Born and raised in Belgium, Bart Michiels moved to NYC after studying at the St. Lucas School for the Arts in Brussels and receiving a BA in Photography. A few years after his arrival in the States, Bart embarked on some of his first long-term personal projects, of which Riverworks was awarded The Project Competition's First Prize in 1995.

More recently, while unfinished,

The Course of History, a body of work about the crossroads of landscape, history, and memory, was selected for the Art and Commerce Festival in 2004. He became a finalist for The Santa Fe Prize for Photography in 2006. His work is represented by Foley Gallery in New York City and collected by several museums and private collectors.