Michelle Zacharias

As a visual artist, Michelle Zacharias always seem to be on the outside looking in. As a Canadian in Japan, that is definitely the case. Is she now a Canadian artist or a Japanese artist?  Although this is the 21st century in a digital world, she is decidedly analog and works primarily in etching, conté crayon, and coloured pencil. Too conservative for the artsies and too artsy for the conservatives; too analog for the digital age and too abstract or organic for those painstakingly doing photographic copies. Do labels like these even work in an international or Internet context?img_1254

Website: mzacharias.com

Instagram: Micheru32



BFA (Honours) Printmaking/Drawing; University of Manitoba, School of Art, Winnipeg, MB, Canada


Image (2018); Gallery Camellia; Tokyo, Japan

Narrative Abstract Art 6 (2018); Artcomplex Centre of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Surface(s) (2017), Nishimachi Artist Space, Tokyo, Japan

Zen (2016), Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Tokyo: Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition (2016), Design Festa Gallery East, Tokyo, Japan

Narrative Abstract Art (2016); Artcomplex Centre of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Celebration (2015); Gallery Camellia; Tokyo, Japan (solo show)

Seven Artists: International Exhibition of Art and Design (2015, invitational show); Kyoto International Community House (Kokoka), Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan

Ma’arui Hiroba no Kami to Asobu (2015); Space Galleria, Chiba City, Chiba, Japan

Stella Nova (2015); Artcomplex Centre of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Yokohama Art Department (YAD) #05; (2014); Yokohama Creative City Center, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan