Born in 1983 in Ft. Riley, KS. Michael studied at Columbia College and graduated with a degree in Journalism. He started making art in late 2015 and has exhibited domestically and internationally. Before that he spent time living abroad and working as a cook, writer, and teacher. He can be found at the Zhou B Art Center.
Music, in any form, is foundational to my process. I find it a useful and necessary distraction to get my mind to a more meditative state, and it’s in this space where I can react in more instinctive, emotive ways.
My work is mostly an exploration of blurred lines. I love exploring the distinctions between representation and abstraction, contrast and unity, and movement and balance.