Past Resident

Michelle Batho

Michelle Batho knows where the band aids are. She is a weaver and writer with a fervent curiosity about translation and systems. Her craft sensibility informs all of her endeavors, from slicing deli meats to reupholstery and screenprinting. She hopes to begin bringing together thinkers from seemingly unrelated fields to strengthen a shared understanding of knowledge and learning.

Batho’s weavings, furniture, writing, and printed cloths have been featured in gallery shows including Why I Write. Why I Create.; Art/Books; Fibers Major Show; Sexual Selections; and Language Situated. Some of her curatorial work produced the Fibers & SIM All School Show and Folds.

Following her time at Arts Letters & Numbers she will be participating in Penland School of Craft’s summer workshop Structure and Form within the work study program. Batho has trained herself to “manage fullness by making fullness,” and through this continues to work towards a liminal life.