Michelle J Destefano

I’m a Deaf artist working in watercolour, acrylic, gouache and mixed media, born in Melbourne and currently living in Adelaide, South Australia.

I have been practicing arts for 15 years and exhibiting for the last decade and recently as an international artist in Europe. I exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2015 and had two solo exhibitions in Paris and Bath, UK in late 2016.

My most notable solo exhibitions were the Port Noarlunga exhibition in May 2014, the Blue Ghosts solo in Melbourne in 2015 and Wait of the World solo in Melbourne in 2016 at Gasworks Art Park, and the solo exhibition in Paris, which all had great turn outs and most of my artworks sold.

I have attained quite a few awards, some of the best this year (2016) include the Australian Arts Council grant for my Paris and UK solo exhibitions, the Arts SA grant for Wait of the World exhibition in Melbourne at Gasworks, and the Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS Website Featured Artist Award with Manhattan Arts International, New York.

I have a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design (2006) from SA (South Australia) Arts School.