Michèle Fandel Bonner got a BA in Pre-Art Therapy from The University of Massachusetts in the 80’s, then dropped out of sight. She never stopped making but resurfaced in 2013 and started showing her work to the public. She is a multi media artist looking for beauty and meaning in the detritus of daily life; she has a vast collection of things, waiting their turn to be transformed. Outsider art and the deep felt impulse to create are an inspiration and impetus for her work. She has shown her work throughout New England and in Australia.

During her residency at Elsewhere, Bonner created Make Do and Mend.