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Erica Michele (b. 1981) exposes the infinite layers of visual perception through her abstract and figurative paintings. Born and raised in South Carolina, she has lived and traveled throughout the USA and abroad while studying and practicing law. With no formal art education or training, she began painting in 2019 to help process and navigate developing a visual impairment.


Comprised of intuitive brushstrokes, spontaneous lines, and an innate control of negative space, her work explores the relationship between sight and vision and encourages the viewer to look within to see more. Her interactions with the elements of nature and life influence her work. In addition, her work is inspired by her healing journey combined with her love of family, heritage, and legacy.

Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, AD PRO, House Beautiful, and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) among others. Her work has been exhibited in Dressing Rooms Interiors Studio in Charlotte, NC and is in private collections in the USA.

She earned a BA from Duke University, MPH from the Yale School of Public Health, and JD from Emory University School of Law.