Michelle Valigura


Brought up in Washington state Michelle learned from a very early on to fear and respect all aspects of the earth (fishing with her dad in the summer and running from bullies the rest of the year). In 1998, eager to create a much needed new path far from the dark seedy projection booths she had spent the last 5 years working in, an obvious choice was to move to the land of eternal sunlight, Los angeles.

She found her way into stop-motion animation some of her credits include the Simpsons and Elf. The progression to fine art sculpture and eventually ceramics was perhaps the most fluid and self realizing moment throughout her very sordid career. Her work is shown in museums and galleries in all corners of the globe including Disneyland USA.

She is “the other one” of the design collective called Switcheroo.

She is very honored to have found her way back to basics, of what she feels is the most simple and complex art forms, playing with dirt.