Michel VariscoVisual Arts: Photography Visual Arts
Michel Varisco’s work explores the relationship between the natural world and man-made through photography, video, sculpture, printmaking, site-specific installations and more. She received her MFA from Tulane University and studied in France (LaCoste School of Art-C.A.I.) and Italy (U.G.A), received a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University and has taught at NOCCA|Riverfront since 1996. Varisco’s work is exhibited and published internationally and is included in public, private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad such as the National Library of Paris, The Ogden Museum, the Surdna Foundation collection and more. Exhibitions include galleries and museums such as: The Ogden Museum, National MS River Museum and Aquarium, Cotton Museum, Lower MS River Museum, The Acadiana Center for the Arts, El Paso Museum of Art, Francis McCray Gallery of Contemporary Art, the Huntington Museum of Art, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Armory Center for the Arts, Gallery 1646, Den Hague, (Netherlands) Soho Photo Gallery, NY, The United States Embassy in Moscow, Russia, The Pingyao International Photography Festival, China, The Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy among others. She has received awards, and/or commissions through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and The SURDNA Foundation, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, and was invited to attend the Rauschenberg Artist Residency in 2014 and 2017. Teaching honors include several National Foundation for the Advancement in Teaching in the Arts awards and The Scholastic Art and Writing Award for Teaching. Varisco is a founder and former Vice President of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. She is being honored most recently as one of the featured artists in the upcoming Prospect 4 international Biennial in November 2017.
Her website is: http://www.michelvarisco.com