Michelle Ivette Gomez is an independent curator, arts organizer, creative consultant, and artist originally from Miami, FL. In 2012, she received her B.F.A. in General Fine Arts with a concentration in Curatorial Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, MD. Shortly after, she graduated with her M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice from MICA in 2014.
She founded and directed Young Blood, an annual exhibition in Miami that showcased alumni from NWSA 2008-2012, has served on the Program Advisory Committee at Maryland Art Place, was a 2013 Latino museum Studies Program Fellow at the Smithsonian Latino Center and Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, and was named a 2014-2015 fellow of the Urban Arts Leadership Program through the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.
Gomez has focused on Community | Art | Exhibitions, a series of exhibitions and programs in which she works collaboratively with under represented artists and audiences to inform and create relevant and accessible exhibitions about community, cultural identity, social issues, and more in Baltimore, MD. She recently co-curated "CONGREGATE art + faith + community" with the MFA Curatorial Practice class of 2014, curated "Devociones y Fe (Devotions and Faith)", produced "Estamos Aquí (We Are Here)", a public art project, and curated "Cutz: Black Men in Focus", a solo exhibition by artist Gracie Xavier.
She recently moved back to Miami, FL where she continues to work as an independent curator, arts organizer, and creative consultant with the hopes of promoting dialogue and action around arts activism in the Miami arts community, and bringing Community | Art | Exhibitions to her own native hometown.