Michelle Henry is a Sydney based artist and teacher, graduating in 1989 from the newly formed College of Fine Arts (COFA UNSW) with a Bachelor of Art Education.
For many years her focus was on classroom Art teaching in high schools in Sydney and Brisbane. In more recent years, however, Henry has revived her own studio art practice, which she continues to juggle with her teaching commitments. A review of her first solo exhibition described Michelle as an “immensely talented artist”. Since then she has gone on to have several other successful solo and group exhibitions and in May 2017 completed a four week residency at Chateau Orquevaux in the Champagne-Ardenne region in France.
Michelle continues to explore themes of love, lust and longing as intrinsic to the human condition, most often painting the flower as metaphor, a tradition that has been expressed through all art forms and across cultures for millennia.
Her work is in collections in Australia and internationally has been shortlisted for national competitions across Australia, including the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, The Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Awards and The Mosman Art Prize, among others.