Bio & Contact

Michelle Sharp (b. 1992) is an adventurer, bookmaker, and photographer born and raised in Tarkio, Missouri. She finds inspiration in the mundane, the acts of sharing and discovery, literature, and structured systems. Michelle recently received a BFA with honors from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; her major was Photography with minors in Writing and Science. She is currently employed by The Trout Museum of Art in Appleton, WI. 


Michelle has shown work in various online exhibitions, such as Lenscratch and F-Stop Magazine, as well as Milwaukee galleries such as Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, The Portrait Society Gallery, and Gallerie M. Her photographs have been featured in the 2014 Best of College and High School Photography publication by Photographer’s Forum, and various independent publications.  Forthcoming shows include MIAD’s 2015 Senior Exhibition, The Ubiquitous Eye at the Portrait Society Gallery, and A Person of Nomadic Tendencies at the Erie Street Digicopy. Michelle’s zines and other book works can be found in collections at the University of Milwaukee Special Collections Library and The Athens Zine Bibliotheque. Most recently, her work has been exhibited at The Trout Museum of Art.