Selected Exhibitions 



Ano Asites Artists Residency, Crete, Greece, October 2021

Wildforest Sanctuary, Annapolis, CA, June 2020

Dirty Girls of Lesvos Island Artist in Residence, Lesvos, Greece, June 2018, Summer 2019

Bulbfest, Albany, CA 2019

Joshua Tree Artward Bound Creative Camp for Wayward Girls, Spring 2017 & 2018

Love-In, 2017-2018, San Francisco, CA

I-Park Foundation International Artist-in-Residence, East Haddam, CT April 2016


Reclaimed Room, San Francisco, CA October 29-December 24, 2016

Spark Arts, San Francisco, CA November 2015

Cliche Noe Valley Gallery Shop, San Francisco, CA September 2015

The Club at the Claremont, Berkeley, CA January-February 2012
Art @ the Library, Napa, CA March 2008 
North Berkeley Frame and Gallery, Berkeley, CA March-April 2006
The Club at the Claremont, Berkeley, CA March 2003 
Salmon Graphics Art Gallery, "Everyday Miracles", Berkeley, CA, March 2001
Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA, January 2000 
Galeria Scola, Oakland, CA, June 1997 
Veritas Software Corporate Headquarters, Mountain View, CA, Feb-April 1997 
Berkeley YWCA, Berkeley, CA, March 1997 
Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR, November 1996 
Chico Art Center, Chico, CA, June 1995
El Camino Real Women's Club, San Clemente, CA, October 1994 
St. Francis Foundation, San Francisco, CA, July 1993



Traces, Village Theater Art Gallery, Danville, CA January 14-March 12, 2020

Emotional Numbness: The Impact of War on the Human Psyche and Ecosystems, Platform 3, Tehran, Iran, Fall 2020

Art on the Grounds, Bioneers Conference, San Rafael, CA 2019

Bulbfest 2019, Albany, CA 2019

Art in the Garden, Noe Valley Garden Tour, San Francisco, CA 2019

Earth: An Art Exhibit at the Office of Senator Wiener, San Francisco, CA Sept-Oct, 2018

Jewett Gallery, "Reclaiming Earth", WEAD Exhibition, San Francisco, CA April-June, 2017

June Steingart Gallery, "Murmurations", Oakland, CA December, 2016
Studio 23, "Art for Animals", Alameda, CA September, 2016

Hayes Valley Art Works, "Present Ground", San Francisco, CA September, 2016

Hayes Valley Art Works, "New Quarters", San Francisco, CA June, 2016

Mosser Hotel, San Francisco, CA March-May, 2016

Fort Pop-Up Gallery, San Francisco, CA August 23-24, 2015

Collect, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA October 2014
Silicon Valley Small Works, Vargas Gallery, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA
November-December 2013
50-50 Show III, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA August-October 2011
Arizona Aqueous, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ January 13-March 13, 2011
2010 Bay Area Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA October-November 2010
Mosiacs, ArtWorks Downtown, San Rafael, CA March-April 2010
Postal: Artist Created Postcards, Garage Gallery, Berkeley, CA January 2010
Beyond Boundaries, Seed Corn Gallery, Berkeley, CA March-June 2009
Valentine Show, Garage Gallery, Berkeley, CA Jan-Feb 2009
Holiday Show, California Modern Gallery, San Francisco, CA December 2005
Pro Arts, "New Visions: Introductions 00", Oakland, CA, July 2000 
Pro Arts, Juried Annual, Oakland, CA, October 1998 
Pro Arts, "New Visions: Introductions 98", Oakland, CA, July 1998
Antioch Lynn House Gallery, "Sports", Antioch, CA, January 1997 
Crocker-Kingsley Biennial Exhibition, Sacramento, CA, May-July 1996
Amsterdam Art, "Golden Acrylics juried exhibition", Berkeley, CA, June 1996
Danville Fine Arts, Danville, CA, July 1994 
Lillian Paley Center for Visual Arts, Oakland, CA, January 1994


New Normal: Learning From the Past to Move Forward Together, China Brotsky Gallery at

    Tides Converge, San Francisco, CA, November 2021-2022

Array, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, December 2013
ArtSpan San Francisco Open Studio, San Francisco, CA, October 2014, 2013, 2010, 2008
Pro Arts Open Studio, Berkeley, CA, June 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998
Bistango Gallery Restaurant, Irvine, CA, June-September 2001 
North Berkeley Frame, "The Flower Show", Berkeley, CA, March 2000
East Bay Women Artists, Montclair, CA, October 2000


SITE STEWARD, Hayes Valley Art Works, San Francisco

   A project to activate outdoor space awaiting development.

TEACHING ARTIST, Kids & Art, Burlingame, CA

   Provide art workshops to children with cancer and their care circles to improve

   their well-being. 

FORMER TREASURER/BOARD MEMBER, WEAD (Women Environmental Arts Dialog) 


San Francisco Chronicle, "Found Art in Building Supply Store", November 24, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle, "Art Garden Grows in Hidden Hayes Valley Site",  August 5, 2016


San Francisco based artist, Michelle Echenique utilizes found and natural material in her mixed media work. Using throwaways is key to the work’s impact and intention. She revels in the challenge of repurposing, reshaping and redefining recognizable material inviting a new read on the familiar, while highlighting contemporary society’s overconsumption.

Her work has moved from two-dimensional to the three and over the past few years and from mostly inside wall work to sculpture and installation often in outdoor settings. Regardless of form, the focus seeks to point out our deep connection to the natural world, which is profoundly threatened.  It has been a natural shift for this artist who is also a passionate environmentalist.

Michelle seeks out different settings in which to work, recently the Greek island of Lesvos, the Cahor wine region of France, the Mojave Desert, an intensely urban lot in San Francisco and her own gardens. Contextualizing work within a place’s natural and human history unites a current sense of time with its past and invites dynamic consideration of how current circumstance is shaped by what came before.


Outside the studio Michelle is a site steward at Hayes Valley Art Works. She is a volunteer teaching artist at Kids & Art. Formerly on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of WEAD, she is a member of WEAD (Women Eco Artists Dialog)