Michelle Ross

Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts 2012

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Michelle Ross with a close-up of one of her artworks

Media: Painting

Currently: Professor of art, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland

Background: Ross received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 1987 and her Master in Fine Art from Washington State University in 1994. She has been exhibiting for more than 15 years in solo and group exhibitions in the Northwest and as far away as Rome. In addition to teaching and the practice of art, she is actively engaged in the Oregon arts community. Ross has served as a mentor to younger artists, given gallery talks and served as a visiting guest lecturer. Her work is held in collections including the Rhode Island School of Design Special Collections, the City of Portland, Willamette University, Saks Fifth Avenue and the Portland Art Museum in both its main collection and the Gilkey Print Center.

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