Michal Ashkenasi was born in The Netherlands.

She finished Highschool in Holland and emigrated to Israel. Completed her art-studies at the Haifa University , after which she worked for 2 years with the late artist and teacher G. Davidovitz.

After his death , she worked for several years with the known Israeli artist J. Zim at the “Horev Studio” in Haifa . In 1990 she moved to the Artist Colony in Sefad where , as a member of the colony , she had her own studio and exhibition-gallery .

Nowadays she lives in the center of Israel and works at home.

She did several one-man exhibitions in Israel as well as in Europe , and participates in group – exhibitions regularly .

Was awarded the Bronze Medal for paintings in the Salon des Artistes Francaise in Paris , France  in October 2003 .

Her works are purchased by private collections all over the world.