Michel Droge MFA ’10
Michel Droge is a painter, printmaker and educator who’s work engages with the environment and the human condition in an era of uncertainty. The atmospheric paintings and prints that Michel produces represent an unraveling of systems and create a space for new forms and ideas to emerge. They embrace a layering of social engagement, scientific research with inspiration from literary and poetic sources to create work that both documents the existing world, acknowledges change, addresses conservation and protection along with human responsibility for the future .
Michel is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award and three Maine Arts Commission Grants. They have been awarded fellowships and residencies at the Tides Institute, The Joseph Fiore Foundation, The Stephen Pace House and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Their solo exhibitions include the Maine Jewish Museum, Maine Audubon Society, University of Maine Machias, University of Maine Farmington, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Salon Gallery in Boston. Their work has been included in national and international exhibitions amongst which include The Cue Art Foundation in NYC, Bates College Art Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, Gould Academy, Boston University and Brandeis University.