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Well, how did I get here? I was walking down the street and I met this guy named Edvard Munch and he had a friend named Beckman. We hung out and talked for a while, then I walked further down the street, looked down an alleyway and saw three people standing there. One was named Rauschenberg, the other guy's name was Kienholz - and he and his wife were dressed exactly the same. (Why do all these people only wear black?) Later I noticed this Rauschenberg guy just picking up what looked like broken things in the alley and it looked like fun to me. After this, I walked further down the road and met a guy named DeKooning who introduced me to a couple of other guys named Pollock and Rothko. They sure seemed to bicker with each other a lot, but I could tell nonetheless they were all friends. (I noticed this Pollock guy dressed all in black as well...) Anyways, I still visit these different neighborhoods, depending on what mood I'm in, but I never leave the town of Expressionism. I kind of like it here.

 

All my work is biographical in one form or another, either myself or my family history. No social commentary is intended. 

“All methods are sacred if they are internally necessary. All methods are sins if they are not justified by internal necessity.”

 

– Kandinsky

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 Michael Hemphill 

AWARDS

Contemporary / Art Room Gallery (Merit) – Web – 2021
Faces / Grey Cube Gallery (Honorable Mention) – Web – 2021
Portrait / Grey Cube Gallery (Finalist) – Web – 2020
American Art Awards (3rd Place Tie) – Web – 2020
Created in Isolation / Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (Juried Show, Top 5 Winning Artists) – Web – 2020
Foot in the Door / Long Beach Arts (Juried Show, 3 Honorable Mentions) – Long Beach, CA – 1997

SOLO EXHIBITS

Portraits / Slaughterhouse Gallery – Palm Springs, CA – 2007
Inside Out / R & B Gallery – Palm Springs, CA – 2000
Filed / R & B Gallery – Palm Springs, CA – 1999
The Doctor is Out / R & B Gallery – Palm Springs, CA – 1998
Onyx Gallery – Hollywood, CA – 1998
Tropical Coffee House – Silver Lake, CA – 1998

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Digital Art, Assemblage or Collage / Las Laguna Art Gallery – Web – 2021
Emptiness / Exhibizone – Web – 2021
Spring 2021 Exhibition / Exhibizone – Web – 2021
Height by Width by Depth / San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center – Web – 2021
Portrait Art Exhibition / Art Room Gallery – Web – 2021
Artistonish / Contemporary Art Magazine – Web – 2021
Portrait / Grey Cube Gallery – Web – 2021
Black and White / Art Room Gallery – Web – 2020
Portraits 2020 / Las Laguna Gallery – Web – 2020
Dangerous Lullabies / The Old Courthouse Arts Center – Woodstock, IL – 2020
107th Annual Exhibition / Allied Artists of America – Web – 2020
Art in the Time of Corona / Dab Art Company – Web – 2020
Don’t Touch Your Face / ShockBoxx Gallery – Hermosa Beach, CA – 2020
Grey Cube Gallery Online – Web – 2020
Artist’s Vision / Marin Society of Artists – San Rafael, CA – 2020
Art Quench Magazine – Art book: An Artistic Journey into the Future – 2020
The Gilbert Gallery at The Brewery – Los Angeles, CA – 2008
The Coffee Table – Silver Lake, CA – 2008
The Gilbert Gallery at The Brewery – Los Angeles, CA – 2007
L.A. Municipal Art Gallery – Los Angeles, CA – 2007
Dream Gallery – Silver Lake, CA – 2005
March Madness / Lankershim Art Gallery – North Hollywood, CA – 2003
Lankershim Art Gallery – North Hollywood, CA – 2002
The Cannibalflower Art Gallery – Los Angeles, CA – 2002
Lankershim Art Gallery – North Hollywood, CA – 2002
The Gallery D Coffee Dot Com – Palm Springs, CA – 2002
Delirium-Tremens Gallery – Los Angeles, CA – 1998
Alternative Sacrifices / Highway Gallery – Santa Monica, CA – 1997
Orlando Gallery – Studio City, CA – 1997
ArtWorks 1996 / Sun Gallery – Hayward, CA – 1996
Mainly Abstract / Long Beach Arts – Long Beach, CA – 1995
Mini Print Exhibition / Studio School and Art Gallery – Binghamton, NY – 1994
Out of Darkness / Out of Darkness Gallery – Long Beach, CA – 1992
CASSA Gallery – San Luis Obispo, CA – 1992
Something in My Eye is Dark / South Bay Contemporary – Torrance, CA – 1992
Group Show sponsored by ASCA Center / Hanson Art Gallery – Beverly Hills, CA – 1980
Featured in the 2005 Ghetto Gloss catalog of art rentals to the movie industry

Spring 2021 Exhibition / Exhibizone – Web – 2021
Height by Width by Depth / San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center – Web – 2021
Portrait Art Exhibition / Art Room Gallery – Web – 2021
Artistonish / Contemporary Art Magazine – Web – 2021
Portrait / Grey Cube Gallery – Web – 2021
Black and White / Art Room Gallery – Web – 2020
Portraits 2020 / Las Laguna Gallery – Web – 2020
Dangerous Lullabies / The Old Courthouse Arts Center – Woodstock, IL – 2020
107th Annual Exhibition / Allied Artists of America – Web – 2020
Art in the Time of Corona / Dab Art Company – Web – 2020
Don’t Touch Your Face / ShockBoxx Gallery – Hermosa Beach, CA – 2020
Grey Cube Gallery Online – Web – 2020
Artist’s Vision / Marin Society of Artists – San Rafael, CA – 2020
Art Quench Magazine – Art book: An Artistic Journey into the Future – 2020
The Gilbert Gallery at The Brewery – Los Angeles, CA – 2008
The Coffee Table – Silver Lake, CA – 2008
The Gilbert Gallery at The Brewery – Los Angeles, CA – 2007
L.A. Municipal Art Gallery – Los Angeles, CA – 2007
Dream Gallery – Silver Lake, CA – 2005
March Madness / Lankershim Art Gallery – North Hollywood, CA – 2003
Lankershim Art Gallery – North Hollywood, CA – 2002
The Cannibalflower Art Gallery – Los Angeles, CA – 2002
Lankershim Art Gallery – North Hollywood, CA – 2002
The Gallery D Coffee Dot Com – Palm Springs, CA – 2002
Delirium-Tremens Gallery – Los Angeles, CA – 1998
Alternative Sacrifices / Highway Gallery – Santa Monica, CA – 1997
Orlando Gallery – Studio City, CA – 1997
ArtWorks 1996 / Sun Gallery – Hayward, CA – 1996
Mainly Abstract / Long Beach Arts – Long Beach, CA – 1995
Mini Print Exhibition / Studio School and Art Gallery – Binghamton, NY – 1994
Out of Darkness / Out of Darkness Gallery – Long Beach, CA – 1992
CASSA Gallery – San Luis Obispo, CA – 1992
Something in My Eye is Dark / South Bay Contemporary – Torrance, CA – 1992
Group Show sponsored by ASCA Center / Hanson Art Gallery – Beverly Hills, CA – 1980
Featured in the 2005 Ghetto Gloss catalog of art rentals to the movie industry

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