Originally from KC and traveled extensively painting murals and performance painting. Michael's clients range from Meijer's Grocery Stores to the US Army. Over a thousand paintings all around the world by Michael. Michael's live painting style has made him Champion of ArtBattle New York City (performance painting contest ) and given the chance to paint with famous musicians like Willie Nelson, Primus, Common, and many more. Michael has been entering ArtPrize for over ten years and brings more experience of street art to the event each year. Several of Michael's murals still remain in Michigan. You can find them hidden in alleys and homes. And some very public and well known. Michael has learned several styles of painting from his travels and collaborations with other artists and cultures. "I have always enjoyed ArtPrize for the audience interaction. They get to see the process and ask why I paint as I do. ArtPrize is unique for this chance. Art is not meant for just elite. ArtPrize event brings skilled and sophisticated artists to all types of people. It makes bridges between the artist and the audience in positive ways. How can you not want to be involved in this?".
Michael J's ArtPrize Entries
These are Michael J's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Michael J's Past Work
These are images of past work that Michael J has done.