Expo History
Michelle E Korte Leccia

Born in Brunssum, the Netherlands 1977

Currently lives in Evanston, IL


2013 Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL - Candidate Master of Fine Art, Interdisciplinary  
         Arts and Media
2004 UCS-Naropa University, Oakland, CA - Master of Liberal Arts 
Concentration :Creation Spirituality – Integration of Creativity and Spirituality in 
Education and Community.
2001 Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA -Bachelor of Fine Art 
Emphasis in Drawing and Painting. Magnum Cum Laude
Study Abroad Summer 1999: Studio Arts and Art History – France, Belguim, and the    
          Netherlands. President’s Scholarship.
2000 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL – Advanced Painting Portfolio
2000 Ox-Bow Summer College, Saugatuck, MI – Painting Independent Study 
Lalla Anne Critz Zanzi Scholarship.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 Changarrito, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
         Edgewater Artist In Motion, Chicago, IL
         Zinq Lifestyle Design, St. Charles, IL
         Art Under Glass, Evanston, IL

2009 University Of Chicago, Lab Schools, Chicago, IL
         Artists in Motion, Edgewater, Chicago IL
         Studio 7013, Rogers Park, Chicago, IL
         Glenwood Arts Festival, Rogers Park, Chicago, IL
         Frame Warehouse, Evanston, IL
         Visual AIDs, Metro Pictures, New York, NY
          Frozen Emotive, Robert Wayner/Black Walnut Gallery, Chicago, IL
          Brother's K Cafe, Evanston, IL
2008  Home Grown Artists, Evanston Farmers Market, Evanston, IL
          Blue Moon Finalist Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
          The Red Cross Summer Exhibition, The Hague, Netherlands
          Dax et Nature, Concours d'Art, Galerie d’art municipale, Dax, France

2007  Belle Arte Lamia- Arte International, Lamia, Greece
          Expatica Paris 2007, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, FR 
          Hot Planet, Cool Globes, Field Museum and Sears Tower, Chicago, IL
          Cahoots and Collectives- Opera Capal, Zhou Brothers Art Center, Chicago, IL
          Concours d'Art Contemporain 2007, Atelier Z, Paris, France
          Emerging Artist Exhibition, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006 Post-Postcard 10, The Lab, San Francisco, Ca
         Expatica Paris 2006, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
         IVY International Expo, La Chapelle Saint Louis, Paris, France
         Mind Explosion 8, Dune, Paris France

2005 Member's Only, City Art Gallery, San Francisco, Ca
         East Bay Open Studios Preview Exhibition, ProArts Gallery, Oakland Ca
         Cat Show, Pirate Tatoo, San Francisco, Ca
2004 ART not Wal-MART, ArtSF, San Francisco, Ca
         The Death Show, ABCo Artspace, Oakland, Ca
         Café Show SomArts Bay Gallery, San Francisco, Ca
         Creation – Thesis Show, UCS- Naropa Gallery, Oakland, Ca

2003 URB ART Collective, Black Box, Oakland, Ca
         Celebration of Women Artists, UCS- Naropa Gallery, Oakland, Ca
2000 Millennium Exhibition, Wells Fargo, Laguna Beach, Ca

1999  French Connection, Ettinger Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca

Publications and Reviews

2010 Medil Art Reports Chicago, Art bring life to empty storefronts in Edgewater

2008 Winnetka Talk, WPSN, Atelerista in the Studio
        Whole Terrain, Where Is Nature?
2006  Bonjour Paris, Ivy Artists Set Up in the Louvre

1999 OC Weekly, Nothing's Shocking


2010 Founders Fellowship, Columbia College Chicago,
2008 Blue Moon Finalist, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
2001 Magna Cum Laude, Laguna College of Art and Design

2000 Lalla Anne Critz Zanzi Scholarship, Ox-bow Summer College 

1995 “Most Artistic”  Libertyville High School