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Michael Lightsey

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Birth year

Lives in
Los Angeles, CA

Works in
Los Angeles, CA


abstract, drawing, painting, figurative, mixed-media, photography, digital


“Art making is an exploration of emotion, intellect, physicality and spirituality. It is a manifestation of the interplay between the conscious and unconscious mind. Human beings tend to have an inherent appetite for altered states of consciousness. Art can be a conduit for this kind of experience. It can help us to break free from the imprisoning models of reality that we create by our own minds. Art making is a way to experience a kind of freedom from the trappings of rational perception. It is a method for counter-balancing the restricting formalities of contemporary civilized existence. Ultimately, art is a metaphor for the spiritual and philosophical ideas of life that cannot be otherwise expressed.”



Solo Exhibitions

2008 Featured Artist / Borders, Glendale, CA

Group Exhibitions

2010 Profusion / Norbertellen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Multiplicity / Norbertellen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Artfools / Gallery Godo, Glendale, CA

2008 First Year Celebration / Two Roads Gallery, Studio City, CA

2008 New and Improved / LACDA, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Small Wonders III / Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Sharing Space VIII / Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Small Wonders / Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Show of Heads / Limner Gallery, Phoenicia, NY

2005 Snap to Grid 2005 / LACDA, Los Angeles, CA

2004 Snap to Grid 2004 / LACDA, Los Angeles, CA

2003 Random Thoughts / Lankershim Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA

2003 You Are Here II / Lankershim Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA

2003 Sharing Space IV / Lankershim Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA

Awards & Honors

2006 Finalist / The Artist's Magazine's Best Art of 2006







Recent Exhibits

Michael Lightsey participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2010 Profusion: group show
May, 2010 MULTIPLICITY group exhibition
Apr, 2010 ARTFOOLS
Gallery Godo
Dec, 2008 First Year Celebration
Two Roads Gallery
Jun, 2008 New and Improved
LACDA - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
Mar, 2008 Featured Artist
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