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Michael Rippens

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Freedom__flight
Freedom Flight, 2004 Cut Adhesive Vinyl on Painted Wall With Discarded Paper Backings 8ft X 8ft © Michael Rippens
Eyelids_small
So Lift Those Heavy Eyelids, 2008 Tape on Recycled Cardboard 66.5in X 64in © Michael Rippens
American_dreamland2
American Dreamland, 2003 Spray Enamel on Plexiglas 20in X 20in © Michael Rippens
Mikespace_diptych
selection from the "mikespace" series, 2008 Spray Enamel on Plexiglas 10in X 7.5in Each © Michael Rippens
Suspect_series
selection from the "Suspect" series, 2005 Spray Enamel on Plexiglas W/ Plastic Mesh 9in X 9in Each © Michael Rippens
Starstruck_series2
selection from the "Starstruck" series, 2005 Spray Enamel on Plexiglas 12in X 12in Each © Michael Rippens
3
Free Advice, 2001 Interactive Performance © Michael Rippens
1
excerpt from "Forward Motion", 2002 Cut Plastic Mural 12ft X 120ft © Michael Rippens
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Los Angeles
Birth year
1978
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
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.