© 2019 by MM

Bio & CV

Education:    

MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 1991

BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 1988

 

Exhibitions:

2020    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA "New Work" (Scheduled one-person show)

2019    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2018    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA "Red" (Group show)

2018    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA “Rumination or Ruination” (One-person show)

2017    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA “Affordable Art Bazaar” (Group show)

2017    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA “These Elegies” (One-person show)

2016    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA “Returning Members” (4-person group show)

2012    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2012    Fresno Art Museum, 50th Anniversary Exhibition of Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA

2011    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2010    “Breaking Traditions” Gorgon Isle Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2010    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno CA (Group show)

2009    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2008    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2007    Fresno City Hall, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2007    Remember the Time, Studio 1922, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2007    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2006    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA “Recent Paintings” (One-person show)

2005    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA “Drawing Matters” (Group show)

2005    Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA (Group show)

2005    Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA (One-person show)

2005    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Gallery, SF, CA

2004    Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA (One-person show)

2003    “Inventive Landscapes” Bucheon Gallery, SF, CA (Group show)

2002    Bucheon Gallery, SF, CA (One-person show)

2002    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Gallery, SF, CA

2001    Artworks, Hanford, CA

2001    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Gallery, SF, CA

2000    Lead Gallery, Seattle, Washington

 

Selected Collectors:                      

Rene di Rosa, Napa, CA           

Ron Fahra, Montreal, Canada

Gardiner Hempel, Oakland, CA     

Dr & Mrs Irene Belknap, Mill Valley

Dr David Lyman, Albany, CA       

Sidney Brown, SF, CA               

Dr Phillip Grossi, Los Altos, CA     

Sheila Cohen, SF, CA

Pat Klein, Emeryville, CA                 

Dr. Louis Girling, SF, CA

Lauren Kerr, SF, CA                          

Dawn Christensen, SF, CA

Sheila Woo, SF, CA                           

Pat & Dick Macias, SF, CA

Pegan Brooke, Bolinas, CA               

Julie Green , SF, CA

Walter Dawydrak, SF, CA                 

Carol Esterman, Providence, RI

Blair Fuller, Tomales, CA                   

Heidi Stevens, Petaluma, CA

Joan & Peter Wulf, SF, CA               

Victoria Wagner, Occidental, CA                  

Michael McDowell is a Fine Arts Painter with Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute where he completed his studies in 1991. Since then he has spent much of his time in the pursuit of developing a personal style of painting and establishing representation at various galleries. Michael believes making Art is an experience that provides an individual with personal growth and insights into the nature of being human. This part of the process of creation is as important to him as the “finished product,” and he encourages others to gain an understanding of this concept.

 

As an artist and instructor of both studio and lecture courses Michael realizes that he plays a vital role in helping the public to understand the various attributes and experiences that Art can provide individuals and, by extension, their community. It is his belief that Art enriches and enhances existence and, he is, therefore, a strong advocate for these pursuits.