Ms. Michaud was born to a French Canadian family in New Hampshire, U.S. in the 1970s. Her ancestors emigrated from western France in the mid-1600s, and remained primarily in the Province of Quebec for six generations, immigrating to New England in the late 1800s. Ms. Michaud studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and lives in Philadelphia. She creates works in various media, and explores themes of beauty, memory, melancholy, and personal history. She moves between abstraction and representation for many projects, and enjoys finding the intermediate area between the two.