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Michael is an artist and considers everything he makes a painting. Having just completed his Masters in Critical Theory and Political Aesthetics from CalArts, he continues the work of his Thesis, which is built upon the foundation of the always-vulnerable artist as examined in the lives and work of Paul Thek, Peter Hujar, and David Wojnarowicz. Since leaving New York in search of cheaper rent for studio space, his work has aligned more efficiently with the Los Angeles concept of the Post-Studio, along with his own ideas of recycle and the repurposing of waste as the media base for paintings, which continues the work of the canvas as media #1 for the painter.






New York:

The Artist Project New York Pier 92/94 

Solo Show at Marlowe's presented by Sandra Bernhard, and Michele Lee

Gallery @ 49: Hells Kitchen Group Show


MatthewTravisGallery: Group and Trio Shows

Los Angeles:

HBO Gallery Solo Show

Art-Seen: Auction for Aids Research Alliance

LACMA: Muse Art Walk

Create/Fixate: Spring '06 Show

Spring Arts Collective: 05-09 Monthly DTLA Art Walks



M.A. California Institute of the Arts: Critical Theory and Political Aesthetics

B.A. Antioch Los Angeles: Creative Writing

A.A.S Fashion Institute of Technology: Women's Fashion Design

N.D.S.U. Textiles and Sciences/Fine Arts


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