Michelle Harris
Michelle Harris is a Johannesburg-based artist and educator. Her mixed media practice traverses the mediums of installation, sculpture, photography and public art/performance. She graduated from the University of Johannesburg (formerly Wits Technikon) in 2005 with a B-Tech in Fine Arts (cum laude) and holds a Teacher Training Certificate in Arts, Culture and Design from the same institution. Michelle has completed curatorial internships at the Sasol Wax Art Award and the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Michelle produced her first solo exhibition in 2006 and has participated in a number of public art projects and group exhibitions since. She is also a senior trainer at the Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, where she has taught Visual Literacy, Visual Culture, and Narrative Development for the past 10 years. Her educational focus is on representation and the history of photography in Africa, with the aim of developing more critical and ethical approaches to photographic practice in our local context.