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Michele Banks 

1077 30th Street NW #411 

Washington, DC 20007


Awards and Grants 

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 DC Arts and Humanities Commission 

Arts and Humanities Fellowship Grants  

2022 Comcast RISE Grant

2018 DCCAH Sister Cities Grant, Paris 

2017 Art of Neuroscience, Honorable Mention, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience 


Selected Solo Exhibitions 

2023 “Inspired by Science” at NIH Clinical Center Galleries, Bethesda, MD

2023 “Micromajesty: Intersections of Art and Science” with Ivan Amato at Artists and Makers Gallery, Rockville, MD 

2022 “Microbiome” – Exhibition at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC

2019 “Neuroscience in Ink” NIH, Clinical Center Galleries, Bethesda, MD 

2019 The Art of Neuroscience at the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL 

2018 “Variations” solo show, Artists and Makers Gallery, Rockville MD 

2018 “Under the Microscope” at the American Society for Microbiology, Atlanta, GA 

2018  “Beauty and The Brain” FENS Forum of Neuroscience, Berlin, Germany 

2017 “Art of Neuroscience” online show, honorable mention, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience 

2017 “Hidden Universe” solo show at Johns Hopkins Montgomery County, Rockville, MD

2017 “The Arctic Bride: A Climate Change Story” Artomatic, Arlington, VA 

2016 “Microbe” at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA 

2016 “Cell 2016” at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco, CA 

2016 “Hidden Worlds” solo show, Park View Gallery, Glen Echo, MD 

2015 “Microscopic” NIH Clinical Center Galleries, Bethesda, MD

2014 “Voyage of Discovery” three artist show American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington DC 

2014 “Voyage of Discovery” at the McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA 

2014 The Art of Neuroscience, the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC

2012 “Our Small Rooms” Two artist show, Cafritz Art Center, Montgomery College, Silver Spring 

2011 “Love and Death” Solo show, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda 

2010 Children’s National Medical Center, DC, Four Artist show 

2005 Gallery Frame Avenue, Bethesda, Solo show


Selected Group Exhibitions

2024: SHE: DC at La Cosecha, Washington, DC

2021 “DC Art Now” – Group show, Washington, DC

2020 "Unsustainable - A Planet in Crisis" Group Show, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville TN 

2019 "Art of Evolution" Group Show, Takoma Park Community Center Gallery

2018 “Methods of Inquiry: Fields of Discovery” Group show, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean VA 

2017 “One House” group show at Touchstone Gallery, DC 

2017 “Who’s Looking Back”, group show at Gallery O on H, DC 

2015 “Art of the Eye” Group Show, Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City 

2015 “Personal Patterns” Group Show, Cafritz Art Center, Silver Spring, MD 

2013 “Life Up Close: Art Inspired by Science” Group Show, Orange Regional Medical Center, NJ 

2011 “SCIENCE!” Group Show, Johns Hopkins University, Rockville, Medical Science Building 

2007 William W. Parker Gallery, DC, Washington Project for the Arts Group Show 

2006 Wilson Building, DC, Heart of DC (Inauguration of City Hall Art Collection)

2002 Meridian International Center, DC, “Neighbors” Group show 



2022 Artists in Action, Annmarie Garden Arts Center, Solomons, MD

2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Institut Jacques Monod, Paris

Funded by a Sister Cities Grant from the DCCAH 

2015 Artist-in-Residence at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Finland


Selected Collections 

DCCAH Art Bank, Wilson Building Collection 

National Academy of Sciences 

Children’s National Medical Center 

Pennsylvania State University 

Westchester Hospital

Yale University

The University of Michigan 

The American Society for Virology


Public Speaking 

2023 “Juxtapositions: Art & Science” Panel at the REACH, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

2022 This Week in Virology live from the American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC

2018 Art of Evolution/Evolution of Art workshop for DC artists   Supported by a Sister Cities Grant from the DCCAH 

2018 “The Art of Evolution” Talk at Institut Jacques Monod, Paris 

2016 “Art and Microbiology” Panel speaker at ASM Microbe 2016, Boston, MA

2014 National Academies of Science, Washington, DC “Art and Science as Ways of Knowing “

2013 ScienceOnline Conference, North Carolina, Moderator of Session on the use of metaphor in  science writing 

2013 ScioClimate Conference, Washington, DC Moderator of Session on Using Art to Communicate  Climate Change 



BA, The George Washington University

Summa cum Laude 

MA, Harvard University

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