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Michel Droge MFA '10

Visiting Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Foundation

Dept. : Painting

“My teaching philosophy is to equip students with  a thorough and comprehensive set of basic studio techniques and skills in order to have an artistically and critically sound foundation from which they may develop, sustain and facilitate an experimental approach to making work.”

Michel Droge is a professional printmaker who has collaborated with artists Donald Judd, Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Morris, among others. Her interests in coastal ecosystems and climate change are reflected in her work, which speaks to her experience of living along the coast and connecting with the environment. She has also worked as a museum preparator at Colgate University, Bates College Art Museum, and the Portland Museum of Art.  She earned her BA at Oberlin College and her MFA at MECA&D.  Students from her First Year Initiative (FY‐In) class on climate change and Maine’s island communities were invited to bring the exhibit they created to the Maine State House. This project also included working with the Island Institute and the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association.


  • Vermont Studio Center fellowship
  • MECA&D Baie Ste. Marie Residency Award
  • Maine Arts Commission Good Idea Grant
  • Recipient of Joan Mitchell Foundation Award
  • Exhibited at the Cue Art Foundation, NYC, 2011
  • Exhibited at BU Young Contemporaries Exhibition, 2010
  • Currently exhibiting at Elizabeth Moss Galleries


Michel is a runner and sailor and a surfer‐in‐training who lives with her dog and two daughters in Portland.

Michel's Website