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Piper’s Video and new images added – July 28, 2020

A video of varnishing day was added to ‘Piper’s Medley’ page. The photographer was here to take photos: ‘Big Pants’ was added to Business as Usual page. ‘Star Clustering’ was added Sun-Stars-Fire-Flames page. ‘Red Canoe’ was added to Water Works […]

ūüõć ūüÜē Gift Shop + other big site updates!

Over the past month, a lot of time has been put into curating the website. You can now see images from the early 1990’s up to the current date, displaying a full overview of creative productivity through the years. The […]

Gallery 110 @ Seattle Art Fair (Aug 1-4 2019)

I'll be showing 3 paintings and 2 sculptures at the Seattle Art Fair with Gallery 110 Visit Gallery110 at the Seattle Art Fair: August 1-4, 2019Tickets at seattleartfair.com CenturyLink Field Event Center1000 Occidental Avenue SSeattle, WA 98134 Collectors Preview: Thursday, August 1, 3:30pm [...]

Set Design for Children’s Theatre of Richmond production of ‘Cinderella’

And for my second appearance as set designer, I painted and Constructed sets (including a 3D fountain!) for The Children’s Theatre of Richmond Association’s production of Cinderella.

30 shades of Grey – 3 day workshop (Feb 1-3 2019)

‚ÄúSnow isn‚Äôt white; white is not even white‚ÄĚ – Michael Abraham By simplifying what you look at, through¬†finding shape, considering the five elemental forms, and using a few key tools to assess the tones and contrast and the variations within […]

Set Design for the Children’s Theatre of Richmond production of ‘Little Mermaid Jr’

I can now add set designer to my resume!I spent the fall painting set designs, stage props and a bit of animation for The Children’s Theatre of Richmond Association’s production of ‘The Little Mermaid Jr’.

Vancouver Mural Festival 2018

During the summer I was involved in the Vancouver Mural Festival. Using a number of drawings from the six other member artists of¬†Phantoms in the Front Yard¬†artist collective and my own drawings, I composed the final composition. The weather was […]

‘Luminaries’ at Gallery 110 Seattle March 2018

March 1 ‚Äď 31, 2018 Opening Reception : Saturday, March 3, 2018, 5-7:30 pm Sponsored by the Canadian Consulate General, Seattle. ¬†All are welcome! The varied figurative paintings and sculptures of Vancouver artist Michael Abraham contain a nuanced display of […]

Dog Eat Dog…

Here’s the latest bronze: Dog Eat Dog 2016, Bronze (Available in Green Patina) Edition of 9, size approx. 9h x 10w x 10d Completed May 2017. Available through Ian Tan Gallery. Click Read More to see more Pics

Recent commission – Zsu Zsi and Eloise – Dec 2016

“Recently, Jackie Bugera’s collection grew once again. A new painting arrived by pop-surrealist Michael Abraham. In it, Zsu Zsi is at the wheel of Bugera’s 1959 Studebaker Lark. In the passenger seat, another bulldog applies black lipstick to her lip. […]

Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver

Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, will have a few pieces on display at their flagship Granville Street location, and¬†in their pop-up location at the newly opening Tsawwassen¬†Mills Mall in October. Contact or visit the¬†gallery if you’d like to see¬†the works they […]

Writeup and image for upcoming show:

Preview Magazine – Seattle Washington mentions Michael Abraham / David Haughton dual show at the bottom of ‘Vignettes’ page http://www.preview-art.com/vignettes/09-2016/WA-09-2016.html

Upcoming show: Edmonton in October

‘Naughty and Nice’ Paintings and sculptures by Michael Abraham at¬†Bugera Matheson Gallery Opening Night: October 14th, 2016 Artist will be in attendance October 14th and 15th. Show dates: October 14th – 28th, 2016 Tuesday to Saturday,¬†10 AM to 5:30 PM […]

Seattle show : October 6-26, 2016 ‘Naughty’ and ‘Bad Guys’

Located by Pioneer Square,¬†Gallery 110¬†will feature a dual show with my friend David Haughton¬†and myself. ‘Naughty‘ – ¬†Michael Abraham:¬†Oil paintings on linen and bronze¬†sculptures exploring facets of modern society, reflecting on ‘good’,¬†‘righteousness’ and ‘power’ – images of people who know […]

