Michelle Foran (b. 1992) is a multidisciplinary artist and furniture maker from Toronto, Canada. She holds a BFA in sculpture and installation from OCAD Univer­sity (2018) and is a graduate from the Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design in furniture design at Sheridan College.

Her multi­dis­ci­pli­nary prac­tice explores how visual order interacts with the bizarre as a means to revive the vibrancy inherent in objects and envi­ron­ments. Grounded in the traditional craft practices of her family's diverse cultural background, she finds inspiration in designing practical yet sculptural furniture that embraces colour, rustic­ity, play, and nostal­gia.

Although furni­ture, light­ing design, and wood­work­ing are at the fore of her prac­tice, Michelle also works in clay, paint, fibres/textiles, found objects, photography, and anything else she can get her hands on.

L’Oeuvre Interview
March 2020