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Michelle de Metz

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Works in


realism, landscape, surrealism, traditional, abstract, figurative, conceptual, sculpture, conceptual realism mixed-media installation


Telling truths through my photorealism and then painting over truths via abstract expressionism.


LSU – Louisiana State University

20+ years independent study

Selected Recent Exhibits:

modArt Show, ilume GALLERIE

New Abstracts, Town & Country, Chase Miller Gallery - Prashe design showroom

Meltdown, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary 

Florence Biennialist  - Art Basel Miami, Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery

Temporary Collective, Historic Continental Gin Bldg.

Pink, Rising Gallery,

Arlington Museum of Art,

Body and Soul, The Chapel,

I Am Woman, Rising Gallery,

International Contemporary Masters, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas,

The Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy,

Colorful Personalities - Abstraction Solo,

Jesuit Museum Permanent Collection,

Wish! The Dallas Contemporary,

Borders, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary,

Hill Country Estate Charity Gala,

f.i.g. (Fashion Industry Gallery),

D Magazine Art-Slam,

Alley's House, American Fine Art Gallery,

Plano, TX City Hall,

Art Conspiracy II, III, IV & V… (La Reunion),

Keeping it Real, Prive...

Selected Publications/Recent Reviews:

New Abstraction, Town & Country  seen on BRT - The Style Network

International Contemporary Masters

A + C November, 2009 Colorful Personalities...

D Magazine

American Art Collector

"Michelle de Metz's photorealist pastels were provocative and appear at first glance to be blurry photographs... Goldilocks was my favorite piece because of the blurred vulnerability that kept me there with its fine execution. There was strength here that was totally feel her blurred art is trying to let you know she is more than what she appears..." Rachel Parrish Dallas Art News

"Once I talked with..." [Michelle de Metz] "... in person and learned what at quick glance appeared to be intense, brightly colored, undulating close-up photographs in reality were luscious photorealist pastels with no trace of a brushstroke, and she was stealing the show ..." -- June Mattingly, Regular Main and regular arts contributor for Modern Dallas


OPA, Oil Painters of America,

WAOW, Women Artists of the West,

The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art,

Dallas Museum of Art – Associates Circle Member,

MOCA, Miami,

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary,

CADD Art Lab, Contemporary Art Dealers Dallas

Goss Michael Foundation,



Provided upon request




Recent Exhibits

Michelle de Metz participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2010 I Am Woman
Rising Gallery
May, 2010 Wish! at the Dallas Contemporary
Dallas Contemporary
Dec, 2009 Florence Biennial
Biennale Internazionale Dell Arte Contemporanea
Nov, 2009 Colorful Personalities - Abstract Expressionism
The Englishman's Gallery
Jun, 2009 f.i.g - D Magazine Art Slam
Fashion Industry Gallery, f.i.g.
Apr, 2009 Sky Work on exhibit at City Hall
Plano City Hall, TX
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