Michele Guieu

  • Species Encounter: Dive In! An interactive temporary installation about the plastic pollution in the oceans, SubZERO festival, San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 2014.
  • Species Encounter: Dive In! An interactive temporary installation about the plastic pollution in the oceans, SubZERO festival, San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 2014.
  • Species Encounter: Dive In! An interactive temporary installation about the plastic pollution in the oceans, SubZERO festival, San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 2014.
  • Species Encounter: Dive In! An interactive temporary installation about the plastic pollution in the oceans, SubZERO festival, San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 2014.
  • Waterdream series, ink on paper, 2013-2014, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
  • Waterdream series, ink on paper, 2013-2014, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
  • Waterdream series, ink on paper, 2013-2014, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
  • Waterdream series, ink on paper, 2013-2014, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
  • "Sip. Do Not Gulp." Multi media Installation with interaction with the public, at the De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA. (2014)
  • Multi media Installation at the De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA. Video, mural, objects. (2014)
  • Arts Integration Residencies with Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA. Integration of the Arts in the Elementary Curriculum. Here: Earth Sciences, 2nd Grade, "Rocks and Soil Unit". (2013, 2014)
  • "Sailing through Sausalito History" a video project with Willow Creek Academy (3rd Grade) and the Sausalito Festival Art Foundation. (2014)
  • "What A Wonderful Creek" a video project with Willow Creek Academy (3rd Grade) and the Sausalito Festival Art Foundation (2013)
  • "G R A N T E D" video 1:30 - won "Best Environmental Short" - Bay Area Women in Film and Media (BAWIFM) Short Film Festival 2013. (2012)
  • "I Remember" a series of 9 videos of less than a minute for the Waterwheel World Water Day Symposium, (2013).
  • "Water System" Video 4:50 2012 Water System is about two boys explaining and demonstrating the water system they created for their small shack during the summer 2012.
  • "You bear the scar at the base of your spine, where lies the shadow of the moon" Video Projection on a large wall. Created for SubZERO festival, San Jose 2012. Collaborative piece with poet Tiffany Higgins (texts). (2012)
  • Death Valley National Park Ongoing photo project 2012
  • "Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory" Installation (paintings and video), Project X Gallery, Solana Beach, CA, 2010.
  • "Lucy, Darwin and Me" installation (video, photos, drawings, mural, decals, objects). View of the exhibition from the outside of the gallery Art Produce Gallery, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  • "Artifacts" video 12:00 part of the exhibition "Lucy, Darwin and Me", Art Produce Gallery, San Diego, 2010.

From large-scale installations to teaching art to kids, my art is informed by my roles as a mother, a traveler—and as both an immigrant and emigrant. I am also profoundly influenced by my parent’s scientific background (my mother was a biologist and my father was a geologist).

Fueled by these interests and influences, I create using a variety of mediums: as videographer, installation artist, painter, and photographer.

From my early years in France (Marseille and Paris) and Senegal, Africa, to the expansive vistas of the desert southwest and my adopted state of California—the built and natural worlds figure prominently in my multi-media installations. My passion for the environment keeps me deeply connected to nature and a sense of place.

In my art and through my teaching I am sharing my views and concerns about environmental issues, and more specifically the ones linked to sustainability and water. I engage the public and my young students to reflect, collaborate and create.

Species Encounter: Dive In!, an installation about the consequences of plastic pollution on marine species, my video Granted, which is about global issues of sustainability and clean water, the Water Project, an ensemble of 6 lessons I developed for elementary students; they all reflect my twin aims of social engagement and participatory art.

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    • 873 Hanover Avenue
    • Sunnyvale CA 94087
    • (858) 736 4849

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