Michelle Stitzlein bottlecap art


Michelle Stitzlein has been creating sculpture with recycled materials as a full-time artist since 2000 in her Baltimore, OH, studio. Her work has been shown in art and craft museums nationally. She has visited over 50 elementary schools and organizations as an artist-in-residence and continues to share her passion for creating with humble materials in her books, workshops, presentations and exhibitions.

She offers workshops, demonstrations and lectures for children and/or adults about creating sculpture from plastic bottle caps and other recycled materials. Each event is catered specifically to the needs of the venue and occasion.
Examples of classes/projects:
• interactive bottle cap art installations (indoor & outdoor)
• interactive bottle cap art murals
• mini-take home projects for Earth Day festivals, art/craft museums, conservatories and science museums
• adult/art teacher how-to workshops

Lectures include a discussion about Michelle's inspirations, images of her work, her travels and her collection of art made from recycled materials from India, Guatemala, Mexico, South Africa, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and Namibia.

For more information please e-mail Michelle.

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
• Solo Exhibition, COSI (Center of Science & Industry), Columbus, OH
October 2012 - July 15, 2014
Trashformed, Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY, January 15 - February 21, 2014
• Solo Exhibition, Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, Ocala, FL, March 1 - July 6, 2014

Awards
• Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Grant, 2008
• Keep Franklin County Beautiful, Waste Reduction Award, Columbus, 2004
• Millay Colony for the Arts, Residency, Austerlitz, NY, 2004

Press
• Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, article, September 2013
• Between the Lines, catalog cover, Spring 2013
• Scholastic News, "Trash to Treasure", April 2013
• Ranger Rick, “Cool Caps”, May 2011
• WBNS-10TV News, Female Focus episode, May 2011
Imagination Station mural, May 2011
• Lexington Community Education, catalog cover, Spring 2011
• Duluth Trading Company, profile of Michelle, Spring 2011
• The Columbus Dispatch, Winged Behemoth, 2010
• Treehugger, "Animal Sculptures Made Entirely from Trash", 2010
• Art Dawg - The Visual Arts Magazine for Kids, 2010
• Kenton Times, "Trash turns into art at Ben Logan", 2010
Fantastic Recycled Plastic, Lark Books, David & Robin Edgar, 2009
• Pickerington Times, “Bottle cap art helps kids in other countries”, 2009
Make: Technology on your time, pages 18-19, 2009
Found Object Art 2, Schiffer Publishing, 2009
• Suburban News, “Bottle caps & other rubbish”, 2009
• St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, “Earth-Smart Art”, 2008
• HGTV “That’s Clever” episode, guest artist, 2007

Education
• Columbus College of Art and Design, BFA, Columbus, OH, 1989

Previous Exhibitions and Collections
2013
• Oho Rojo, Grange Insurance Audubon Center, Columbus, OH
• Solo Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL
• Rethink, Recycle, Repurpose, Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH

2012
• Butterflies in Our Midst, Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH
• Solo Exhibition, Warm Springs Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
• Solo Exhibition, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
• Trash? Look Again!, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
• From Ordinary to Extraordinary: The Art of Being Green, VanGo! Museum on Wheels, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

2011
• Artifacts, Indianapolis Art Center
• Blue Diamond Moth, Heard Museum, McKinney, TX
• Visual Impact, Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, OH
• Review, Repurpose, Recycle: Found Objects in Art, The Arts Castle, Delaware, OH

2010
• Trash Menagerie, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
• Art from the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
• Industrial Lichen, solo show, Ohio Art League, Columbus, OH
• Ochre Hornet Moth, McConnell Arts Center, Worthington, OH

2009
• Boston Logan International Airport, Terminal A, Boston, MA
• Reclaim, Reuse, Renew, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
• Second Nature, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
• Solo Exhibit, Pomerene Arts Center, Coshocton, OH
• Let Them Make Cake, Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH
• DiscARTed, West Woods Nature Center, Chardon, OH

2008
• Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
• Boston Logan International Airport, Terminal A, Boston, MA
• Creative Drive, Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus, OH
• Art al Fresco, Short North, Columbus, OH

2007
• Solo Exhibit, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh
• Solo Exhibit, Blooms & Butterflies, Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus
• Transformation 5, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
• Transformation 5, Art Association, Jackson, WY
• Craft Forms, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
• Trashformations East, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
• Recycled & Rethought, Westmoreland Community College, Youngwood, PA
• Sparta Teapot Museum, Permanent Collection, Sparta, NC

2006
• Transformation 5, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
• Trashformations East, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
• Trashformations East, COPIA, Napa, CA
• Trashformations East, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
• Ohio Art League Juried Exhibition, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

2005
• 112th Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati, OH

2004
• New from New York: Michelle Stitzlein, Gallery at Studio B, Lancaster, OH
• Invitational exhibit, Majestic Gallery, Nelsonville, OH
• Again & Again, Art Works Gallery, Newark, OH

2003
• Spring Juried Exhibition, Ohio Art League, Columbus, OH
• Contemporary Works of Faith, Schumacher Gallery, Columbus, OH

2000-2002
• Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbus, OH
• Autumn Open, Garrett Gallery, Lancaster, OH
• Kinetic Art, Gallery at Studio B, Lancaster, OH
• Grand Opening Exhibit, Crow Timber Frame Barn, Baltimore, OH
• Eclectic Energy, Gallery at Studio B, Lancaster, OH