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Michael Genovese

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Chicago, IL

Birth year

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in
Los Angeles

Representing galleries


Michael Genovese was born in 1976 in Chicago, IL and lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Genovese creates work that aims to connect with collective experiences, be it social or existential. Each piece can be as much a documentation of broad themes as a personal journal. He speaks to the familiar, however, through mark making, reduction, or transformation of the recognizable, he reassigns power. He is not eliminating evidence or obscuring facts, but instead he recontextualizes our perception of meaning and history. His work is about archives, permanence, and the designation of value. His concern with materiality, and the treatment of his chosen media, furthers the investigation of worth. His particular approach, and the work’s content, move to alter our preconceptions and change our proximity to what is tangible.


Recent Exhibits

Michael Genovese participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2013 Joliet
Paris London Hong Kong
Jan, 2013 Lines and Cracks and Zebras and Horses
OHWOW Los Angeles
Dec, 2012 It Ain’t Fair 2012
Apr, 2012 Michael Genovese: P.S. / P.P.S.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Dec, 2011 It Ain’t Fair 2011: Materialism
May, 2011 South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
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