Michelle Echenique, Teaching Artist

Bio: I utilize found, and natural, material in my mixed media work. Using throwaways is key to the work’s impact and intention. I revel in the challenge of repurposing, reshaping and redefining recognizable material, inviting a new take on the familiar, while highlighting contemporary society’s overconsumption.

ArtSeed Statement: I met Josefa at Hunters Point Open Studios a couple of years back. I was there with Kids & Art—a program that provides art access to children with cancer. I was intrigued with ArtSeed hearing Josefa speak passionately about the organization. Her energy, commitment, and belief in the arts as a healing force were infectious and relatable. ArtSeed seemed a good fit for me as I love sharing my faith in the power of creativity.

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