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Curriculum Vitae
 

Michael C. Gadlin
Lives and works in Colorado

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Native


Curriculum Vitae
 

Michael C. Gadlin
Lives and works in Colorado

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Education


Education

• Pratt Institute of Art & Design, Brooklyn, NY

• Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO

• Art Students League of Denver, CO

Education


Education

• Pratt Institute of Art & Design, Brooklyn, NY

• Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO

• Art Students League of Denver, CO

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Selected Solo & Group Exhibits


Selected Exhibits

Solo + Group

Selected Solo & Group Exhibits


Selected Exhibits

Solo + Group

2017 - Painters & Poets / PACE center for the arts / Denver CO. 

2017 - Inclusiveness / McNichols Arts Center / Denver CO

2016 - Refugees Welcome / Solo Invitation: Buell Theater, March thru July / Buell Theater Gallery, Denver CO.

2016 - reMARKable exhibit / Space Gallery, Denver CO.

2015 - New Works exhibit / Gallery 1261, Denver CO

2015 - Unfurl / A look into personal ideas of world-renowned artists / Guest curator: Mia Bergeron / Gallery 1261, Denver CO

2015 - Edge of Realism / Abend Gallery, Denver CO.

2015 - A Friendly Challenge / Gallery artists invite fellow artists they admire, Gallery 1261, Denver CO

2015 - Art & Soul / ASLD Annual Exhibit / Curated by Dr. Christoph Heinrich, Director; Denver Art Museum / Space Gallery, Denver CO

2014 - Solo Exhibit / Entice: a vision of everything underneath / ArtsBrookfield, 1801 California. Denver, CO

2014 - Solo Exhibit / Found Objects / ArtHaus Gallery, Denver, CO

2014 - Carte Blanche / collaboration /  Arthaus gallery, Denver CO

2014 - Do you see what I see ll  [International] Gallery Chateau de La Napoule / La Napoule, France

2013 - Raw Marks / Solo Exhibit, ArtHaus Gallery, Denver CO

2013 -  Invitational, 20th Anniversary Group exhibit. Art Students League. Denver CO

2012 - Solo Exhibit, A Prelude to France / ArtHaus Gallery. Denver CO

2012 -  Do you see what I see. International. Curated by La Napoule Art Foundation. Denver and France

2011 - Colorado Abstracts, Vance Kirkland Museum / Permanent Collection, Denver CO

2010 -  Solo Exhibit, ART & SOUL Gallery, Boulder

2010 - New Abstract / Collaboration / Ice Cube Gallery. Denver CO

2009 - Solo Exhibit, Platte-Forum Residency, Denver CO.

2009 - Solo Exhibit, The Mitchell Gallery, Aspen, CO

2009 - Solo Exhibit, Spark Co-op Gallery, Denver CO

2009 - Solo Exhibit, The Aspen Gallery, Aspen, CO

2008 - FCMOCA: Museum / Rocky Mountain Biennial, Fort Collins

2008 - The Aspen Gallery / Solo Exhibit, Aspen, CO

2008 - Solo exhibit /  Spark Gallery, Denver CO

2007 - Telluride Exhibit, Invitational. Telluride, CO

2007 - Vail Exhibit, Invitational. Vail, CO

2007 - Exhibit / Featured Artist, Denver Polo Classic. Denver CO

2006 - Curtis Arts & Humanities, Greenwood Village

2005 - Cherry Creek Arts Festival - Invitational, Denver CO

2005 - Art Students League / Invitational. Denver CO

2004 - Museum: Foothills Art Center / Radiant Souls. Golden

2003 - William Havu Gallery / Exhibit. Denver CO

2003 - Maclaren Markowitz Gallery / Exhibit. Boulder

2002 - Rule Gallery, Invitational. Denver CO

2000 - New Rochelle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY

2000 - Solo Exhibit. The Disciples, West Gallery, Denver CO

1999- Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Awarded Best of Show. Denver CO

1998 - Mary Mackey Gallery, Denver CO.

1995 - Mary Mackey Gallery, Denver CO.

1993 - Pratt Institute of Art & Design Gallery , Brooklyn, NY

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Collections


Collections

Collections


Collections

  • Gensler Architecture & Design Group (Commission)

  • Co-Biz Financial (Commission)

  • Vance Kirkland Museum (Permanent Collection), Denver, CO.

  • District 2 Police Station (Public Art Commission), Denver, CO.

  • Jean-Claude & Cristo (Blue Chip Artist's), New York, N.Y.

  • Softbank (Venture Capital)

  • Davis Graham & Stubbs (Law), Denver, CO.

