Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1967, Michele Brody received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 1989 and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994. She has had one person shows at the Atelier-galeried’Art Contemporain: Arras, France; Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporaneo: San Jose, Costa Rica; Dina4 Projekte: Munich, Germany; Temple Judea Museum: Elkins Park, PA; as well as chashama, Littlejohn Contemporary, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Casa Frela, Hudson Guild, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City.
Michele Brody has kept up a full time studio/exhibition practice for the past 20 years while working as an Artist/Educator throughout the New York City public school system. She has been the recipient of a grant or residency every year since 1995, where she focuses on developing a collaborative relationship with teachers and communities to provide a uniquely integrated visual arts program. She has had experience working with students of all ages through Studio in a School, Arts Horizons, Marquis Studios and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Michele has received grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Pollock/Krasner Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts, and has worked as an Artist-in-Residence at Skowhegan, the Headlands Center for the Arts, Ox-Bow, Emmanuel College and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. In 2006 she completed two permanent works of public art in The Bronx for the MTA and the Department of Education’s Public Art for Public Schools program. In 2011 she was awarded the Best 3-D Entry at the international Art Prize competition in Grand Rapids, MI by juror Glenn Harper of Sculpture Magazine for her installation “Nature Preserve” at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art. Michele currently resides and works in The Bronx where she is an Artist-in-Residence at the Andrew Freedman Home, a community-based art center located in a landmark building on the Grand Concourse.