• MFA, Studio Art, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA (2005)
  • BA, Psychology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, (Minor in Chemistry, 2000)
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  • Coast, Claire Carino Contemporary, Boston, MA (2022)
  • New Paintings, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2021)
  • Time and Tide, Gallery MAR Carmel, Carmel, CA (2021)
  • Scope New York, Represented by Claire Carino Contemporary, Boston, MA (2020) | view exhibition photos
  • Perceptialism, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2020) | view exhibition photos
  • Ocean’s Edge, Gallery MAR Carmel, Carmel, CA (2020) | view exhibition photos
  • Pixels, Muriel Guépin Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY (2019) | view exhibition photos
  • Perceptualism, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM (2019) | view exhibition photos
  • New Paintings, Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA (two-person, 2019) | view exhibition photos
  • Blurring the Lines, Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA (two-person, 2018) | view exhibition photos
  • Velocity, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2017) | view exhibition photos | catalog
  • New Paintings, Gold Gallery, Boston, MA (two-person, 2017) | view exhibition photos
  • Velocity, MOS Art Center, Małopolski Ogród Sztuki, Pauza in Garden Gallery, Krakow, Poland (2016) | view exhibition photos
  • Modern Artifact, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2015) | view exhibition photos | catalog
  • Racers, Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England (2014) | view exhibition photos
  • New Paintings, Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA (two-person, 2013) | view exhibition photos
  • Reoccurring Patterns, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2012) | view exhibition photos | catalog
  • Metamorphosis, Art Museum of Los Gatos (now New Museum of Los Gatos), Los Gatos, CA (2011) | view exhibition photos
  • Awakening: Part II, William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (2009)
  • Moments of Impermanence, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2009)
  • Awakening, William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (2008)
  • New Paintings, Sharp Gallery, San Diego, CA (2007)
  • Essence and Material, MFA Final Exhibition, Academy of Art University (2006)
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2022
  • Come Together, Brennecke Fine Art, Berlin, Germany
  • Intersect Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA)
  • People, Plus, Three-Person Show, Gallery MAR Carmel, Carmel, CA
  • Affordable Art Fair: New York – Spring, New York, NY (Represented by Muriel Guépin Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY)
2021
  • International Biennial Portrait Competition, Juried Show, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wasau, WI
  • Artist Statement #6, Juried Show, CICA Museum, Gimbo, South Korea
  • 34th September Competition, Juried Show, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
  • Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (Represented by Muriel Guépin Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY)
  • All Figured Out!, Muriel Guépin Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY
  • Sixpack, Brennecke Fine Art, Berlin, Germany
2020
  • Better Together, Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA
  • Art Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA)
  • Figures in Space, Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA
  • Play, Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA
2019
  • Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA (Represented by Muriel Guépin Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY) | view exhibition photos
  • 5th ‘Enter into Art’ Traveling Exhibition, Juried Show, Cologne Cultural Center, Cologne, Germany
  • 5th ‘Enter into Art’ Traveling Exhibition, Juried Show, Bonn City Library, Cologne, Germany
  • Featured Artist, Claire Carino Contemporary, Boston, MA | view exhibition photos
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Oakland Art Murmur, Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA
  • Featured Artist, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2018
  • Salon at the Triton: 2D Art Competition & Exhibition, Juried Show, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
  • Summer 2018, Claire Carino Contemporary, Boston, CA
  • Whitney Modern, Los Gatos, CA
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Featured Artist, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  • Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA
2017
  • Abstracts from Life: Bay Area Figurative Past & Present, Juried Show, New Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA (Exhibiting with Joan Brown, Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Oliveira, Terry St. John, et al.) | view exhibition photos
  • Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA)
  • Summer Exhibition, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  • Gold Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2016
  • Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Bluestone Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Gold Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England
2015
  • Art Silicon Valley Art Fair, San Mateo, CA (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA) | view exhibition photos
  • Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA) | view exhibition photos
  • Bluestone Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Allison McCrady Fine Art, Orinda, CA
  • J GO Gallery, Park City, UT
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England
2014
