Michelle Jezierski’s paintings and collages play with overlapping images, with light and its effect on perception. She devotes herself to questions of space — fractured, simultaneous and non-simultaneous space, and the landscape within a landscape. These landscapes are set against abstract saturations of light, which disturb the pictorial plane, creating the illusion of multiple spaces. Rejecting the structures of narration, the images are at once surreal and strangely evocative. Despite the fictional appearance of her imagery, she works from her own photographs, progressively abstracting from the original image to create the effect of dissolving reality.

Michelle Jezierski was born in Berlin, in 1981, to American parents, both classical musicians. She studied at the Universität der Künste (University of the Arts) in Berlin under sculptor Tony Cragg, one of the few painters to do so. Her work has been exhibited internationally, in touring exhibitions such as “I am a Berliner” (Croatia, Israel, Italy 2011 – 2012) and NO.TOWN – Beyond the Wall (Detroit, 2012)


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Michelle Jezierski

Born in Berlin in 1981.

Lives and works in Berlin.



2008     Post-graduate degree, UdK Berlin

2007     Post-graduate degree, UdK Berlin

2006     Class of Prof. Valérie Favre

2005     NICA-Scholarship, semester at Cooper Union New York

2002     Studies of fine arts at the UdK Berlin, class of Tony Cragg


Solo Exhibitions


Norwood, Circle 1, Berlin


Midnight Windows, Feinberg Projects, Tel Aviv

Scheinkraft, Galerie Hanfweihnacht, Frankfurt


Interferences, Galerie Lorenz, Frankfurt


White Lakes, Pool Gallery,  mit Jan von Holleben, Berlin

Sightseeing, Gallery Thron, Reutlingen

Marking The Mirrors, Gallery Lorenz, Frankfurt


Between Day and Night, Schleswig-Holstein-Haus, Schwerin


Augenweiden, Vattenfall, Berlin


Simultaneous Spaces, Pool Gallery, Berlin


Inside Out, Galerie Borchert +Schelenz, Berlin


Selected Group Exhibitions


Saloon, Galerie Sexauer, Berlin

Between, Galerie Franzkowiak, Berlin,

Tracing the Transitory, Galerie Falkenberg, Hannover


Pitch 2. Berlin


The Hiding Places Are (utterly) Empty, Gallery Molly Krom, NY

Chancen und Risiken, Galerie Hanfweihnacht, Frankfurt

Berlin Status 2, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin


I am a Berliner, Convento Carmelo, Sassari

NO.TOWN-Beyond the Wall, Elaine Jacobs Gallery, Wayne State Univ., Detroit

RIPE, Tape Modern No.26, Berlin

I am a Berliner,  Helena Rubenstein Pavillion, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv


I am a Beliner, 1st Biennale of Painting, HDLU, Zagreb

Zwischen Film und Kunst, Kunsthalle Emden

Hotspot Berlin, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin


Extrakt I, Vittorio Manalese (CFA Schaulager), Berlin

White Lakes, Pool Gallery, collaboration w/Jan von Holleben, Berlin

Awake for ever in sweet unrest, Cream Contemporary, Berlin

Ein Fest Für Boris, Vittorio Manalese (CFA Schaulager), Berlin

Projekt Für Die Gegenwart, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin


Pudding in der Kurve, Barbara Thumm Gallery, Berlin


Augenweiden, Vattenfall AG, Berlin


INTINERA NOVA” A.L.S., projectspace, Berlin