Michelle Chen is a Taiwanese-American muralist, painter, and calligrapher based in Baltimore, MD. In her work, she investigates stories, new and inherited, that we weave to build realities of self, community, and culture. Her art often highlights women whose voices and visions for society are underrepresented. Michelle has created murals in the DC area and around the world.
Between 2013-2020, Michelle studied muralmaking and assisted various artists (notably Cita Sadeli aka MISS CHELOVE, Addison Karl, Bisco Smith, and more) on over 25 works of public art.
Independently and collaboratively, Michelle has created large scale artwork and led activations in support of grassroots organizers and community groups. She has also conducted arts workshops in painting, graffiti, calligraphy, and origami with youth and adults for organizations such as Moleskine, Art Enables, and the Smithsonian Institution.
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"'Art is one way I make sense of the world' | This artist uses portraiture and calligraphy as meditation" - WUSA9 News, Eric Jansen (2021)
"Hotel Zena Highlights Inclusivity + Female Empowerment" - District Fray, Ingrid Harbo (2021)