Michon Weeks received her MFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and her BA from Iowa State University, Ames. From 1993-2011, Michon taught at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN and in 2011-12 at The College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University. At St. Olaf Michon teaches Topics Seminar/Studio Art, Foundations 2D Media, Advanced 2D Studio, and Oil/Acrylic Painting.
Michon was the project director and artist for a large public art project for the new library in Marshall, MN, creating twenty etched glass drawings for the library windows. The drawings depicted roadside objects of local significance. Michon made screen prints for the Community Supported Art project sponsored by mnartist.org and Springboard for the arts. She was one of six Minnesota artists whose artwork was featured on a limited edition set of pint glasses sold at the Walker Shop. At Ridgewater College in Hutchinson, MN, Michon created a 9’ x 16’ temporary wall drawing made from over 1000 one-inch circle stickers. She has served as a creative host at the Walker Art Center for activities such as Art School: Public Practice, Tape Murals at the Drawing Club, and Thinking with a Pencil at Open Field Day.
Michon has exhibited in such places as the Rochester Art Center, the Plains Museum of Art, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, the Phipps Center for the Arts, and the Waterloo Museum of Art. She was awarded an Arts Legacy Grant from Forecast Public Art, St. Paul, MN, the Artist Assistance Fellowship from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and Career Grants from Southwest MN Arts and Humanities Council.
Exploring themes of culture, religion, and class, Michon mixes influences by drawing familiar objects combined with sacred texts. Drawing is central to the way Michon works and is her way of calculating meaning. Her abstracted images reference traditional textile crafts such as knitting and weaving. Transfiguration through abstraction has been her abiding interest.