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Michela Gruppach
Biography

Michela Gruppach grew up in an environment where aesthetic played a crucial role. Her father was a goldsmith and entrepreneur. Through him, she learnt about fashion, beauty, and jewellery making techniques.

Michela has a natural sense of aesthetic but has always wanted to challange herself and go beyond the paths already chosen by other artists.

Born in 1966 in Vicenza (Italy), Michela Gruppach attended in 2000 the Class for Jewel Design at GIA (Gemological Institute of America).

In 2002, she worked together with the designer Udi Behr to create the jewelry collection Love Peace and Hope exhibited at the jewels selection for the Academy Awards.They worked together again in 2004 on the jewelry collection Love and Pride.

Later on she leaved the family business definitively and started experimenting with different materials.

She attended the Class of Design and Color Technique at the Art Studio Amedeo Modigliani with the Art Master Vincenzo Ursoleo.

In 2011, she was commissioned by Cattelan Arredamenti to organize as art director the contest ‘My Panton Chair’  and exhibited the 30 chairs submitted in many different locations around Vicenza and its surroundings.

Today she creates sculptures, pictures, installations, ornaments and jewellery mostly in epoxy resin.

She aims exploit the versatility of this material to its fullest, continuously looking for new combinations, shapes, compositions, subjects and, last but not least, meanings.

Michela’s work has been shown in some of the most prestigious locations in Vicenza, and in the Province of Vicenza (among others Palazzo Valmarana Braga, Villa Da Schio, Loggia del Capitaniato).