Mike Elsass has been painting abstract art on weathered steel for the last 20 years. His work is in thousands of private collections and in public spaces such as hospitals, libraries and municipal buildings. He is represented in art galleries across the US. Mike works out of a 5,000 square foot studio in an old industrial section of Dayton, Ohio where he is able to work on numerous paintings at once. His work varies in size from 7 inches square to 20 feet by 16 feet. "I like that both the steel I paint on and some of the industrial scraps I use are being recycled as I work," Mike says. "I am turning Rust Belt remnants into art. I've been doing it for 20 years and it still excites me."
Mike's ArtPrize Entries
These are Mike's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.