Jane Michalski is a versatile artist working in pastel, oil, and mixed media, and for the past ten years, the medium of encaustic. In her current work, Jane continues the exploration of this versatile medium incorporating ink jet prints and using personal photographs as sources for abstraction. A resident of Chicago for many years, she often returns to her native state of Wisconsin. Her creative energy is fueled by the presence of Lake Michigan and her love for the natural world.
Jane has exhibited in the Chicago area, and in regional and national exhibitions. Her paintings have received several awards and she has received grants from the City of Chicago and the Illinois Arts Council.
In addition to her studio work as an artist, Jane is active in Chicago’s Logan Square Community and is a former board member of the Logan Square Chamber of the Arts, producing and curating exhibitions for The Hairpin Arts Center. Her education includes a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MA degree from the University of Illinois.
In the fall of 2017 Jane’s work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Crown Point Indiana branch of South Shore Arts. The exhibition will feature several large scale encaustic paintings from her “Water’s Edge” series, based on photographs from North Point , an outcropping of bedrock along the shores of Lake Michigan.