Michelle House

Having discovered printing whilst studying at Goldsmiths College, Michelle House has been inspired and drawn to the medium ever since. Her practice encompasses one-off wall-hangings and textile panels for commissions and exhibitions, cushions and original digital prints. She creates vibrant abstract prints with a strong graphic style and photographic elements. Her work is informed by geometry within the architectural landscape, spotted on walks through London, the physical act of mixing and layering of colours, the texture of fabrics, shadows, pattern and the print process itself.


Whilst photography and sketching are the starting points for a new piece or group of work, House is at home with working digitally, using the computer to design and plan, and for adjusting and editing sections of photographs before they are transferred onto screens. Using different textured fabrics to create series of work, she utilises screens and hand-cut stencils to paint and print layers of dye and pigment.


Having seen Michelle’s work at Contemporary Applied Arts, Sir Nicholas Goodison recommended to the British Academies Art Committee that they should commission her to make two large wall-hangings. Her work is now part of their impressive art collection and hangs at the British Academy in Carlton House Terrace, St James.