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Erica Michele is an abstract and figurative painter. Born and raised in South Carolina, she has lived and traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad while studying and practicing law. With no formal art education or training, she began painting in 2019 to help process developing a visual impairment and navigate her healing experience.

Composed of intuitive brushstrokes, spontaneous lines, and an innate control of negative space, Erica Michele’s art explores the relationship between sight and vision and encourages the viewer to look within to see more. Her art is influenced by her health and wellness journey and the elements of nature and life. Her art is also inspired by and pays homage to her agricultural roots, heritage, and family’s legacy.


Her art has been featured in Bergdorf Goodman, Architectural Digest, AD PRO, House Beautiful, and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), among others. Her art is also in private collections throughout the U.S. 


Erica earned a BA from Duke University, MPH from Yale University, and JD from Emory University.

She lives and works in North Carolina.

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