Creighton Michael bio--PAST PRESENT

CREIGHTON MICHAEL’s work investigates such facets of drawing as material composition, process and its relationship with
emerging patterns and drawings association with other marking systems including musical notation, short hand and calligraphy.
Through the application of multiple marking systems within a particular piece he explores the recurrent spaces separating gesture
and language while studying the dialogue between mark and pattern as the traditional boundaries of drawing continue to expand.
An alumnus of the University of Tennessee, Creighton Michael received his M.A. in art history from Vanderbilt University and a
M.F.A. in painting and multimedia from Washington University. He is a recipient of a Pollack Krasner Foundation grant, a New York
Foundation for the Arts fellowship in sculpture and a Golden Foundation for the Arts award in painting. His work is in various public
and private collections including the National Gallery of Art and The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern
Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia and Hafnarborg
Museum, Iceland.