Michelle Stone is a veteran Chicago artist, best known for her thick impasto, painted, acrylic sculptures. Stone constructs hybrid shapes hovering between figure and abstraction. Various sized, colorful forms crawl on walls, floors, or bases, at times developing into elaborate installations. In addition to sculpture, she creates portraits, paintings, and drawings that explore aspects of humanity, relationships, growth and decay, evolving along a wide spectrum.
She spent 25 years teaching painting and drawing at School of the Art Institute Chicago Continuing Studies, and has conducted numerous art appreciation workshops for the non-profit organization Art Encounter, as well as working in schools, teaching painting and collaborating on murals. Stone is affiliated with Ceres gallery, NYC, and 3-D 12 Sculptor group in Chicago, exhibits nationally, is included in numerous collections, and lives and works in Chicago.