Michele Guieu is a Bay Area environmental artist, maker, and art educator.
Her practice focuses on sustainability and the consequences of human activity, especially on our watershed and the ocean, in a time of an unprecedented man-made climate crisis.
Michele is an installation artist. Her 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 has presented participatory public installations at the San Diego Museum of Art, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, de Saisset Museum, and SubZERO Festival.
She serves on the Education Committee at Alliance for Youth Achievement (AYA) in San Jose, and on the Education Committee at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga. She created “The Water Project: From our Watershed to the Ocean”, an integrated art and science curriculum for grades K-8 which centers on the Bay Area watershed and ecosystems, and the need for people to care for the regions they live in.
She teaches in schools in underserved communities in and around San Jose. She presents professional development workshops for teachers at professional conferences, and community workshops for people all ages at public events and festivals.
She has lectured at FabLearn Conference in Stanford University, Montalvo Arts Center, Berkeley City College, Laney College, SJSU School of Art and Art History, Modernist Studies Conference, San Diego Museum of Art, Noel Baza Fine Art, Art Produce Gallery, and the San Diego Art Institute.
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), and independent graphic designer.
Originally from Marseille, France, Michele Guieu lived in Senegal and Paris before moving to Santa Fe in 2000. Since then she has lived in Austin (TX), Charlottesville (VA), San Diego (CA), and finally the Bay Area.