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B.  1961 USA

As an artist and naturalist deeply connected to place, Michelle paints to cultivate connections and honor her kinship to the natural world.


Best known for large, abstract landscapes, artist and naturalist Michelle Louis has exhibited in group and solo shows worldwide. Her work is held in private, corporate, and public collections in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to art collectors, she's licensed work to designers and consultants for projects large and small.

Trained in studio art, landscape architecture, and graphic design, Michelle Louis works full-time as an artist in Middleton, Wisconsin. Her studio extends to her yard, where she nurtures an edible landscape that includes

8 kinds of berries.

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2021- The Other Art Fair, Global Virtual Edition, Nov.
"Art of Water V" James May Gallery/ Artsy, Algoma, WI
"Forward," University Hospital, Madison, WI
"Stand," Art Fluent, Boston, MA
"Members' Exhibition" WVA SC, Madison, WI
2020- "Art is in the Air," MSN Airport Gallery, Madison, WI.
Secura Show, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI.
2019- The Other Art Fair, Mana Contemporary, Chicago
WVA, UW Hospital, Madison, WI
Roots, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI
Water III, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI
Artist-in-residence, Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica
2018- Juried Annual, Freeport Art Museum, Award winner, Freeport, Illinois
Summer Exhibition, Atelier Güell, Barcelona, Spain
Artist-in-residence, Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica
2017- WVA SC Show, Madison, WI
Steenbock Gallery, Madison, WI
Artist-in-residence, Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica
2016- National Parks Centennial Exhibition, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
Artist-in-Residence, Ice Age National Scenic Trail
2015- Women's Works International, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, Il
Justified Art, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI
Artist-in-Residence, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2014- Artist-in-Residence, Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica
2013- Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI, USA (2 person)
International Festival of Art, Adugyama, Ghana, Africa
2013- National Gallery of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica (solo)
Festival Internaciónal del Arte, Sisid-Anejo, Ecuador
2011- Artist-in-Residence, Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica
2010- Artist-in-Residence, Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica
Gallery on the Main, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin (4 person)
2006- CitiArtSpace, Madison Municipal Building, Madison, Wisconsin (solo)
2005- Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, Wisconsin
2004- Artist-in-Residence, Can- Serrat, Barcelona, Spain

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