About the Artist

Michelle Van Parys is a Professor at the College of Charleston in the Studio Art Department. Michelle received her B.F.A. from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C; and her M.F.A. in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her photographs have been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions. A monograph of her photographs entitled The Way Out West: Desert Landscapes was published in 2009 by the Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago. Van Parys has been the recipient of the Virginia Museum Fellowship and the South Carolina Arts Commission Fellowship. Her work is included in several museum collections such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The High Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and the Portland Art Museum.


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book_coverSMThe Way Out West:
Desert Landscapes

104 pages, 60 halftones
9-1/2 x 8 © 2008
with Essays by Lucy R. Lippard and Geoffrey Batchen

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