Audio Podcast – interviewed by¬†the Creatrix…

  I¬†was interviewed¬†in February, 2016 by Sonja Picard,¬†creator¬†of the¬†Sonja Picard Collection¬†and¬†Creatrix¬†blog! ¬†You’ll enjoy her jewelry, artwork and website! And her ability¬†to “recycle your love ‚Äď creating a modern piece with the jewels from your past”. We had a fun time […]

‘Satyr and Sunshine’ (Devil as Sunshine)…

Latest Sculpture is off to the foundry…   ‘Satyr and Sunshine’ (Devil as Sunshine) An edition of 9 Bronzes are being made from my most recent wax-based clay original, pictured above.¬† Forms inspired by my love of classical art, I […]

Bugera Matheson – Art Perspective… Alberta.

I am now represented by¬†Bugera Matheson Gallery in Alberta. Edmonton, AB ‚Äď In a strategic move, Art Perspective and Bugera Matheson Gallery have created a partnership which is indicative of the changing ways collectors and buyers are engaging with and¬†purchasing […]

Showcase Pianos…

www.vancouversun.com video link http://www.showcasepianos.com/art/

Unveiling Commissioned Oil Painting …

On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 we unveiled a new painting commissioned by Manuel Bernaschek of Showcase Pianos – a Fazioli Piano dealer, in Richmond, BC. Anyone who knows me knows i love to ‘tickle the ivories’, so when i was […]

X-mas 2015

Recent prints and small bronzes just in time for Christmas, or classes with a friend perhaps? I recently completed working on 2 hand-done limited edition linocut prints and small-scale bronze sculptures that make perfect Christmas presents. Maple Circle I am […]

Q&A with Art Perspectives

  Behind The Canvas: Michael Abraham http://artperspective.org/blog/2015/8/5/behind-the-canvas-michael-abraham   AP. Give us a quick bio or background on yourself as an artist. Where did you grow up?¬†What or who inspired you? What are some of your proudest achievements? MA.¬†I was born […]

Surrey Art Gallery – Print Acquisition

Surrey Art Gallery ‚Äď Print Acquisition Good news: One of my ‚ÄėArmoured Heart‚Äô etchings (#34 of 50) is now headed into the permanent collection of the Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC. There are still a few available. Contact the Michael […]

CBC Crash Gallery

This light-hearted CBC-TV show had a few ‘guest experts’ (including myself) comment on the art challenges throughout the taping of the show… Crash Gallery – Episode 4¬† ¬†¬†Smashed plates and invisible portraits Crash Gallery – Episode 5¬† ¬†¬†Flipped portraits and […]

Over the Counter Culture opening – October 3rd 2015

What a great turnout and well received show! ¬†Here are a few pictures. Bruce Pashak’s painting and Global Head Spin bronze by Michael above. Installation photo at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art. The Fix – mixed media installation, […]

Global Head Spin – video

Here’s the latest bronze sculpture. The music is ‘Perfect Ending’, composed by yours truly.

Over The Counter Culture – Art Opening – Reception and events – October 3rd. 6-8 pm and 8-11 pm

‘Over the Counter Culture’ Featuring new works by:¬†Michael Abraham¬† ¬†Jeremiah Birnbaum ¬†¬†James K¬† ¬†Paul Morstad Painting¬† ¬†Bruce Pashak¬† ¬†Jay Senetchko¬† ¬†Jonathan Sutton¬† ¬†and ¬†¬†Caroline Weaver. Curated by¬†Pennylane Shen. Opening Reception: Saturday Oct 3rd 6 – 8pm. with performances for Scene […]

Upcoming Group Show, October 2015

Upcoming Group Show, October 2015 ‘Over the Counter Culture’ at the Gordon Smith Foundation, in North vancouver, with Figurative painting collective ‘Phantoms in the Front Yard’.  

Summer 2015 – Ladner Events:

Be sure to¬†visit the Michael Abraham Studio Gallery during the Ladner Village Market: July 26th, August 9th, August 23rd, and September 13th. The Delta Grandprix of Art is on Sunday, July 19, 2015. The Studio will be open and feature […]

June 28/2015 Opus Visiting Artist Series: Demonstrations in oil painting.

Opus Visiting Artist Series: Demonstrations in oil painting. I’ll be giving an oil painting demo at Opus Artists Supplies on Granville Island at the end of June. Registration was required, but is now filled to capacity. Time to shine!

