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.