Michelle Vaughan is a visual artist and received her BFA at UCLA in 1994. She was born in 1971 in Anaheim, California and lives in New York City. In addition to her studio work, she has produced temporary installations in public settings surrounding topics such as science, history and politics. Solo shows have been exhibited at Dumbo Art Center and the South Street Seaport, where she was awarded fiscal sponsorship from the New York Foundation of the Arts for Sea Warriors: A Public Art Project, in 2009. She is currently producing a portrait series on the Spanish Habsburgs.