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Chilean- American artist, Michele Krauss, was born and raised in Santiago. She spent the majority of her adult life abroad where her travels opened up the doors, for her to study interior architecture, design and art in Milan, London, San Francisco, Miami, Madrid, Boston and New York.


Her numerous relocations have translated into her artwork as a constant motion, expressing conflict between stability and settlement and struggles between conformism and freedom.

Krauss has exhibited nationally and internationally in Contemporary Art Fairs, Solo and Group Shows in Italy, Chile, Australia, France, Japan and the United States. Many of her artworks have been selected and awarded by curators of prominent museums such as MoMa, Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art among others.


She has been featured in international publications such as Revista COSAS, Art Journal and Harper’s Bazaar. Her paintings have been selected to be displayed at the US Embassy in Santiago, Chile, by the US Department of State Art Curators. Her artwork can also be found in private and corporate collections worldwide.


Michele has now established her permanent residence in New York City, where she has her art studio and is continuously inspired by its diversity, uniqueness and catalytic force. 






I work on wood boards and canvas, intermixing different materials, like oil paints, wires and sand. By intertwining concepts, feelings and ideas, we can communicate on different levels and in a variety of ways.

Symbolizing how we are wired to each other through communication, being physical, mental or spiritual, I tell a story, I keep a secret, I code a message…


We are surrounded in a world of juxtaposition; it exists between motion and what is static, between the organic architecture and the man-made constructions, as well as the fluidity of movement and the rigidity of the structure.


But while we find juxtaposition of elements in the landscape itself, there's also a contrast between emotions and perceptions. I represent it physically in the form of a painting, creating allegorical landscapes.

 Art is not isolated from social and cultural context. It participates, it’s part of it and transform it.

Through subliminal symbolism, I make personal statements about social justice, global issues, gender equality, love and sometimes humor. I express hidden stories, thoughts and feelings. These are influenced by current events and issues that affect my inner world and the world, that belongs to us all. 

My goal of final expression, is to communicate with the viewer and create a connection that transcends time and invites you to be part of the creative process. The painting has a life of its own, which is never finished with the final brushstroke, but remains alive through energy, feeling and exchange between the viewer and the artwork.





ISAD (Milan,ITALY) Architecture and Design

KLC (London,ENGLAND) Interior Design

SUNY (New York, USA) Interior Design 

JULIA RUEDA, (art restorer, Madrid, SPAIN) Art studies

ENZO RUSSO (student of Giorgio Di Chirico) Art studies


2023 "Summer in the City", at the Ferguson Library Gallery, Stamford Connecticut. 

Juror:  Eleanor Flatow, current Associate Director at Hollis Taggart Art Gallery



2022    "Lineal Compositions" InSight Artspace Gallery, ARTSY virtual exhibit.

2018   "Wired" (Interconexiones) ARTESPACIO gallery, Santiago Chile 

2013     Through Windows One Art Space Gallery, TriBeCa, New York

2012    Art By The Arch- Dumbo Art festival, Brooklyn, New York 

2011   “Yuxtaposiciones” ARTESPACIO gallery, Santiago Chile

2009   “Passion of Color” Cafe Gallery Arcadia, Old Greenwich, CT, USA

2007 “Character” Images Gallery, Old Greenwich, CT, USA



2023 Stamford Art Association, Winter Scape Exhibit, curated by  Kimberly Henrikson, Executive Director of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT


2023 Affordable Art Fair, InSight Artspace Gallery, NYC


2022  "42nd Faber Birren National Color Award Exhibit" 

Juror: Laura G. Einstein, Manager of The Gallery, at the  Metropolitan Museum Of Art. Lecturer at the museum and former curator at Yale University Art Gallery.

