Hello, my name’s Michelle Gauthier.
I’m a 26 year old embroidery artist living in Toronto, Ontario. I graduated from Ontario Collage of Art and Design (OCADU) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Criticism & Curatorial Practices. Back when I was 13, I started out with drawing and painting, which I stuck with until I was about 20. Since 2012, I’ve moved on to work mainly in embroidery. It is because of this change in mediums that I feels very passionately about challenging the notion that works of the ‘fine art’ are more valuable than those of ‘craft’. My main sources of inspiration are plants and flowers, personal experience, feminism, and the work of other artists I admire!