Michal Ashkenasi was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to Israel after World War II.She graduated from her art studies at Haifa University in 1983 and worked for several years with different artists.
Ashkenasi moved to the Artist Colony in Sefad, Israel in 1990 and became a member. She is a member of the Israeli Association of Painters and Sculptors since 1987. From 1987 she did one-man shows almost every year in Israel and Europe, and participated in groups exhibitions as well. Many private art lovers all over the world have purchased her works. She currently works at her home in the center of Israel.Was accepted to the "Salon Des Artistes Francais 2003" for the juried  International Show in Paris, France ,where she received the Medaille de Bronze 2003 for her work and was awarded the Grande Medaille d'Or in the juried International Art Festival 2004 in Cannes , France.