Michaelancholia hails from a professional background in film, brand strategy, and footwear and accessories design.
Having trained at Cordwainers College, London College of Fashion: UAL, Michaelancholia's creative direction and taste-making spans a decade and some of previously
consulting in branding, advertising, product design, and extensive manufacturing, for global lifestyle brands on both sides of the
As an artist and designer, Michaelancholia's love of image-making has lead to critical research and practice, honed in a Masters in Illustration and Visual Media at London College of Communication: UAL.
interrogates the tension between analogue, craft, multiple digital design techniques, and the 'uncanny' visual language this produces, when combined.
Michaelancholia's practice is informed by her critical research in identity, the human face, the Classics, object theory, notions of 'home', and displacement art theory, within an identity politics framework.
Michaelancholia's multi-disciplinary work disrupts figurative oil painting, image making, ceramics, code, animation, AR, and photography, creating 'echoing' art, sometimes in the form of collectible objets utiles. Unconventional palimpsests of the human condition interrogate the esoteric and fragile layers of 'being', in the 21st Century.
Collaborative projects and clients have included working with and for The British Museum, The Royal Academy of Arts, Mulberry, V&A, and Stephen Walters & Sons Limited.