Born in 1955 in Tunis (Tunisia). Graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris.

He lives and works in Paris. His studio works mainly for public institutions: theatres, operas, museums, festivals, dance companies, orchestras... and for publishers in France and abroad.

Has participated as a poster artist in international biennales in Warsaw, Toyama, Lahti, Helsinki, Brno, Fort-Collins, Mexico, Chaumont, Rzeszow, Sofia, Ogaki, Zagreb, Moscow, Hangzhou, Taipei, Chicago and the Art Directors Club, New York.

Invited as a jury member
in international poster biennales in Mexico, Warsaw, Shenzhen, Brno, Chaumont, Hangzhou, Taipei, Chicago, Toyama, Bogota and workshops / masterclasses / lectures in France, Italy, Sweden, China, Taiwan, Cambodia, Mexico, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Canada, Venezuela, Tunisia, Israel, Argentina, Slovenia, Scotland, Hungary, Macedonia and Australia.

Has held more than 80 one-person exhibitions in France, Netherlands, Germany, Rumania, Yugoslavia, Poland, Austria, Portugal, Mexico, USSR, Uruguay, Chile, Finland, India, Philippines, Peru, Cuba, Greece, South Africa, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Argentina, Hungary, Albania, Spain, Japan, Denmark, Turkey, Paraguay, China, Malte, Bolivia, Cambodia, Ecuador, Iran and Canada.

Major awards include:
The Grand Prize for a Cultural Poster, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. First Prize International Poster Biennale, Fort-Collins, Colorado, USA. First Prize International Biennale of Theatre Posters, Rzeszow, Poland. First Prize International Theatre Poster Triennal in Sofia, Bulgaria. Golden Bee, Moscow International Poster Biennale, Russia. Silver Medal International Poster Triennal in Toyama, Japan. The Jan Lenica Prize, International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Poland. The Alphonse Mucha Prize and Bronze Medal at Brno Biennale. Honourable Mentions in Warsaw, Lahti, Fort-Collins, Moscow and Zagreb.

His work has been published in "Affiche" (Netherlands), "Etapes" (France), "Graphis" (Switzerland), "Graphis Poster" (Switzerland), "Idea" (Japan), "International Advertising Magazine" (China), "Linea Grafica" (Italy), "Matiz" (Mexico), "Novum" (Germany), "Rockport /Time Magazine" (USA), "Who's who in graphic art" (Switzerland), "Zoo" (Great Britain), « Exit » (Spain) ...

He has been curator of the exhibitions "Graphic designers around the world" 2000, "East Coast/West Coast, graphic designers in United States" 2002, "Swinging London, graphic design and music today" 2004, "9 women in graphic design" 2006, “We love  books! A world tour”  2008 , "The american dream/Live in Tokyo/Destination Russie" 2010, "Nord-Sud. Graphic designers from Europe and Latin America" 2012, "Made in Japan" 2016, "POP MUSIC 1967-2017. Graphic design and music" 2017 held in Le Mois du Graphisme d'Echirolles, France (2 books published by Les Editions Textuel, Paris, 2 books published by the Editions du Limonaire, Paris), « Le Livre de Poche a 50 ans » at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2003.
He has been co-founder and curator of all the exhibitions of the Fête du graphisme 2014, 2015, 2016 in Paris.

Professor at the ESAG/Penninghen
, École Supérieure des Arts Graphiques, Paris.
He is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) since 1997.

The posters of Michel Bouvet are in the permanent collections of Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris), Bibliothèque Forney (Paris), Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), DNP Foundation (Tokyo, Japan), Suntory Museum (Tokyo, Japan), Poznan National Museum (Poland).