Most Recent Paintings

The most recent oil paintings…completed and available are pictured below: A theme i was hoping to pursue pre 9-11 was a ‘Glee Icon’ Series. The current imagery is based on pleasure… moving back to move forward. A Fine Bouquet (Urban, […]

Two New Sculptures

Two new sculptures… are now being cast at the foundry. The big reveal will come at a later date, when the work is completed in bronze. I’ll tease you with this detail shot of ‘Global’.  

Group Show ‘Unreliable Narrator’

Group Show ‘Unreliable Narrator’ A group exhibiton with ‘The Phantoms in the Front Yard’: Michael Abraham, Jeremiah Birnbaum, Paul Morstad, Bruce Pashak, Jay Senetchko, Jonathan Sutton and Pennylane Shen (curator). MAY 22 ‚Äď JUNE 22, 2015 THE CULTCH GALLERY 1895 […]

Big Print project – Video now online

Big Print project – Video now online Peter Braune from New Leaf posted a video of ‘The Big Print Project” , the steamroller print event that was filmed on Granville Island on BC Day weekend, August, 2014 :¬†http://youtu.be/6n34acDfeBw Artists: Susan […]

Open House – Michael Abraham Studio Gallery

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 12pm Р9pm Come for a viewing, a glass of wine and good conversation, or just a casual hi! Click Connect for more details about the gallery, hours and visiting. You are always welcome!

January 2015: A side note:

January 2015: A side note: I have recently ended the exclusive relationship I had with Gallery Jones, and appreciate the ten good years of representation with these kind and hard working gentlemen.      

Views from the Southbank I: Histories, Memories, Myths. Surrey Art Gallery

Show opens January 17th, and runs until March 15th. Details¬†here.¬†and¬†CBC News – article and audio. ‘Bouquet – Urban Suburban Rural’ (pictured behind me below), is one of two of my paintings on display in ‘Views from the Southbank I: Histories, […]

Public Dreams, Private Myths

Phantoms in the Front Yard – Group Show Promo card andIntsallation shot of Public Myths, Private Dreams. Friday Nov 7th, 2014 – One day only. Open during the day, with reception/party at night At Meccanica, 104 east 1St Ave, Vancouver. […]

The Big Print Project

August 1-3, 2014 The Big Print Project with¬†New Leaf Editions¬†on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC. 15 artists! 4 x 8 foot woodcuts! A steamroller! A BBQ party! All rolled into one amazing BC Day long weekend  

THE LURE Show РNew Paintings and Bronzes, at Gallery Jones, vancouver

June 5th – June 28th, 2014. Show extended to July 10th, 2014 (Image detail of ‘Hope and Punches’ oil on linen, 2014.)¬† Opening reception: Thursday, June 5, 2014, from 6 – 9 pm. with musical guest Tonye Aganaba.

Installation photos for ‘The Lure’ at Gallery Jones, Vancouver, June 2014.

 

Press Release – The Lure

Opening reception: Thursday, June 5, 6-9pm, with musical guest Tonye Aganaba Exhibition dates: June 5 – 28 Michael Abraham has been a successful full-time artist for over two decades with a history of dramatic invention, and a popular motif of […]

The Evolution of ‘The Sleeping Dog’ (Double Faced Man)

Completion of a new Bronze Sculpture! ‘The Sleeping Dog’, 18w x 9d x 11h inches, edition of 9. Here are some recent photos of the sculpting process, from the maquette… to the final… head in morror – two faces. rough […]

Museum Acquisition

Museum Acquisition Two of Michael’s paintings are now in the permanent collection of The Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois, USA. They were included in a show called NEW@RAM, an exhibit that highlights recent acquisitions to the Rockford Art Museum Permanent […]

Shed

Nov 11‚ÄďNov 30, 2013. A group show with figurative artists’ collective¬†Phantoms in the Front Yard. Opening reception: 7-9 pm, Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 Pendulum Gallery 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver  

MICHAEL ABRAHAM: APOLOGUES A Retrospective of Selected Works 1991-2013.

