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. 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. Weeks teaches studio art at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and lives in Northfield with her husband, David.
I mine the myths, songs, and history of my surroundings as well as my own memories and thoughts to consider the nature of human experience and perception. By using ordinary objects as subject matter—soft drink cup, gas can, wall clock, saw blade, and other materials from the made world—and transforming them through curious alterations in perspective, shape, scale, and patterning, I examine the boundary between the every day and the deeply symbolic.