Bio

Michele Wood is an illustrator, painter, filmmaker, designer, living in Indianapolis. She is presently finishing her Master in Divinity at Christian Theological Seminary, where she was the Artist in Residence 2015-2018.  She was awarded the Young Church Women United Award 2016.   Her first book, Going Back Home, was honored with an American Book Award. Wood’s second book, I See the Rhythm, written by Toyomi Igus, received the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. After illustrating Cynthia Grady's I Lay My Stitches Down, Wood was honored with the Ashley Bryan Award for Illustration, and in 2016, she was nominated for a  NAACP Image Award for the book Chasing Freedom. Wood is the concept person and illustrator for the book Like A Bird: the Art of American Slave Song children’s book selected one of New York Public Library 100 best book for kids. Ms. Wood recently completed a short film about the Levi Coffin Historical Site, titled “Two Abolitionist & the Artist.”