About Michelle Aldredge

Michelle Aldredge is an artist, writer, curator, and the founding editor of Gwarlingo, an online arts and culture journal. Her popular Gwarlingo Salon connects artists like DJ Spooky with New Hampshire audiences. In 2015 she was named a “Top 100 Artist, Innovator, Creative” by Origin magazine. She is a 2016 recipient of the Wampler Art Professorship at James Madison University, as well as fellowships from the Hambidge Center and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. Her writing and photography have appeared in RISD XYZ magazine, 2Paragraphs, Psychology Today, Born Journal, and other publications. In 2016 she and collaborator Corwin Levi will publish their first book Mirror Mirrored, which combines Grimms’ fairy tales with vintage illustration remixes and the work of contemporary artists like Kiki Smith, Carrie Mae Weems, and Amy Cutler. From 1999-2012 Michelle worked at The MacDowell Colony, the nation’s oldest artist retreat. She is regular arts & culture commentator for New Hampshire Public Radio, loves Southern barbecue, and traveling the world in search of mind-blowing art. Michelle offers one-on-one coaching sessions, workshops, and speaks to businesses, arts groups, and students about overcoming the psychological and practical barriers to producing your best work. (Read more here .) If you’d like to work with her one-on-one or hire her to speak at your school, business, or organization, please contact michelle (at) gwarlingo (dot) com.

New Hampshire Fireworks: Happy Fourth!

By |07.03.11|

Creative Spaces: Angela Cappetta’s Love Letter to Medusa

By |06.30.11|

Photographer Angela Cappetta has a new show opening this weekend at the Medusa General Store as part of their MGS Projects series. “Medusa: A Love Letter to the Mountains” reflects on the working farm community of Medusa in Upstate New […]

New York City Lights

By |06.29.11|




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Gwarlingo Visits the Tate Modern

By |06.22.11|

This week I paid a visit to the Tate Modern in London. The museum is the most-visited modern art gallery in the world with over 4.7 million visitors a year. Currently, the Tate has special exhibitions by Joan […]

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Found : Vintage Photos of Mutt and Jeff

By |06.17.11|




I love found photos and have been collecting them for years now. These pictures of odd couples are two of the favorites in my collection. The photographs were taken only a few years apart in 1937 and 1933 and were found […]

MacArthur Fellow Anna Schuleit & the Whole Sweep of Trying

By |05.31.11|

Welcome to the first installment of “Creative Spaces,” a regular Gwarlingo series that will focus on the creative habits and work spaces of visual artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, and other talented individuals.

I’m excited to kick off the series with an […]

Gwarlingo’s Pick of the Week: Bon Iver

By |05.17.11|

For all of you Bon Iver fans who have been patiently waiting for new music, your wait is about to come to an end. Bon Iver’s new self-titled album will be released on June 21st.

In the March issue of Rolling […]

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Gwarlingo’s Guide to Residency Programs

By |05.04.11|


What do Quentin Tarantino’s Resevoir Dogs, Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, and the musical Grey Gardens have in common? All of these works were created during a residency at an artist retreat.*

Through the decades artist communities […]

Movie Barcodes

By |03.28.11|

The use of color in cinema has been on my mind in recent days because of a site called Movie Barcode, which offers a new way of experiencing a film. Movie Barcode compresses every frame of a […]

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Ira Glass Talks about the Creative Process

By |03.23.11|


In the following clip, Ira Glass, the host of NPR’s This American Life, gives some useful advice to writers, journalists, and broadcasters about the art of telling a good story. Remember the method you learned in college–opening […]

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News: Sinatra, The Strokes, Salman & More

By |03.22.11|

A NEW SINATRA BIO: James Kaplan has just published a new biography on Frank Sinatra called Frank: The Voice. Geoffrey O’Brien has written a long review, “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” in The New York Review of Books. Kaplan focuses […]

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Hedgehog in the Fog: A Short Animated Classic by Russia’s “Golden Snail”

By |03.19.11|

If you’ve never seen Yuriy Norshteyn’s Hedgehog in the Fog, then you are in for a special treat. And if you have seen it, you owe it to yourself to revisit this classic, animated film.

Hedgehog in the Fog is one […]

Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

By |03.19.11|

The Guardian’s two-part series “Ten Rules for Writing Fiction” has been a popular topic of discussion in the writing community in recent weeks. The idea was inspired by Elmore Leonard’s “10 Rules of Writing,” which originally appeared in The New […]

Welcome to Gwarlingo

By |02.06.11|


My name is Michelle Aldredge. I am a writer, photographer, and the creator of Gwarlingo.

Gwarlingo is an online community where artists and curious individuals can follow great visual art, music, film, performance, writing, […]