University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC-Bachelor of Arts-Interdisciplinary Studies; Golden Key National Honor Society
Midlands Technical College, Columbia, SC- Associate Degree, Business Administration


2005-present Corley Mill Art Studio, Instructor and Art Coach
1997- 2005 Alternative Academy of Lexington District Five - Artist in Residence – developed and maintained an art program for "at-risk" students grades 6t-12
1997 – 2004 Midlands Technical College, Continuing Education Department – Art Instructor
Adjunct Faculty of the Year 2002
1999 – Present Irmo Middle School – Artist in Residence for Learning Disabled grades 7-8
2000 - 2003 Memories in the Making, Artist in Residence – Alzheimer Association of Midlands
2000 - Present S. C. Arts Commission, Approved Artists Roster
2002 - 2004 Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands – Developed and maintained art program
2002 Summer Youth Leadership Academy, School District 5 – Art Instruction
1999-2001 Art and Play Therapy Center of SC - Artworks for Kids - Guest Artist 
1994 - Present Crooked Creek Art League – President (97) and Founding Member
1994 - Present About Face, an Artists' Group – Officer and Founding Member
1997 - 2001 Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties - Art League (98) About Face (99-01) Representative 
1998 Summer Program in Arts Management, Arts Extension Service, Amherst
1998 Pee Dee Educational Foundation, Grants Reviewer


2004-2017 Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston SC 
2006 About Face, Annual Showcase, Columbia Museum of Art, SC
2005 About Face, Annual Showcase, Columbia Museum of Art, SC
2005 An Evening with Lexington County Artists: Columbia Museum of Art.
2003 Pastel Society of America Annual Show, New York
2003 Allied Artists of America Annual Show, New York
2003 Portrait of You (Group), Art Garage, Columbia, SC
2002 McCormick Arts Council – Solo Exhibition
2001 Hilton Head National Juried Exhibition
2001 20th NBSC Oil Painter's Traveling Invitational
2000 A Place in Time (Group), McKissick Museum
2000 Burwell Exhibition (Juried), Spartanburg County Museum of Art
1999 Quintessence, (Five Person), Vista Studio Gallery, Columbia SC
1999 Art in the Home, Cultural Council of Richland/Lexington Counties
1999 Hilton Head National Juried Show
1998 Sumter County Fall for the Arts (Juried)
1998 H. E. Corley Art Gallery, Irmo, SC (Solo)
1998 Those Who Teach Create, City Art, Columbia, SC
1997 Embodied, 80808 Gallery, Columbia, SC (Two Person)
1997 About Face, Weekend Gallery
1996 J. B. White Community Art Show, Irmo, SC
1995 About Face, Weekend Gallery


2008 Spirit of Achievement Award, SC State Fair
2008 S. C. State Fair – 2nd Place, Professional Painting on Canvas
2007 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention
2004 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition, 2nd Place Painting 
2003 Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences - Fellowship
2002 Adjunct Faculty of the Year – Midlands Technical College
2002 Crooked Creek Annual – 1st Place Painting
2001 Hub City Exhibition – Spartanburg County Museum – Best in Show
2001 Belton Center for the Arts Annual Standpipe Exhibition– Best in Show
2001 S. C. Watercolor Society – Arthur State Bank Merit Award
2001 Crooked Creek Annual – 2nd Place Painting
2000 Who's Who in America 2000 to present
2000 S. C. State Fair – 2nd Place, Drawing/Pastel
2000 Union County Arts Council – Purchase Award
1999 Annual Old Santee Canal Competition – 1st Place, Watercolor
1999 Chapin Celebrates the Arts - 1st Place, Professional
1998 Aiken Center for the Arts Holiday Medley of Arts - 2nd Place
1997 S. C. State Fair - S.C. Watermelon Board Award
1995 S. C. State Fair - Trenholm Artist Guild's Award for Realism
1995 S. C. State Fair - 3rd Place, Drawing
1995 Chapin Celebrates the Arts - 2nd Place
1994 State Fair - 3rd Place, Watercolor
1994 Chapin Celebrates the Arts - 2nd Place


Lake Murray Columbia, May 2007, Skyscrapers and Barns
Lake Murray Columbia, December 2004, Art with Heart
Lake Murray Magazine, July 2004, Art Beat by Michel McNinch
Columbia Star, September 4, 2003, Double Your Pleasure
Carolina Arts, Septemeber 2002, "McCormick Arts Council / McNinch solo"
Columbia Star, August 22, 2002, 'Michel McNinch exhibits in McCormick"
Lake Murray Magazine, March 2002, Art in the Parks, by Nancy Atkinson
The Chapin Times, January 31, 2002, About Town, by Mayor Stan Shealy
Spartanburg Herald, Dec 30, 2001/Kim Atchley/"Artist Puts Dreams Aside for 18 years"
Midlands Women/ November 1999/Woman of Expression