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Michelle Corvette

Michelle Corvette

Assistant Professor – Painting, 2D Principles of Color

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

Dr. Michelle Corvette began her creative journey in fine arts from an early age with the encouragement of her mother and father. Upon completing her undergraduate studies in Painting and Drawing from the University of Tennessee, Summa Cum Laude, Dr. Corvette pursued her MFA at NYU in Interdisciplinary Studio Art. Her passion and drive for knowledge led her to her first empirical Ph.D. where she researched students’ experiences of hindered creativity. Prior to joining Belmont’s faculty in 2016, she completed her second theoretical Ph.D. from the University of London, Goldsmiths, where she researched the legalities and implications of utilizing color in public spaces. Dr. Corvette continues to exhibit her artwork both internationally and nationally with exhibitions around the Nashville area at the First Center for the Visual Arts, Zeitgeist Gallery, and Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery. In addition to teaching and exhibiting her artwork, she is actively involved with the creation of participatory art practices by inviting collaborations with individuals, communities, and institutions.


  • Ph.D. University of London, Goldsmiths- Fine Arts Research
  • Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville- Educational Psychology
  • M.F.A. New York University- Interdisciplinary Studio Art
  • B.F.A. University of Tennessee, Knoxville- Painting & Drawing