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Michael Lightsey

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20110101160504-2011

Birth year
1973

Lives in
Torrance, CA

Works in
Los Angeles, CA

Website

Tags
figurative, abstract, digital

Statement

“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.”

Exhibitions

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
NORBERTELLEN GALLERY
 
May, 2010 MULTIPLICITY group exhibition
NORBERTELLEN GALLERY
 
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
Borders
 
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