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). She attended the Pouch Cove Foundation Artist Residency in Newfoundland, by invitation, and in July 2011 attended Kunst i natur – a land art biennial and residency in northern Norway. November 2011, she travelled to Wyoming once more, this time to attend the Brush Creek Artist Residency.
Weinstein’s latest solo exhibit, at SmackMellon in Brooklyn, NY, was reviewed by Marina Cashdan (executive editor at the time) in Modern Painters magazine. She will be having a solo show in 2013 at b. sakata garo in Sacramento. Weinstein’s work was included in The Event, a non-profit contemporary art fair in Birmingham, England, October 2011. 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 (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). She lives and works in Echo Park, Los Angeles.