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michael hedges

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Birth year

Lives in
oak park

Works in
oak park


Representing galleries
mars gallery mccormick gallery

modern, abstract, gallery mixed-media landscape modern painting drawing mixed-media painting mixed-media


My paintings are a synthesis of color, line, form and texture. They begin as a problem
of two or more color relationships to be explored through form. The form is
loosely defined by a drawing that acts as a skeleton and ecto-skeleton both beneath
and above the finished work. The application of the media to the painting
surface is of utmost importance to me. The paint is applied with great bursts of energy,
creating a surface, if I am successful, that is supercharged with texture and
color. I work multiple, usually around 10, paintings at the same time, all centered on
the original problem. This multiple approach allows me to go in different
directions, very quickly building the energy that is critical to a successful painting. I
strive to create intense, even and stunning color relationships that are
balanced by form and texture into a controlled elegance. The challenge here is to
create a vibration in the work that energizes it without separating.

Michael was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. While in high school Michael spent
two years studying at the Art Institute of Chicago before going on to receive
his B.A. in Studio Art from Loras College in Dubuque, IA in 1998.

Since graduation from Loras, Michael has been exhibiting and selling his artwork
throughout the Chicago-land area. In addition to gallery showings pieces of
Michael's work hang permanently in corporations through the Chicago-land area
and Iowa and have sold into private collections.


2011 Thomas Mccormick Gallery (Two Person show)

2010 Mars Gallery

2009 Mars Gallery Chicago
• Mars Gallery Chicago, (Group Show)
• Mars Gallery Chicago, (Two Person Show)
• Artropolis, The Artist Project

• Contempo with Roberta Markbreit, Television show
• Bottega M – Oak Park, IL
• Solo Show, Roaring Belly Gallery – Oak Park, IL
• Juried Exhibition Around the Coyote – Chicago, IL
• Bent Fork Studio – Freemont, IN
• Solo Show, Artist Frame Shop – Oak Park, IL
• Official Selections Illinois Artisan Exhibition
• Solo Show, Molly Malones – Forest Park, IL
• Solo Show, Loras College – Dubuque, IA

Dr. and Mrs. Don Clem
Mr. Rick Eagle
Tom and Carol Woods
Dr. and Mrs. Ross Hausner
Steve and Laurie Bergren
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Sisco
John Finn
Scott and Nikki Elza

Corporate Collections
Delaney Law office chicago

Regenerative Solutions – Fullerton, CA
Gatsby’s – Austin, TX
Community Bank – River Forest, IL
Botticelli’s South Congress – Austin, TX
Caring Medical – Oak Park, IL
Pilgrim Management Office – River Forest, IL
Oak Park Park District Administration Building – Oak Park, IL

Recent Exhibits

michael hedges participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2015 EXPO CHICAGO with Thomas McCormick Gallery
Navy Pier’s Festival Hall
Navy Pier’s Festival Hall
Dec, 2013 Hello Northern Light
McCormick Gallery
Aug, 2012 Fresh Abstraction – Selections from the McCormick Gallery
The Art Center - Highland Park
Apr, 2011 New works
McCormick Gallery
McCormick Gallery
Click here to see all exhibits for michael hedges

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