  • International Art Festival, Juried Show, Highline Loft Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY
  • Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA)
  • Than Mór Art Museum, Malom Gallery, Nyíracsád, Hungary
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Ride to Cambridge, Juried Show, Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery, Cambridge, England (Curated by Cambridge International Arts, Represented by Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England)
  • J GO Gallery, Park City, UT
  • Allison McCrady Fine Art, Orinda, CA
  • Bluestone Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England
2013
  • Cambridge City Art Fair, Cambridge, England (Represented by Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England)
  • Men, Juried Show, Linus Gallery, Pasadena, CA
  • Art Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA)
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Bluestone Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England
  • Divan Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2012
  • Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA) | view exhibition photos
  • Lyrical Vision Beat Generation & Beyond, Juried Show, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA (exhibiting with Dennis Hare, James Weeks, Jennifer Pochinski, Elmer Bischoff, et al.) | view exhibition photos
  • 49th Annual Juried Exhibition, Juried Show, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA (Awarded 3rd Place)
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • McNabb Martin Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
  • Art Market San Francisco, Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, San Francisco, CA | view exhibition photos
2011
  • Fourth National Juried Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, New York City, NY
  • Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (Represented by K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA)
  • William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
  • Artist Council Fundraiser, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
  • K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2010
  • Gateway to Imagination: National Competition, Juried Show, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM
  • William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Painting Only, Juried Show, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
  • Rive Gauche Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2009
  • Hearts In San Francisco, Public Exhibition, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Hearts In San Francisco: Heroes & Hearts, Gala Exhibition, Union Square, San Francisco, CA
  • Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2008
  • Expo 27, Juried Show, B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY (Juror: Marjorie Weinstein, Whitney Museum, NY)
  • 20th Street Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2007
  • Mixed Messages, Juried Show, Artwork SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Awarded ‘Best in Show’)
  • Third Annual Painting, Drawing & Printmaking Competition, Juried Show, Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, FL
  • Brick to Blue, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Nondescript, Juried Show, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006
  • A.G. Gallery, Krakow, Poland
  • Signatura Gallery, Krakow, Poland
  • 20th Street Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2005
  • Works on Paper, Long Beach Arts, Juried Show, Long Beach, CA (Juror: Ruth Weisberg, Dean of Fine Arts, USC)
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  • BRENNECKE FINE ART, Berlin, Germany
  • CLAIRE CARINO CONTEMPORARY, Boston, MA
  • GF CONTEMPORARY, Santa Fe, NM
  • HOHMANN FINE ART, Palm Desert, CA
  • MAR CARMEL, Carmel, CA
  • MURIEL GUÉPIN GALLERY, SoHo, New York, NY
  • SLATE CONTEMPORARY, Oakland, CA
  • SOL ART GALLERY, Dublin, Ireland
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  • ABI Mastermind, Sacramento, CA
  • Aviation Capital Group, Newport Beach, CA
  • Hotel Union Square, San Francisco, CA
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, Stanford, CA | view project
  • Lyon’s Gate Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
  • National Cooperative Bank (NCB), Arlington, VA
  • Robert Downey Jr., Actor, New York, NY
  • Showtime Television Network, New York, NY (Paintings used on the set of Three Women, Series 1)
  • Stanford University, Escondido Village Graduate Residences, Stanford, CA
  • Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation, San Francisco, CA
  • Taylor Art Collection, Denver, CA
  • UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (Sculpture public installation for six months)
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  • The Cumberland River Review, Image reproduction, Nashville, TN, issue 11-2, Apr. (2022)
  • Jeff Kent, “Have a Sustainable Career as an Artist,” Professional Photographer, Atlanta, CA, Nov. (2021)
  • Wild Roof Journal, Three image reproductions, new York, Issue 5, Nov. (2020)
  • DeWitt Cheng, “Abstract Realism,” East Bay Express, Oakland, CA, Sep. (2019)
  • Sarah Eddy, “Michael Azgour: Perceptualism,” Santa Fean Magazine, Santa Fe, NM, vol. 47, no. 4 (Aug/Sep): 64. (2019) | view article
  • “Le Pont Mirabeau,” Kunstretreat: Faszination weltweiter Kunst, Farbe und Meditation. Königswinter,
    Germany. 27. (2019)
  • Southwest Art Magazine, Exhibition announcement with image, Golden, CO, vol. 48, no 6 (Nov): 41. (2018)
  • Kim Agricola, “Michael Azgour: Digging Deep,” Southwest Art Magazine, Golden, CO, vol. 48, no. 7. 91.
    (Dec): 91. (2018) | view article
  • Aaron Carnes, “Blurring the Lines,” East Bay Express, Oakland, CA, Feb. (2018) | view article
