Michelina Risbeck

Michelina’s work expresses one’s sense of self through dance, film, and photography. Their imagery conceptualizes topics related to the authenticity of self, interpersonal connections, and emotional intelligence. To know one’s authentic self is to gain an inner compass for a wholesome life, and art offers a space to learn this intimate knowledge. Through Michelina’s artistic style of light and movement, dance becomes an emotional release into the camera formed into several screendance

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University of Michigan
BFA Art & Design 2016
University Honors 2013 – 2015
GPA 3.5

Burren College of Art
Spring 2014
Study Abroad Program
Burren Exhibition



Mardi Gras’s Painted Props Feature 2020
Hamburger and Money Man images highlighting my work in progress for Blaine Kern Studios

STAMPS Alumni News on Devonix 2018
Written summary of my performances and personal reflection on being a drag king.

Ann Arbor Art Center Article 2017
Article on my interactive performance piece, Moving Mindset, featuring interview video.



Otherwise Fellowship Grant 2019
Awarded $500.00 for speculative fiction essay on my performances as drag king Devonix.

A&D Integrative Projects Grant 2016
Awarded $252.00 for materials on the video installation, The Helpless Flame.

Best in Photography Award 2014
Awarded 1st place in the Science as Art Competition for the TAR Syndrome Awareness photo.


  • THE RISE: A DRAG EXPRESSION Song by: Secret Nation Featured Drag Queen: Eureeka Starfish Directed and Produced by: Michelina Risbeck This music video is submitted as part of the Musicbed Film Competition.


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