Artist: Michelle Leivan
With wonderfully subversive color, artist Michelle Leivan captures the viewer with her Fauvist impressions the figure. Designated as an “Artist to Watch in 2012” by SouthWind Gallery of Topeka, Michelle is an award winning Kansas artist who has shown and collected from Kansas to New York in the states and internationally in Paraguay. We recommend Michelle’s work for anyone who enjoys Fauvist Figurative work.
Artist, author and entrepreneur, Michelle Leivan was educated at Fort hays State University. She has been distinguished as the featured visual artist at the Kansas River Valley Art Fair, Topeka Jazz Festival, and the Aaron Douglas Art Fair, and has been nominated for the Kansas Governor’s Art Award in the visual arts category and selected by SouthWind Gallery as an "Artist to Watch in 2012." Her work has been selected to hang in the Kansas State Capital building and in the U.S Embassy Residence of the Ambassador in Asunción, Paraguay.
Michelle’s work has been featured in solo shows and exhibits at the Manhattan Arts Center, Arts Council of Topeka and Topeka Performing Arts Center. She also has exhibited in several juried internet competitions and in Soho, New York. Her work is represented in the Ellis County Historical Archives, "State of the Art | Kansas" a fine art book, "Kansas" magazine and in several corporate and private collections.
"My work chronicles my search for the spirit that touches the soul through the figurative and floral forms with a focus on color, expression, strength and the concept of capturing the essence of character." - Michelle Leivan
Michelle was selected as one of our artists for the Ronald McDonald House Charities please see additional work on the section for Ronald McDonald House Charieties of North East Kansas.
More information can be found Artist's Website.