  • Sherman & Howard (Law), Denver, CO.

  • Kentwood City Real Estate LLC, Denver, CO.

  • Jet Property Group LLC (Real Estate)

  • Cherry Creek Arts Festival (Permanent Collection)

  • The Denver Foundation (Money Management)

  • Freeskier Magazine

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Public Art Commissions


Public Art Projects

Public Art Commissions


Public Art Projects

  • 2004 - District 2 Police Station, 3900 Holly St. Denver, CO.
  • 2000 - Denver Public Schools, outdoor art commission

  • 1998 - RTD light-rail. Five, Welton St. stations (assistant artist)

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Grants, Residences & Awards


 

Grants, Residences & Award

 

Grants, Residences & Awards


 

Grants, Residences & Award

 

2014    VSA Access Gallery Colorado

2013    La Napoule Art Foundation, France / 3 month - artist residency

2013    LNAF / Park Hill Elementary - artist in residence and Grant.

2012    Project Education South Sudan

2008    PlattForum, artist residency

2008    The Starlight Foundation - community art project and Grant.

2001    Mayor’s Grant Award - artist in residence at PS1.

1999    CCAF Best of Show Award

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Selected Media & Bibliography


Selected Media & Bibliography

 

Selected Media & Bibliography


Selected Media & Bibliography

 

  • Denver Post / Art & Entertainment / Entice, feature / Sunday October 28th / by Ray Mark Rinaldi
  • Denver Post / Painters Pushes Into The Unknown / by Ray Mark Rinaldi

  • Denver Hotel Magazine: Feature August 2013

  • Channel 9 "Live" interview, ArtHaus and New Work 2012

  • Denver Post: Arts & Entertainment; 1994 -present.

  • Westword: ArtHaus Gallery "Best Art Space" 2012 + Art Reviews: 2000 - present.

  • Plum T.V. in Telluride; On being the featured artist. 2009

  • Fox 31 interview Live on set with Libby. 2009

  • Denver Magazine, 2007 + August 2009 feat.

  • Luxe Magazine, Spring 2008

  • Forbes Online Magazine, Feature, 2005

  • Channel 7 News interviews, 2005, 2006 & 2007

  • Colorado Homes & Lifestyle Magazine. Various issues 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005.

  • Rocky Mountain News features 1999 - present

  • The Denver Post. 1999 - 2004

  • Various Arts & Entertainment issues, 1995 - 2009

  • Documentary film, "The Muse", 2001

  • 303 Magazine, Various issues, 2007 -2008

  • Better Homes & Gardens, 2003

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Workshops & Lectures


Workshops & Lectures

Workshops & Lectures


Workshops & Lectures

  • 2012 - Present, Facilitate Painting workshops with the disabled. Through VSA and ASLD.

  • 2003 - Present, Private (one-on-one) studio instruction, exhibit consulting and professional art coaching.

  • 1995 - Present, numerous Denver Public School as a community artist for diversity and instruction.

  • 1995 - Present, The Art Students League Of Denver.

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Community


 

Community

 

 

Community


 

Community

 

 

Michael in his studio and gallery [ArtHaus] in the RiNo art district, where he is co-owner.

Michael in his studio and gallery [ArtHaus] in the RiNo art district, where he is co-owner.

Typified by arresting powers of visual imagery and spatial sophistication, Michael Gadlin’s artistry is an increasingly recognized phenomenon in the art world. Rimmed in spontaneity, his 15-year repertoire expresses a singular uninterrupted brush stroke of Mediterranean, European and Western influences. Pushing the boundaries of contemporary art form, Michael’s work epitomizes avant-garde. Those who experience Michael’s work often discover an ethereal essence captured that defies explanation. From his early years of surrealistic impressionism until now, Michael’s work reflects an improvisational inventiveness that has garnered a loyal following among the art elite. His artistic conviction that “Direct expressionism is the most meaningful reflection of life” has prompted the evolution of an extremely cogent and intriguing portfolio of 21st century art.

As a very disciplined and dedicated artist, Michael has managed many ventures in his young art career. His most recent and perhaps one of the most important is co-owning ArtHaus Gallery and flex-space in Denver's up-and-coming RiNo art district.  Opening it's doors in late 2012, it is a 5,100 sqft gallery that also houses work studio's between the two owners and guests. ///ArtHaus Update: Closes ArtHaus gallery in 2015. 

