Michele BonDurant was born in Youngstown, Ohio and moved to Dayton in junior high. She received her BFA from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She lives in Dayton and maintains and active painting practice. While at Wright State University she studied painting under Kim Kaiser and Ernie Koerlin.
Her ideas about painting started to become three dimensional. Kim Kaiser suggested she try sculpture. She immediately took to the physicality of sculpture and how she physically related to the sculptures.  BonDurant wanted her sculptures to affect the way a viewer saw a building. Her sculptures were shown locally and nationally.
After some time spent raising a family, BonDurant returned to producing art and turned to painting. She continues to educate herself by studying with Lois Dodd, Elizabeth O’Reilly, Jean Koeller, Jennifer Rosengarten and Gretchen Jacobs. This  led to a residency at Vermont Studio Center, an invitation to Cranberry Island to paint with the Heliker LaHotan Foundation, Maine and her own ventures to the Georgian Bay, Canada and France to paint en plein air.
Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including Prince Street Gallery and First Street Gallery, New York, Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, The Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, The Middletown Arts Center, Wright State University, Robert and Elaine Stein Gallery, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton Society of Artists High Street Gallery and Dutoit Gallery, Dayton, Ohio.

 
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