Michael Palmer


About Michael

Over the past several years I’ve been sporadically working with  the subject of unplanned urban (explosive) growth. Initially I was inspired by the favelas in Rio de Janeiro. It’s the intricacy and allover design with random color.

The “Chaos” paintings begin with loose paint in multiple colors over the canvas which become more and more refined into graduated size shapes. I  draw into the work with ink; glaze over,paint more;repeat the process a few times; so there are many layers.

Education:  Universities of KY,HI,Kansas City, BA, U NH

Selected One Person Exhibitions

2015,annually since 1994, Gingerbrerad Square Gallery, Key West, FL

2015, 2013, 11,09 Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA

Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, RI

2013,1998 Ogunquit Art Assoc.Barn Gallery, ME

2015   2009, 06 Van Ward Gallery, Ogunquit, ME

2008,06,-3 Button Gallery, Douglas, MI

2007,05,03,01 Hawthorn Gallery,Birmingham, AL

Selected Group/Juried

Greenhut Gallery, Portland,ME,2011,13

Naples Mus. Of Art, Naples, FL. 2011

DeCordova Mus. Of Art, Lincoln, MA.9Purchase award 1978)

Addison Mus. Of Amer. Art,N. Andover, MA(Purchase award)1979

Ogunquit of Amer. Art, 1975-2014, Ogunquit, ME

Bates College, Lewiston,ME. 1985

Gallery Affiliations

Art Access Gallery, Bexley, OH, Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown,MA, Soprafina Gallery,Boston, MA, Gallery M, Denver, CO, Van Ward Gallery, Ogunquit, ME, Gingerbread Square Gallery, Key West, FL, Ogunquit Art Assoc. Ogunquit, ME


Public Collections

Colby College, Waterville, ME                                                                                        U of ME. Orono, ME                                                                                                                             Ogunquit Mus. Of Amer. Art, ME                                                                                  DeCordova Mus.,Lincoln, MA                                                                                                             Addison Mus.of Amer. Art, N.Andover, MA                                                                 Seattle Mus of Art, WA.                                                                                                                                 U. of GA, Athens, GA                                                                                                         Elliot Mus, Stuart, FL                                                                                                                               Key West Art /Historic Mus, FL                                                                                      Amer. Embassy, Moscow, Russia