Michael Siporin Levine is a visual artist, working in drawing, printmaking, video and installation. Blending autobiography, history and invention, Michael uses a mixture of observation and process to create imagery with open-ended narratives. Through technique and process, he allows an initial idea to change, abstract, and evolve. Using drawing as a foundation he lets process inform decision-making while working in various printmaking techniques, collage, as well as video, animation, and installation. Working with and against a technique encourages his experimentation with the medium, allowing a greater opportunity for chance and discovery to play a role in the process.
From September-October of 2018, Michael was an Artist in Resident at Galeria Wschodnia in Łódź, Poland, where he worked on a mixed media installation and performance. In August of 2017 he was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. From September to December of 2016 Michael was an Artist in Residence at Knox College where he taught Experimental Printmaking course, and produced work for solo exhibition. His work has been shown in museums and galleries internationally and throughout the United States, including The Georgia Museum of Art (Athens, GA), The Asheville Art Museum (Asheville, NC), Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (Athens, GA), The Joseloff Gallery at The Hartford Art School (Hartford, CT), and Art Space in Willimantic (Willimantic, CT). From January to May of 2019, Michael will be an Artist in Resident at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, where he will be developing work for a solo exhibition as well as teaching courses to undergraduate art students.
Michael graduated with a BFA in studio art from the University of Connecticut (2011), and an MFA in printmaking from The Lamar Dodd School of Art at The University of Georgia (2014). He has taught printmaking and foundations courses at The University of Connecticut, Knox College, Georgia College State University, The University of Georgia, and in the summer of 2018 taught Bookmaking and Drawing courses with The University of Georgia Study Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy.