Michelle is a Cree and Métis artist, educator, and mother. She is a member of Wapsewsipi Swan River First Nation in Northern Alberta. Her mother is Cree from Kinuso, AB, Treaty 8 territory and her father's family is Métis from the Buffalo Lake Métis settlement in central Alberta. She holds a BFA from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University Art + Design. Public art pieces include a utility box art wrap in Vancouver, street banners in New Westminster, and a painted mural exhibition nākateyimisowin/Taking Care of Oneself in Ottawa . Michelle was a 2021 Salt Spring National Art Award Finalist and has had exhibitions at the Art Gallery of St. Albert, Neutral Ground ARC in Regina, Daphne Art Centre in Montréal, and the Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver. In 2022, she had a solo exhibition at Vancouver's Burrard Arts Foundation titled Aunties Holding It Together.