Project Description

Michael Marlowe is a studio artist, art director and production designer working in the film and television industry. Marlowe’s large-scale painting process takes an abstract approach to imagery that is rooted in figurative representation. His works examine and vibrantly animate aspects of the human figure from the inside out. Interested in various modes of self exploration, he visually abstracts and reshapes his subject in a pursuit to visualize the human form as something expanded, exploded, and restructured. “It’s the aspects of self we don’t show, the aspects of self we very possibly don’t know that make us tick. This visual deconstruction, this opening up, is in order to see around the parts we know, to discover the parts we don’t.”

EDUCATION
1992
MFA in set direction for theater, Arizona State University
1986
MA, BFA, Arizona State University
1980
University of Cincinnati, College of Design Architecture and Art
 
AWARDS, GRANTS, AND HONORS
1994
Grant, Western States Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts
1991
Artist Material Grant, Contemporary Forum, Phoenix, AZ
1989
Purchase Award, Southern Invitational, Yuma Fine Arts Center, Yuma, AZ
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
A Deeper Season, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2012
Michael Marlowe XXL, After Hours Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
1994
Michael Marlowe, Makey Gallery, Denver, CO
1994
Michael Marlowe, New Directions Gallery, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
1994
Michael Marlowe, Alexanders Gallery, Tampa, FL
1993
Michael Marlowe, Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
1993
Michael Marlowe, Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
1991
Michael Marlowe, Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
1993
2nd Annual Small Works Exhibition, Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
1992
Chicago International Art Exposition, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
1991
Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV
1990
Marilyn Butler Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1990
Pima College, Tucson, AZ
1989
Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1989
Southwestern Invitational, Yuma, AZ
1988
Madison Gallery Show, Phoenix, AZ
1988
Prairie Lee Gallery, Chicago, IL
1986
Santa Fe Art Annex, Santa Fe, NM
1985
Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1984
North Light Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1983
Manell Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1982
Lambert Miller Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
 
PUBLICATIONS
2016
Marvin, Erin. Body Language, Luxe Interiors + Design – Arizona, July/August
1994
Nilsen, Richard. Brush Strokes, Arizona Republic, July 15, page E1
1994
Nilsen, Richard. Art in Summer Review, Arizona Republic, June
1993
Melsnik, Sondra. Body and Soul: Artist finds Appealing Theme in Cone Designs, Scottsdale Progress, April 8, page 8
1993
Leboy, Edward. Art Therapy, New Times, August 21, page 61

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