  • Michael Azgour: Velocity, Exhibition Catalogue, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA, Jan. (2017)
  • “Michael Azgour,” Fresh Paint Magazine, London, UK, Issue 13 (Jun): 40-41. (2016)
  • Michael Azgour: Modern Artefact, Exhibition Catalogue, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA, Jan. (2015)
  • Residence Magazine, Image reproduction, London, UK, Spring/Summer. 39. (2014)
  • “Arts & Culture,” Cambridge Magazine, Exhibition announcement with image, Cambridge, UK, Feb. (2014)
  • Continuing Studies Catalogue, Stanford University, 19 image reproductions, Stanford, CA, Summer. (2014)
  • “Michael Azgour,” Studio Visit Magazine, Boston, MA, vol. 21: 12-13. (2013)
  • Michael Azgour, Exhibition Catalogue, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA, Sep. (2012)
  • Continuing Studies Catalogue, Stanford University, 18 image reproductions, Stanford, CA, Summer. (2011)
  • “The Art of the Best of San Francisco,” San Francisco Weekly, Image reproduction, San Francisco, CA,      vol. 29, no17: 22. (2010)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, Image reproduction, San Francisco, CA, Feb 8. R-35. (2009)
  • “Summer,” ARTnews Magazine, Image reproduction, New York, NY. 219. (2007)
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  • Arts Catalyst Grant, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2019,20)
  • Third Place, Masur Museum of Art, 49th Annual Juried Exhibition, Monroe, LA (2012)
  • Best in Show, Artwork SF Gallery, Mixed Messages, San Francisco, CA (2007)
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STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, CA
  • Instructor: Continuing Studies (2010-Present)
  • Lecturer, Architectural Design (2012-2020)
  • Assistant Lecturer: Symbolic Systems (2010-12)
ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA–SILICON VALLEY, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Lecturer: Foundations (2010-2014)
  • Lecturer: Graphic & Web Design (2010-2014)
ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
  • Directed Studies Advisor: Graduate School of Fine Arts (2007-10)
  • Review Committee Member: Graduate School of Fine Arts (2007-10)
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE
  • Lecturer: Public Education (2013-15)
COLLEGE OF MARIN
  • Lecturer: Continuing Education (2008-14)
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  • Stanford University, Painting: Architecture in the Environment, Course Exhibition, Stanford, CA (2020)
  • Stanford University, Painting: Architecture in the Environment, Course Exhibition, Stanford, CA (2019)
  • Stanford University, Architectural History & Drawing in Eastern Europe, Stanford, CA (2015)
  • Bazaar Café, Twelve Monthly Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA (2006)
  • University of California San Diego, New Moon Exhibition, La Jolla, CA (2001)
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  • Artist Award for a Distinguished Body of Work, Three-year appointment, College Art Association (CAA),
    New York, NY (2018-20)
  • Pacific Art League, Abstraction, Palo Alto, CA (2018)
  • Marin Society of Artists, National Show, San Rafael, CA (2016)
  • Fairbanks Arts Association, 27th Annual 64th Parallel Art Exhibition, Fairbanks, AK (2012)
  • Pacific Art League, Figures & Faces, Palo Alto, CA (2010)
  • Las Positas College, 31st Annual Spring Art Festival, Livermore, CA (2009)
  • Pacific Art League, In the Garden, Palo Alto, CA (2009)
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  • Guest Artist: Lectures/Presentations and Undergraduate Critiques, The American University of Rome, Rome, Italy (upcoming, 2023)
  • Workshop, “Building a Sustainable Career as an Artist,” Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Imaging USA Conference, Atlanta, GA, January 16.
  • Workshop/Live Painting, Gallery MAR, Carmel, CA, January 24. (2020)
  • Workshop, “Building a Sustainable Career as an Artist,” College Art Association (CAA), 108th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, February 13. (2020)
  • Intersession Course, Introduction to Drawing: Buildings in the Environment, Nueva High School, San Mateo, CA, January 8-10. (2020)
  • Panel Lecture, “Art Entrepreneurship: Art School as a Foundation to a Sustainable Career,” Teaching art entrepreneurship as a new paradigm for the 21st century art schools, College Art Association (CAA) 107th Annual Conference, New York, NY, February 15. (2019)
  • Lecture/Presentation, “Concept and Process,” Northeastern University, Boston, MA, February 21. (2019)
  • Workshop, “Building Relationships with Galleries for Artists,” College Art Association (CAA) 106th Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, February 23. (2018)
  • Lecture/Presentation, “Concept and Process,” Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, October 3. (2018)
  • Lecture/Presentation, “Capturing Change: How Unfinished Artworks Invite Active Viewers,” Turning Point, TEDx Krakow, Mangha Art Museum, Krakow, Poland, October 28. (2017)
  • Lecture/Presentation, “Professional Practices for Fine Artists,” Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland, June 6. (2017)
  • Workshop/Live Painting, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA, January 14. (2017)
  • Lecture/Presentation, “Art and Inspiration,” 27th Annual 64th Parallel juried exhibition, Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks, AK, October. (2012)
  • Workshops, “Caring for Caregivers,” Stanford Medical Center, Weekly drawing and painting classes for hospital staff, Stanford, CA. (2011-12)
  • Critique, Design Portfolio Methods, Prof. Amy Larimer, Architectural Design Program, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, April. (2010)
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Education

