Michele de la Menardiere
Michele de la Menardiere is a professional fine artist and award-winning graphic designer currently based in San Francisco, California. She has exhibited her work in nationally renowned galleries across the country and participated in two major public public art projects (photos at right). In 2009, 19 of her paintings were selected for Emerge, a permanent art installation on the exterior wall of the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Virginia. In 2008, her work, Nascent Flight, was chosen for a public art project in Washington, DC sponsored by the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities. Her work was purchased by the U.S. State Department’s prestigious Art in Embassies Program for the permanent collection at the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Her paintings have been purchased by the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities’ Art Bank and Westin Hotels in Reston, Virginia. She has also done a variety of commissions for public and private clients. Michele holds a degree in Public Art and Design from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, England.