"Every question in the universe is answered in a single
brush stroke. Painting is not just my process, it's my purpose."
- Michael Black
I was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and raised in the small agrarian community of Dunnville, where I grew up along side many phenomenally talented musicians and artists. It's here where I first discovered my love for drawing, painting, drumming and didgeridoo. After graduating from the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in 2001, I started exploring an experimental method of manipulating acrylic paint. Since then my work has been centred around creating innovative three-dimensional sculpture based paintings with strong ties to cultural, spiritual, and environmental influences. My work can be found in collections around the world, including Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, US President Bill Clinton, and have been blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
I would like to gratefully acknowledge that I create my art on the traditional, ancestral, unceded, and occupied territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.
Michael uses Escoda Brushes, Royal Talens Acrylics, and Kroma Acrylics
© 2018. Michael Black Fine Art