Michelle Baharier studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London and Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main Germany. She has won a number of awards including the Julian Sullivan award.
Her artistic practice is strongly influenced by her everyday experience of disability, addressing barriers and prejudices about dyslexia. Baharier explores her inner conflicts showcasing vulnerability, extremes of self-love, hope and unease, and her emotional states. Her oeuvre includes videos, sound, insulation, performance, poetry, colourful expressive paintings and portraits, using storytelling, and hybrid digital collages. Her work is in a number of public and private collections including ‘The Walkie Talkies’ supported by Arts Council England, housed at The London Transport Museum, which is the first piece of disability history they own.
In Summer 2022, Baharier had a residency at the ‘House of Annetta’ Spitalfields London UK, supported by Assemble.
She lives/works in London and exhibits internationally.