An art practice using architecture as a medium.

 Michelle Fornabai,  act 3 mix ("To a Water Lily"),  photographed at the MacDowell Colony, June, 2015.  photo credit: ©Joanne Eldrege Morrissey.

Michelle Fornabai, act 3 mix ("To a Water Lily"), photographed at the MacDowell Colony, June, 2015. photo credit: ©Joanne Eldrege Morrissey.

Michelle Fornabai is a conceptual artist, trained as an architect, who uses architecture as a medium--exploring "malpractices," translated literally from the German kunstfehler as "art mistakes," in conjunction with architectural "standards of practice," de lege artis in Latin, "according to the rules of the art." 

A conceptual artist, sometimes mistaken as an architect, whose medium is architecture.

"My works are based in artistic practices, methods and criticality; the architectural conventions of orthographic projection, textual specifications, material mock-ups, and construction documents are my medium. As an art practice, I am exploring the means by which sensations and emotions may be effected through explorations in material—yet, as in architectural practice, these artifacts remain linked to a referential network that underlies architectural production—conceptual acts in material that may or may not correspond to future acts of construction.

Her recent works, Rorschach Paintings, Projective Drawings, Synesthesia Series Paintings and Concrete Poetry: 10 Conceptual Acts of Architecture in Concrete, explore ink as a means of thinking about concrete.

m.fornabai[at]gmail.com