Mike Mitchell

mike mitchell
Assistant Professor
Art Education


Mike Mitchell is an artist and arts educator living in Nashville, Tennessee. Also known as mikewindy, he is a 2020 Makey Makey Ambassador, has achieved the Tennessee Art Education Association Middle Region Art Educator of the Year award, and is Tennessee’s only Crayola Creativity Ambassador. He sits on the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s rural, educational, arts, culture, and history committee. He earned a degree from the University of Memphis in 2004, where he investigated making art using a wide array of media, including video, sound, painting, printmaking, ceramics, metal casting, stop motion animation, collage, and performance. He has continued those investigations over the past twenty years and exhibited his work in public spaces all over the world, including galleries, trains, street corners, and outside the grocery store where he has been shopping for forty years.