9th Street Underpass Mural

The Office of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with madelife Gallery and the Boulder Parks and Recreation Department, welcomes a new collaborative mural by Michelle Miller and Madeleine Tonzi.

This mural is a fun addition to the city’s collection of public art and a vibrant, colorful contribution to creativity in the public realm, a priority of the Community Cultural Plan. Miller and Tonzi approached this site as an incredible opportunity to collaborate. Their work shares a focus on dynamic color and organic form, while exploring concepts of place, engagement, mindset and creation in the present moment.

About the Artists

Michelle Miller received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015 with a focus in printmaking. She currently lives in Boulder and exhibits her work across the U.S. “For me, color holds so much information, from just my day-to-day experiences travelling or my experiences in queer culture to moving between a lot of mecca cities especially in terms of our political climate,” said Miller.

Madeleine Tonzi received her BFA from the California College of the Arts in 2010. Originally from Santa Fe, NM her work rests on the concept of Solastalgia, a term used to describe the emotional distress people were experiencing due to the loss of their environment as a result of industrial extraction and the impact of climate change.