As a practicing artist I exhibit regularly and have enjoyed showing my work to wide audiences both here in the U.K. Europe and U.S.A. In 2011 I was awarded my PhD after gaining AHRC funding through The Critical Topologies of Landscape Research Hub, at Bath School of Art and Design. I have given many academic papers as an artist/researcher both here and abroad including OCAD Toronto, Canada and many European Universities.
I consider myself a research artist, and having a strong background across media seems essential in order to articulate the critical themes of the work, which centre around notions of space place and artistic practice; drawing and painting are the mechanism or spring board that I use to explore ideas in the making of larger digital works (multi screen video films) often resulting in becoming exhibited works of art themselves, in this way all roads lead back to a robust base of art making. www.michelewhiting.com Collaboration is also key, and I work closely with Dr Linda Khatir who is based in Sweden in our collaborative practice Quilos and the Windmill. www.quilosandthewindmill.com We have had residencies and shown in The USA and Sweden, and are seeking new experiences within Europe at present. Working collaboratively is exciting, generative and discursive.
I lead on an academic research network which I established Space Place Practice www.spaceplacepractice.com that spans the South of England, having now some 20 members.
I really enjoy teaching; my experience is both broad and versatile, and alongside my art practice and work as course tutor and assessor at OCA, I am also Senior Lecturer for Post Graduate levels Research Methodologies at Bath School of Art and Design. I also run drawing workshops and other arts based workshops for vocational studies and in this way I enjoy working with and supporting all levels of art students from beginner to Doctoral candidates.