July 20 – August 31, 2013 The Art Gallery At Evergreen Cultural Centre, along with the help of Gallery Jones, have borrowed back a good number of larger paintings from collecters, along with paintings and sculptures from my own personal […]

Preview Magazine

Preview Magazine in print and online… MICHAEL ABRAHAM: APOLOGUES ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE COQUITLAM BC ‚Äď JUL 20-AUG 31, 2013 Michael Abraham is a popular Vancouver artist who creates fanciful images in a magic realism style. Formerly represented […]

The Big Fish! Done!

Bronze 14.5×14 x 14 inches, completed June 2013. Edition of 9.   Photos of sculpture in progress. The clay original… The mould-making and casting are done on Saltspring Island, with friendly Jacob at¬†Burton Bronze Foundry. Mould making… Mould making… The […]

Bloodlines

BLOODLINES May 23 ‚Äď 29, 2013- One week only! OPENING RECEPTION:¬† Saturday May 25, 8pm Artists in attendance, at The Waterfall Building, 1540 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 Gallery Hours: 12 to 5 pm www.phantomsinthefrontyard.com/Bloodlines About the painting […]

SFCA

I have been selected by the Federation of Canadian Artists Board of Governors to recieve the status of SFCA (Senior Signature Membership).

Sculpture – Big Fish Eat Little Fish

Working on a sculpture…¬† Big Fish Eat Little Fish.   ready for the foundry… let the bronze age begin.

LA ART SHOW

January 23-27, 2013 LA ART SHOW Gallery Jones will be representing recent work at the fair. Power Couple, 48 x 40 inches, oil on linen, 2012.

NEW ETCHINGS

‘Armoured Heart’ and ‘All Day Sucker’ available. ‘Armoured Heart’ is an original hand-printed etching. Image size: 21 x 18.5 inches, plus 3-inch borders. Edition size: 50, plus 5 artist’s proofs, signed and numbered If you’d like one¬†Contact Michael for details. […]

NEW INTERVIEW. NOVEMBER 8, 2012.

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PHANTOMS IN THE FRONT YARD PRESENT: IN OTHER WORDS

November 9th – 15th, 2012 Opening Reception: Friday November 9th at 7:00 pm The latest group show from Phantoms in the Front Yard puts writing and painting on a collision course. Each artist in the collective has pursued at least […]

Discovery

I was an adjudicator for DISCOVERY, Seymour Art Gallery’s emerging artists show to be held january 2013. North Vancouver, BC. Seymour Art Gallery 2013

Muse

Group show at Gallery Fukai – 602 Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1R1 Opening reception: Friday, February 3rd, 2012, 8pm – late www.phantomsinthefrontyard.com Muse, oil pencil on paper, 12×18 inches Relics, oil pencil on paper, 12×18 inches Leg Lifter, oil […]

INSPIRITUS

INSPIRITUS Solo exhibition by Michael Abraham, at Gallery Jones, Vancouver,¬†www.galleryjones.com Opening Reception October 6th, 2011 show runs from Oct 5th to 29th      

Inner Glow

Michael’s drawn lithograph “Inner Glow” is on the cover of Canadian Poet Elana Wolff’s new poetry book ‘Startled Night’, released by Guernica Editions, Toronto, Fall 2011¬† www.guernicaeditions.com¬†

Summer 2011

Michael was an adjudicator for: the Federation of Canadian Artists’ ‘Painting on the Edge’ show, 2011 and for the South Delta Artists’ Guild ‘Oil and Water’ show. 2011

May 2011 ‘On Great Men’

My first show with ‘Phantoms in the Front Yard’ artists collective. www.phantomsinthefrontyard.com On Great Men At the Beatty Gate Building Friday June 3rd ‚Äď Sunday June 5th, 2011. Opening reception: Friday June 3rd 7:00pm-11:00pm 566 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC The […]

All That Glitters, Gallery Jones, Vancouver

May 6-29, 2010  solo exhibition:

Los Angeles Art Fair and Vancouver Opera pics…

January 23-27, 2008 (through Gallery Jones, Vancouver) www.laartshow.com   and Michael has recently completed four paintings for the Vancouver Opera Society¬†for the 2008/2009 season.¬†www.vancouveropera.ca

Toronto International Art Fair

October 25th – 29th, 2007 With Gallery Jones

Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles

May 12 РJune 30, 2007 (Arena Рsolo show of recent works), as well as summer group show 2007.     www.janbaum.com With Jan Baum in 2007.

Courteney Cox

  Courteney Cox at home with ‘Aback’.¬† Photo credit Andrew Macpherson. Collector!