Zipporah Michel

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"Blue Exhibit" Art Exhibition at Broward Art Guild, 2020 featuring my work "Nefertem of the Blue Lotus"

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"Sisterhood" Art Exhibition at the North Miami Beach Library, 2021 featuring my work "Embaye Girls" (From left to right: Visual Artist Zipporah Michel, NMB Commissioner Daniela Jean, First Female Mayor of Miami-Dade Daniella Levine Cava, and NMB Anthony F. DeFillipo)

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North Miami Beach Vice Mayor, Paule Villard presenting Zipporah Michel the Proclamation Plaque at the North Miami Beach Senior Luncheon August 27, 2021

Illustration + graphic design + fine arts

ABOUT THE ARTIST

     Born in 1992, Zipporah Michel is a South Florida artist trained in graphic design, illustration, and fine arts with a deep interest in ancient civilizations and enriched tribal histories. Growing up with family members of the performing arts and entertainment, Michel became enraptured by the vibrant cultures that these civilizations (Aztec, Mayan, Ethiopian, Egyptian, etc.) had to offer authentically on screen in storytelling and through her artwork in colorful illustrations in mixed media and paint.

 

    Her work is currently featured as a part of the permanent collection for the Sailboat Bend II building by the HACFL - Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale and The Global Art Agency’s "The Contemporary Art of Excellence" Volume IV: Investable Artists 2021.

Education

  • New World School of the Arts, 2007 - 2011

    • Major | HS Visual Arts​

    • High School Diploma

  • Miami-Dade College​, 2013 - 2022

    • Major | AS Aviation Administration​

    • Associate in Science

  • Florida International University, 2023—

    • Major |​ BFA Animation

    • Bachelors in Fine Arts

work experience + Associations

  • The Empowerment Network, Inc. (T.E.N. Global), 2021—

    • Board Member | Artist in Residence​

  • North Miami Beach Commission on Aging + Senior Citizens Advisory Board, 2021—

    • Board Member | Art Instructor​

  • Miami-Dade College Public Schools, 2020—

    • Educator | MDCPS-Certified

  • Creative Pinellas, 2021​

    • Grant Review Panelist​ | Visual Artist

EXHIBITIONS
  • The Artseen Gallery

    • Wynwood Art Walk, 2010​​

  • Mark K. Wheeler Gallery​

    • 2011 AIFL International Student Art Competition, 2011

  • Miami Dade College Art Gallery

    • Student Art Exhibition, 2014

  • Art Serve, Inc.

    • ​Reflect: Healing Through Art, 2018​​

    • RedEye: Beyond, 2018​​​

    • True Colors: Art for All, 2018

    • Art Bravo! Juried Fine Art Show, 2019

    • Art Society Walls at Westfield Mall | Black History Month, 2019

    • Westfield Live Painting | Black History Month, 2019

    • Reflect: Healing Through Art, 2019

    • HOME: An Artistic Celebration of Community, 2019

    • Arts Hallandale: Vibrant Hydrants, 2019

    • ArtServe's 30th Anniversary Season Preview, 2019

    • Roots of the Spirit: Soulful Expressions of the African Diaspora, 2020

    • (DIS)OBEDIENT: Redefining Feminism in a Fractured Reality, 2020

    • Drinks and a Show: Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus Fundraiser | Silent Auction, 2020

    • The Salon: Member & Resident Artist Exhibition, 2020-2021

  • Miami—Greater Miami and the Beaches

    • RIFT Art Exhibition⁠⁠—NMB Library |Art Basel Miami, 2019

    • AROMA Art Exhibition—NMB Library, 2020

    • Sisterhood Art Exhibition—NMB Library, 2021

    • Ayiti: A Celebration of Haitian American Art Exhibition—NMB Library, 2021

  • Broward Art Guild

    • Blue Exhibit, 2020

    • Black History Month Exhibition—FTL City Hall, 2020

    • Black & White Art Exhibition, 2021

    • Celebrating Black History & Culture, 2021

    • 8x8: An Art Fundraiser, 2021

    • Art Around Town Exhibition, 2021

    • 71st Anniversary Art Exhibition, 2021

  • Thou Art Woman

    • (MIS)BEHAVE: Lesbian Folklore & More Art Exhibition, 2020

  • Niki Lopez Creative LLC

    • ​What's Your Elephant, Safe at Home, 2020

    • Aya Arts Project, 2021

  • Global Art Agency​

    • "The Contemporary Art of Excellence" Volume IV: Investable Artists 2021, 2021​

  • Camelback Gallery

    • Artist Choice VII Exhibition, 2021

  • Wilton Art | Art Out of the Box

    • Artsquare12x12.2021, 2021

  • Zero Empty Spaces

    • Zero Empty Spaces Open Studios | Miami International Mall, 2021

    • Reflection of Oneself | Boca Raton Innovation Campus, 2021 

  • Fountainhead Residency

    • Fountainhead Residency Artists Open, 2021

Awards + recognition

  • Camelback Gallery

    • Artist Choice VII Exhibition | Bronze Award, 2021

  • New Pelican Newspaper

    • Eye on Art | Zipporah Michel Soars on the Wings of Art Plaque Award, 2021

  • Greater Miami | City of North Miami Beach

    • NMB Mayoral Proclamation Award, 2021

  • Creative Pinellas

    • Grant Review Panelist Honorarium (August - September), 2021  ​

  • Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale (HACFL) + Niki Lopez Creative, LLC

    • Aya Arts Project Artist Honorarium, 2021

PUBLIC PROJECTS

  • Da's Music School

    • Da's Music School's 2nd Annual Music Competition, 2017

  • Indie Events

    • Anointed Easter Music Competition & Recital, 2018

  • Freedom Temple of Miami

    • Freedom Temple Sunday Program | July 7th - July 14th, 2019

  • The City of Hallandale​

    • ​Arts Hallandale: Vibrant Hydrants, 2019-2021

  • Niki Lopez Creative LLC

    • Aya Arts Project, 2021

  • Global Art Agency​

    • "The Contemporary Art of Excellence" Volume IV: Investable Artists 2021, 2021​

  • Broward Art Guild

    • Broward Art Guild 70th Anniversary Members Book, 2021

  • Parkman Creative​

    • Journey to Wellness: Art as an act of Self + Healing, 2021

  • Zero Empty Spaces

    • Expressive Portrait Painting Course, 2021

    • Back to School, Back Together | Miami International Mall , 2021 

Memberships Affiliations