Michel Comte was born in Zurich, Switzerland.
He studied in France and England and started his career as an art restorer specializing in contemporary art. Comte worked with Andy Warhol and Yves Klein.
In 1979, he met Karl Lagerfeld who gave him his first commercial assignment for Chloe and later Chanel. Since his beginnings, he mainly collaborated with Vogue Italia and Vanity Fair and connected with brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferre, BMW, Ferrari and many others.
Comte divided his time traveling into conflict zones to raise funds for humanitarian projects such as People and Places with No Name.
In 2008, Comte met Ayako Yoshida. He dedicated more time into art and personal projects. Together they produced their first 3D feature film “The Girl From Nagasaki”.
Comte opened “Neoclassic“ exhibition at the National Gallery in Parma in Fall 2016. Neoclassic is Comte’s take on rise and fall of neoclassicism.
He completed two solo exhibitions “Light” at Musemo Maxxi in Rome and La Triennale in Milan in November 2017. “Light III” is currently on view at Galerie Urs Meile in Beijing. Comte explores the impact of environmental decline on the glaciers and glacial landscapes of the world. Light is study of natural landscapes through large-scale sculptures, photography, video installations and projections.