Exhibiting in select galleries and museums nationwide, Michael has been commissioned by governments, Fortune 100 corporations and private collectors, and has been exuberantly heralded in the press. Born in Denver, Colorado, Michael has been exhibiting work throughout the United States and most recently in France. As a young artist Michael studied drawing and painting at the Art Students League of Denver. He would later attended Pratt Institute in New York right after graduating high school. Early on he focused his discipline on classical drawing and painting, later emphasizing his studies in abstract concepts in contemporary art. At the same time, while still in New York, Michael further developed his affinity for design and art history by taking courses to deepen his knowledge and become more well-rounded in his practice of contemporary art.

In 1999 Michael was the youngest artist ever to win Best Of Show at Denver’s nationally renowned Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The Vance Kirkland Museum acquired a work of his as part of their permanent collection. Michael’s well-received public art installation, commissioned by The City of Denver, hangs permanently in Denver’s District 2 Police Station. The Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art selected Michael to be included in the museum’s Rocky Mountain Biennial. Michael has recently exhibited in Denver, Aspen, Vail, Telluride and France.


2009 Residency; working with kids from the Colfax Community Network at PlatteForum. 

2009 Residency; working with kids from the Colfax Community Network at PlatteForum. 

 I am dedicated to exploring visual elements that excite the viewer’s senses. In my work, I focus on the process and interaction of layers that become visually meaningful and rich with examination. My philosophy is simple, to be sentient through my interpretations and make work that will challenge all assumptions. Through that fundamental confrontation, I find tension to be the most meaningful facet of my artistic and aesthetic investigations. A context in which I am challenged to make the union of these ingredients seem intuitive and natural visually. My work is driven to guide the viewer into understanding the relationship between the fundamentals of an artistic processes and the emotional expressions that create a dialogue and language that will be universally meaningful.

Zachary Inkeles in Michael's studio working on "automatic" line drawings.

Zachary Inkeles in Michael's studio working on "automatic" line drawings.

For me, beauty lies between those elements that offer stimulating contradiction and relevance. The visual depth already lies in our environment and it is the conscious struggle between humanity and the perfection that is in nature. This is the backdrop that I’m most stimulated by. "Besides working daily on my personal art for exhibitions, I am also dedicated to working with underserved and special needs artists both in my personal studio and at various locations. One example is my friend Zachary Inkeles an autistic artist who I've been mentoring for over 7 years. We  work together in my studio weekly. This gives me another outlet and insight into the creative process and, of course, has an effect on my own work. Most recently I've participated in a Facilitate Painting workshop with disabled artists, through the Art Students League of Denver partnered with VSA Colorado Access Gallery here in denver. These are very special individuals with a ton of creativity and understanding. 


Public art commission @ District 2 Police Station, Denver CO. 2004.

Public Art Commissions:  2004 - District 2 Police Station, 3900 Holly St. Denver, CO.

Awards + Residency:
La Napoule, France, Residency + Exhibition. Fall 2012-13
PlattForum + Residency. Winter 2008 - 09
Mayor’s Grant Award, 2001
Best Of Show award, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, 1999

2009 Residency at PlatteForum; working with kids from the Colfax Community Network.

2009 Residency at PlatteForum; working with kids from the Colfax Community Network.

Selected Media & Bibliography:
enver Hotel Magazine: Feature August 2013
Channel 9New, Live on set, interview / ArtHaus and New Work 2012
Denver Post: Arts & Entertainment / Various, 1994 -2013
Westword: ArtHaus Gallery "Best Art Space" 2012
Plum T.V. in Telluride; On being the featured artist. 2009
Fox 31 interview Live on set with Libby. 2009
Denver Magazine, August 2009
Westword News, 2009
Luxe Magazine, Spring 2008
Forbes Online Magazine, Feature, 2005
Channel 7 News interviews, 2005, 2006 & 2007
The Denver Magazine, 2007
Colorado Homes & Lifestyle Magazine. Various issues 2002, 2004, 2005
Rocky Mountain News 1999 - 2005
The Denver Post. 1999 - 2004
Various Arts & Entertainment issues, 1995 - 2009
Documentary film, "The Muse", 2001
303 Magazine, Various issues, 2007 -2008
Better Homes & Gardens, 2003

Project Education South Sudan.

Project Education South Sudan.

Community Projects & Charities:
La Napoule Art Foundation, France.
Project Education South Sudan
The Starlight Foundation
The Denver Polo Classic
The Denver Foundation.

Workshops + Lectures:
2012 - Present: Working with disabled artists through VSA Access Gallery.
2003 - Present: Atelier's in studio seasonal workshops.
1995 - 2016: Numerous artist residence in Public School and community outreach.
1995 - 2015: ASLD The Art Students League Of Denver.
 

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Studio 2


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