Michele Jaquis is a socially engaged, interdisciplinary artist, educator and academic administrator based in Los Angeles, CA. Her experimental and documentary videos, multichannel projections for theater, photographic and digitally manipulated imagery, facilitated workshops and interactions, installations, sculptural objects, and performances have been exhibited in alternative spaces, galleries and museums and film/video festivals across the US and in Australia, Canada, Ireland, England. and New Zealand. Jaquis is currently Associate Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Artist, Community Teaching Program at Otis College of Art and Design where she oversees all undergraduate minors while engaging students in collaborating with each other and various community partners.
I strive to make work that is a balance between an effort to engage the audience, both physically and emotionally, and a practice of reflecting upon my observations and experiences. Trained in the expanded field of sculpture (installation, video, performance art), I combine strategies of conceptual art, documentary and social practice to examine the complexities within personal and social relationships, identity, language and communication.