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Michelle Sider

Michigan-based mixed media artist known for a use of bold, imaginative colors and creating a sense of movement and flow. Mosaics are developed in a painterly style, which adds realism and detail to the finished product.

Recent Exhibitions and Awards

Centennial Gallery, Peabody, MA, Jan. 2023.

Modern Mosaic Arts, 2023 Invitational Mosaic Exhibition, Centennial Gallery, Peabody, MA.

Art Prize 2022, international art competition. Sept. 16-Oct. 9, 2022.

“Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club Exhibit,” Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit, MI. July 23- Oct. 14.

“Mosaics Today: Ancient Art Through a Contemporary Lens”, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA. July 2- Dec 4.

“American Mosaics Now”, The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago, June- July 2022.

“Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition”, Janice Charach Gallery, April-May 2022

“Landscape Exhibit”: CMA2, March 2022.

“Mosaic Artists of Michigan Exhibit”, Anton Art Center, January 2022.

Solo Art Show: Gallery 118, January-February 2022.


Canvas Pontiac, Third place, Pontiac, Mich.

“Unity and Balance” Mosaic Artists of Michigan Exhibit, Anton Art Center, November-December 2021.

“Terra and Tide III”, Envision Arts,  September 2021.

Art Prize 2021, Sept. 16-Oct. 3, 2021.

“Aqua II” Art Exhibit, Envision Art, August, 2021.

Second Place Award, ”Summertime Exhibition”, Helvet Art Exhibition, July, 2021.

 Best in Show and Judge’s Choice awards.“Take Me Away”, New England Mosaic Society, Boston, MA., July 2021.

Artist’s Presentation, Ceramic and Mosaic Art 2,  June 14, 2021.

Artist’s Presentation, Tuesday Night Study Group, June, 2021.

“Women in Arts,”, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. February 2021.

“Juxtaposed,” Ceramic and Mosaic Art 2, January, 2021.

Artist’s presentation, SAGE Metro Detroit and Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Detroit, MI

Mosaic Arts International, Society of American Mosaic Artists. January 2021.

Featured cover story, Society of American Mosaic Artist magazine “Groutline” January 2021.Centennial Gallery, Peabody, MA, Jan 2023


  • 1982: Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • 1980-1981: Junior year abroad at Center for Creative Studies in Detroit.

  • 1980-1981: Junior year abroad at Wayne State University Art Department, Detroit.

  • 1985: M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Detroit, Detroit.

  • 1992: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Detroit, Detroit.


  • Society of American Mosaic Artists

  • Mosaic Artists of Michigan

  • Ceramics and Mosaics 2

  • Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club

  • Embrace Creatives

  • British Association of Mosaic Artists

  • Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand

Continued art education, learning with painters and mosaic artists including: Robert Wilbert, Leslie Masters, Robert Schefman, Mireille Swinnen, Yulia Hanansen, Carol Shelkin, Stanley Rosenthal, Dani Katzir, Barbara Cashman, Gail Rosenberg, Pini Gur, Edna Segev, Laura Rendlen, Yael Draznin Blumberger, Kelly Knickerbocker, Tami Macala, Gila Rayburn and Donna VanHooser.


Dr. Michelle Sider is the co-author and illustrator of two books: “Never Long Enough: Finding Comfort and Hope Amidst Grief and Loss,” 2017 and “Never Long Enough Workbook/Coloring Book,” 2019.

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