Michele Guieu / Statement
I am a French American Bay area based environmental artist and STEAM/Maker art educator. My practice is informed by my interest in human activities impact on nature and more specifically water, and sustainability.
I use sustainable materials, mostly recycled, recyclable, found or salvaged. Most of the installations I create are participatory and site-specific.
Originally from Marseille, France, I lived in Senegal, Africa, and Paris, where I received a MA in graphic design from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD). I was an artistic director, a creative director at Landor and an independent graphic designer for many years in Paris. I moved to the US in 2000.
My work has been shown in exhibitions at venues such as the City College Gallery (San Diego, CA), de Saisset Museum of Art and History (Santa Clara, CA), the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA), the California Center for the Arts (Escondido, CA), Mac Paris (France), The San Diego Art Institute (San Diego, CA)
My short video “Granted” won best environmental short at the Bay Area Women in Film and Media (BAWIFM) Short Film Festival in San Francisco in 2013.