Michael Stevenson (Baltimore, MD) works in paint, printmaking, music and theater. He studied art at Concordia University in Montreal, getting his BFA in painting, as well as at the University of Quebec at Montreal and the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin. While pursuing his BFA, he also started a post-hardcore band that toured North America as well as releasing several albums, over the course of several years.
In Tempe, Arizona, Stevenson completed his MFA in painting and printmaking while working on an MA in Art History, focusing on native Mexican Indian manuscript traditions over the period of the conquest. He is a recent recipient of the Pollock Krasner Award, received a Full Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center and was an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts. He has started and run community-based printmaking studios, most notable the Angel’s Gate Cultural Center Printmaking Studio, in Los Angeles, which has been running for over 15 years. Prior to the pandemic, he ran a tri-yearly salon out of his house as well as a gallery, Yuri-G, in the Maryland Art Center building in downtown Baltimore. His work can be found in public and private collections in North America and Europe.