  • MFA, Studio Art, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA (2005)
  • BA, Psychology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, (Minor in Chemistry, 2000)

Solo ExhibitionsSelected

  • Coast, Claire Carino Contemporary, Boston, MA (2022)
  • New Paintings, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2021)
  • Time and Tide, Gallery MAR Carmel, Carmel, CA (2021)
  • Scope New York, Represented by Claire Carino Contemporary, Boston, MA (2020) | view exhibition photos
  • Perceptialism, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2020) | view exhibition photos
  • Ocean’s Edge, Gallery MAR Carmel, Carmel, CA (2020) | view exhibition photos
  • Pixels, Muriel Guépin Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY (2019) | view exhibition photos
  • Perceptualism, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM (2019) | view exhibition photos
  • New Paintings, Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA (two-person, 2019) | view exhibition photos
  • Blurring the Lines, Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA (two-person, 2018) | view exhibition photos
  • Velocity, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2017) | view exhibition photos | catalog
  • New Paintings, Gold Gallery, Boston, MA (two-person, 2017) | view exhibition photos
  • Velocity, MOS Art Center, Małopolski Ogród Sztuki, Pauza in Garden Gallery, Krakow, Poland (2016) | view exhibition photos
  • Modern Artifact, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2015) | view exhibition photos | catalog
  • Racers, Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England (2014) | view exhibition photos
  • New Paintings, Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA (two-person, 2013) | view exhibition photos
  • Reoccurring Patterns, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2012) | view exhibition photos | catalog
  • Metamorphosis, Art Museum of Los Gatos (now New Museum of Los Gatos), Los Gatos, CA (2011) | view exhibition photos
  • Awakening: Part II, William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (2009)
  • Moments of Impermanence, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2009)
  • Awakening, William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (2008)
  • New Paintings, Sharp Gallery, San Diego, CA (2007)
  • Essence and Material, MFA Final Exhibition, Academy of Art University (2006)

