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A Million Ways #18, 2012 Oil on Canvas 58x58 © mike hedges
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a million ways #11, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48x48 © michael hedges
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a million ways #10, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48x60 © michael hedges
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a million ways #9, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48x60 © michael hedges
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a million ways #8, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48x60 © michael hedges
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a million ways #7, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48x60 © michael hedges
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a million ways #6, 2012 Oil on Canvas 59.5x59.5 © michael hedges
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a million ways #5, 2012 Oil on Canvas 59.5x59.5 © michael hedges
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a million ways #4, 2012 Oil on Canvas 59.5x59.5 © michael hedges
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a million ways #3, 2012 Oil on Canvas 59.5x59.5 © michael hedges
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a million ways #2, 2012 Oil on Canvas 59.5x59.5 © michael hedges
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a million ways 1, 2012 Oil on Canvas 59.5x59.5 © michael hedges
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untitled A, 2010 Pastel on Paper 39.5x27.5 © michael hedges
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untitled B, 2010 Pastel on Paper 39.5x27.5 © michael hedges
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wisconsin #2, 2010 Pastel and Collage on Paper 39.5x27.5 © michael hedges
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wisconsin #1, 2010 Pastel and Collage on Paper 39.5x27.5 © michael hedges
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untitled, 2010 Oil on Canvas 30x40 © michael hedges
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27th floor #2, 2010 Oil on Canvas 48x60 © michael hedges
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27th floor #1, 2010 Oil on Canvas 48x60 © michael hedges
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meanwhile back in san fransico #1, 2010 Oil on Canvas 48x60 © michael hedges
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bookshelves #1, 2010 Oil Canvas Collage Mounted on Canvas 40x60 © michael hedges
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echo #3, 2010 Oil on Canvas 48x60 © michael hedges
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echo #2, 2010 Oil on Canvas 48x60 © michael hedges
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echo #1, 2010 Oil on Canvas 48x60 © michael hedges
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boundaries, 2010 Oil Canvas Collage Mounted on Canvas 53.5x58.5 © michael hedges
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michigan street #5, 2010 Oil Canvas Collage Mounted on Canvas 48x60 © michael hedges
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michigan street #4, 2010 Oil Canvas Collage Mounted on Canvas 48x48 © michael hedges
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winter, 2010 Oil on Canvas 72.5x87.5
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michigan street #1, 2010 Oil Canvas Collage Mounted on Canvas 48x48 © michael hedges
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michigan street #2, 2010 Oil Canvas Mounted on Canvas 48x48 © michael hedges
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michigan street #3, 2010 Oil Canvas Collage Mounted on Canvas 48x48 © michael hedges
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flight plan #1, 2010 Oil Ink Collage on Paper 33x47 © michael hedges
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outskirts of town #1, 2009 Oil 48x48
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broken roads #1, 2009 Oil on Canvas 48x60
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basement series #23, 2005 Oil 36x48
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where the unknown live #3, 2004 Oil 30x40
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cold spring, 2009 Oil Collage on Canvas 30x40
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warm rock canyon #12, 2009 Oil 24x30
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the gravity of water #1, 2009 Oil Collage on Canvas 36x36
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mystical voyage #1, 2009 Oil on Paper 39x27
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twilight, 2008 Oil 48x48
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when the well runs dry 1, 2008 Oil 60x48
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warm by the rain #1, 2008 Oilacrylic on Canvas 48x60
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reflection, 2008 Oil 28x22
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prarie wind, 2008 Oil 28x22
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sealine #3, 2008 Oil 24x18
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thunderstorm, 2008 Oil,pencil on Canvas 18x24
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warm rock canyon #3, 2009 Oil on Canvas 48x24
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warm rock canyon #1, 2009 Oil in Canvas 48x24
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warm rock canyon #4, 2009 Oil on Canvas 49x24
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warm rock canyon #5, 2009 Oil on Canvas 48x24
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early this morning, 2009 Oil,oil Pastel, Collage on Canvas 36x36
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warm rock canyon #9, 2009 Oil on Canvas 40x30
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mystic rectangles, 2009 Oil, Collage on Canvas 30x40
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mystic voyage #2, 2009 Oil. Oil Pastel, Collage on Paper 39x27
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mystical voyage #3, 2009 Oil, Oil Pastel, Collage on Paper 39x27
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mystical voyage #9, 2009 Oil Oil Pastel Collage on Paper 39x27
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mystical voyage #6, 2009 Oil Oil Pastel Collage on Paper 39x27
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mystical voyage #7, 2009 Oil Oil Pastel Collage on Paper 39x27
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mystical voyage #9, 2009 Oil Oil Pastel Collage on Paper 39x27
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mystical voyage #11, 2009 Oil Oil Pastel Collage in Paper 39x27
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
chicago
Birth year
1976
Lives in
oak park
Works in
oak park
Representing galleries
mars gallery mccormick gallery
Tags
gallery mixed-media landscape modern painting drawing mixed-media painting mixed-media, modern, abstract
Statement


My paintings are a synthesis of color, line, form and texture. They begin as a problem
of two or more color relationships to be explored through form. The form is
loosely defined by a drawing that acts as a skeleton and ecto-skeleton both beneath
and above the finished work. The application of the media to the painting
surface is of utmost importance to me. The paint is applied with great bursts of energy,
creating a surface, if I am successful, that is supercharged with texture and
color. I work multiple, usually around 10, paintings at the same time, all centered on
the original problem. This multiple approach allows me to go in different
directions, very quickly building the energy that is critical to a successful painting. I
strive to create intense, even and stunning color relationships that are
balanced by form and texture into a controlled elegance. The challenge here is to
create a vibration in the work that energizes it without separating.

Biography
Michael was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. While in high school Michael spent
two years studying at the Art Institute of Chicago before going on to receive
his B.A. in Studio Art from Loras College in Dubuque, IA in 1998.

Since graduation from Loras, Michael has been exhibiting and selling his artwork
throughout the Chicago-land area. In addition to gallery showings pieces of
Michael's work hang permanently in corporations through the Chicago-land area
and Iowa and have sold into private collections.

Exhibitions/Shows

2011 Thomas Mccormick Gallery (Two Person show)

2010 Mars Gallery

2009 Mars Gallery Chicago
2008
• Mars Gallery Chicago, (Group Show)
• Mars Gallery Chicago, (Two Person Show)
• Artropolis, The Artist Project
2007


• Contempo with Roberta Markbreit, Television show
• Bottega M – Oak Park, IL
2005
• Solo Show, Roaring Belly Gallery – Oak Park, IL
• Juried Exhibition Around the Coyote – Chicago, IL
• Bent Fork Studio – Freemont, IN
2003
• Solo Show, Artist Frame Shop – Oak Park, IL
• Official Selections Illinois Artisan Exhibition
2001
• Solo Show, Molly Malones – Forest Park, IL
1998
• Solo Show, Loras College – Dubuque, IA

Collections
Dr. and Mrs. Don Clem
Mr. Rick Eagle
Tom and Carol Woods
Dr. and Mrs. Ross Hausner
Steve and Laurie Bergren
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Sisco
John Finn
Scott and Nikki Elza

Corporate Collections
Delaney Law office chicago

Regenerative Solutions – Fullerton, CA
Gatsby’s – Austin, TX
Community Bank – River Forest, IL
Botticelli’s South Congress – Austin, TX
Caring Medical – Oak Park, IL
Pilgrim Management Office – River Forest, IL
Oak Park Park District Administration Building – Oak Park, IL