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
Top 25 Finalist in ArtPrize 2023
Grand Rapids, MI. Sep 2023
Peabody MA, Jan 2023
The Art of Summer Exhibit
Main Street Gallery, Leland MI. Jul 2023
Modern Mosaic Arts
Art Prize 2022
Sep 16-Oct 9, 2022
Mosaics Today: Ancient Art Through a Contemporary Lens
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA Jul 2-Dec 4 2022
Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition
Janice Charach Gallery, Apr-May 2022
Mosaic Artists of Michigan Exhibit
Anton Art Center, Jan 2022
2021 Canvas Pontiac 3rd Place
Pontiac, MI. 2021
Terra and Tide III
Envision Arts, Sep 2021
“Aqua II” Art Exhibit
Envision Art, Aug 2021.
Best in Show and Judge’s Choice Awards
“Take Me Away"
New England Mosaic Society, Boston, MA., Jul 2021
Artist’s Presentation, Tuesday Night Study Group
“Juxtaposed,” Ceramic and Mosaic Art 2
Mosaic Arts International, Society of American Mosaic Artists
Art Leelanau Exhibition
Leland, MI. Jul 2023
Art Beat, Exhibition and Demonstration
Twisted Fish Gallery, Elk Rapids MI. Jun 2023
Art House Annual Exhibit
Leland, MI. Aug 2023
Invitational Mosaic Exhibition
Centennial Gallery, Peabody, MA
Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club Exhibit
Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit, MI, Jul 23-Oct 14, 2022
American Mosaics Now
The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago, Jun-Jul 2022
CMA2, March 2022
Solo Art Show
Gallery 118, Jan-Feb 2022
Unity and Balance
Mosaic Artists of Michigan Exhibit, Anton Art Center, Nov-Dec 2021
Art Prize 2021
Sep 16-Oct. 3, 2021.
Second Place Award, Summertime Exhibition
Helvet Art Exhibition, Jul, 2021
Artist’s Presentation, Ceramic and Mosaic Art 2
Jun 14, 2021
Women in Arts, Las Laguna Art Gallery
Laguna Beach, CA. Feb 2021
Artist’s Presentation, SAGE Metro Detroit and Ellen Kayrod Gallery,
Detroit, MI. Jan 2021
Featured Cover Story, Society of American Mosaic Artist Magazine “Groutline”
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
British Association of Mosaic Artists
Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand
Continued art education, learning with painters and mosaic artists including: Verdiano Marzi, Toyoharu Kii, 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, 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.