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Michael Carini

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Birth year

Lives in
San Diego

Works in
San Diego


Loyola Marymount University, 2006, BA

Representing galleries

exhibition/performance, conceptual, abstract, digital, photography, performance, video-art, installation, mixed-media

Michael Carini


B.A. (Magna cum Laude), Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

Apprenticeship, Roland Reiss, Los Angeles

Apprenticeship, Jane Brucker, Los Angeles

Artist In Residence, Alexander Salazar Fine Art, San Diego



"Michael Carini," Palomar-Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, San Diego

“Artist In Residence,” White Box Contemporary, San Diego

“AIR,” Salazar AIR Gallery, San Diego

“Hybrids II,” Thumbprint Gallery, La Jolla

“New Beginnings,” Thumbprint Gallery, La Jolla


“New Paintings,” U31, San Diego

“Sight and Sound,” 3RDSPACE, San Diego

“2011,” OBR Architecture, San Diego

“Breaking Barriers: The Boy In The Box,” OBR Architecture, San Diego

“Art 100,” Laband Gallery, Los Angeles

“America,” 2CC Gallery, Long Beach

“Kettner Nights,”  McNabb Martin Contemporary Art, San Diego

“28,” St. Clair Gallery, San Diego

“New Paintings,” Jacobs Center, San Diego

“Abstract,” Basic, San Diego

“Elements of Expression,” Basic, San Diego

“Primal Forces: Pattern & Pathos,” L Street Fine Art, San Diego


“Departures from Reality,” Basic, San Diego

“Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces,” Counterpoint, San Diego

“Midnight Dancer (Take Me Away),” OBR Architecture, San Diego

“Counterpoint,” Counterpoint, San Diego

“The Up-Side of Down,” OBR Architecture, San Diego

“619,” Gallery A.K.A., San Diego

“Juried Exhibition,” Spa Velia Gallery, San Diego

“Conflicted Harmony,” Project X: Art, Solana Beach

“Anomalies & Associations,” Thumbprint Gallery, San Diego

“Spatial Conditions,” 643 Project Space, Ventura

“New Paintings,” True North, San Diego


“Get In Where You Fit In,” Thumbprint Gallery, San Diego

“944 Challenge,” Gallery A.K.A., San Diego

“No Way as Way,” Thumbprint Gallery, San Diego

“The Art of Transitions,” San Diego Art Department, San Diego


“Small Wonders III,” Pharmaka, Los Angeles

 "Dangerous," Patrick Moore Gallery, San Diego

"Pride," District 117 Gallery, San Diego

"Uglier," 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles


“Small Wonders II,” Pharmaka, Los Angeles

“Ricochet," Laband  Gallery, Los Angeles

“22nd Annual Juried Exhibition,” Laband  Gallery, Los Angeles

“Bravo 17,” Von Der Ahe Library, Los Angeles

“Footnotes,” Alex Haleigh Gallery, Gardena

“Four Degrees of Consciousness,” Studio 156, Los Angeles


“Small Wonders,” Pharmaka, Los Angeles

“21st Annual Juried Exhibition,” Laband  Gallery, Los Angeles

“Squeeze,” Studio 156, Los Angeles

"Itty-Bitty and Witty," Artisan’s Exchange, Claremont


“Studio 156,” Studio 156, Los Angeles


What did Tony winner John Lloyd Young do after leaving ‘Jersey Boys’? ‘I adapted," Washington Post, 1 Aug, 2012

MC Carini-The Artist In His Own Words, Reviewer Magazine, June, 2012

Michael Carini: Artist In Residence Show, San Diego Art Guide, June, 2012

Michael Carini's Awakening, San Diego CityBeat, June, 2012

Contemporary Artist Michael Carini Evolves, San Diego CityBeat, June, 2012

Review of “Breaking Barriers: The Boy In The Box," San Diego Art Guide, October, 2011

Hidden Spaces, Dark Beauty Magazine, October, 2011

Shopping With Purse Designer Anne Marie Beard, Austin American-Statesman, June, 2011

Studio Visit, Volume 14, May, 2011

Most Modern, Pacific Magazine, April, 2011

Art With An Edge, San Diego CityBeat, March, 2011

Review-Primal Forces: Pattern & Pathos, Baudelaire at the Gallery, March, 2011

Arts: Report "The Beautiful Accident," Voice of San Diego, January, 2011

More on Michael Carini, San Diego CityBeat, January, 2011

Beautiful Precision, San Diego CityBeat, January, 2011

Finding A Muse. San Diego CityBeat, November, 2010

Reader Art, Juxtapoz, 27 July, 2010

Painter Turns Pain Into Art, FOX 5 Morning Show, 14 June, 2010

A Thoughtful Musing, RAWR, May, 2010

Editor’s Picks, 944 Magazine, May, 2010

Dynamic Duo, San Diego CityBeat, April, 2010

Featured Artist. The Stack House Collective, March, 2010


“The Up-Side of Down,” Designer Handbag Collaboration with Ann Marie Beard, 2011

“If I Die Today (Jack The Ripper),” Creative Collaboration with Enigma Fashions and RBri Photography, 2010

“Ascension Into Madness,” Creative Collaboration with Enigma Fashions and RBri Photography, 2010

“The Pain That Heals the Hurt,” Creative Collaboration with Enigma Fashions and RBri Photography, 2010

“The Conception of Chaos,” Creative Collaboration with Enigma Fashions and RBri  Photograpy, 2010

“Walk A Mile In My Shoes,” Creative Collaboration with Gallery AKA, Active, and TOMS  Shoes, 2010


ARTsmart Mentor, Loyola Marymount University, 2006

Figure Drawing Selection Committee, Loyola Marymount University, 2006

Volunteer Art Instructor, Sacred Heart Academy, 2004-2005


Finalist-Most Modern Art Competition, Pacific Magazine

People’s Choice Award-“The Art of Transitions,” San Diego Art Department

Scholar of Distinction – Painting (LMU)

3rd Place- “22nd Annual Juried Exhibition,” Laband  Gallery

Sharon Walter Memorial Art Scholarship

Richards Family Art Scholarship

Grace Swanson Award for Excellence in Painting

1st Place- “21st Annual Juried Exhibition,” Laband  Gallery

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir Art Scholarship

Bank of America Fine Arts Achievement Award

Recent Exhibits

Michael Carini participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2011 Free Public Artists' Reception for "America" Exhibition
2nd City Council Art Gallery + Performance Space
Jun, 2011 AMERICA
2nd City Council Art Gallery + Performance Space
May, 2011 Opening Exhibition
McNabb Martin Contemporary Art
Dec, 2010 Departures from Reality
Bar Basic
Dec, 2007 Small Wonders III
Pharmaka Gallery
Dec, 2006 "Small Wonders II"
Pharmaka Gallery
Click here to see all exhibits for Michael Carini

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