Michela Sorrentino born in Montreal, Canada and studied art in Vancouver Canada before heading to Europe to further her studies in art and textile design. She studied in Paris, France and then worked many years as a textile designer in France, Italy and Spain. She later returned to Canada and worked as a graphic designer. These formative years created a fertile ground for Sorrentino’s past and current work.
Sorrentino juxtaposes bold design and unusual colour combinations with dramatic mark making and unique symbols that reflect an intuitive style of working. Within each of Sorrentino’s works are layer upon layer of marks, which she often combines with larger organic or architectural shapes as well as graffiti inspired typography that recalls a language without being too literal. The abstract images that form her art are symbols for what interests the artist in her every-day life. These are personal images for Sorrentino and are true reflections of her spontaneous responses to the visual world around her.