Michael Pedziwiatr

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tower of trash in Upfront Gallery, 2008 /Mixed 12 Ft.H X 2ft.W. X 2ft. D © m. pedziwiatr
Quick Facts
east chicago, In.
Birth year
Lives in
ventura, ca
Works in
University of Denver, 1995, MFA
Representing galleries
milk and honey gallery-mill valley, ca.
found-objects mixed-media installation painting drawing, graffiti/street-art, conceptual, sculpture
Selected Exhibitions
2009 Visual Diary, The Milk & Honey Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
2008 Group Show, Failed States, Upfront Gallery, Ventura, CA
Solo show, Transmutation, Art Mission Gallery, Binghamton, NY
2007 Museo Centro, Abstaracts, Delores Hildago, Guanajuato, Mexico
City of Ojai, CA, Sculpture Installation
Group Show, Curator, Mat Gleason, I-5 Gallery, Lost Angels, CA
Small Wonders, Pharmaka, Juror Tyler Stallings, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Tarfest, Los Angeles, CA
Thirty Drawings and Felix The Cat, Bell Arts Factory,  Ventura, CA
Fellowship Showcase Show, Artists’ Union Gallery, Ventura, CA
The Red Show, Curator Susan Scott, Ventura County Government Center, Ventura, CA
2005 Lafia House @ the Brewery, Los Angeles, CA.
Artist Union Gallery,  Member’s Showcase, Ventura, CA
Pirate Contemporary Art Oasis, 25 year anniversary show, Denver, CO
Abstract Elegant, Don O’Melveny Gallery, W. Hollywood, CA
2004 family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; line-height: normal; font-weight: normal; font-variant: normal; color: #ffffff;">Fellowship Showcase, Artist Union Gallery, Ventura, CA
2003 Quantum Questions, Solo Show, The Upstairs Gallery, Ventura, CA
Quantum II, Lafia House @ The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
2002 Formulations, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Ann Connelly Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2001 The Swimmer Series, Solo Show, The Trinity Gallery, Ventura, CA
Gallery Soolip, West Hollywood, CA
2000 Sulkin Secant Gallery, Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, CA
1999 Threshold Gallery, Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, CA
De La Guerra Frameworks Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
1996 Rule Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, Denver, CO
1993 Wood and Bronze, Solo Show, Hassel Haesler Gallery, Denver, CO
1992 The Fountainhead Gallery, Houston, TX
1989 Painting and Sculpture, Solo Show, Shidoni Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Grids and Boxes, Solo Show, Briggette Schlugger Gallery, Denver, CO
Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1988 The Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
1987 Cydney Payton Gallery, Two Person Show with Dale Chisman, Denver, CO
1986 Installation, Pirate Contemporary, Denver, CO
1985 Agave Years, Ten Year Overview, Pirate Contemporary, Denver, CO
Eastman Walmandorf Gallery, New York, NY
1983 Commissioned Sculpture, R.T.D. Plaza, Denver, CO
1982 State College, Denver, CO
Marilyn Butler Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
1981 Juried Exhibition, Juror Philip Yenowine, Boulder Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
1978 Abstracts, Solo Show, Arvada Center for the Art & Humanities, Arvada, CO

Professional Experience


Ventura College, Ventura, CA. Taught Sculpture/3-D Design.


University of Denver, Denver, CO. Taught Sculpture.


Public Schools, Littleton, CO. Artist in Residence.


Art Student's League, Denver, CO. Taught Painting.


Emily Griffith School, Denver, CO. Taught Painting and Drawing.


Public Schools, Gary, IN. Taught History and Psychology.

Selected Publications

June 15, 1983

Westword, Art Review

Sept 25, 1985

Wesword, "Wodword Ho",  Nancy Clegg

May 3, 1987

Denver Post, "Two Artists Take Different Paths to Common Ground", Kathy Erbacher

May 5, 1987

Wesword, "The Symbols Scene", Nancy Clegg

March 8, 1989

Westword, "Grid Lock", Nancy Clegg

March 24, 1989

Rocky Mountain News, "Resurrection", Dick Davis

April 1989

The Santa Fean Magazine, "Lapides Gallery"

Dec 7, 1990

Rocky Mountain News, "Leaving Minimalism Behind", Carol Dickinson

Dec 5, 1990

Westword, "Be There, Be Square", Nancy Clegg

April 15, 1992

Westword, "Obstructed Abstraction", Hart Hill

Sept 25, 2003

Ventura County Reporter, "The Power of Subjectivity", Rob Campbell



University of Denver, Master of Fine Art


Art Student's League, N.Y.C. Drawing-Marshall Glassier, Painting-Bruce Dorfman


Visual Arts Center, Evergreen, CO., Apprenticed with Artist John David Rigsby


Ball State University, Muncie, IN., B.S., History, Psychology


1983 Denver Colorado's Mayor's Commission, Sculpture Installation
1988 Wesword News, Denver, CO. Best Public Sculpture
1992 Colorado Art Council Grant, Artist in Residence
2000 Los Angeles Community of Angels, Sponsored by British Airways
2002 City of Ventura, CA. Cultural Affairs Art Grant
2003 City of Ventura, CA. Cultural Affairs Art Grant
2004 City of Ventura, CA. Cultural Affairs Art Grant
2005 City of Ventura, CA. Cultural Affairs Art Grant