Michele Guieu is a Bay Area artist and Arts Education specialist. Her youth art projects and participatory installations are oriented towards a better understanding of our surroundings and the consequences of human activity on our watershed and oceans. As a teaching artist, she develops “across the curriculum” projects, such as the Water Project, a series of exercises that examined our waterspaces, water consumption, endangered marine species, and the consequences of pollution on the ocean. She also creates art-integrated projects for specific units, such as Rocks and Soil, Forces and Motion, and Insects.
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 California drought. 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.
Michele is a teaching artist for Montalvo Arts Center’s Teaching Artist Program in Campbell and a member of Montalvo's Education Committee. Originally from Marseille, France, Michele lived in Senegal, Africa, and Paris before moving to the US. She received her M.A. in graphic design from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD).