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Michael Azgour

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20120418184836-2012_ocean_beach_azgour
Ocean Beach, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48x60" © Michael Azgour
20120418184933-2012_haifa_azgour
Haifa, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48x40" © Michael Azgour
20120418185001-2012_three_marlenas_azgour
Three Marlenas, 2012 Oil on Canvas 68x84" © Michael Azgour
20120418185128-2012_woman_mirror_azgour
Woman in the Mirror, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48x36" © Michael Azgour
20120418185026-2012_lakeside_azgour
Lakeside, 2012 Oil on Canvas 40x44" © Michael Azgour
20120418185413-2011_gosia_at_sea_azgour
Gosia at the Sea, 2011 Oil on Canvas 48x44" © Michael Azgour
20120418185623-2011_thinker_azgour
The Thinker, 2011 Oil on Canvas 60x44" © Michael Azgour
20120418185531-2011_prosp_eng_azgour
A Prosperous Engagement, 2011 Oil on Canvas 48x44" © Michael Azgour
20120418185102-2012_lecce_azgour
Lecce, 2012 Oil on Canvas 28x37" © Michael Azgour
20120418185745-2012_boy_marina_azgour
Boy at the Marina, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48x36" © Michael Azgour
20120418185908-2011_working_man_azgour
Working Man, 2011 Oil on Canvas 36x50" © Michael Azgour
20120418190017-2012_woman_cafe_azgour
Woman in a Cafe, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48x36" © 2012
20120418190545-2010_some_memories_azgour
Some Memories Never Fade, 2010 Oil on Canvas 52 X 96" © Michael Azgour
20120418183750-2010_metamorphosis_azgour
Metamorphosis, 2010 Oil on Canvas 52 X 84" © Michael Azgour
20120418183819-2010_deux_parisiennes_azgour
Deux Parisiennes, 2010 Oil on Canvas 60 X 52" © Michael Azgour
20120418183848-2010_space_between_azgour
The Space Between Us, 2010 Oil on Canvas 52 X 72" © Michael Azgour
20120418183927-2010_search_self_azgour
It Was a Search for Self, 2010 Oil on Canvas 60 X 56" © Michael Azgour
20120418184014-2008_the_awakening_azgour
The Awakening, 2008 Oil on Canvas 60 X 60" © Michael Azgour
20120418184037-2008_adolescence_azgour
Adolescence, 2008 Oil on Canvas 60 X 48" © Michael Azgour
20120418184108-2008_mary_magdalene_azgour
Mary Magdalene, 2008 Oil on Canvas 60 X 48" © Michael Azgour
20120418184129-2008_optimism_azgour
Optimism, 2008 Oil on Canvas 30 X 48" (diptych) © Michael Azgour
20120418184152-2008_breakthrough_azgour
Breakthrough, 2008 Oil on Canvas 38 X 52" (diptych) © Michael Azgour
20120418184225-2008_desolation_azgour
Desolation, 2008 Oil on Canvas 52 X 42" © Michael Azgour
20120418184255-2008_little_seamstress_azgour
The Little Seamstress, 2008 Oil on Canvas 52 X 60" © Michael Azgour
20120418184333-azgour_2009_dancers_in_gg_park_1
Dancers in Golden Gate Park I, 2009 Oil on Canvas 60 X 36" © Michael Azgour 2009
20120418184355-azgour_2009_dancers_in_gg_park_2
Dancers in Golden Gate Park II, 2009 Oil on Canvas 60 X 44" © Michael Azgour 2009
20120418184438-azgour_2009_los_angeles
Los Angeles, 2009 Oil on Canvas 52 X 52" © Michael Azgour 2009
20120418184507-2009_vienna_azgour
Vienna, 2009 Oil on Canvas 52 X 84" © Michael Azgour
20120418184536-2009_walkingaway_azgour
Walking Away, 2009 Oil on Canvas 60 X 46" © Michael Azgour
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Invitation Front - A Balcony in Sayulita, 2009 Oil on Canvas 42 X 56" © Michael Azgour 2009
20120418184602-2009_dancer_azgour
The Dancer, 2009 Oil on Canvas 64 X 72" © Michael Azgour
20120418184628-2009_transfiguration_azgour
Transfiguration, 2009 Oil on Canvas 2009 © Michael Azgour
20120418190333-2010_it_was_given_azgour
It Was Given, 2010 Oil on Canvas 36 X 30" © Michael Azgour
20120418184701-2009_motherdaughter_azgour
Mother and Daughter, 2009 Oil on Canvas 52 X 60" © Michael Azgour
20140701135336-2014_racer_azgour
Racer, 2014 Oil on Canvas 47 X 79" (120 X 200 Cm) Diptych © Michael Azgour
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
California
Birth year
1979
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Schools
University of California, San Diego, 2001, BA
Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Representing galleries
Blue Contemporary, Christian Hohmann Fine Art
Tags
expressive, abstract figurative, patterns, geometric, arts-education, mixed-media, modern, surrealism, abstract, figurative, exhibition/performance
Statement

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Christian Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2012)

Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA (2011)

William Merrill Gallery, Contemplating the Figure, Laguna Beach, CA (2009)

Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Moments of Impermanence, San Francisco, CA (two-person show, 2009)

Hearts in San Francisco, public display at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (2009)

College of Marin, Emeritus Center, Kentfield, CA (2009)

William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (featured artist in group show, 2008)

Sharp Gallery, San Diego, CA (2007)

Lucid Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2007)

Academy of Art University, Essence & Material (M.F.A. Final Show), San Francisco, CA (2006)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

Los Angeles Art Show, Represented by Christian Hohmann Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (2012)

Masur Museum of Art, Juried Show: 49th Annual Juried Exhibition, Monroe, LA (2012)

William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (2008, 09, 10, 11, 12)

McNabb Martin Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (2010, 11, 12)

San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Represented by K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (2011)

Prince Street Gallery, Fourth National Juried Exhibition, New York City, NY (2011)

Christian Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2010, 11)

J GO Gallery, Park City, UT (2011)

K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (2011)

Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA (2011)

Palm Springs Art Museum, Artist Council Fundraiser, Palm Springs, CA (2011)

Farmington Museum, Gateway to Imagination: National Juried Competition, Farmington, NM (2010)

B.J. Spoke Gallery, Expo 27, Huntington, NY (juried show, 2008)
Juror: Marjorie Weinstein, Whitney Museum of American Art

20th Street Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA (multiple group shows, 2006-08)

Artwork SF Gallery, Mixed Messages, San Francisco, CA (juried show, ‘Best in Show’, 2007)

Jan & Gary Dario Gallery, Third Annual Painting, Drawing & Printmaking Competition
Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, FL (juried show, 2007)

111 Minna Gallery, Nondescript, San Francisco, CA (juried show, 2007)

Space Gallery, Brick to Blue, San Francisco, CA (2007)

Issa Gallery, Grand Opening Exhibition, Houma, LA (2007)

A.G. Gallery, Krakow, Poland (2006)

Signatura Gallery, Krakow, Poland (2006)

Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA (various juried shows, 2008-10)

Long Beach Arts Association, Works on Paper, Long Beach, CA (juried show, 2005)

Academy of Art University, Faculty & Alumni Auction, San Francisco, CA (multiple shows, 2007-09)

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA (multiple juried shows, 2004-05)

University of California, San Diego, New Moon Gallery: A Collaborative Exhibition, La Jolla, CA (2001)

 

Gallery Representation

CHRISTIAN HOHMANN FINE ART, Palm Desert, CA

J GO GALLERY, Park City, UT

MCNABB MARTIN CONTEMPORARY ART, San Diego, CA

 

Public & Private Collections

UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

Hearts in San Francisco public artwork, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (2009)

Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation, San Francisco, CA

Hotel Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Aviation Capital Group, Newport Beach, CA

Artwork is part of over 40 private collections, including:
Joseph Drake, President, Lyon’s Gate Entertainment Corporation

 

Publications

Stanford University Continuing Studies catalogue (article and twenty reproductions), summer 2011

Christian Hohmann Fine Art, Gallery Collection: International Contemporary Fine Art (article and reproductions), 2011

A Journal, Academy of Art University Alumni Journal (article and reproduction), spring 2011

Featured Artist on artistaday.com (article and reproductions), June 3, 2010

San Francisco Weekly, The Art of the Best of San Francisco (reproduction), vol. 29, no 17, p22, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle (reproduction), Feb 8, 2009, pR-35

Local Arts Guide to the Arts, Orange County (reproductions), CA, spring 2008

ARTnews Magazine (reproduction), summer 2007, p219

Louisiana Homes & Gardens Magazine (reproduction), Aug 2007, p157

San Francisco Weekly, ‘Go Ask Clement’ (reproduction), vol. 26, no. 19, p29, 2007

Academy of Art University, Spotlight News (article and reproductions), Apr 2006

 

Honors

Invited to exhibit at Symbiose Art Festival, Breda, The Netherlands (2011)

Selected to be a ‘Heart Artist’ in the Hearts in San Francisco benefit for SF General Hospital (2009)

Awarded the Kenneth Washburn Award for ‘Instructor of the Year’, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA (2009)

Invited to exhibit in the 6th Biennale Internazionale dell’ Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy (2007, 09, 11)

Awarded ‘Best in Show’, Artwork SF Gallery, Mixed Messages, San Francisco, CA (2007)

 

Education

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, San Francisco, CA (2002-05)
M.F.A. in Fine Arts: Studio Painting

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO, La Jolla, CA (1997-2001)
B.A. in Psychology; Minor in Chemistry

STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CONTINUING STUDIES, Stanford, CA (2011)

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, Vancouver, Canada (2000)

 

Teaching

STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Palo Alto, CA
   Lecturer: Architectural Design Program, Principles of Freehand Drawing (2010-present)
   Lecturer: Continuing Studies Program, Expressive Drawing and Introduction to Life Drawing (2011-present)
   Assistant Lecturer: Symbolic Systems Program, Learning Facial Emotions: Art & Psychology, Prof. David Wilkins (2010, 11)

ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA, Sunnyvale, CA
   Lecturer: Fundamentals of Observational Drawing; Drawing, Proportion and Perspective; and Typography (2010-present)

COLLEGE OF MARIN, Kentfield, CA
   Lecturer: Community Education, Abstract Painting (2008-present)

 

Lectures & Critiques

Stanford University, Critique: Design Portfolio Methods, Prof. Amy Larimer, Palo Alto, CA (spring 2010)

Pacific Art League, Lecture: Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Palo Alto, CA (2009)

Freemont Art Association, Lecture: Collage Techniques, Freemont, CA (2008)

Los Altos Art Club, Lecture: Collage Techniques, Los Altos, CA (2008)

Pacific Art League, Lecture: Collage Techniques, Palo Alto, CA (2008)

 

Judging & Curating

Las Positas College, Judge: 31st Annual Spring Art Festival, Livermore, CA (2009)

Pacific Art League, Judge: In the Garden, Palo Alto, CA (2009)

Bazaar Café, Curator: Monthly Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA (2009)

Pacific Art League, Curator: Student Exhibition, Palo Alto, CA (2009)

Pacific Art League, Judge: In the Garden, Palo Alto, CA (2008)

UC San Diego, Curator: New Moon Gallery: A Collaborative Exhibition, La Jolla, CA (2001)