Michele Thrane is a painter and mixed-media artist, working primarily with encaustic. She is on the board of FUSEDChicago, and she exhibits regularly with that group. Her artwork has been shown nationally. Her work has also been included in juried exhibits at college galleries and the Rockford Biennial among others in the Chicago area. She is one of the featured artists in the third edition of Linda Womack’s eBook, Embracing Encaustic, Mixed Media. She has a B.F.A. from Ohio State University with a focus on painting and printmaking.
My artwork is abstract with organic forms, but each series is influenced by a particular interest of mine. I often cut and reconstruct my work to form a new reality. I’ve used thread, glue, and most recently staples, to “stitch” together fragments to create new shapes and new roads to explore. I think of these fragments as puzzle pieces that need to be attached to see the whole picture.