Artist Statement

My work is all about IDENTITY. I am Maltese, made up from a combination of nationalities and I always wondered in which box I should fit… till I got to the stage where I realised I was trying to map my identity on others.

Professional CV

A dedicated professional with an enviable track record in the education sector. Throughout her professional career she has painted and shared her work with her audience. Then in 2015 she was able to transition to a full-time artist. Since then, she has exhibited several times in Malta and London. Michelle (Mixa painting) is a narrative artist. Her work develops through the stages of: reflection, research, contemplation, experimentation and finally production. The work always intertwines color and layers to reflect subjects which are core to her.  Mixa’s paintings illustrate a richly personal insight.

Art Bio

1986 School of Design Malta.

2017 St Martins college London

2017 Gareth Reid Masterclass

2019 Royal Academy London study of Nudes

2019 Royal Academy London Portraits

2019 Slade Academy landscapes

2021 A Year of masterclasses with Kara Bullock Miami

2022/4 MFA University of Malta.


June 2016                 Collective exhibition Siggiewi

December 2017     Eden foundation Inspire collective exhibition

November 2018     AWE – Malta Enterprise collective exhibition

May 2019                 Hidden Solo exhibition at Xara Palace.

Sept 2019                 Residence UK

Sept 2019                 Momentum exhibition,  RAW studio, London

November 2019     Organised a splash of pink –  for  Breast Cancer research.

March 2020             Canada online exhibition

December 2020     Is Simenta solo exhibition at MSV Life.

March 2021             Berta Foundation collective exhibition

July 2021                   Collective Exhibtion Puy l’Eveuque France

September 2021    Nwami (Malta) Experiences of the Sea.

October 2021         20 x20 cm exhibition Christine x

October 2021         Collective exhibition Malta Society of Arts

October 2021         Interior Design Fair, Malta Fairs.

November 2021     Perspectives of fairy tales – solo exhibition – IOD London

January 2022          Solo exhibition –  Malta Society of Arts, Motherhood

November 2022     Solo exhibition – Past & Present fairy tales, Gemelli Gallery

Mixa paintings may be found in many private collections located in Malta, Germany, United Kingdom, America and the Caribbean Islands.

Michelle Gialanze
Adv. Dip. Special needs, RSA Dip. TEFL, Dip. ESP, Dip TEFL, Dip. Bus Stud. M.A. Educ. PHD 

Email: [email protected]       

What they say about Mixa:

You are a talented painter, well done and keep going. Guy Noble, Central St Martins. London.

Great artist, inspiring , calm, and mysterious all in one. I particularly like her paintings of alleys and streets. John Portelli, University of Ontario. Canada.