About

Michael Kurz is a Pacific Northwest artist. Working en plein air and in his studio, he captures the beauty, mystery, and adventure of landscape in oil paintings on canvas and wood panel. Michael lives with his husband in Portland, OR. He exhibits in Portland, the Columbia River Gorge, Baja, and at his studio. Contact the artist for purchases, to schedule a studio visit, or to start a commission.

EMAIL: mike.kurz [at] gmail.com

Also find Michael on Tumblr or Instagram.

CV:

BORN:  1984  Portland, OR

EDUCATION:  2006  BA University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 Borders Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR

2016  Summer 2016 Exhibition Eastbank Commerce Center, Portland, OR

2014  Time Will Speak. And Speak. And Speak. And Speak. City Club of Portland & Cafe Voila, Portland, OR

ALSO EXHIBITED AT:

2019 Runcible Cider Mosier, OR

2018 La Galleria La Ventana, BCS, Mexico

2016-2018 Aviary Portland, OR

2016-2017 Cup & Bar Portland, OR

Commissions:

2019 Lyle, Commissioned painting

2018-2019 Shamoon Keller Legal Group Commission, Commissioned painting

2017 Clevenger/Hardy, Commissioned painting, Custom frame

2017 Wilcox, Commissioned painting, Custom frame

2017 Hamilton, Commissioned painting, Custom frame

2017 Warner, Commissioned painting, Custom frame

2016 Binkley Beckman, Commissioned painting, Custom frame

2016 Pray, Commissioned painting, Custom frame

2016 Kurz, Commissioned painting, Custom frame

2015-2016 Schoenbeck, Commissioned painting, Custom frame

2016 Quirk, Commissioned painting

2015 Reichmann, Commissioned painting, Custom frame

2015 Spieth/Wickman, Commissioned painting, Custom frame

2014-2015 Hall, Commissioned painting, Custom frame

2014 Hardy, Commissioned painting, Custom frame

Art Workshops:

2019 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO, Advanced Painting: Talking It Out, Critique & Discussion with Roy Dowell

2018 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO, Advanced Painting: a praxis engaged with Rubens Ghenov

2017 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO, Representing color and light with Doran Langberg

2016 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO, Nude as portrait with Jonathan Weinberg

2015 Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO, Old master painting studies with Christian Rex Van Minnen

2014 Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO, Color in dry media with Craig Drennen

2014 Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO, Portrait studies with Ben Buswell and Ryan Burghard

2014 Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO, Color studies in black and white with David Hornung

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My Freelance Projects/Motion Graphics Portfolio Has Moved

Looking for Michael’s freelance motion graphics animation work? It has permanently moved to freelancebymichael.com.