Contemporary Abstract (Italy)

Award-winning artist Michelle Hold’s artistic career consists of a multitude of significant turning points – she started studying architecture in Austria, was a successful fashion model in Milan, Paris, and New York, studied textile design in London, subsequently working actively in Milan before finding her feet in abstract painting. She is currently living and working in Italy.

Each experience has added a new dimension to her artwork, which embodies the structured layering of architecture and a trained understanding of the minute differences in color hues. Michelle’s large abstract canvases are referred to as almost overwhelmingly vibrant. They have a quality that perhaps can be best described as “wall presence”.

Michelle Hold has exhibited extensively throughout Europe, the US, and China. Her work is part of numerous private collections in Italy, Austria, Great Britain, Romania, the USA, Germany, France, Iceland.


When I create, I seem to tap into the real me; into something bigger than my present body, and into the endless possibilities of this universe. It makes me feel complete. I paint energy; liquid, dance-like movements, multiple layers, and colors that talk.

Painting is my tool to bring beauty and a sense of well-being to you. I am passionate about nature, colour, harmony and abstraction. My work concentrates on the unseen; the ever-present energy that holds the universe together. I love to paint emotions, feelings, philosophical thoughts, and states of mind.

Aiming to offer you, as the spectator a view into special moments where all is possible. Where my dance-like gestures encounter the vibrations of colour. I like my creations to enchant and add to your happiness. Bringing beauty to your home and open the mind.


Michelle Hold works and lives in Northern Italy. Early on, she studied architecture in Austria, then by chance, entered into modeling. This experience provided her exposure to the international circuit. She lived in Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Munich, and London while attending various art and textile design classes.

Hold was successful as a textile designer in Milan, where her designs have been used by Krizia, Escada, Ungaro, and Bluemarin, amongst others. Her contemporary abstract paintings are part of private collections in Italy, Austria, the UK, Romania, the USA, Germany, France, and Iceland.

Michelle is the founder of ArtMoleto, a continuously evolving international art project. This group of artists organizes meaningful exhibitions in public institutions throughout Europe. Michelle is also a recipient of many national and international prestigious art prizes.

Exhibition experience
  • “Anduma: Building Bridges”, Gallery 44, Monferato (Italy) (G)
  • Celebration of ART, Gallery 44 | Try it ART, Bragg Creek, AB (Canada) (G)
  • 2nd annual “Taste of the World” exhibition by Try it ART Gallery, San Francisco, CA (G)
  • “Fragile Beauty” by Galleria Itinerarte, Venezia, Italy (S)
  • “Uno Sguardo Diverso”, Galleria Cortina, Milano, Italy (G)
  • Biennale Donne Trieste, Italy (G)
  • Metamorfosi Creative, Castel Nuovo, Napoli, Italy (G)
  • “Fragile Nature”, Castello di Casale Monferrato, Italy (G)
  • “Uno Sguardo Diverso”, Galleria Cortina, Milano, Italy (G)
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