Michelle Gomez was born and raised in sunny Miami, FL where she graduated from the prestigious high school; New World School of the Arts (NWSA) in 2008. In 2012, she received her BFA in General Fine Arts with a concentration in Curatorial Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, MD. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards, including the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Merit Scholarship and Fanny B Thalheimer Merit Scholarship. Gomez has produced many independent curatorial projects and programs in Baltimore and Miami. She is the Founder and Director of Young Blood; an annual exhibition in Miami that showcases alumni from NWSA as a fundraiser for the Visual Art department and has also served on the Program Advisory Committee at Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, MD.
Gomez enjoys making autobiographical artwork using a wide variety of mediums; most recently focusing on digital photography. Gomez has participated in many group exhibitions in Miami, Baltimore and D.C. Psychology, gender roles and cultural identity are subjects of her artistic investigations and curatorial projects. She is focusing her Graduate studies on new methods of exhibition presentation, socially engaged artwork, and Latin American culture and art. She is currently conducting fieldwork in the Baltimore Latino community, which will determine a final Thesis project that addresses the community’s wants and needs. Gomez will graduate with her MFA in Curatorial Practice from MICA in 2014.