Michelle Fornabai received her Masters of Architecture from Princeton University. Her work has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, the Bruce Museum and the Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China were subsequently acquired for their permanent collection.
Her work has been supported by the LEF Foundation and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Study in Fine Arts, and has been reviewed in Surface, Praxis, The New York Times, and Frieze Magazine. She has lectured at the Whitney Museum, the ICA in Philadelphia, the San Francisco Art Institute, Fashion Institute of Technology and for the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation.
Her recent work on ink, Rorschach Paintings, Projective Drawings, Synesthesia Series Paintings and “Ink or V is for Vermilion as described by Vitruvius: An A to Z of Ink in Architecture” explores the relation between material cues and their perceptual and cognitive processing. In 2015, while artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony, she completed “act 3: mix,” two landscape-scale works in floating concrete using the vibrational setting of concrete with sound, as part of her decade-long project “Concrete Poetry: 10 Conceptual Acts of Architecture in Concrete.”