Michelle Gomez was born and raised in sunny Miami, FL where she graduated from the prestigious high school; New World School of the Arts (NWSA) in 2008. In 2012, she received her BFA in General Fine Arts with a concentration in Curatorial Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, MD. Michelle is the Founder and Director of Young Blood; an annual exhibition in Miami that showcases alumni from NWSA as a fundraiser for the Visual Art department. Gomez has produced many independent curatorial projects in Baltimore and Miami and enjoys making autobiographical artwork using a wide variety of mediums. Most recently, she has focused on digital photography. Her interests in psychology, gender roles and cultural identity are subjects of her artistic investigations and curatorial projects. Michelle will pursue her MFA in Curatorial Practice from MICA in 2014.