Michelle is a metalsmith and enamelist originally from Tucson, Arizona. She is currently living in Phoenix, Arizona, where she works as a studio artist and instructor. She received her MFA in Metals from Arizona State University in 2013 and her BA in Photography and Art History at The University of Arizona in 2005. Startzman’s photography background and interest in the nature of relationships has influenced her work, which includes close-up portraits obscured by layers and depth, and microscopic imagery. She is currently an Artist in Residence and instructor in jewelry and metals at Mesa Arts Center.
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