I am pleased and honored to have been awarded with the ILLO 2017 Faculty Member of the Year, by the Design Department, Illustration, Columbia College, Chicago. Pictured here is my wonderful Figure Drawing II students surrounding me holding the award. This award really belongs to all of them.
A5 Magazine that is published in the UK has selected my painting Trace Tabua to be included in their Portfolio #7 October 2017 Issue.
I am pleased to be in included in the Faculty Works exhibition that opens August 22, 2017 at the Hokin Gallery of Columbia College Chicago. Featuring work completed in 2016 I will have on view Cobbtown 72 in. x108 in., chalk, charcoal, gesso on prepared raw canvas.
BURNAWAY, the Voice of Art in the South, selected the group exhibition Locus at Piedmont College's Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art as one of their Staff Picks.
I am pleased to be included in the group exhibition Locus that will be on view at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art of Piedmont College in Demorest, GA. Curator of the exhibition is John Lee Matney of Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, VA. I will have a selection of my ink on drafting film drawings shown and the dates for the exhibition are May10-June 25, with an opening of June 10th slated.
I am pleased to be included in the group exhibition "Obsession, Improvisation, Collaboration" that will be on view at the Visual Arts Gallery of Governors State University, Curator Jeff Stevenson, Director.
Linda Matney Gallery has extended my one-person exhibition of ink on drafting film drawings titled Unleashing Instinct until January 3, 2017.
Here is a video of my slide lecture presented at PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 39 back in September 2016. Introduction is by Chicago Architect Peter Exley.
Here is a video made by Lee Matney, Director of Linda Matney Gallery, about both the opening of my one-person exhibition of ink on drafting film drawings titled "Unleashing Instinct" and my Guest Artist talk at the Art and Art History Department of Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va.
Here is a feature about the Linda Matney Gallery and my one-person exhibition of ink on drafting film drawings titled "Unleashing Instinct" published in The Virginia Gazette by Heather Bridges. Pictured below is one of the works in the exhibition Piney Drawing #2.
I am very pleased to have my large painting Dingess, seen here on the far back wall installed in the Columbia College Faculty exhibition in the shared offices of the Design and Art and Art History Departments.
I am very pleased to have been asked to give a Guest Artist Lecture to the Fine Art and Art History Department of Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia on November 11, 2016. The talk titled "Unleashing Instinct" is also the title of my one-person exhibition of drawings that opens the next day at Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, Virginia.
I am pleased to announce that Columbia College, Chicago has just awarded me a Professional Development Grant in support for my one-person exhibition of ink on drafting film drawings with Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, VA, titled "Unleashing Instinct" that opens November 12th.
I am pleased to announce that Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, VA will present a one-person exhibition of my ink on drafting film drawings. The title of the exhibition is Unleashing Instinct: Drawings by Michael K. Paxton and will open November 12, 2016 and run until Dec. 10.
Shown here is the beginning of my presentation at the recent PechaKucha Chicago Volume 39 where I focused my talk and images on the last six years of my forty year career. The image on screen is of an installation view of my one-person exhibition Alpestrine.
I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to be one of the guest presenters in the September 6th PechaKucha 20x 20 Chicago Volume 39. I will be one of ten noted Chicago artists, architects and designers to talk in this innovative format.
I am pleased to announce that I am now represented by Linda Matney Gallery. I want to give a big Thanks to Lee Matney, Director for his belief in my current pen and ink on drafting film drawings. I happily join many other artists that either have or do call Athens, Georgia home. home. http://lindamatneygallery.com/artists/#/michael-k-paxton/
With a huge Thank You to artist Norbert Marszalek who invited me take part in the WID Project of the online art magazine Neoteric Art to try to answer the very large question: What is Drawing? Linked here is my essay just published online.
I am very pleased to have had a recent phone interview with Ryan Lytle of Linda Matney Gallery about my work as a prelude to the gallery showing my recent pen and ink on drafting film drawings. I want to also thank Director Lee Matney for this opportunity and his ongoing support of my work. Here is a link to the interview.
I am honored to be invited by Columbia College faculty advisor Ivan Brunetti and editor-in-chief Zelda Galewsky, to be one of the artists featured in Linework #6 http://lineworkanthology.tumblr.com/About due to be published in Spring 2016. This opportunity to create in a new format has spurred me on to use rich colors, mysterious imagery and bold arrangements.