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"We Could Have Been Friends" by Shari Michaud


36" x 48" 

"We Could Have Been Friends" by Shari Michaud

  • Shari's artistic journey began at the University of Utah in the 1990’s when she took her first ceramics class. She completed her Bachelors in Sociology and then went on to continue her art education at Chapman University in Orange, California where in 1999 she received a BFA in Studio Art. In an effort to combine her passion for art with her academic interest in social science she completed her Ph.D. in Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine in 2004. She studied the role of security measures in public space on perception of risk and fear of terrorist attack – it’s a long story!
    As with any worthwhile life journey, Shari's path to art has been far from straight. With the exception of two years selling her ceramic sculptures at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach, California and a brief stint as a docent for Orange County’s temporary collection of Mark di Suvero sculptures, art took a back seat and she taught social science courses at Penn State University and subsequently transitioned to government service, where she had the opportunity to live overseas and spend ten years working with NATO and exploring Europe.
    Today, Shari lives in Moab, Utah and she is finally able to pursue art (sort of) full-time.

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