Michael Greenwald

Michael Greenwald

Mixed Media, Abstracts

At one time I owned a small business making and repairing stained glass windows, which led to studying glass at the Cleveland Institute of Art. I love glass as a medium, but my art moved on and evolved to primarily painting in a fairly traditional manor using oil on canvas. My recent abstract works feel like a continuation of my glass art. They are more experimental and incorporate non-traditional materials (spray paint, epoxy resin, ink, etc.). I explore color, pattern, and optics in these works. The majority of these are created by layering up to seven layers of clear, glass-like, acrylic resin. As the layers build the colors intensify, designs are magnified, and elements in upper layers cast shadows onto layers below, creating both optical and physical depth. The edges are left clear and unframed allowing light to enter from the sides as well as the front. They exist in the space between 2D and 3D. The process is slow (paint, mix and pour, cure, sand, and repeat) but the results are glossy, bold and bright.

BOJUart donates a portion of each piece sold to this artist’s cause the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) to emphasize the need to preserve and protect the habitats and migration routes of Sea Turtle and other marine animals on the Outer Banks of North Carolina from the Virginia border to Oregon Inlet.





2017 9 Muses Gallery-Summit ArtSpace, Color Theories, Barberton, OH
2017 Howsen Gallery, Paint and Ink, Judson Park, Cleveland, OH
2013 Art House, Chautauqua, NY
2012 Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Cleveland, OH
2011 Tri Point Medical Center, Landscapes in Reverie, Concord, OH
2009 River Gallery, Rocky River, OH
2009 La Cachette Gallery, Hudson, OH
2009 University Hospital, Humphrey Atrium Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2009 Evolving Art, San Francisco, CA
2006 The E. Gordon Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2006 Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
2005 The E. Gordon Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2005 The Fine Arts Association, Destination Another Place, Mentor, OH
2005 La Cachette Gallery, Life Scapes, Chagrin Falls, OH
2004 The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, Shaker Heights, OH
2003 Bockrath Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2003 Smart T’Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2002 Bockrath Gallery, A Breath of Fresh Air, Cleveland, OH
2002 Smart T’Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2001 Smart T’Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2001 The Intown Club, Cleveland, OH

2014 Great Lakes Science Center, Painted Rain Barrel Project, Cleveland, OH
2013 Cleveland Botanical Garden, Solo Exhibition, Cleveland, OH
2007 Cleveland Botanical Garden, Solo Exhibition, Cleveland, OH
2006 College of Wooster Art Museum, Convergence, Wooster, OH
2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Art that Rocks, Cleveland, OH
2004 The Massillon Museum, Solo Exhibition, Massillon, OH
2002 The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH

2017 Clio Art Fair, New York, NY
2017 Valley Art Center, Fur and Feather, Chagrin Falls, OH
2017 Morgan Conservatory, American Fiber, Cleveland, OH
2017 Huntington Building, Main Lobby, Cleveland, OH
2016 Echo Contemporary Art Fair, Buffalo, NY
2016 Valley Art Center, It’s Elemental, Earth and Air, Chagrin Falls, OH
2015 Stocker Arts Center, Earth, Sky and Water, Elyria, OH
2014 Lakeland Community College, The May Show, Kirtland, OH
2013 Ingenuity Festival, Featured Artist, Touch the Sky, Cleveland, OH
2011 Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
2011 The Beck Center, Cleveland Artists Foundation, Cleveland, OH
2007 Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2005 Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland, OH
2005 Thrive an Artspace, Cleveland, OH
2005 1300 Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2004 Cleveland State University Art Gallery, The Buddha Project, Cleveland, OH
2004 Thrive an Artspace, Cleveland, OH
2003 Sylvia Ullman’s American Craft Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2001 Sylvia Ullman’s American Craft Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2000 Brenda Kroos Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2000 Sylvia Ullman’s American Craft Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2017 Fellowship, Jewish Arts and Culture Lab, Cleveland, OH
2017 Directors Choice Award, Cain Park Arts Festival, Cleveland, OH
2013 Jurors Award, Cain Park Arts Festival, Cleveland, OH
2012 First Place/Solo Exhibition, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, OH
2010 Jurors Choice Award, The Earth Show, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH

1988-1992 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, BA Anthropology & Sculpture
1996-1998 Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, Painting & Glass, 1996 & 1997 Recipient of The Portfolio Scholarship Award

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