Michelle Robinson received her Bachelor of Environmental Design in 1991 from Texas A&M University and continued with graduate studies at Texas A&M’s program in Visualization, producing animated short films that were shown at the Walker Art Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, Imagina in Monaco, and The AFI National Video Festival. She has been an artist with Walt Disney Animation Studios for 25 years; her film credits include Pocahontas, Fantasia 2000, Chicken Little, Bolt, Tangled, and Wreck-It-Ralph. She has served as Character Look Development Supervisor for Disney on Ralph Breaks the Internet, as well as the Oscar-winning films, Frozen and Zootopia. She has also been a mentor in Disney’s Artist Development Program, taught computer lighting and texturing at the California Institute for the Arts, and served as a visiting instructor at Texas A&M University. She was nominated for a VES award for Animated Character on Wreck-It-Ralph and was named an Outstanding Alumni for the College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, in 2013.
Michelle Robinson also maintains a personal studio practice, and her current work is a mix of analog and digital approaches, producing physical pieces that examine the home and the domestic as an uncanny space. She recently completed her MFA in Visual Art at New Hampshire Institute of Art and exhibited her thesis body of work at the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, New Hampshire. In addition, she has had her work published in The Hand, and Diffusion of Light, and exhibited her work in a curated show dealing with the urban environment at the Brand Library in Glendale, CA, a group show celebrating the 6th street bridge at Art Share LA, and a solo show at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, CO.