and holds an Art EC-12 teaching certificate in the state of Texas.
During her time at the University of Michigan she hopes to refine and expand her artmaking process while exploring the history of Latino/Chicano/Xicano art in the United States. She is particularly interested in the Latino/a labor diaspora, its representation in art and contextualizing herself and her artwork as part of that diaspora. Through this study and upon receiving her MFA, she would like to work as an educator at the post-secondary level, with a focus on supporting student artists, particularly those who hold marginalized identities.