Michel Varisco’s work explores the complex relationships between natural and man-made environments through photography, assemblage, sculpture, and site-specific installation.
Varisco has received multiple awards including from SURDNA Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and Louisiana Division of the Arts, and has been an invited residency artist at the Rauschenberg Artist Residency. She was recently honored with a commission from the City of New Orleans Percent for Art program to produce the original public installation, “Turning: prayer wheels for the Mississippi River”, which unveiled as a featured site in the 2017 Prospect.4 triennial.
Varisco’s exhibition history includes galleries and museums such as the United States Embassy in Moscow, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Acadiana Center for The Arts, Armory Center for the Arts, Gallery 1646/Netherlands and Soho Photo Gallery, NY. Varisco’s work is included in collections in the U.S. and abroad including the National Library of Paris. Varisco received a BA from Loyola University, an MFA from Tulane University, and is an artist/mentor at NOCCA in New Orleans. Varisco is currently represented by A Gallery for Fine Photography in New Orleans, LA.