Michel Droge is an abstract painter and printmaker who lives and works in Portland, Maine. Her work and research implicate the relationship between the environment and its living creatures.  

Michel received her BA from Oberlin College and her MFA from Maine College of Art. After graduating from Oberlin she worked as a printmaker for Styria Studios in New York City. She is the recipient of a  Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and two Maine Arts CommissionGrants. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies  at the Tides Institute, The Joseph Fiore Foundation, The Stephen Pace House and The Saltonstall Foundation. i

Michel’s solo exhibitions have been at the University of Maine Farmington, June Fitzpatrick Gallery and the Frank Brockman Gallery. Her work  has been included in  exhibitions at Bates College Art Museum, The Ica at MECA , Gould Academy (2015), The Cue Art Foundation in NY,NY (2011) and Boston University’s Young Contemporaries (2011). 

Michel works with the Rabkin Foundation on Collection management  and in her studio in Portland .