Michelle Carollo is an installation artist, administrator, teacher and community organizer. She received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has shown her work around the country including New York City, Miami, San Francisco, Baltimore, and Indianapolis.
Carollo has been the recipient of many awards including: the Carriage House Artist in Residence, Cooper Union Artist in Residence, Dedalus Foundation Fellowship, The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning Studio LLC, NYFA SOS Grant, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, The Space Program 2008 – 2009, Santa Fe Art Institute Artist in Residence and the Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited in both public and private spaces including; Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Artscape Festival, Benrimon Contemporary Gallery, Central Booking, Cooper Union School of Art, Florida Museum for Woman Artists, Fenway Medical Center, fotofoto Gallery, Gallery Ho, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Patchogue Arts Council, Praxis International Art Gallery, School 33 Art Center and more.
Under Carollo’s Colourforms Studio, a public art company, she recently finished a public art commission in Indianapolis in 2014 and is currently completing a public mural at Metropolitan High School in Forest Hills through the New York City Public Art in Public Schools commission.
Outside of her own personal practice, she has worked extensively in the public non-profit sector, working to strengthen the art community for both organizations and individual artists. Recently, she served as the Artistic Director of SPARKBOOM, an innovative program that was conceived to foster Long Island’s emerging creative talent.
Her work has been featured in many publications and most recently in Long Island Pulse Magazine’s “9 in Art” list. When Michelle is not installing public art projects, you can find her hiking with her rescued parrots, making pickles and spending time with family and friends.