Michele Guieu is a Bay Area environmental
artist, maker, and art educator.
Her practice focuses on the importance of
water, and the consequences of human
activity on our watershed and the ocean.
Michele is an installation artist, whose work
has been exhibited nationally and
internationally, including MAC Paris,
California Center for the Arts, Oceanside
Museum of Art, San Diego City College
Gallery, Currents New Media, ZER01
Biennial, and Rosalux Gallery. She has had
solo exhibitions at the Musée des Merveilles, Art Produce Gallery, San
Diego Art Institute, and Tech Shop San Jose.
She presented “Species Encounter”, a large-scale shadow theatre
installation with public participation, at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art &
History, SubZERO Festival, San Jose Convention Center, and Tech
Museum. She has also created participatory installations at the Santa
Cruz Museum of Art, de Saisset Museum, San Diego College Art Gallery,
and the San Diego Museum of Art. Michele has a permanent installation
at the Bio Tinkering Lab at the Tech Museum in San Jose.
She also created “The Water Project: From our Watershed to the Ocean”, an
integrated art and science curriculum for grades K-9 which centers on
the Bay Area watershed and ecosystems, and the need for people to care
for the regions they live in. The curriculum employs diverse media,
including shadow puppetry, collective installations, video narration,
poster making, drawing, painting, and collage.
Michele earned her MA in Visual Communication at École Nationale
Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD), and worked for many years an
an artist, artistic director, creative director (at Landor Paris), and
independent graphic designer.