Lives: Charlotte, North Carolina
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Medium: Oil, Acrylic, and Graphite
I strive to capture shapes and forms through a variety of mark making and texture within a strong composition. Each work should embody charm, ambiguity, and an alluring complexity of expression.
I am a working artist and magazine editor who is passionate about all visual art forms. I share my time between editing an art publication called Working Title, creating art works, recently the Paris In Fall collection and my family.
I earned my BFA in Fine Art at the Ringling College of Art and Design and continue you to grow as an artist investigating traditional and new techniques in art making. My most recent successful project involved showcasing over 80 artists throughout 15,000 magazines distributed throughout Central West Florida as well as Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Ohio and New York.
Education & Professional Affiliations
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2001, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
Former co-owner of Working Title Publications, LLC, www.WorkingTitlePublications.com
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 Paintings & Drawings, Coffey & Thompsons Fine Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
2013 Paris In Fall, Paintings & Drawings, Ryan Williams Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada
2003 Crossley Gallery Assemblages, Mono Prints, Sarasota, Florida
2001 Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, Tampa, Florida
2000 Crossley Gallery Assemblages, Sarasota, Florida
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013 Ringling Alumni, with Omar Chacon Jr., Kris Chatterson, Vince Contarino, Nicole Mauser and Claudia Ryan, Patricia Thompson Gallery, Keating Center, Sarasota, Florida
2013 Multiplicity, with Scott J. Moore, Reaan Stacey, Kevin Moore and Melanie Proulx, Smart Castings, Sarasota, Florida
2013 Group Exhibition, Riverview, Florida
2013 Leepa-Rattner Museum, 6th annual artist’s market
2002 Old Hyde Park Fine Arts Center, Tampa, Florida
2001 Crabb & Williams, Crossley Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
2000 Best of Ringling, Selby Gallery, Sarasota, Florida Experimental Technologies, Hyde Park Fine Arts, Tampa, Florida
2000 Florida Hyde Park First Annual Print Portfolio Exhibition, Tampa, Florida
2000 Y2K Survival Sale, Covivant Gallery, Tampa, Florida
99.9 FM WXJB, The Nature Coast Morning News, 1.5 million listeners
Nov. 19, 2013 – Live on air interview with Mike about Common Core Standards in the schools.
Oct. 13, 2013 – Live on air interview with Mike about bullying in the public school system.
Sept. 22, 2013 – Live on air interview with Mike about public school system concerning tenure.
June 26, 2013 – Rhino on Air, Live Interview, Artists Speaks with Victoria Arendt.