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Michelle Ferrera holds a BFA from Montclair State University, New Jersey.
Born into a creative and close-knit family, she learned art from a young age. She describes her sisters as the makers of imaginary worlds and her father as a professional artist.
During her studies her work evolved from primarily journaling and sketching to more full-fledged, figurative drawing. During a semester abroad at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, Ferrera made it her trademark to document the smells and colors associated with her subjects.
After graduating, she worked a few years as a a furniture painter, wedding photographer, art teacher and mural painter. Organized Mess was her first full installation comprising journals, sculpture, paintings, drawings and photographs.
Her work has been exhibited in California and New York as well as in New Jersey.