Michelle Wasson
On Feronia
Michelle Wasson
On Feronia

The Guild Room

October 15, 2021 to December 11, 2021

In On Feronia, Chicago-based painter Michelle Wasson presents a new body of work in The Guild Room. Wasson’s paintings offer a sensual refuge from reality. Created intuitively from memory and imagination, layers of color and light portray surreal cosmic travel, supernatural spaces and flashes of art history. The title of the exhibition, On Feronia, references the ancient Roman goddess of wildlife, fertility, health and abundance. In glowing scenes, vessels spring forth life and specters emerge, evoking Mother Nature’s power to create and destroy—and create again.

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About Michelle Wasson

Michelle Wasson is an internationally exhibiting artist based in Chicago, IL. Her work has most recently been included in exhibitions at Hyde Park Art Center, Aspect/Ratio Projects Chicago and Brand Library Art Center in Glendale, CA.

An independent artist, she has served as faculty at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago and The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2016 she co-founded the artist-run exhibition space Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago. Wasson received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

About the Artist

Michelle Wasson is an internationally exhibiting artist based in Chicago, IL. Her work has most recently been included in exhibitions at Hyde Park Art Center, Aspect/Ratio Projects Chicago and Brand Library Art Center in Glendale, CA.

An independent artist, she has served as faculty at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago and The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2016 she co-founded the artist-run exhibition space Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago. Wasson received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.