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Michelle I. Gomez

Michelle I. Gomez, born in Miami, FL in 1989, is a multi-passionate artist, curator, and educator whose artistic journey commenced at the early age of 8 when she formally dedicated her life to being an artist. An alumna of the renowned New World School of the Arts, Michelle honed her skills and passion for artistic expression, curating her first exhibition at the age of 18. She then earned a BFA in General Fine Arts with a concentration in Curatorial Studies in 2012, followed by an MFA in Curatorial Practice in 2014 from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Michelle's art has left its mark globally having exhibited and curated in locations such as Miami, Baltimore, Washington D.C, France, and Italy. With a commitment to leadership in the arts, Michelle has curated over 30 exhibitions and programs and was recognized as a Smithsonian Latino Center Museum Studies Fellow. Her curatorial endeavors range from founding "Young Blood," an annual showcase of New World School of the Arts alumni, to co-curating relevant and accessible public art projects and exhibitions in collaboration with communities of color. In 2017, she founded Creative Unions Event Design, the first event-planning company run by an artist-curator, transforming weddings into art exhibitions. Leveraging her expertise as a multi-six-figure Artpreneur, Michelle has coached over 300 women artists around the world in her signature business coaching program called “Artist to Artpreneur”, establishing one of the fastest-growing artist coaching businesses in the country. She then founded The New MFA, where she mentors the world's best artist coaches. Her coaching programs not only foster business + emotional intelligence development, but also raise awareness about the life problems and struggles fellow neurodivergent artists face, particularly in terms of mental health and business. After 15 years of dedicated service to the arts through her activism, public programming & speaking, curating, and coaching, Michelle is returning to her roots as an artist. Her renewed focus on her own personal artistic expression signals a full-circle moment, a testament to her unwavering commitment to the transformative power of art and the holistic well-being of artists like her worldwide.

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