Michelle Lougee

Michelle Lougee

ArtTechPsyche 2019

Plastics and Protists

Cabot Discovery Bar

Artist Michelle Lougee will describe how she uses her signature material, crocheted plastic bags, for a new look at ourselves and our precious planet. Her artwork reflects this increasingly precarious relationship by contrasting imagery with material. Lougee will give an overview of her process and motivations while presenting images of her work.

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Michelle Lougee is an American artist addressing the impact of consumerist society on the environment. Since 2009, she has worked with post consumer plastic to draw attention to the plight of the oceans. Her whimsical and playful forms illustrate and contemplate profound problems in our culture and environment. Lougee’s method of collecting and sorting plastic is an environmental action that results in proactive artwork.
She is a member of Boston Sculptors Gallery and has exhibited locally and internationally. She teaches sculpture at Lesley University College of Art and Design. She is Fall 2019 Artist in Residence at the Society of Arts and Crafts.