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
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
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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…
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 MichaelShapcott@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thanks!
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!Leave a Comment
I’m incredibly honored to be taking part in the third annual Moleskine Project, curated by PRISMA Artist Collective’s Rod Luff and Spoke Art director Ken Harman. This year there will be 70 international artists filling the gallery with framed Moleskine sketchbooks spread open to a double page. This is a show you certainly don’t want to miss! The Moleskine Project III opens December 5th and will be on view through December 21, 2013. Here’s my piece for the show…
Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA
Dec 5th – Dec 21st, 2013
Thursday, December 5th from 6 pm – 10 pm
I can’t tell you how psyched I am to be part of this awesome line-up! View all of the works from this and previous Moleskine shows on Spoke Art’s site HERE.Leave a Comment
I am excited to announce an exciting new show featuring new collaboration works from the PRISMA Artist Collective presented by ArtHatch and Distinction Gallery. In case you don’t already know, PRISMA is an international artist collective founded by painter and curator Kaspian Shore in November 2011. The group currently supports 30 talented creatives, working in the fields of traditional and digital painting, drawing, illustration, sculpting and collage, and I’m proud to be among them!
For this collab show, I was slated to complete one piece with the awesome Casey Weldon and one piece with the amazing Lindsey Carr. I admire them both as artists and was honored to have the opportunity to work with each of them. Unfortunately, I was unable to complete a piece with Lindsey (although I do hope to do so in the future!) but thankfully Casey and I pulled it off.
It was a blast creating this piece with Casey. His work is really impressive and not only getting to see it up close and personal but meld my style with his was incredibly cool.
So here is our piece for the show…
Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA
September 11 – October 5, 2013
Saturday, September 14 from 6pm – 10 pm
As part of a big Kickstarter project I drew an incredible 1 portrait every day for 1 year! Those who supported the project had the opportunity to be one of the “days” in the 365 days and have their own unique personal portrait drawn…. Well, 365 days have zipped by and it’s hard to wrap my head around what has just happened!!
First of all, it’s been an absolute privilege drawing personal portraits for the amazing people that took part. I loved hearing stories of who was being drawn and why – some very emotional and touching, some fun and interesting, and all of them unique and lovely in their own way. I’m so thankful to everyone who took part.This project has taught me a lot (and continues to teach me as I still have many paintings, an e-book, and a DVD to finish!). Drawing every day without fail was not an easy feat. It took a lot of hard work and dedication and as with everything there were some benefits and challenges…
View all 365 portraits from start to finish by clicking on the image below. If you want to view each individual day, you can do so on my Tumblr page dedicated to the project at www.DrawingADrawing.com.Leave a Comment
I’m super excited to announce PRISMA Art Collective’s 1st Annual Group Show!!! The exhibit is entitled The Animal in Me and will be exhibited by the wonderfully awesome Subtext Gallery. The show will open February 15th and will run through March 17th, 2013. Here is my piece for the show…
Subtext Gallery, San Diego, CA
February 15th – March 17th, 2013
Friday, February 15th from 6 pm – 10 pm
Preview the rest of the exhibit on the Subtext website HERE to see all the awesome work that will be included in the show.
Featured PRISMA Artists include: Ana Bagayan, Tom Bagshaw, Lindsey Carr, Hsiao-Ron Cheng, Leontine Greenberg, Nicole Gustafsson, Caitlin Hackett, Daria Hlazatova, Ruben Ireland, Sarah Joncas, Nom Kinnear King, Kit Lane, Edith Lebeau, Alex Louisa, Rod Luff, Jen Mann, Kelly McKernan, Soey Milk, Lady Orlando, Lilly Piri, Audrey Pongracz, Michael Shapcott, Kaspian Shore, Allison Sommers, Kelly Vivanco, Casey Weldon & Bec Winnel.
I wasn’t able to make it out to see the show in person since I’m all the way in Connecticut but luckily some shots are popping up across the web. HERE are some shots posted by the one and only PRISMA. And the photo below is courtesy of VEDA Art.
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