Group ExhibitionsSelected

2022
  • Come Together, Brennecke Fine Art, Berlin, Germany
  • Intersect Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA)
  • People, Plus, Three-Person Show, Gallery MAR Carmel, Carmel, CA
  • Affordable Art Fair: New York – Spring, New York, NY (Represented by Muriel Guépin Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY)
2021
  • International Biennial Portrait Competition, Juried Show, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wasau, WI
  • Artist Statement #6, Juried Show, CICA Museum, Gimbo, South Korea
  • 34th September Competition, Juried Show, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
  • Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (Represented by Muriel Guépin Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY)
  • All Figured Out!, Muriel Guépin Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY
  • Sixpack, Brennecke Fine Art, Berlin, Germany
2020
  • Better Together, Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA
  • Art Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA)
  • Figures in Space, Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA
  • Play, Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA
2019
  • Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA (Represented by Muriel Guépin Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY) | view exhibition photos
  • 5th ‘Enter into Art’ Traveling Exhibition, Juried Show, Cologne Cultural Center, Cologne, Germany
  • 5th ‘Enter into Art’ Traveling Exhibition, Juried Show, Bonn City Library, Cologne, Germany
  • Featured Artist, Claire Carino Contemporary, Boston, MA | view exhibition photos
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Oakland Art Murmur, Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA
  • Featured Artist, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2018
  • Salon at the Triton: 2D Art Competition & Exhibition, Juried Show, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
  • Summer 2018, Claire Carino Contemporary, Boston, CA
  • Whitney Modern, Los Gatos, CA
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Featured Artist, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  • Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA
2017
  • Abstracts from Life: Bay Area Figurative Past & Present, Juried Show, New Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA (Exhibiting with Joan Brown, Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Oliveira, Terry St. John, et al.) | view exhibition photos
  • Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA)
  • Summer Exhibition, GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  • Gold Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2016
  • Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Bluestone Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Gold Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England
2015
  • Art Silicon Valley Art Fair, San Mateo, CA (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA) | view exhibition photos
  • Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA) | view exhibition photos
  • Bluestone Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Allison McCrady Fine Art, Orinda, CA
  • J GO Gallery, Park City, UT
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England
2014
  • International Art Festival, Juried Show, Highline Loft Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY
  • Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA)
  • Than Mór Art Museum, Malom Gallery, Nyíracsád, Hungary
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Ride to Cambridge, Juried Show, Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery, Cambridge, England (Curated by Cambridge International Arts, Represented by Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England)
  • J GO Gallery, Park City, UT
  • Allison McCrady Fine Art, Orinda, CA
  • Bluestone Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England
2013
  • Cambridge City Art Fair, Cambridge, England (Represented by Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England)
  • Men, Juried Show, Linus Gallery, Pasadena, CA
  • Art Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA)
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Bluestone Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England
  • Divan Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2012
  • Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA (Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA) | view exhibition photos
  • Lyrical Vision Beat Generation & Beyond, Juried Show, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA (exhibiting with Dennis Hare, James Weeks, Jennifer Pochinski, Elmer Bischoff, et al.) | view exhibition photos
  • 49th Annual Juried Exhibition, Juried Show, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA (Awarded 3rd Place)
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • McNabb Martin Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
  • Art Market San Francisco, Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, San Francisco, CA | view exhibition photos
2011
  • Fourth National Juried Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, New York City, NY
  • Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (Represented by K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA)
  • William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
  • Artist Council Fundraiser, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
  • K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2010
  • Gateway to Imagination: National Competition, Juried Show, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM
  • William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • Painting Only, Juried Show, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
  • Rive Gauche Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2009
  • Hearts In San Francisco, Public Exhibition, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Hearts In San Francisco: Heroes & Hearts, Gala Exhibition, Union Square, San Francisco, CA
  • Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2008
  • Expo 27, Juried Show, B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY (Juror: Marjorie Weinstein, Whitney Museum, NY)
  • 20th Street Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2007
  • Mixed Messages, Juried Show, Artwork SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Awarded ‘Best in Show’)
  • Third Annual Painting, Drawing & Printmaking Competition, Juried Show, Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, FL
  • Brick to Blue, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Nondescript, Juried Show, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006
  • A.G. Gallery, Krakow, Poland
  • Signatura Gallery, Krakow, Poland
  • 20th Street Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2005
  • Works on Paper, Long Beach Arts, Juried Show, Long Beach, CA (Juror: Ruth Weisberg, Dean of Fine Arts, USC)

