Michelle Weinstein was born in Toronto, Canada, and raised in Connecticut. She attended the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. In her Junior year she attended the Yale University Norfolk Summer School, a competitive summer session which is credited as a full university semester. She began exhibiting her work upon graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Art. Following her formal schooling, Weinstein was accepted into various artist residencies (Jentel in Wyoming, The Montana Artists Refuge, and the Vermont Studio Center). Most recently she attended the Pouch Cove Foundation Artist Residency in Newfoundland, by invitation. Weinstein’s latest solo exhibit, at SmackMellon in Brooklyn, NY, was reviewed by Marina Cashdan (executive editor) in Modern Painters magazine. Her drawings are included in the flat files of The Drawing Center in NYC, and Pierogi 2000 in Brooklyn (named artist of the week November 24th 2009). She was the first artist chosen by museum curators to be included in the Art and Rental Sales Gallery @ LACMA. She lives and works in downtown Los Angeles.