Biography

 

Michele Guieu is a Bay Area artist and an Arts Education specialist. Her art projects for youth and her participatory installations are oriented towards a better understanding of our surroundings and the consequences of human activity on our watershed and the ocean. She develops “across the curriculum” projects, like the Water Project, a series of exercises about our waterscapes, our water consumption, how to protect our watershed, the consequences of our plastic addiction on the ocean and the marine species endangered by the plastic pollution. She creates art integrated projects for specific units, like Rocks and Soil, Forces and Motion, Insects.

Michele is a teaching artist for Montalvo Arts Center’s “Teaching Artists in the school program” in Campbell and a member of the Montalvo Arts Center Education Committee. Originally from Marseille, France, Michele lived in Senegal, Africa and Paris, before moving to the US. She received a MA in graphic design from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD).

Her solo exhibition “Sip. Do Not Gulp.” at the de Saisset Museum (2014) examined the interconnectedness between water and food in the Santa Clara Valley in the context of the severe drought California is going through. She is a board member of WEAD (Women Environmental Artists Directory). Her video “Granted” won best environmental short at the Bay Area Women in Film and Media (BAWIFM) Short Film Festival in San Francisco in 2013.

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