Announcing the release of my 2nd Limited Edition Print: ROWAN

05 Feb '15

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Hyperballad at Spoke Art

PRISMA Collective's 3rd annual group show

Following our first two annual exhibitions in San Diego and Los Angeles, the PRISMA collective will embark on its 3rd year tour, moving up the West Coast to land at Spoke Art’s San Francisco gallery on February 7th. For those who are not familiar, PRISMA is an artist collective founded by Kaspian Shore in 2011 that brings together an eclectic group of renowned creatives from all around the globe — the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Ukraine, and Taiwan. Please visit the official website at to view all of the seriously amazing artists that are a part of this group.

Those who are familiar with my work know that music is a big part of my soul but it’s been a while since I’ve actually named one of my pieces after a song I love (the last was for a painting in my 3 Circles Series called A Song to Keep Us Warm after Radiohead’s song of the same name). Wanting big, colorful and majestic mountains to play a major role in my newest piece, I couldn’t help but think of Björk’s song Hyperballad as I painted. Just check out the opening lyrics…

We live on a mountain,
right at the top.
There’s a beautiful view
from the top of the mountain.
Every morning I walk towards the edge
and throw little things off
like car-parts, bottles and cutlery
or whatever I find lying around.
It’s become a habit,
a way to start the day…

See what I mean?
So without further ado, here’s my newest piece, Hyperballad…


16″ x 20″
Graphite / Acrylic / Oil on Canvas
Available for sale at Spoke Art HERE


The most exciting news is that not only will this show be an incredible collection of artwork but PRISMA has created it’s FIRST OFFICIAL PUBLICATION – the PRISMA book – which will be released exclusively and in a First Limited Edition run at Spoke Art on February 7th. Not only is the PRISMA book a vast collection of artwork but it includes insight into all of our personal careers including biographies and fun Q+A’s.
You definitely want this.

PRISMA Book Preview

So if you’re in the area, check out PRISMA’s 3rd Annual Show at Spoke Art opening February 7th (exhibiting through February 28th) and pick up a copy of the book before it sells out!

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07 Jul '14

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Sight Beyond Sight: The Wild Unknown

Exhibit at Arch Enemy Arts Gallery

Sight Beyond Sight at Arch Enemy Arts

Sight Beyond Sight is an exciting new exhibition presented by Arch Enemy Arts located in Philadelphia. The show features brand new and original works by myself, Edith Lebeau, Naoto Hattori, 100taur, Aof Smith, Chris Leib, David Natale, Peca, Scott Kirschner, and Veks Van Hillik.

Sight Beyond Sight takes a unique look at the world to come, focusing on a mysterious and esoteric look at the future – a journey into the unknown. When I think of the future and the unknown, I feel a simultaneous mixture of hope and fear. The birth of a new and wild unknown can be exciting and terrifying. And what better way to exemplify that than with an actual new life? To me there is nothing more filled with possibility and promise. So here is my new piece for Sight Beyond Sight…

The Wild Unknown by Michael Shapcott
The Wild Unknown
16″ x 20″
Graphite/Acrylic/Oil on Canvas


Arch Enemy Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
July 11th – August 31st 2014


Friday, July 11th from 6 pm – 10 pm

The Wild Unknown (detail) by Michael Shapcott

Preview the show and check the availability of artwork HERE.

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08 Jun '14



Limited Edition Print No. 2 - ROWAN

My first ever Limited Edition print was released to Kickstarter backers only as an exclusive part of my Drawing a Drawing 365 project. (It was of my painting Halcyon Days.) Being my first L.E. print release, it was a valuable experience that gave me insight into the printing process and thankfully allowed me to produce what I feel is a beautiful reproduction of the original painting. What’s better is that I am now able to duplicate this process for future high-quality prints…. like this one!

Rowan Limited Edition Print by Michael Shapcott

I am happy to announce that my 2nd ever L.E. print is now available!


Size: 11×14
Limited Edition Run of 30 Prints

Fine quality archival print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper that will last for many years to come. Each print is hand-cut, signed and numbered, includes a Certificate of Authenticity, and is placed in a cellophane sleeve for additional preservation.


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  • Deadline to enter is Thursday, June 12th at 7pm EST.
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  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Thursday evening on this post.
  • I will contact the winner through email to let them know & to get shipping info.

Thank you and good luck!!

*For those who’d simply like to purchase one of these prints, please visit my order page HERE. Thanks!



Thanks so much to everyone who entered! I really enjoyed reading the wonderful comments! You guys are all amazing but unfortunately there can only be ONE winner.  And they are…


Congratulations Alison!

(I’ve emailed you to get shipping details.)

14 Feb '14

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PRISMA Collective’s 2nd Annual Group Show at WWA

So back in 2011, awesomely talented artist (and really great guy) Kaspian Shore brought me into an international collective of thirty incredible artists who work in a wide domain of mediums including painting, digital art, drawing, illustration and sculpture. I am honored to be a part of the PRISMA Collective and I’m excited to announce that this February we are kicking off our 2nd Annual Group Show at WWA Gallery in Culver City, CA!

Here is my piece for the show…

Rowan by Michael Shapcott
11″ x 14″
Graphite/Acrylic/Oil on Canvas


WWA Gallery, Culver City, CA
Feb 15th – March 15th, 2014


Saturday, Feb 15th from 7 pm – 10 pm

Hope you can make it out!!


*For those interested, my original painting Rowan is now available at my store HERE. I have also released a Limited Edition print run of 30 and those are available HERE. Please email me at if you have any questions. Thanks!

– – UPDATE – –

It was announced that PRISMA’s show was WWA’s final Fine Art show. They will be refocusing their efforts into their sister gallery, the Wonderful World of Animation. I have enjoyed exhibiting with them and am sad to see the Fine Art Gallery close. Thanks to everyone at WWA for giving artists like me a great place to show their work. I wish you continued success with the Wonderful World of Animation and best of luck in all your future endeavors!

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09 Jan '14

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ArtistADay Guest Curator Spot

With 2400+ artists in the ArtistADay archives, they realized that it can be daunting to find your favorites. To help, they partnered with artists, gallery owners, collectors and curators by asking them to share their top five favorite artists on the site. I’m a big fan of ArtistADay and was honored when they asked me to contribute a collection.


View my artist picks and browse through more guest curators’ picks HERE.

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