Michele Thrane
Selected Exhibitions
2016

BITS and PIECES-Combined, Two perosn show with Lynn Tsan, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL
The Mark of the Brush, Tenth International Encaustic Conference, Truro, MA, Juror: Christine McCarthy
Rockford Midwestern 74th Biennial, Rockford, IL, Juror: Sarah Krepp
No 10, Adam Peck Gallery, Provinctown, MA
Cut and Color, with Susan Emmerson and Elyse Martin, Nych Gallery, Chicago, IL
DOTS, Chicago Arts District, Chicago, IL Curators: de Pintor, Martin and Eisenberg
2015 
Harmonics, solo exhibit, Fermilab Gallery, Batavia, IL 
13th Annual Art in Motion, Lurie Center Atrium, Chicago, IL, Juror: James Rondeau 
Expansive Visions, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL, curated by Beth Shadur 
Textural Encounters, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL 
2014 
Oil and Water, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Juror: Sarah Krepp 
Gendering Desire, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton College, Des Plaines, IL 
Fused, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL, curated by Jessica Segal 
2013 
Fusion, Eggman and Walrus Emporium, Santa Fe, NM, Jurors: Bonny Liebowitz and Rod Lambert 
Encaustic USA, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, Jurors: Paul Klein and Shelley Gilchrist 
RED, A gallery, Provincetown, MA,  
Natura Viva: Flora Fauna and Us, ArtCurrent Gallery, Provincetown, MA, curated by Debra Claffey 
FUSEDChicago; A Group Encaustic Exhibition, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, curated by Steven Jones 
Evocative, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL, Juror: Paul Klein,  
Tactile Encounters, Kemper Gallery, IIT, Chicago, IL  
National Juried Encaustic Exhibition, Encaustic Art Institute, Cerrilos, NM, Jurors:  Ellen Koment and Mark Di Prima 
2012 
Ways of Making: National Juried Competition, Governor’s State University, University Park, IL, Jurors: Aaron Ott and Jason Foumberg 
Rockford Midwestern, 72 Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, Juror:  Lisa Stone 
Biotic Semiotics: Drawing on Signs of Nature, Priebe Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Juror:  Michelle Grabner 
2011 
Beverly Art Competition, Chicago, IL, Jurors:  Olivia Gude and Brad Killam 
Catawampus, Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, IL, Jurors:  P. Ershen and M. Ries 
New Encaustic Explorations, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL,  
Fused, Black Cloud Gallery, Chicago, IL,  
54th Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition, Beloit College, Beloit, WI, Jurors:  Darryl Jensen and John Riepenhoff  
2010 
Encaustic: Hot Art, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL,  
Flow and Control, Fourth Annual Encaustic Conference, Montserrat College, Beverly, MA, Juror:  Joseph Carroll  
12” x 12” Show, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL, Juror: Kelly Gillum, (2nd Place Award) 
2008 
Member Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2008, Juror:  Corinne Peterson 
From Sham to Shame, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2008, Jurors: A. Berg and M.Grubb 
New Works by New Artists, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL, 2007, Juror: Beate MInkovski, (Honorable Mention) 
12” x 12” Show, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL, 2006, Juror: M. Hawkins, (Third Place) 
The Invented Figure, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2002, Juror:  Judith Raphael 
Publications: 
Womack, Linda, Embracing Encaustic, eBook, third edition, 2015
Lynette Haggard Blog, Artist Interviews & My Art News, June 14, 2010 
Inhabiting the Body: A Collection of Poetry and Art by Woman, Co-edited by Nina Corwin and Mary H. Ber, Moon Journal Press, 2002    
Education: 
M.S.W., Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 
B.F.A., Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 
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