Michele Knafo is an artist living and working in New York. She is a Set Designer & Cartoonist, though she most enjoys designing and building puppets. Please feel free to contact with any questions, comments, or requests.
As a young girl I wanted to be a realistic painter. During high school I took a variety of different art classes but mainly focused on painting and drawing portraits. As a student, I struggled with trying to figure out what I would do after graduation and what I really enjoyed to make. I attempted to change my style to be more editorial while thinking double spread Illustrations was the only way I could make money. I then began to create underground comix. I thought to myself, "My mind is made, I will be a cartoonist." Until my 4th and graduating year I found a craft that perfectly suits me, which is making puppets. If it wasn't for SVA's puppet workshop class, I may not have found this skill that I love very much. Today I am working as a Set Designer and Event Decorator. I am able to incorporate all of my crafts within this position. The opportunity to create is endless!