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Michaela Sudweeks is an artist and educator cur-
rently living in Salt Lake City, UT. As she graduates from the University of Utah, Michaela will receive her BFA in Art Education with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing and a minor in English Litera- ture. As an artist, she creates a variety of works with a wide range of media and materials. From mixed media abstract paintings to more sculptural forms, she blends paintings and sculpture with audio and
As an educator, she focuses on the power of art as a
tool to bring communities together and empower individuals. She wants to give voice to those who are underserved in communities by combining mul- tiple subjects with art-marking. In exploring differ- ent materials and working with found objects, her goal is for learners to develop a sense of self and agency through the art making process. Her philoso- phy is that one can make art from anything and that
every individual is an artist.