Michelle Pescetta was born in Northampton, MA and grew up in Springfield, MA. She had a passion for art since she could hold a crayon and paint brush. Graduating from Westfield State College with a degree in art and spending a semester abroad during that time, in Florence, Italy helped to develop and refine her artistic skills. Currently a resident artist at the Indian Orchard Mills, she has curated a number of group shows at the Dane Gallery and serves as Gallery Coordinator for the artist group there. While continuing to develop her own artwork, she also runs a summer art program for kids at IOM.