With a commitment to harmony, inner quietude, and social consciousness, Michele Théberge employs drawing, painting, installation and interactive projects to explore the connections between the material and immaterial worlds. Her aim is to offer her audience an environment of calm and a space for deep reflection.
Théberge’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, including the Museum of Kyoto, Sharjah Art Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art, and Montblanc Gallery, Hong Kong. She has been an affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and a resident artist at the Morris Graves Foundation in Arcata and at In Cahoots Press in Petaluma, California. She has been awarded grants from the Center for Cultural Innovation and created public commissions, including three paintings recently installed at the University of California San Francisco’s Cancer Center.
Michele Théberge lives and works in the San Francisco Bay region.
Michele Théberge employs drawing, painting, installation and interactive projects to invite people to a place of quiet contemplation, peace and interconnectedness with the physical and immaterial worlds.
Repetition is a thread that runs through many of the works, whether it’s the repeated action of voicing someone’s wish or the mantra-like painting of thousands of tiny arcs on a painting. This repetition in the creation of the work is a soothing meditative practice, imbuing the work with mindfulness and presence. The lightness of the materials – paper, mylar, pins, fabric, water, glass, plastic, fluid washes of paint – lends an ethereal quality. These paintings are an invitation to still the mind and drift into peaceful inner awareness.