• Born 10 January 1965, Pretoria, South Africa
• 1982 – Matriculated, Afrikaans Girls’ High School, Pretoria
• 1983 – Certificate in Tourism Technikon, Pretoria
• 1984 – 1987 BA (Fine Arts) University of Pretoria under Prof. N.O. Roos and other artists like Jean Kotze, Gunther van der Reiss, John Clarke and Judith Mason.
• 1990 – Part time lecturer University of Pretoria
• 1992 – Honors (History of Art) University of Pretoria
• 1993 – Masters (Fine Arts) University of Pretoria
• 2002 – 2004 Curator of the Mind’s I Gallery, Pretoria with Diek Grobler, Retha Buitendach and Gustav Vermeulen
• In 2005 Michèle Nigrini and designer Dahla Hulme established Meerkatkolonie Gallery, Eastern Free State, where their art is on permanent display
• 2012 Qualified as a NLP as well as Timeline coach

Nigrini attracted nationwide interest in 1994 when Dr. Anton Rupert and the Rembrandt Art Collection bought all of the available work on her first solo exhibition, including her Master’s degree installation consisting of more than 400 A4 sized paintings. This once in a lifetime event launched her career as a professional artist.

Nigrini’s career includes:
• 20 Solo exhibitions, 180 group exhibitions and numerous Art Festivals
• International projects including the Florence Biennial – Italy 2005, the Chianciano Biennial – Italy 2009, and by invitation the London Biennial 2013
• Lectures, talks and creative workshops
• Curator
• Commissions for corporate companies
• Documentary installations
• Audio and visual stage productions
• Collections include banks, corporate companies, museums, universities and private collections all over the world