Michelle Corvette


Originally from New York, Michelle Corvette is a prolific artist dividing her time between Nashville, Paris, and London. She creates experiences that engage with social and political issues through painting, interventions, installations, and performances. Her artwork has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in group and solo shows including the Frist Center for the Arts, Swan Coach House Gallery, Zeitgeist Gallery, and Vanderbilt University Club Gallery. She has won numerous awards including an Individual Artists Fellowship Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Outstanding Professional Promise Award from the University of Tennessee, as well as being selected for the Hambidge Center Creative Residency Program.

Corvette's second Ph.D. from the University of London, Goldsmiths in Visual Arts Research focused on the utilization and legality of colour in public spaces, whilst her first Ph.D. from University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Educational Psychology centered on empirical creativity research in higher education. Her MFA degree from New York University (NYU) was an Interdisciplinary Studio Art major and an Art Theory and Criticism minor. She received her BFA, Summa Cum Laude, with double majors in Painting and Drawing and double minors in Art History and Cinematography from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Art at Belmont University where she teaches all levels of Painting and Principles of Color.