Michele Tragakiss
Visual Artist

Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Bachelor of Fine Arts
Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Graphic design
Penn State University – Liberal arts

Exhibition History:

Connecticut Academy of Fine Art 2022 Members Exhibit
2021 Connecticut Women Artists Annual Members’ Juried Show, Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT

Mattatuck Museum’s Mix-Master Exhibition 2021 Waterbury, CT. 1st Place Award Juror: Leslie Garrett, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts – CAFA+ Members exhibit 2021. Honorable Mention
Connecticut Women Artists National Juried Exhibition hosted by Arts Center East – Vernon, CT. 2020
Greenwich Art Society’s 103rd Annual Juried Bendheim Exhibit – Greenwich, CT. 2020
Connecticut Women Artists – Juried Members Group Exhibit 2020 (on-line due to the Corona virus)
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Juried National Exhibit – Brooklyn, NY. 2020
The Breathing Room – 4 person exhibit – New Haven, CT. 2020
George St. Gallery – 5 person exhibit – New Haven, CT. 2020
Voice of Art Gallery “Places Spaces” – 2nd prize winner – Cheshire, CT. 2019
Connecticut Woman Artists Annual Juried Members Exhibit at Art League of New Britain – New Britain, CT. 2019
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition – Wide Open 10 National Exhibition 2019 Brooklyn, NY. Juror: Ylinka Barotois, Assistant Curator-Guggengheim Museum, New York, NY
Connecticut Academy of Fine Art’s Annual Juried Exhibition at Mystic Museum – Mystic, Connecticut 2019
Mattatuck Museum – Mix Master Juried Exhibition – Waterbury, CT. 2019
Journey’s – Juried group exhibition – New York Open Center – New York, NY. 2019
West Hartford Art League Juried Members Exhibition – West Hartford, CT. 2018
Blanche Ames Museum’s National Juried Art Exhibition – Blanche Ames Museum – North Easton, MA. 2018
BWAC Wide Open 9 National Juried Art Show  – Brooklyn, NY.
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 107th Juried Exhibition hosted by Mystic Museum of Art – Mystic, CT.
Mattatuck Museum – Mix Master Juried Exhibition Waterbury, CT. 2018
Firehouse Gallery – Visual Music Juried Abstract Exhibit – Milford, CT.-1st Place & Honorable Mention-2018
West Hartford Art League Members Juried Exhibit – West Hartford, CT 2017
Mending Art Exhibit – Hartford ArtSpace – Hartford, CT. 2017
Real.W3iRd. – Southington Community Cultural Arts – Southington, CT. 2017
BWAC Wide “Open 8” National Juried Art Show – Brooklyn, NY 2017
Saatchi Art – featured in the “Inspired by Cy Twombly” collection – 2017
Hartford ArtSpace Gallery – 20th Anniversary Juried group exhibition – Hartford, CT 2017
SoCCA – Juried Art competition. Southington, CT. 2017
Oxford Arts and Cultural Commission – Juried Exhibit 2016 – Oxford, CT
Paris in Plantsville “FIN-End of an Era” group exhibit – Plantsville, Connecticut 2016
Paris in Plantsville – 6th Annual Juried Exhibit – Plantsville, CT. – 2016
ABEX Hartford ArtSpace Juried exhibit – Hartford, CT. – 2015
Artist of the Day – Saatchi Art 8/2/2015
8th Annual Berkshire Salon – North Adams, MA . 2015
OCAC Juried exhibition – Gallery Art Showcase – Oxford, CT. 2015
Paris in Plantsville 5th Annual Juried Exhibition – Plantsville, CT. Juror’s Award – 2015
MAC650 Gallery – 2D Winter Juried Exhibit – Middletown, CT. – 2014
Paris in Plantsville, “Life and Death” Visual Interpretation of the Human Experience, Plantsville, CT. 2014
Saatchi Art – “New this Week” Nov. 2014
Short list – Moxy Milan Blank Canvas competition sponsored by Talent House – Milan, Italy – 2014
Castle Fitzjohns 12×12 – New York, New York – 2014
MAC650 Gallery, Juried exhibit – Middletown, CT. – 2014
Oxford Arts and Cultural Center Juried exhibit – Oxford, CT. Best in Show 2014
Paris In Plantsville Juried exhibit – Plantsville, CT. Honorable Mention – 2014
David Hunt Gallery – Falls Village, CT. – 2013

Solo exhibitions:
Mattatuck Museum (upcomimg) Waterbury, CT. 2021
Oxford Art’s and Cultural Center – Oxford, CT. January 2017
The Art Gallery at Shutter Speed Photo – Middlebury, CT. June-July 2016
Cachion Gallery/Southbury Public Library – Southbury, CT. – 2016

Online Publications:
Light Space and Time’s “Top Ten Abstract Artists to Watch in 2018”
Light Space and Time’s 9th Annual Abstract Painting Honorable Mention and Special Merit Painting Category 2018
Light Space and Time’s online International Juried, “8 Artist Showcase” 2017
Light Space and Time’s online International Juried, “Abstracts Competition” – Special Merit Award and Special Recognition Award (two pieces) 2017
Light Space and Time’s online International Juried, “City Scape” Competition – Special Merit Award and Special Recognition Award (two pieces) 2017
Featured artist at – 2016
Niji Featured artist of the week – 2016
Light Space & Time’s online International Juried, “All Collections” – Special Merit Award 2016
Featured artist @channelingart 2016.
Niji – Featured artist of the week 2016 Art Blog – Featured artist of the week 2016
Light Space & Time online International Juried, “Abstracts” Collection – Special Merit Award 2016
PROTEUS MAG – Artist of the day 2015

Salann Magazine (Juried)Spring 2019
Circle Spotlight Contemporary Art Magazine – October 2017 edition
Studio Visit Magazine Summer Edition #33 2016

Connecticut Women Artists (elected member)
New Britain Museum of American Art
Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France.
West Hartford Art League, Hartford, CT.
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT.