Date: May 15, 2023 Category: ,


LeMaitre, Michele

Michele LeMaitre, (American, b. 1963), a multi disciplinary, award winning artist is known for her newly invented process and style of 2D Interactive Sculptural Mixed Media, which represent chunks of water that have seemingly been scooped out of the Ocean, pools or lakes and splashed onto the walls, in a controlled but fluid form. The bold surface colors change with the movement of the viewer’s body. 

Michele invites the viewer to interactively “swim” around the works of art, as if being immersed in water, to experience the changing colors which represent the water’s reflective surface and depths. Through body movement and thoughtful reflection, the viewer is invited to connect with each art piece and from there, be more consciously aware of how their body interacts with and feels on an emotional, visceral, cellular, and spiritual level, while being in, on, under or around any body of water.  

Michele attended Université Côte d’Azur for Arts and French Language, Mount Ida college for fashion design, and UNLV, completing an independent study in large scale paintings. Most recently, her works have earned her an inclusion in three different Museum exhibitions; The American Society of Marine Artists 19th National Exhibition; A traveling exhibition hosted by The Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, NY September 9, 2023 – December 31, 2023, and continued onto The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, MN, January 19 – May 12, 2034.

She was awarded The Denis Diderot [A-i-R] Grant while attending Chateau Orquevaux’s residency in Orquevaux, France. A piece titled “A Little Chunk Of Ocean” is now in the permanent collection of Chateau Orquevaux, to be placed in their upcoming Museum. 

Her work is in private collections worldwide and can be seen in exhibitions and publications in the USA and Europe. “