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Michelle  Doll

Michelle Doll



Michelle Doll’s paintings capture quiet, private moments hinged on personal connections between herself and her subjects. Her paintings are infused with themes of intimacy and introspection and explore contemporary ideas about family, love, desire and femininity. The subject matter, although not idealized in form, implies idealized moments of intimacy that we all either consciously or unconsciously crave. Born in Canton, Ohio, she received her BFA from Kent State University and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2006. She currently lives and works in Hoboken, NJ and is an adjunct professor at the New Jersey City University while also teaching private lessons in person and online. She has taught numerous workshops worldwide in cities such as Rome, Oslo and New York. In 2019 she received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Among her other awards and acknowledgements, Michelle received the Prince of Wales / Forbes Foundation Travel Grant in 2006, was granted Artist in Residence at Eden Rock on St. Barth’s (French West Indies) in 2008 and received The Bennett Prize Honorable Mention in 2018. Her paintings have been exhibited in the US and internationally in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Barcelona, Oslo, Salzburg and Basel, Switzerland.

Michelle’s artwork has been the subject of numerous interviews and Podcasts such as ArtSpeak NYC, American Art Collectors Magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, White Hot Magazine, Evolved Magazine, John Dalton Podcast, The Drop Interviews and The Art Grind Podcast. Her work is is also featured in numerous books including “The Figure”, by Margaret McCann (a Rizzoli Publication) and “The Figurative Artists Handbook”, by Robert Zeller (Published by Moncelli Studio).

For more information about Michelle Doll and her work please visit or follow her on Instagram @michellelynndoll

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