Michelle Girardello is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is rooted in photographic images. Her work explores the construction of memory, how memories influence one another, and their truthfulness. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art, with a concentration in photography, from Florida Atlantic University. Upon graduation, Michelle joined a fellow group of young artists in a group called ArtRx, South Florida’s Cultural Remedy. This group of artists, based in West Palm Beach, FL, turned alternative spaces into temporary gallery spaces to share their work. From 2010-2017 Michelle was the Creative Photography Director, and a Visual Arts Instructor, at a competitive arts based high school in Miami, FL; she played a vital role in the development and success of the program. Many of Michelle’s students have received a number of accolades including YoungArts winners, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and full scholarships to many of the top art schools in the US. In 2017 Michelle decided to step away from teaching to further her own education; she relocated to the North East to pursue her Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City.