2022  Philadelphia Museum of Art, 60th Anniversary Edition of The Philadelphia Show.

2022  “Works on Paper”,Curated by: Esther Adler is Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art.(MoMa) at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts + Sciences

2021   104th Annual Juried Exhibition, Bendheim Gallery. Curated by: Allison Rudnick, Curator in the department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

2021   "Heritage" supported in part by an Arts Access Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts, funded by the NYC, Department of Cultural Affairs, Greater New York Arts Development Fund. Curated by Carol Crawford, President of LiC-A. 

2018  The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn

2017  Citi DeFord Gallery. Curator: Elizabeth Hoy, Director of the Godwin-Ternback Museum

2017 Plaxall Gallery. Curator: Elizabeth Hoy, Director of the Godwin- Ternbach Museum

2017 BWAC  Brooklyn. Curator: Alison Hokanson, Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

2017 Studio 34 Gallery, Long Island City, New York

2016 36th Faber Birren National Color Award Show. Curator: Michele Wijegoonaratna, PhD., Modern & Contemporary Art, Department Research Associate, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

2016 Slater Memorial Museum, curated by Min Jung Kim, Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut.


2016 BWAC Art Gallery, Brooklyn New York. Juried and curated by Lilian Tone, curator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 


2016 International Art Fair Osaka, Japan

2016 BWAC Art Gallery, Brooklyn New York. Curated by Beth Saunders Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC 

2016 Group Show One Art Space gallery, NYC TriBeCa 

2015 Art imagined in High Contrast: Black & White. One Art Space Gallery NYC, Tribeca 

2015, BWAC Brooklyn (Curator, Christiane Paul, curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC) 

2015 Flynn Gallery, Greenwich CT. curated by Christie Mitchell, curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC 

2015 98th Annual Bendheim Exhibit, in Greenwich, CT, Curated by Margaret Ewing, curator of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City (MoMA) and Co-Curator of the current "Forever Now" Exhibit in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the MoMA museum

2015 Atlantic Gallery, “Over The Bridge”. Chelsea, New York City

2014 Wide Open Art Show at BWAC, Brooklyn New York.

Curator: Paulina Pobocha, Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) Winner of Certificate of Recognition

2014 Studio 34 Gallery, Long Island City, New York

2014 One Art Space Gallery, Show for TOAST, New York, NY 

2013 Studio 34 Gallery, Long Island City, New York, Juried Group Show

-2012 Wide Open Art Show at BWAC, Brooklyn New York. Finalist at Juried Competition.Juror: Charlotta Kotik,Curator Emerita of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. 

2011 One Art Space Gallery, Holiday Art Show, New York, NY, December 

2011 “Yuxtaposiciones” ARTESPACIO gallery, Santiago Chile 

2011 Finalist 25th International Juried Exhibit, Silver Anniversary Visual Art center of New Jersey. Juror:Joan Young, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art and Manager of Curatorial Affairs of the Guggenheim Museum.

2011 “The Time Is Now”, International Art exhibit. Florence, Italy
In charity benefit to ECPAT


2010 Small Works, Juried Exhibit Bromfield Gallery, Boston USA 

2010 “Creative Energy”, International Art Exhibition, Museum Estense Castle of Ferrara, Italy 

2010 “Little Treasures” International Art Exhibit, Galleria De’Marchi, Bologna Italy

2010 Art Melbourne,Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia 

2009 Carrousel Du Louvre, Paris France (Salon Art Shopping Fair)

2009 Museum of Estense Castle, Ferrara Italy (Winner Premio Ercole D’Este) 

2009 The Lore Degenstein Gallery of Susquehanna University, PA: National Figurative Drawing and Painting Juried Exhibition. Juror, Daniel Dallman- Professor of Art at Tyler School of Art, Temple University 

2009 Museum of the Americas 

2009 Bang & Olufsen “Zeitgeist 2009”.New York, Frankfurt & Istanbul. (Broadcast) 

2009 Juried Competition , Stamford Art Association “Faraway Places 2009” (3rd Place) 

2009 Juried Annual Competition Flinn Gallery, juror George Rush, Yale School of Art Professor of Painting. “Left Brain/Right Brain” 

