• May 2017 - International Award Caravaggio. Rome, Italy
  • May 2017 – International Award Francisco Goya.
    Barcelona, Spain
  • September/October 2016 – Art International Contemporary Magazine, 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

  Exhibitions

Art by Michelli Cockburn

ARTmiration LLC is a Houston-based art business founded by artist Michelli Cockburn. Born in Colón, Republic of Panamá, Michelli began drawing at an early age and over the years developed an interest in painting to meet her need for new and diverse artwork as she constantly redecorated her home.

Invited by a friend to exhibit her personal artwork at a sponsored event in 2010, Michelli was surprised by the great response and offers to purchase her art. A major health scare about a year later gave Michelli a new perspective on life and motivated her to further explore her love of art and share it outside of her home.


Michelli is a self-taught artist and greatly enjoys the creative process and testing the limits of her imagination. Her styles and themes are diverse since she’s inspired by any and everything: textures, color, shapes, nature and movement. Her trademark color of black is often accented by lively colors, which pays homage to the richness of her Latin and Caribbean heritage. ​​

Francisco Goya Awards - Barcelona, Spain, May 2017.

  Awards and Publications

  About

Michelli works primarily with acrylics, using gels, molding paste or crushed glass for texture, and glitter and metallic paint for added pizzazz. Her “Rocking It” series featuring Geode rocks is her most popular and best-selling series and which launched her international exposure. Michelli has exhibited in New York, Italy, France and Spain, is the recipient of several international art awards and has collectors worldwide.


Michelli is currently expanding her art business into promotion and sponsorship of artists into international art events with organizations she has personally vetted and exhibited with.

  • 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