Michelle Foran (b. 1992) is an artist and furniture maker from Toronto, Canada. She received a BFA in sculpture and installation from OCAD Univer­sity in 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. She’s excited by the tradi­tional craft practices of her fami­ly’s diverse cultures and is inspired to design 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, fibre, found objects, photography, and anything else she can get her hands on.

L’Oeuvre Interview
March 2020