2009 60th Annual Art of the Northeast Juried Competition and Exhibition (3 rd Place) Juror,Mr. Douglas Dreishpoon, Chief curator at the Albright-KnoxGallery Museum, Buffalo NY

2009 Group Show at the Bendheim Gallery at The Greenwich Arts Council

2009 Annual Juried Exhibition, Gertrude White Gallery, Greenwich CT

2009 “The Spirit of Youth”
Premio San Valentino exhibit, (XII edition), Italy (Winner Premio San Valentino )

2009 Juried Inaugural Exhibit Art Raw Gallery New York Projects, Chelsea NY,USA

2009 92nd Annual Juried Show Greenwich Art Society (2nd Place) Juror: Paul Master- Karnik, former director of the The Cordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts

2008 Juried International Art Exhibition,at the Museum of the Estense Castle, Ferrara Italy

2008 Juried National Exhibit,”Small Wonders”Annapolis,Maryland USA

2008 Flinn Gallery, Juried be Suzanne Kim, Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon,Annual Exhibition, Greenwich, CT 

2008 Art Gotham’s group show, SoHo, NYC

2008 Easton Art Council, Juried Art Show” Art In The House

2008 Art Show at Engel & Volkers

2008 Art Show for World Vision (Women of Vision),The Guest House Gallery 

2008 Annual Member Juried Spring Show, Gertrude White Gallery, Greenwich CT.

2007 The Guest Residence  Art Show, Riverside CT, USA 



 2017 Certificate of Recognition, awarded by Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan  Museum of Art.

2014 Certificate of Recognition, awarded by Ms. Paulina Pobocha, Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA)

2010 Premio Ercole D’Este, International Contemporary Art exhibit, Museum Estense Castle, Ferrara, Italy 

2009 3rd Place, 60th Annual Art of the Northeast Juried Competition and Exhibition,Silvermine Guild Arts. Juror, Mr. Douglas  Dreishpoon, Chief Curator at the Albright-Knox Gallery Museum, Buffalo NY

2009 Work of the Month awarded by Trevisan International Art for painting Warming Up

2009 3rd Place Juried Competition , Stamford Art Association “Faraway Places Juror: Tatiana Mori, curator of the  Greenwich  Art Council

2009 Dagny A. Hultgreen Award, 92nd Annual Juried Show Greenwich Art Society (2nd place) Juror: Paul Master- Karnik,  former director of the The Cordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts

2009 Premio San Valentino award, at the Premio San Valentino exhibition (XII edition),Vico sul Gargano, Italy



Harper's Bazaar, Chile, (January 2016, named at cover, description at editorial, interview pages 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89) 

Tribeca Trib, NYC newspaper, issue of May 2014
TOAST, Issue #1, April 2012. Tribeca Open Artists Studios Tour, Page 9 

Revista COSAS, International chilean magazine. Interview By Oscar Sepulveda (N° 909, August 2011, page 86, 87 88) 

Awarded Catalog Cover Artwork presence of “Creative Energy international Exhibit” catalog, Italy 2010 

Interview Juried at Circuit Of Contemporary Art, Online art Magazine 

Revista COSAS, International chilean magazine. Interview By Manuel Santelices (N°868 January 2010, page 106,107)

TIA Newsletter Work of the Month, August 2009 

Spain US Chamber of Commerce, May 2009 (news section) 

May 7th 2009, Greenwich Time (The Arts) 

March 23rd 2009, Greenwich Time (The Arts section ) March/April 

2009 issue of Art Journal Italian ,Art Magazine

January 2009 issue of Art Journal ( Article by, Alberto Grossi) Italian Art Magazine , December 2008

Spain US Chamber of Commerce, Nov 2008 

Town artists “Art in the House”, Greenwich Time,May 2008 

Art inspired by Spanish culture, Greenwich Post,Dec,2007 



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