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. She earned a BA in Art from Iowa State University, Ames. Her drawings and paintings have been shown regionally and nationally. She was awarded grants and fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Forecast Public Art, Southwest MN Arts and Humanities Council, and the Southeast MN Art Council. In 2011 She created twenty etched-glass drawings for the windows of the Marshall-Lyon County Library. In 2015 Weeks created a large-scale wall drawing titled I Saw a Wheel on the Earth in Old Main at St. Olaf College.


Michon mines the myths, songs, and history of her surroundings as well as her own memories and thoughts to consider the nature of human existence and perception. By using ordinary objects as subject matter—soft drink cup, gas can, wall clock, light rail sign, saw blade, and other materials from the made world—and transforming them through curious alterations in perspective, shape, scale, and patterning, she reveal a sense of wonder and merge the boundaries between the everyday and the deeply symbolic.

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