Michele Tabor was born in 1951 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She graduated in Fine Arts with honours in 1972 at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. In the years 1972 and 1973 she took part in the Post Graduate Program for Printmaking at Middlesex Polytechnic in London, UK. Lives and works in Amsterdam.
Michele Tabor's art reflects her concerns about and observations of society. Whether a person is simply doing something or as a statement about "being" in a wider sense.
Michele's work is figurative and portrays, generally speaking a single figure allowing her to concentrate on the individual whereby the existential position of the portrayed person becomes the central concern. Her work is always inspired by a particular person, place or experience. She both draws and paints using a variety of media.
1969 - 1972: Graduated as Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours, from the University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg, South Africa.
1973 - 1974: Postgraduate Printmaking, Middlesex Polytechnic, London.
1993: Newtown Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1995: Group exhibition, Arte Piccolo, Stichting Amazone, Amsterdam
1996: Group exhibition, "Summer Exhibition" Gallery Per Adres, Amsterdam
Group exhibition, Lutge Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
Group exhibition "Uitdagingen", Artotheek Oost, Amsterdam
1997: Group exhibition Galerie Het Portret, Amsterdam
1998: Group exhibition, Area Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
2000: The Explosion, Group exhibition, Artoteek Zuidoost, Amsterdam
Solo exhibition, City-Link, Leiden - East London, Leiden, the Netherlands
2001: Black Magic Wo(man) Art Salon, Artoteek Zuidoost te Amsterdam
Madonna, Galerie Expoline te Scherpenzeel
2002: Kit Theater, Tropen Museum, Amsterdam
Solo exhibition, Artoteek Zuidoost, Amsterdam
2003: Participation Art walk, Red Light District - Images of Desire 3
Solo exhibition, Stichting Beeldende Kunst- Breda
Group exhibition C.E.C. Zuidoost, Artoteek Zuidoost, Amsterdam
Consultant New Acquisitions (Art Coach), Artotheek Oost. Amsterdam
2004: Exhibition, Hivos, Den Haag in co-operation with The Gate Foundation, Amsterdam
Visiting guest teacher at primary schools in Leeuwarden, theme; Apartheid
South African Art for the Wereld Kinderfestival
1986: Painting triptych for the building and housing company, Zomers Buiten, Amsterdam
1987: Painting triptych, New Psychiatry Wing, St. Lucas Hospital, Amsterdam
2000: Bumper design and illustrations for the main articles of magazine i&i,
(ICT) published by Otto Cramwinkel, Amsterdam
Illustrations for Tribal Art, Amsterdam
2001: Illustrations for i&i, and illustrations for Z magazine
2002 - 2003: Illustrations for i&i
1999: African Harvest Investment Corporation, Cape Town, South Africa.
2002: Artotheek Zuidoost, Amsterdam and the Stichting Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam.
2003: Artoteek Zuidoost, Amsterdam and the Stichting Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam.
2004: Stichting Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam and Breda, the Netherlands.