Michael Gadlin’s 20-year repertoire expresses a singular uninterrupted brush stroke of Mediterranean, European and Western influences. Pushing the boundaries of contemporary art form, Michael’s work epitomizes avant-garde. Those who experience Michael’s work often discover an ethereal essence captured that defies explanation. From his early years of surrealistic impressionism until now, Michael’s work reflects an improvisational inventiveness that has garnered a loyal following among the art elite. His artistic conviction that “direct expressionism is the most meaningful reflection of life,” has prompted the evolution of an extremely cogent and intriguing portfolio of 21st century art.
In 1999 Michael was the youngest artist ever to win Best Of Show at Denver’s nationally renowned Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The Vance Kirkland Museum acquires a work of his as part of their permanent collection. Michael’s well-received public art installation, commissioned by The City of Denver, hangs permanently in Denver’s District 2 Police Station. The Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art selected Michael to be included in the museum’s Rocky Mountain Biennial. Michael has recently exhibited in Denver, Aspen, Telluride and France.
As a disciplined and dedicated artist, Michael has managed many ventures in his young art career. Recently he and business partner Aliki McCain both co-found the ArtHaus Gallery, which was a 5,100 sq ft flex-space and gallery that also housed work studio’s between the two owners. Situated in Denver’s rising RiNo art district, they opening its doors in 2012. The gallery finally closed its doors at the end of 2014, and was put on hiatus until the two gallerists’ find another suitable space.
Since the beginning of 2015 Michael has been working in his new studio at the Blue Silo building at 4701 National Western Dr. Michael has now been focusing all his energy solely on his exhibiting career, gaining an international presence. Receiving recognition in major galleries and institutions worldwide. Michael had been exhibiting his work throughout the United States and most recently in France, where he received a residency through La Napoule Art Foundation given out only once a year.
Born in Denver, Colorado, Michael studied drawing and painting as a young artist at the Art Students League of Denver. He would later attended Pratt Institute in New York right after graduating high school. Early on he focused his discipline on classical drawing and painting fundamentals, later emphasizing his studies in abstract concepts in conceptual art. At the same time, while still in New York, Michael further developed his passion for design and contemporary art by taking courses to deepen his knowledge and become more well-rounded in his own artistic philosophy.
More on Michael and his work can be found at www.michaelgadlin.com