Michael Stevenson (Baltimore, MD) works in paint, printmaking, music and theater. Currently
his interests lie in the role of memory and experience, the truth found in the body versus
arguments constructed in the mind, the need to act even when faced with incomplete or
missing information. Images convey many messages on many levels. He studied art at
Concordia University in Montreal, getting his BFA in painting, as well as at the University of
Quebec at Montreal and the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin. While pursuing his BFA, he
also started a post-hardcore band that toured North America as well as releasing several
albums, over the course of several years.
In Tempe, Arizona, Stevenson completed his MFA in painting and printmaking while working
on an MA in Art History, focusing on native Mexican indian manuscript traditions over the
period of the conquest. He is a recent recipient of the Pollock Krasner Award, received a Full
Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center and was an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center
for the Arts. He has started and run community-based printmaking studios. His work can be
found in public and private collections in North America and Europe.