Born and raised in Washburn, Iowa, Michon Weeks moved to Minnesota to attend the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where she earned an MFA in Drawing and Painting. Her work has been shown around the country, including galleries and museums in Miami, Indianapolis, and New York City, as well as many Twin Cities locations. Weeks teaches drawing and painting at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.
My artwork mines the iconography of paintings within the Christian tradition to consider how they interface with modern questions and yearnings. Specifically, I reference Eastern Orthodox icons to ask how they speak to the world's current predicaments. What wisdom can I find in these ancient artifacts? The icon painters asked questions that I am now asking myself; what does it mean to be human? My work takes the form of small egg tempera paintings on wooden panels and drawings on paper.