Michaela French is an artist, researcher and lecturer working with light and time-based media. Her practice-based research investigates the embodied experience of light and reflects her ongoing interest in combining the universal and the intimate in her work.


Michaela’s practice moves between large-scale immersive projection spaces and small light-based objects, all of which explore the interwoven relationship between light, the body and experiences of wonder. The seeing of light and the visions we have of ourselves and our place in the universe are inseparably entwined and as such the body and light are coincidental. Through the exploration of embodied experience and the materiality of light Michaela’s art works re-frame and reveal the extraordinary in the everyday.

Michaela’s award winning work incorporates traditional and digital image making techniques and has been exhibited widely.

Michaela is a PhD Candidate at the Royal College of Art. She lectures in moving image, animation, motion design and expanded cinema at the Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art, London.

Selected collaborators include:

Andrée Greenwell
Lucy Guerin Dance Company
Chunky Move Dance Company
Opera Australia
LIFT Festival
Royal Opera House Creative Partnerships
Melbourne Festival
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Melbourne Museum
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Melbourne Planetarium