Michael Azgour

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B 1979 | Los Angeles, CA
Currently working between San Francisco and Krakow, Poland

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Solo ExhibitionsSelected


Group ExhibitionsSelected

2018
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Deset, CA
2017
  • New Museum of Los Gatos, Abstracts from Life: Bay Area Figurative Past & Present, Exhibiting with Joan Brown, Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Oliveira, and Terry St. John, Los Gatos, CA | view exhibition photos
  • Art Palm Springs, Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (numerous, 2010-17)
  • Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA
  • GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2016
  • Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
  • Bluestone Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA (numerous, 2014-16)
2015
  • Art Silicon Valley Art Fair, Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, San Francisco, CA | view exhibition photos
  • Art Palm Springs, Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA | view exhibition photos
  • J GO Gallery, Park City, UT (numerous, 2011-15)
2014
  • Highline Loft Gallery, Juried Show: International Art Festival, Chelsea, New York City, NY
  • Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery, Juried Show: Ride to Cambridge, Curated by Cambridge International Arts, Represented by Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England
  • Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England
  • Than Mór Art Museum, Malom Gallery, Nyíracsád, Hungary
  • Art Palm Springs, Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA
2013
  • Linus Gallery, Juried Show: Men, Pasadena, CA
  • Cambridge City Art Fair, Represented by Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England
  • Divan Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2012
  • Masur Museum of Art, Juried Show: 49th Annual Juried Exhibition, Awarded 3rd Place, Monroe, LA
  • Los Angeles Art Show, Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA | view exhibition photos
  • John Natsoulas Gallery, Juried Show: Lyrical Vision Beat Generation & Beyond, Davis, CA, exhibiting with Dennis Hare, Jennifer Pochinski, and Elmer Bischoff | view exhibition photos
  • William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (numerous, 2008-12)
  • McNabb Martin Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (numerous, 2010-12)
  • Art Market San Francisco, Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, San Francisco, CA | view exhibition photos
2011
  • Prince Street Gallery, Juried Show: Fourth National Juried Exhibition, New York City, NY
  • Art Market San Francisco, Represented by K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
  • Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
  • Palm Springs Art Museum, Artist Council Fundraiser, Palm Springs, CA
  • K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2010
  • Farmington Museum, Juried Show: Gateway to Imagination: National Competition, Farmington, NM
2009
  • Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008
  • B.J. Spoke Gallery, Juried Show: Expo 27, Juror: Marjorie Weinstein (Whitney Museum), Huntington, NY
2007
  • Artwork SF Gallery, Juried Show: Mixed Messages, Awarded ‘Best in Show’, San Francisco, CA
  • Dario Gallery, Palm Beach Community College, Juried Show: Third Annual Painting, Drawing & Printmaking Competition, Lake Worth, FL
  • 111 Minna Gallery, Juried Show: Nondescript, San Francisco, CA
2006
  • A.G. Gallery, Krakow, Poland
  • Signatura Gallery, Krakow, Poland
2005
  • Long Beach Arts, Juried Show: Works on Paper, Juror: Ruth Weisberg (Dean of Fine Arts, USC), Long Beach, CA

Gallery Representation

  • HOHMANN FINE ART, Palm Desert, CA
  • GF CONTEMPORARY, Santa Fe, NM
  • SLATE CONTEMPORARY, Oakland, CA
  • GOLD GALLERY, Boston, MA

DistinctionsSelected

  • Arts Catalyst Grant, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2018)
  • 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)

Public Art ProjectsSelected

  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, Stanford, CA | view project
  • UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, CA (in progress)
  • Hotel Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Bibliography & CatalogsSelected

  • East Bay Express, “Blurring the Lines”, February Edition, Oakland, CA (2018)
  • Fresh Paint Magazine, “Michael Azgour”, June Edition, London, England (2016)
  • Residence Magazine, “Into the Blue”, London, England (2014)
  • Cambridge Magazine, Arts & Culture, Feb, Cambridge, England (2014)
  • Studio Visit Magazine, “Michael Azgour”, vol. 21, p12-13, Boston, MA (2013)
  • San Francisco Weekly, The Art of the Best of San Francisco, vol. 29, no 17, p22, San Francisco, CA (2010)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 8, pR-35, San Francisco, CA (2009)
  • ARTnews Magazine, Summer, p219, New York, NY (2007)
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Exhibition Catalogs, Palm Desert, CA (2012, 15, 17) | view 2012 catalog | view 2015 catalog | view 2017 catalog
  • Stanford University Continuing Studies Catalogs, Stanford, CA (2011, 14)

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)
  • Stanford University, Continuing Studies, Stanford, CA (Art & Art History courses, 2010-12)
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (Psychology courses, 2001)

Academic PositionsSelected

STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, CA
  • Lecturer: Architectural Design (2010-Present)
  • Lecturer: Continuing Studies (2010-Present)
  • Assistant Lecturer: Symbolic Systems (2010-12)
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)

Invited TalksSelected

  • Speaker, College Art Association (CAA) 106th Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA (2018)
  • Speaker, TEDx Krakow, Capturing Change: How Unfinished Artworks Invite Active Viewers, Mangha Art Museum, Krakow, Poland (2017)
  • Speaker, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland (2017)
  • Speaker, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert (2017)
  • Speaker, Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks, AK (2012)

Exhibitions Juried & CuratedSelected

  • Juror, College Art Association (CAA), Artist Award for a Distinguished Body of Work, three-year appointment, New York, NY (2017-20)
  • Juror, Pacific Art League, Abstraction, Palo Alto, CA
  • Juror, Marin Society of Artists, National Show, San Rafael, CA (2016)
  • Juror, Fairbanks Arts Association, 27th Annual 64th Parallel Art Exhibition, Fairbanks, AK (2012)
  • Juror, Las Positas College, 31st Annual Spring Art Festival, Livermore, CA (2009)
  • Curator and Producer, University of California at San Diego, New Moon Exhibition, La Jolla, CA (2009)

PUBLIC ART

New Paintings | 2016-07

WORKS INSTALLED

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