Born in Vancouver, BC in 1972, Michelle Forsyth holds an MFA from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) and a BFA from the University of Victoria (Victoria, BC). Her work has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions across north America and abroad, most notably at Zaum Projects (Lisbon, Portugal); The Hogar Collection (Brooklyn, NY); The Hunterdon Museum of Art (Clinton, NJ); The Charleston Heights Arts Center (Las Vegas, NV); Deluge Contemporary Art (Victoria, BC); Mercer Union (Toronto, ON); Third Avenue Gallery (Vancouver, BC); Truck Contemporary Art (Calgary, AB); The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (Spokane, WA); and The Kirkland Art Center (Seattle, WA). She has been the recipient of a number of grants and awards including two project awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, a GAP grant from Artist Trust, and in 2007 she was awarded second prize in the William and Dorothy Yeck award for young painters competition at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Forsyth’s work is featured in books including: The Anthology of Art: in Theory and Dialogue, edited by Jochen Gerz, and Carte Blanche, Vol. 2 - Painting, a survey of the current state of Canadian painting. She has taught courses at Pratt Institute (New York, NY), Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY) and is currently head of painting at Washington State University (Pullman, WA).