Michelle Deniaud

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Heavens Gate, 2008 Digital Drawing, Inkjet, Acrylic On Canvas 12 X12" © Michelle Deniaud
Gateway, 2008 Digital Drawing, Inkjet, Acrylic On Canvas 12 X 12" © Michelle Deniaud
Shadow Play, 2009 Digital Drawing, Inkjet, Acrylic On Canvas 12 X 12" © Michelle Deniaud
Quick Facts
Santa Monica, Ca
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Representing galleries
contemporary, Los Angeles, emerging-artists mixed-media, landscape, modern, photography, digital, figurative

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things but
their inward significance"


I am fascinated by nature, especially the inner nature of all life, and how the source of everything in the universe is connected by one vibrating field of energy.

I work in a variety of mediums, usually starting with a photograph, emphasizing and extracting the essential shapes and forms in the computer.

The results are then printed or drawn on canvas, and certain parts are sometimes further emphasized with oil or acrylic. It is a kind of hybrid of photography, digital technology, painting and drawing.

While I work I often remember something that I once read from one of Van Gogh's letters that has always been a source of inspiration and guidance:

" ...I am trying to exaggerate the essential and leave the obvious vague."

This quote has had a profound influence on the development of my work, as it has helped me to identify and emphasize what is uniquely "essential" to me in what I feel and see.

My hope is to show nature as a mirror, to see ourselves in it rather than separate from it.

Group Exhibitions

2010 "Exalted" Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA

2009 "Gem", Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA

2007 "Open Call LA 2007", Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA

2007 "On Site at the Gate 2007", Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA;
juror: Aimee Chang, OCMA curator of contemporary art

2007 " Los Angeles Art Show", Gallery 825, Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, CA

2005 "Snap to Grid", LACDA, Los Angeles, CA

2005 "Off The Wall", Riverside Art Museum, Riverside CA

2005 "Petit Works", Gallery 825, Bergamot Station Annex, Santa Monica, CA


2009 "LAAA Catalog: Survey of emerging Southern California artists ", Los Angeles Art Association Juror: Samuel Hoi, President of Otis College of Art and Design

2007 "LOS ANGELES ART SHOW," Catalog, pg 158, Los Angeles Art Association


Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA Studied Painting, Drawing and Art History
Fashion Institute of Design, Los Angeles, CA, AA Fashion Design

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