Artist Bio

    John 4:34: NIV
    “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work


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    Michele Wood is an illustrator, painter, filmmaker, designer, living in Indianapolis. She is presently pursuing her Master in Divinity at Christian Theological Seminary, where she is the Artist in Residence and filming her documentary titled “Two Doves: What have you done with your freedom?”  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. In 2016, Michele received a commission from the Liturgy Training Publication an agency of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Ms. Wood recently completed a short film about the Levi Coffin Historical Site, titled “Two Abolitionist & the Artist.”   Michele's work continues to be exhibited in major art spaces across the country, where she shares not only her critically acclaimed creative vision but a very personal journey through faith devotion.

    Artist Comment: Will exhibit ' Using A Thorn to Remove A Thorn"  October 2018. I am preparing now for the show.  A small detail is on the site under Exploration!