Gallery RepresentationIn Alphabetical Order

  • BRENNECKE FINE ART, Berlin, Germany
  • CLAIRE CARINO CONTEMPORARY, Boston, MA
  • GF CONTEMPORARY, Santa Fe, NM
  • HOHMANN FINE ART, Palm Desert, CA
  • MAR CARMEL, Carmel, CA
  • MURIEL GUÉPIN GALLERY, SoHo, New York, NY
  • SLATE CONTEMPORARY, Oakland, CA
  • SOL ART GALLERY, Dublin, Ireland

Public Art Projects, CollectionsSelected

  • ABI Mastermind, Sacramento, CA
  • Aviation Capital Group, Newport Beach, CA
  • Hotel Union Square, San Francisco, CA
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, Stanford, CA | view project
  • Lyon’s Gate Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
  • National Cooperative Bank (NCB), Arlington, VA
  • Robert Downey Jr., Actor, New York, NY
  • Showtime Television Network, New York, NY (Paintings used on the set of Three Women, Series 1)
  • Stanford University, Escondido Village Graduate Residences, Stanford, CA
  • Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation, San Francisco, CA
  • Taylor Art Collection, Denver, CA
  • UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (Sculpture public installation for six months)

BibliographySelected Publications

  • The Cumberland River Review, Image reproduction, Nashville, TN, issue 11-2, Apr. (2022)
  • Jeff Kent, “Have a Sustainable Career as an Artist,” Professional Photographer, Atlanta, CA, Nov. (2021)
  • Wild Roof Journal, Three image reproductions, new York, Issue 5, Nov. (2020)
  • DeWitt Cheng, “Abstract Realism,” East Bay Express, Oakland, CA, Sep. (2019)
  • Sarah Eddy, “Michael Azgour: Perceptualism,” Santa Fean Magazine, Santa Fe, NM, vol. 47, no. 4 (Aug/Sep): 64. (2019) | view article
  • “Le Pont Mirabeau,” Kunstretreat: Faszination weltweiter Kunst, Farbe und Meditation. Königswinter,
    Germany. 27. (2019)
  • Southwest Art Magazine, Exhibition announcement with image, Golden, CO, vol. 48, no 6 (Nov): 41. (2018)
  • Kim Agricola, “Michael Azgour: Digging Deep,” Southwest Art Magazine, Golden, CO, vol. 48, no. 7. 91.
    (Dec): 91. (2018) | view article
  • Aaron Carnes, “Blurring the Lines,” East Bay Express, Oakland, CA, Feb. (2018) | view article
  • Michael Azgour: Velocity, Exhibition Catalogue, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA, Jan. (2017)
  • “Michael Azgour,” Fresh Paint Magazine, London, UK, Issue 13 (Jun): 40-41. (2016)
  • Michael Azgour: Modern Artefact, Exhibition Catalogue, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA, Jan. (2015)
  • Residence Magazine, Image reproduction, London, UK, Spring/Summer. 39. (2014)
  • “Arts & Culture,” Cambridge Magazine, Exhibition announcement with image, Cambridge, UK, Feb. (2014)
  • Continuing Studies Catalogue, Stanford University, 19 image reproductions, Stanford, CA, Summer. (2014)
  • “Michael Azgour,” Studio Visit Magazine, Boston, MA, vol. 21: 12-13. (2013)
  • Michael Azgour, Exhibition Catalogue, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA, Sep. (2012)
  • Continuing Studies Catalogue, Stanford University, 18 image reproductions, Stanford, CA, Summer. (2011)
  • “The Art of the Best of San Francisco,” San Francisco Weekly, Image reproduction, San Francisco, CA,      vol. 29, no17: 22. (2010)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, Image reproduction, San Francisco, CA, Feb 8. R-35. (2009)
  • “Summer,” ARTnews Magazine, Image reproduction, New York, NY. 219. (2007)

Awards, GrantsSelected

  • Arts Catalyst Grant, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2019,20)
  • Third Place, Masur Museum of Art, 49th Annual Juried Exhibition, Monroe, LA (2012)
  • Best in Show, Artwork SF Gallery, Mixed Messages, San Francisco, CA (2007)

