Michelle L. Browne
MICHELLE L. BROWNE obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Painting from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Making large paintings with dyes on silk for many years, Michelle returned to printmaking, studying alternative methods of lithography in Villa Pignano, Tuscany Italy in 2005 with Master Printer Lisa Mackie under the auspices of Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York. Browne studied carborundum printing with master printer Susan Hover Oehme summer of 2008 at Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York. And she studied screen-printing on glass with Master Printer, Susan Taylor Glasgow at the Pittsburgh Glass Center summer of 2009.
In 2011 Michelle was a resident artist at the Guanlan Original Printmaking Base in Guanlan, China and has been a resident printmaker at Artists Image Resource located in Pittsburgh, and in December 2015 worked with master printer Javier Cabrera in Mexico City. As a long time member of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Michelle’s exposure to triennial Fiberart Internationals and to visiting fiber artists has inspired her to combine printmaking and fiber techniques. An ongoing collaboration with Leslie Golomb resulted in a series of silkscreened and pieced quilts that began life as block printed images of anonymous girls. From that series, Betsy in the Forest won second prize at Fiberart International 2010, and recently two quilts were exhibited in The Faces of Politics:In/Tolerance at the Fuller Craft Museum in Massachusetts. Michelle exhibits regularly in Pittsburgh galleries, and is preparing for a one-person show of her prints on fiber in the near future.
See more of Michelle's work here.