My art has a mission: to delight and surprise.
The paper sculptures are informed by my intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers for over 30 years. The moods and unique energy of fresh flowers are the sources of endless fascination and inspiration. The gesture of a petal, a hint of color, the direction of a shadow–the unpredictable way these elements play together make these pieces an adventure to construct and visually intoxicating to view, taking viewers to a place of joy, excitement and tranquility all at once.
The materials are common–paper, glue, paint, and pins–but I like to think that the way I use them gives a surprising and new way to look at common desk supplies.
This is where dreams are made; this is my Delightful Mission.
1984 – 1986
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA
2013 – 2014
A Paper Garden, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA
My Delightful Mission, Millesime, Philadelphia, PA
Naomi Chung | Michele Tremblay, Greisling Law, Philadelphia, PA
FORCES OF NATURE: Four Views of the Natural World, Cronin Trial Lawyers, Philadelphia, PA
The Art of the Flower, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Benefit Exhibition for BalletX, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Navigation Puzzle, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art Members’ Exhibition,
Juror, Bridgette Mayer
Botanica, A Drawing Room Project, Washington, DC
Art of the Flower, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Design Philadelphia: Discover Design, Le Meridien Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Design Philadelphia: REAPPEARS: Paper & Patterns, Graffiti Fabric & Flowers, Millesime, Philadelphia, PA
Clip. Cut: Paper Thin, Noyes Gallery, Stockton College, Hammonton , NJ
Awards and Honors
Third Place Award, The Art of the Flower, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Honorable Mention, Window design, Millesime, Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia, PA
Levitt, Shelley, “The Gift That Changed My Life”, Live Happy Magazine, December 2015
Schwartz, Chip “More Art and Design from the Halls of LeMeridien”, Knight Blog
Magee, Kristen, “Michele Tremblay”, Paper Crave, 9/26/2012
Martin, Ann, “Paper Flower-Michele Tremblay”, All Things Paper, 8/2012
Le Meridien, Commissioned to do a Christmas Tree for the Hotel Lobby as a part of a collection of Artist designed Christmas Trees.
Michele’s paper sculpture and paintings are in many private collections
Images copyright © Michele Tremblay
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