1980 born in Dallas (TX), USA
2012 receives degree in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence (RI)
2015 lectures on Art at Southern Methodist University in Dallas

Lives and works in Dallas.

Michelle Rawlings is focused on the formal language of contemporary art. She references various styles of painting, adapting them to her individual scale and narrative. Her traditional workshop is complemented by images that are a record of the artist's online searches: computer-generated visuals, a montage of randomly-selected images or artistically-appropriated digital patterns. A particular process of compressing art history or, even, its outright infantilization, executed for the purposes of elementary education or pop culture has its reflection in the forms of Rawlings' works.



- Permanent.Collection, Austin, US (with Matt Morris)



- A Gentle Creature, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, PL

- Impressionist Paintings, Hello Project Gallery, Houston, US



- Feature: Michelle Rawlings, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, US



- Empathicalism at Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, US





- And Now, Dallas, US



- Subject: Disability, UTA Gallery, Arlington, US


- Summer Party, Hello Project Gallery, Houston, US

- Dreamstone Presents, SunScreening Vol.1, New York, US

- A Pack of Camels, a Zippo and a Bottle of Jack, Galleri Rostrum, Malmö, SE

- 48 TIMER FESTIVAL on NØRREBRO, KoncertKirken, Copenhagen, DK

- Forgive Me I Love You, Projekt 722, New York, US

- Dallas Biennial 2014, Dallas, US


- Acceleration, The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, US

- Group Show, The Brandon Gallery, Houston, US

- Pleased to Meet Me, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, US

- Ft. Worth Drawing Center booth at Fallas Dart Air, Dallas, US

- 25 Artists, Suite 217, New York, US

- 9 Artists, Blow-Up Gallery, Dallas, US

- Susan/Elizabeth, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, US

- Contemporary Drawing Today, Ft. Worth Drawing Center, US



- SNAFU, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, US

- The Gallery as Host, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, US

- Dallas Biennial, Volume 2, US

- Dallas Biennial 2012, Volume 1C— Film Screening, Texas Theater, US

- RISD MFA Painting 2012, 532 Gallery, New York, US

- Present/Future, Concord Art Association, Concord, US

- RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2012, Providence, US



- NOW! THAT’S WHAT I CALL ART: VOL 1, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, US