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Michael Dee

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Star (Big Pink), 2006 Polystyrene, Wood, Plexi, Flourescents 40"x40"x40" © Michael Dee
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4 stars, 2006 Polystyrene, Wood, Plexi, Flourescents Dimensions Variable © Michael Dee
Orangestar
Star (Small Orange), 2005 Polystyrene, Commercial Lightbox 16"x16"x12" © Roger Dickes
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Cluster, 2006 Polystyrene, Wood, Plexi, Flourescents 20"x40"x40" © Marshall Astor
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Cluster, (The Number 13), 2005 Polystyrene Dimensions Variable © Michael Dee
Mountain
Mountain (Medium Clear), 2007 Polystyrene, Wood, Plexi, Flourescents 66"x40"x40" © Michael Dee
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Negative Star (Blue), 2007 Lightjet Print 32"x48" © Michael Dee
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Negative Star (Rose), 2008 Lightjet Print 32"x48" © Michael Dee
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Negative Star (Blue Gray), 2008 Lightjet Print 32"x48" © Michael Dee
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Negative Star (Orange), 2008 Lightjet Print 32"x48" © Michael Dee
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Negative Star (Violet), 2008 Lightjet Print 32"x48" © Michael Dee
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Heartsmelt (The Forming), 2008 Plastic, Hot Glue 16"x22"x18" © Michael Dee
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Heartsmelt (The Panopticon), 2008 Plastic, Hot Glue 44"x20"x20" © Michael Dee
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Heartsmelt (The Scorpion), 2008 Plastic, Hot Glue 24"x24"x30" © Michael Dee
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Heartsmelt (The Tower), 2008 Plastic, Hot Glue 48"x16"x16" © Michael Dee
Blues
The Blue Light Was My Blues, 2008 Polystyrene, Halogen Shop Light Dimensions Variable © Michael Dee
Redlightwasmymind
The Red Light Was My Mind, 2008 Polystyrene, Halogen Shop Light, Stereo Dimensions Variable © Michael Dee
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Star (Big Clear), 2009 Polystyrene, Wood, Plexi, Flourescents 84"x48"x48" © michael dee
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Song of Myself, 2008 Video © Michael Dee
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Heartsmelt (Jagged Web), 2009 Lexan Tubing, Neon 74 X 42 X 48 Inches © Michael Dee
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Heartsmelt (Frontal), 2009 Lexan Tubing, Neon 72 X 32 X 36 Inches © Michael Dee
Install1shotrs
install shot, 2009 © Michael Dee
Install2rs
install shot 2, 2009 © Michael Dee
Cellphone
Heartsmelt (Dripping), cellular detail, 2009 Lexan Tubing, Neon 22'x6'x8' © Lisa Dee
Cheart
Cold Heart, 2009 Pigment Print 32"x48" © Michael Dee
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Heartsmelt (How Many More Times) detail shot, 2009 Polystyrene Variable © Michael Dee
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on the wall (JAMC), 2010 Polystyrene, Hot Glue 11"x3"x4" © michael dee
Longbeach9x19
9x19, 2009 Graphite and Silver Color Pencil on Paper 14"x17" © michael dee
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40, 2009 Graphite and Silver Color Pencil on Paper 14"x17" © michael dee
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45, 2009 Graphite and Silver Color Pencil on Paper 14"x17" © michael dee
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arc project (philadelphia international flower show), 2011 Lexan, Pvc, Neon 15x13.5x8
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arc project (philadelphia international flower show), 2011 Lexan, Pvc, Neon 15x13.5x8
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arc project (philadelphia international flower show), 2011 Lexan, Pvc, Neon 15x13.5x8
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arc project (philadelphia international flower show), 2011 Lexan, Pvc, Neon 15x13.5x8
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arc project (philadelphia international flower show), 2011 Lexan, Pvc, Neon 15x13.5x8
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arc project (philadelphia international flower show), 2011 Lexan, Pvc, Neon 15x13.5x8
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arc project (philadelphia international flower show), 2011 Lexan, Pvc, Neon 15x13.5x8
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Burnout (Melted Skull), 2011 Graphite on Drawing Paper 18x24 © michael dee
20140518181007-mdtheplinker_2011graphiteonpaper14x17
The Plinker, 2011 Graphite on Drawing Paper 14x17 © michael dee
20140518174218-darkdriving_hornet_2011graphiteandebonyonpaper14x17
Dark Driving (Hornet), 2011 Graphite and Ebony 14x17 © michael dee
20140518174626-mdsjw3_2013graphiteonpaper18x24
St. John's Wort, 2013 Graphite on Drawing Paper 18x24 © michael dee
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Disappearing Tone, 2013 Graphite on Vellum 19x24 © michael dee
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Acceptable Loss Pedal, 2013 Custom Fuzzrocious Rat Tail 1x3x5 © mark walsh
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Negative Skull (Upright), 2013 Light Jet on Kodak Endura 32x48 © michael dee
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Face Melt Detail, 2013 Melted Aluminum 24x48 © michael dee
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Floating Party Monster, 2013 Polystyrene 16x18x22 © ems
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Star (Single Malt Scotch), 2013 Polystyrene Plastic and Lightbox 52x70x54 © ems
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Pittsburgh
Birth year
1974
Lives in
Los Angeles
Representing galleries
Tags
drawing, abstract, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, pop, surrealism, photography, digital, Illustration, photo
Statement
statement

Art goes on inside my head.

influences & favorites

text messages, indian jewelry, pit bull rescues, devo,

bio

Michael Dee attended Kent State University and graduated with a BA in art education in 1997 and an MFA with a focus in sculpture in 2000. He has exhibited at Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles (2001); Gagosian Gallery, New York (2002); Suite 106, New York (2003); Post, Los Angeles (2004); Newman Popiashvili, New York (2005); and Angela Hanley, Los Angeles (2006), Weisman Museum, Malibu (2007),  Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art, Cleveland (2008), Western Project , Los Angeles (2009).

His work has been written about in Art Review, Art Papers, Artillery, Zing Magazine, Artnet.com, Dialogue, Artweek, The LA Times, and The Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Michael's work addresses the disintegration of reality through manipulated media, the disruptive nature of white noise, and the allure of seductive surfaces. He is currently living and working in Los Angeles.

on the nightstand

The Devil and Sonny Liston, Mystery Train, The Thanatos Syndrome, Public Enemy Number One, and The Night Studio.