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Eric Michael is a contemporary artist exploring the use of various mediums to create thought-provoking images that address an array of issues affecting humanity. Although nearsighted and color blind, Eric Michael is able to articulate experiences from a distinct perspective as he explores the limits of his own perceptibility. Using color gradients and intricate patterns, his art has the ability to depict subjects through a new perceptual lens, identifying social, economic, and political paradoxes. His goal is to heighten awareness and create new social paradigms to inspire change.

He was born and raised in Caricuao, a district of Caracas, Venezuela. In 1995, he migrated to the United States, his family in search of the coveted American Dream. Growing up, he worked hard to adapt to his new home without losing sight of his roots. The struggle of bridging cultural differences, without undermining either one’s significance, creates the foundation for his work. While in Venezuela he was surrounded by the kinetic optic works of Carlos Cruz-Diez, a prominent Venezuelan artist. That served as inspiration to Eric’s artistry: to create emotive geometric pieces, encouraging the audience to see and question what is seen.


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Sept 2018 - Click_Bait - Group show - Dab Art - Ventura, CA

June 2018 - See or Not - Duo Show - Laundromat Art Space - Miami, FL

April 2018 - Introspect - Group show - Substrate Gallery - Hollywood, CA                                               

April 2018 - Symbiosis - Group show - Resin gallery- Hermosa Beach, CA                                            

January 2018 - Enough! - Group show- Shockboxx - Hermosa Beach, CA                                                     

October 2017 - She is Worth The Truth - Duo show - Resin Gallery- Hermosa Beach, CA

September 2017 - Resin Art + Surf - Resin Gallery - Hermosa Beach, CA

June 2017 - Art As Protest - Orange County Center of Contemporary Art - Santa Ana, CA

May 2017 - Electrical Box Art Project - Long Beach, CA

May 2017 - Into Your Imagination A Cuban Experience - Beverly Hills, CA

May 2017 - Spring Awakening- First Fridays - Bixby Knolls, CA

May 2017 - Open House Show Case - Aaron Real Estate/Keller Williams Realty - Long Beach, CA

May 2017 - Art in Bixby Park- Long Beach, CA

April 2017 - Human + Nature Group Show - Hermosa Design - Hermosa Beach, Ca

April 2017 - Semi-Precious - Group show - ArtShare L.A. - Los Angeles, Ca

March 2017 - Mardis Gras- First Fridays - Bixby Knolls, CA

February 2017 - Water and Wood - Group art show - Hermosa Design - Hermosa Beach, CA

January 2017 - Featured artist 2 page spread Art Muzeo Magazine

January 2017 - First Fridays - Bixby Knolls, CA

January 2017 - Ocean Exhibit - Bergamot Station, Beyond the Lines Gallery - Santa Monica, CA

November 2016 - Featured artist 2 page spread Asymmetric Magazine

November 2016 - Edison Grand Opening - Group Show - Long Beach, CA

November 2016 - 10th Anniversary - First Fridays - Bixby Knolls, CA

October 2016 - Artober - First Fridays - Bixby Knolls, CA