Awards and Publications

Michelli 's Art Studio

Francisco Goya Awards - Barcelona, Spain,
​May 2017.

Michelli was born in Colón, Republic of Panamá, and began drawing at an early age. Over the years she developed an interest in painting to meet her need for new and diverse artwork as she constantly redecorated her home on a single mom's budget. In 2010, Michelli was invited by a friend to exhibit her personal artwork at a sponsored event, and was surprised by the great response and offers to purchase her "homemade" artwork, but was not prepared to entertain offers. A major health scare about a year later gave Michelli a new perspective on life and motivated her to further explore her love for art and share it outside of her home. That same year, Michelli decided to market her artwork under the business name ARTmiration.

  About Michelli and ARTmiration


ArtHouston Magazine, Fall/Winter 2017 - 2018.

Michelli is a self-taught artist whose styles and themes are diverse. However, Michelli is best known for her “Rocking It” series featuring 3-D paintings of Geode rocks, for which she has gained international recognition, has won several awards and been featured in various national and international art publications. Michelli has exhibited in Houston, New York, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Berlin and most famously at the Louvre, in Paris, France, and is working on adding many more countries to her resumé. 

​In 2016, Michelli officially registered ARTmiration LLC following interest from artists in her international exposure and success, particularly in the European market. Michelli works directly with International art organization with whom she personally exhibits or has closely vetted to provide international exposure and opportunities for herself and other Texas artists. As a result, ARTmiration LLC has now become the official sponsor and promoter of Texas artists into International art events. Michelli is also a member of the International Biennial Association and hopes to leverage and expand on art event resources for local artists to exhibit internationally. She is also currently exploring art opportunities within the U.S. into which she can promote and sponsor national and international artists. 

Following Hurricane Harvey in 2017, ARTmiration LLC launched a Call For Artists in honor of the Houston art community affected by the storm, with the purpose of offering artists an opportunity for free sponsorship into the I Segnalati Rome Art Exhibit in Italy in July 2018, with the goal of increasing exposure, and gain new contacts and sales lost due to the devastation. ARTmiration enlisted prominent Houston artists as jurors and the Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs served as honorary juror, selecting the top six artists that would represent their category in a video exhibit in Rome. Finalists from all of ARTmiration's Call For Artsts will be listed in an upcoming issue of the Italian-based publication Art International Contemporary Magazine under the header “Texas Strong.”

  • July 2018 - Segnalati Rome General Artworks Catalog.
  • September 2017 - ArtHouston Magazine, Issue 05, Fall/Winter 2017 - 2018
  • July/August 2017 - Art International Contemporary Magazine, 2017 Issue #4
  • May 2017 - International Award Caravaggio,
    ​General Artworks Catalog
  • May 2017 - International Award Caravaggio. Rome, Italy
  • May 2017 – International Award Francisco Goya.
    Barcelona, Spain

  • March 2017 - Biennale D'Arte Peschiera del Garda - General Artworks Catalog
  • September/October 2016 – Art International Contemporary Magazine, 2016 Issue #5
  • November 2016 – Paris Louvre Expo, Your Art For Sale, General Artworks Catalog
  • July 2016 – Arrow Magazine, July 2016 Open Concept,
    Volume 4 issue
  • April 2016 – Biennale Riviera del Brenta,
    General Artworks Catalog
  • January/February 2016 - Art International Contemporary Magazine, Issue #1
  • January 2016 – 1st International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci -  General Artworks Catalog
  • January 2016 – Recipient of the International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci for excellence in art and culture. Florence, Italy 
  • October 2015 – L’Isola che C’e General Artworks Catalog. Palermo, Italy
  • ​2018 - International Biennale of Flanders. Bruges, Belgium
  • 2018 - Rome I Segnalati - Collective exhibition. Velli Palace - Rome, Italy
  • 2017 - Rockstar Gallery
  • 2017 - Berlin I Segnalati - Berlin, Germany
  • 2017 – Bramante’s Halls -  Piazza del Popolo. Rome, Italy
  • 2017 – Biennale Peschiera del Garda. Collective exhibition. Veneto, Italy
  • 2017 – JoMar Visions Gallery Spring Show. Houston, TX
  • 2017 – All Things Erotic. Collective exhibition. JoMar Visions Gallery. Houston, TX
  • 2016 – Carrousel du Louvre Expo. Collective exhibition. Paris, France
  • 2016 – Biennale Riviera del Brenta. Collective exhibition. Mira, Italy
  • 2015 - 2016 – The Silos on Sawyer Studios – Artist in-residence 
    ​Houston, TX                                                                                                                  
    • Second Saturday Open Studios                                                              
    • Spring Biannual                                                                                         
    • Fall Biannual                                                                       
    • Summer Series Art Exhibit
  • 2015 – Hispanic Heritage Month - Latin Art Show. Collective exhibition. AIG Houston TX campus
  • 2015 – L’Isola de Che. Collective exhibition. Palermo, Italy
  • 2014 - 2015 - Hardy & Nance Studios - Artist in-residence. Houston, TX
    • Third Saturday Open Studios 
    • 2014 Art Crawl 
  • 2014 – Hispanic Heritage Month - Latin Art Show. Collective exhibition. AIG Houston TX campus
  • 2014 - Verve of Abstraction, Agora Gallery. Collective exhibition. New York, NY
  • 2013 – Celebrating the Gift of Innate Creativity. Solo exhibition. Houston, TX
  • 2010 – Artists/Mothers 2, A Voices Breaking Boundaries - East End Live Art Production.
                 ​​Collective exhibition. Houston, TX