Michele Tragakiss is an award winning abstract artist working in oil, and acrylic. Her layered, entangled works originate from uninhibited subconscious exploration, and reveal the inner dialogue between her lived experience, her insatiable curiosity, and her need to communicate through art.
Michele Tragakiss was born in Los Angeles, California and has lived across the United States, and Canada. She received her BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania before completing a year of post-graduate studies, in affiliation with IUP, at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
Internationally renowned artist and photographer, Florin Firimita on Tragakiss’s works —“In a visual world filled with elevator music, Michele Traggakiss’s paintings make sensual, fresh, and mysterious sounds. Intelligent non-representational art is hard to come by these days, but Michele’s paintings, born at the intersection of skills, emotions and ideas, invite both the intellect and the senses. They are marvelous labyrinths recalling the poetic structure of Bach and the swift energy of Miles Davis. Open your eyes and start listening”.
Ms. Tragakiss’s works have been exhibited nationally, and are held in private collections across the United States. She has been published in Circle Spotlight Contemporary Art Magazine, and Studio Visit Magazine as well as in numerous online blogs and art publications. She was chosen as one of ten “Abstract Artists to Watch in 2018” by the LightSpace and Time international online art gallery.
She is currently living and working in Connecticut.
8 thoughts on “About Michele”
I am very impressed….you are extremely talented….PHS’s best kept secret….congratulations on achieving the “Best in Show” honor!
Wow – Thank you, Mike for your very kind words of encouragement.
Although I admit that I have never been a big fan of the abstract, there is something about Michele’s art that takes my breath away. It’s fresh and awe inspiring. She obviously possesses a rare talent, and her “stories on canvas” convey passion. Her paintings are, in a word, amazing. Now that her boys are raised, I am so happy Michele has returned to her art and has chosen to share it with the world. You are graced with incredible talent, Michele. I wish you all the best.
Thank you very much, Melanie.
Wow Michele really great. Although I can’t wait until the next show – will you post here? I feel like the experience of viewing your artwork in person is soooo much bigger than viewing it here!
Thank you so much, Pat. My web site is basically a portfolio place. For upcoming shows and events, click on the plus button at the bottom of the page to see my Twitter and Instagram feed. That’s where I will be posting that information.
Wonderful! Your paintings are so exhilarating. Other words that come to mind: fluidity, flight, inscriptions.
What fun to find another abstract artist whose work is delightful. Playful comes to mind as well. Such exuberance! I love your titles. For me this is the hardest part… when there is no real starting point of imagery, color and mark making can tell so many different stories and the viewer may struggle to find something that means something to them. You seem to be able to name your pieces without being too specific. Leaves me to ponder what I see.