• Artist's Statement

    Color as space, line as form, and surface as the infinite day to day.
    Right and wrong are right.

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    Michael Ottersen
    Tyler School of Art,Temple University, Philadelphia,PA, B.F.A
    Solo Exhibitions
    2016Season, Seattle, WA "Free Dirt"
    2014Steele Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA "Experimental Cinema/comma"
    2013Season, Seattle, WA "The (mentholated) Roads Around Naples"
    2004Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, WA "Corduroy Symptom"
    1985Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
    1983Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY, "Skin and Bone"
    1976Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    Selected Group Exhibitions
    2020Season, Seattle, WA "Born to Be Alive"
    2018The Brooklyn Waterfront Coalition, Red Hook, Brooklyn "Painting to Survive 1985-1995" Curated by Jonathan Weinberg
    2016V2 Arts Center, Seattle, WA "American Painting Today" Curated by Matthew Offenbacher
    2016Hunter College, New York, NY "Something Possible Everywhere: Pier 34 NYC 1983-1984" Curated by Jonathan Weinberg
    2016The Alice, Seattle, WA "this is not NOT a peepshow"
    2015The Alice, Seattle, WA "Everyone's In"
    2015King Street Station, Seattle, WA "Out of Sight"
    2015River House Arts, Perrysburg, OH "The Other Line is Moving Faster"
    2014THEODORE:Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn "Exchange Rates" in conjunction with Blackwater Polytechnic (UK)
    2014Glasswing, Seattle, WA "Shapes, A Collaboration with Wyatt Orr and Vignettes" Curated by Sierra Stinson
    2013Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA "Octahedron: Invitational"
    2013Gallery onetwentyeight, New York, NY "Seven Artists"
    2011Feature Inc., New York, NY "I Am Not Monogamous, I Heart Poetry"
    2011Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland WA "The Three Dimensional Line" Curated by Ellen Ziegler
    2010Feature Inc., New York, NY "Power to the People"
    2010Gallery onetwentyeight, New York, NY "Geometric Themes and Variations" Curated by Gloria Klein
    2009Feature Inc., New York, NY "Skulture"
    2009Gallery onetwentyeight, New York, NY "Goo'z Part Two"
    2009Soil, Seattle, WA "Dig, Soil Invitational/2009"
    2007Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA "Tyler Alumni Exhibition, Painting 2007"
    2007Pratt Gallery, Seattle, WA, "Faculty Exhibit"
    2006Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA, "On the Edge"
    1999Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue,WA, "1999 Pacific Northwest Annual"
    1998Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle,WA, "Pratt Faculty Exhibit"
    1998Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland,WA, "Faculty Exhibit"
    1996Site21/21 artspace, Albuquerque, NM, "Carpet"
    1991P.S. 122 Gallery, New York, NY, installation:"An Exact Address"
    1987Gallery Alexander Wood, New York, NY Gallery Alexander Wood, New York, NY, "Fire"
    1986Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, "The East Village"
    1985City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ, "Forbidden Dream", curated by Colleen ThorntonCity Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ, "Real/Surreal", curated by Colleen Thornton Sandy Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, "Current Trends in New York Art""
    1984Galerie Andre Emmerich, Zurich, Switzerland, "Inside the East Village"
    1983Alexander F.Milliken Gallery, New York,NY "Three Part Variety", curated by David WojnarowiczGracie Mansion Gallery, New York,NY Sharpe Gallery,New York,NY, "Self Image"
    1980Westbeth Painters Space, New York, NY
    The Village Voice — March 28, 2018, "Everything Old School is New Again," R.C. Baker
    Two Coats of Paint — October 28, 2016, "Michael Ottersen: Logic and intuition," Erin Langner
    Hyperallergic — October 27, 2014, "West Coast Represents at Exchange Rates Bushwick," Benjamin Sutton
    Montem — September 2013, "Michael Ottersen," pg. 26-32, Naoto Miyazaki
    Art Nerd: Seattle — September 27, 2013, "Michael Ottersen, the Mentholated Roads Around Naples at Season" Sharon Arnold
    New American Paintings/Blog — July 29, 2013, "Navigating the Mentholated Roads Around Naples: Michael Ottersen at Season," Erin Langer
    Visual Art Source — August 16, 2013, Editorial: Features "Michael Ottersen," Matthew Kangas
    Huffington Post — May 27, 2011, Huffpost Arts/Haiku Reviews "The Three Dimensional Line," Peter Frank
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer — August 17, 2006, Arts and Entertainment, pg.C4, Regina Hackett
    Seattle Post Intelligencer — February 5, 2004, Arts and Entertainment, Regina Hackett
    Albuquerque Tribune —August 9, 1996, pg. B1, T.D. Mobley-Martinez
    New York Native —October 7, 1991, pg.43, David Hirsch
    Artnews, September — 1985, pg. 141, Maurice Poirer
    Details, September — 1985, Cookie Mueller
    Artnews —January 8, 1984, pg.160, Eleanor Heartney
    The East Village Eye —August, 1983
    University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
    Artist's Fellowship Inc. New York,NY
    Teaching Experience
    The University of New Mexico/Continuing Education
    Harwood Art Center
    New Mexico Art League
    Gage Academy of Art
    Northwest College of Art and Design
    North Seattle Community College
    Bellevue Art Museum
    Pratt Fine Arts Center
    Kirkland Art Center

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Still Life with Advil

Oil on canvas 55" x 55"