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?


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

Website: mzacharias.com
Instagram: misheru32