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Michael Rippens

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Birthplace
Los Angeles

Birth year
1978

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in
Los Angeles

Website

Representing galleries

Tags
murals, mixed-media, installation, performance, graffiti/street-art

Statement
Originally from South Pasadena, CA, Michael Rippens graduated with a
BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and has exhibited
his paintings, murals and installation work throughout Los Angeles and
New York City as well as internationally. Highlights include solo
shows at Pehr Space in Echo Park, New York’s School of Visual Arts and
“gallerie” in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Group exhibitions include shows at
Cynthia Broan Gallery and Artists Space in New York City, Fountain Art
Fair in Miami, FL and Lifebomb Gallery in Berlin, Germany.

While living in Brooklyn, Michael began the emerging artist
collective, 4EmArt, and joined the Open Ground Gallery in
Williamsburg.  He also worked for the non-profit art education
organization, Studio in a School, and organized numerous exhibitions
promoting other emerging artists living and working in NYC.
Additionally, Michael was a founding member of the Brooklyn-based
collaborative art team, D.e.M.O. that created multi-media room
installations from 2004-2005.

In 2005, Michael received a scholarship to attend the Vermont Studio
Center and went on to become an artist-in-residence at the
nomination-only Acadia Summer Art Program in Bar Harbor, Maine.  He
moved back to the LA area soon thereafter where he joined the artist
collective Art Studio C in Highland Park until 2006.  Michael
currently lives, works and rides his bike in downtown Los Angeles.
Recent Exhibits

Michael Rippens participated in these exhibits:

May, 2012 Eat Drink Art
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (LAMAG)
 
Dec, 2008 Open Ground
Fountain Art Fair
 
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