Academic Teaching PositionsSelected

STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, CA
  • Instructor: Continuing Studies (2010-Present)
  • Lecturer, Architectural Design (2012-2020)
  • Assistant Lecturer: Symbolic Systems (2010-12)
ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA–SILICON VALLEY, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Lecturer: Foundations (2010-2014)
  • Lecturer: Graphic & Web Design (2010-2014)
ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
  • Directed Studies Advisor: Graduate School of Fine Arts (2007-10)
  • Review Committee Member: Graduate School of Fine Arts (2007-10)
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE
  • Lecturer: Public Education (2013-15)
COLLEGE OF MARIN
  • Lecturer: Continuing Education (2008-14)

Exhibitions CuratedSelected

  • Stanford University, Painting: Architecture in the Environment, Course Exhibition, Stanford, CA (2020)
  • Stanford University, Painting: Architecture in the Environment, Course Exhibition, Stanford, CA (2019)
  • Stanford University, Architectural History & Drawing in Eastern Europe, Stanford, CA (2015)
  • Bazaar Café, Twelve Monthly Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA (2006)
  • University of California San Diego, New Moon Exhibition, La Jolla, CA (2001)

Exhibitions & Awards JuriedSelected

  • Artist Award for a Distinguished Body of Work, Three-year appointment, College Art Association (CAA),
    New York, NY (2018-20)
  • Pacific Art League, Abstraction, Palo Alto, CA (2018)
  • Marin Society of Artists, National Show, San Rafael, CA (2016)
  • Fairbanks Arts Association, 27th Annual 64th Parallel Art Exhibition, Fairbanks, AK (2012)
  • Pacific Art League, Figures & Faces, Palo Alto, CA (2010)
  • Las Positas College, 31st Annual Spring Art Festival, Livermore, CA (2009)
  • Pacific Art League, In the Garden, Palo Alto, CA (2009)

Guest Lectures, Workshops, CritiquesSelected

  • Guest Artist: Lectures/Presentations and Undergraduate Critiques, The American University of Rome, Rome, Italy (upcoming, 2023)
  • Workshop, “Building a Sustainable Career as an Artist,” Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Imaging USA Conference, Atlanta, GA, January 16.
  • Workshop/Live Painting, Gallery MAR, Carmel, CA, January 24. (2020)
  • Workshop, “Building a Sustainable Career as an Artist,” College Art Association (CAA), 108th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, February 13. (2020)
  • Intersession Course, Introduction to Drawing: Buildings in the Environment, Nueva High School, San Mateo, CA, January 8-10. (2020)
  • Panel Lecture, “Art Entrepreneurship: Art School as a Foundation to a Sustainable Career,” Teaching art entrepreneurship as a new paradigm for the 21st century art schools, College Art Association (CAA) 107th Annual Conference, New York, NY, February 15. (2019)
  • Lecture/Presentation, “Concept and Process,” Northeastern University, Boston, MA, February 21. (2019)
  • Workshop, “Building Relationships with Galleries for Artists,” College Art Association (CAA) 106th Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, February 23. (2018)
  • Lecture/Presentation, “Concept and Process,” Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, October 3. (2018)
  • Lecture/Presentation, “Capturing Change: How Unfinished Artworks Invite Active Viewers,” Turning Point, TEDx Krakow, Mangha Art Museum, Krakow, Poland, October 28. (2017)
  • Lecture/Presentation, “Professional Practices for Fine Artists,” Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland, June 6. (2017)
  • Workshop/Live Painting, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA, January 14. (2017)
  • Lecture/Presentation, “Art and Inspiration,” 27th Annual 64th Parallel juried exhibition, Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks, AK, October. (2012)
  • Workshops, “Caring for Caregivers,” Stanford Medical Center, Weekly drawing and painting classes for hospital staff, Stanford, CA. (2011-12)
  • Critique, Design Portfolio Methods, Prof. Amy Larimer, Architectural Design Program, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, April. (2010)

Education

  • MFA, Studio Art, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA (2005)
  • BA, Psychology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, (Minor in Chemistry, 2000)

Education

  • MFA, Studio Art, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA (2005)
  • BA, Psychology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, (Minor in Chemistry, 2000)

Education

  • MFA, Studio Art, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA (2005)
  • BA, Psychology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, (Minor in Chemistry, 2000)

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