Michelle Longosz, born in Plainfield, NJ, graduated with honors in English from Duke University and received her Masters in Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts.

Michelle has exhibited her artwork in North Carolina and throughout California, including the Oakland Museum, L.A. Center for Photographic Studies, MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary, S.F.’s Presidio and Fort Mason, and San Jose’s Zero1 Festival.

In Michelle’s commercial photographic work, her clients have included Visa and Kaiser Permanente, and her work has appeared in national publications and TV programs, such as the New York Times and the Today Show.

In addition, Michelle has committed over 20 years to mentoring and teaching teens, focused on their development as thoughtful, creative artists, with important things to say about the world around them.  Her work founding arts programs, collaborative public art projects, and teaching photography and digital art has led to national recognition by the Echoing Green Foundation, Coming Up Taller Awards, and the California Arts Council.

Michelle currently lives and works in San Jose, CA.