Michaela French is an artist, designer, researcher and lecturer working with light and time-based media. Her creative practice ranges from large scale immersive projection design to small light-based objects for gallery exhibition. Michaela’s artworks use light as the primary medium and incorporate a broad range of traditional and digital production techniques. She has extensive experience designing and creating innovative artworks, installations and projection spaces for planetaria, live performance, contemporary dance, museums and gallery exhibition. Michaela’s award winning work has been exhibited widely.

Michaela lectures in moving image, animation, motion design, experience design and immersive cinema. She currently leads the Fulldome Research Group at the Royal College of Art (RCA), London. She is a PhD Candidate in Information Experience Design in the School of Communication at the RCA. Her practice-based research enquiry investigates the complex relationship between light, embodied experience and states of presence.

Selected collaborators include:
Andrée Greenwell
Chunky Move Dance Company
Dr Adrian Lahoud
LIFT Festival
Lucy Guerin Dance Company
Melbourne Festival
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Planetarium
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Opera Australia
Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Museums Greenwich
Royal Opera House Creative Partnerships