Lives & works in New York City 

As part of her socially engaged practice, Michi is the President  of BAXTER ST at The Camera Club of New York, an artist run non-profit organization, which operates to create platforms of community engagement and progress for emerging lens based artists. She brought the organization to its current location and lead its revitalization. 

She is co-founder of New Draft Collective and Secretary Press. She serves on the board of Art Production Fund, National YoungArts, and Beat the Street Philadelphia. 

Her site-specific installation work has been commission by the Maritime Foundation. Her books include Writing as Practice, How We Do Both: Art and Motherhood and the three volume series Mold. Jigarjian’s work has been exhibited internationally and she is a 2013 recipient of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space Residency.

She is currently on faculty at ICP-Bard MFA Program. 



President of Baxter St @ CCNY

Partner The Rockaway Hotel, Art and Community 

Co-Founder Secretary Press / New Draft Collective 




ICP-Bard M.F.A 2012

International Center of Photography GS Program 2009

Lehigh University BFA  2002


Recent Exhibitions 


Spoken Word, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY 2018

Sherman Swicker, Pier 24, New York, NY 2014

Re-Current, Building 100 Governors Island, New York, NY 2013

From Ours To Yours, 20-24 Jackson Ave Gallery, MFA Thesis Show February 2012


Selected Group Shows


Present Memory, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, NY 2013

MFA Thesis Show, The Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, May 2012

CCS Museum Bard College: Book Exhibition Withering White Book Exhibited Summer 2011

Photography in the Expanding Technologies Limner Gallery: Hudson, New York April 2010

Takes 2010 Upstream Gallery: Dobbs Ferry, NY February 2010

Arte Latino Mills Pond Gallery: Hudson, New York February 2010

Glimpse of Time Joyce Gordon Gallery: Los Angeles, CA

False Idols: Prespectives on Latina Women Casa Frela Gallery: New York, NY:  July 2009

Pluperfect International Center of Photography: July 2009

Visualizing Ulysses KGB: New York, NY



Publications/ Books


Mold Issue 2, Edited and Published by Secretary Press 2014

Mold Issue 1, Edited and Published by Secretary Press 2013

How We Do Both Motherhood and Art: Edited Published by Secretary Press 2012

Writing as Practice: Perpheral Continuity: Edited Published by Secretary Press 2012

Alone Together: Self Published Book: Edition of 5, 2012

New Works: Thesis Group Catalog, 2012

New Works: Slidefest Zine April 2011





WSJ: Sherman Swicker Review 

Art Info: Sherman Swicker Review

BlindSpot Fall 2011


2010 PDN Pulse Variations On a Theme: My Family, My Self

Artlog.net Spotlight Artist


Shift Vol. 4. International Center of Photography


Residency / Awards


LMCC Swing Space Residency 

Directors Fellowship ICP-Bard