In her photographic work, Michelle Girardello discusses the contemporary understanding of home and family. This generation of queers is redefining the traditional notions of family, home, and marriage; we are in a state of in-between. The explorations in her photographs facilitate the creation of her own version of home and self, envisioning possible futures for herself. Through the integration of miniature objects or spaces she confuses the viewer’s perception of what they’re looking at, their truth. Michelle Girardello received her MFA in 2019 from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and her BFA from Florida Atlantic University in 2008. In between her studies, she was the Director of the Creative Photography Program (2010-2017) at a competitive arts high school in Miami, FL.
She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.