Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, 1996, BFA – Printmaking
Michael has been involved professionally in the arts for 21 years and has a genuine, long standing record of utilizing an interdisciplinary and socially responsive approach. Satire is the thread that runs through the majority of his art practice. Michael’s artwork has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, including London, Chicago, San Diego, Athens, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Munich, Rome, Belfast and South Korea. His work has been recognized by Sothebys, Bonhams and Phillips Auctioneers, is listed on artnet.com and resides in permanent corporate collections in the US, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Most notably, two of his paintings were acquired into the United Kingdom’s national collection. In 2015, Michael won the juror’s award for his animation short “The Shape of Heroes & Villains” from the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in association with the Smithsonian Institute; this piece was also chosen as a selection for the 2016 Athens Digital Arts Festival held in Athens, Greece.