Artist's Statement - Michael Rowland
“All art and all symbols are a way back to the here and now - to the place we started before we constructed all those things which we must explain, break down, communicate or learn to understand in order to return to where we already are.”
Public Art Exhibitions
Mid-Cheshire College of Art and Design 1989
Greenwich University – (Philosophy BA) 1991-1994
Liffey Trust Buildings. Dublin (March 2005) Group Show
The Arts Club. Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin (Sept’ 2004) Group show
Saigon Outcast Art Fair - Saigon, Vietnam (March 2014)
Eden Shopping centre - Pop-Up Gallery - U Slavie (June 2007) Joint Exhibition with Jitka Burloeson
Prerov City Gallery - Horní náměstí (Aug 2016) Joint exhibit with Ivan Mladek
Katerina Dostalova Gallery - Olomouc (Sept 2016) - Joint exhibit with Ivan Mladek
1435mm Gallery / Freight Station Zizkov (Oct 2017) Joint exhibit with Obejvak collective
Art Prague fair – Clam Gallas Palace, Old Town, Prague (March 2018) Joint exhibit with Zvlášť Collective
Tranzit Display Gallery – Prague – Rage Against the Algorithm (November 2018) Group show
Galerie Hala C, Prague - Everything is a Metaphor for Everything Else. Solo show Feb 2019
Ellu Gallery, Grass Valley California – (July 2018) The Strangeness of Beauty – Group show
Theatre stage design
The Drama Queens - A Servant to Two Masters (2011)
Prague Film Theatre Centre - Deja Vu (2011) A Christmas Carol (2012) Jewel Box (2015)
Prague Youth Theatre - The Nutcracker (2011)
Prague Playhouse - Sweeney Todd (2012)
Tom Moore and the Seal Woman - Michael O'Malley (Illustrations Michael Rowland) 2006
Elpsis Boo/Erogements - Michael Rowland (Novel with Painted chapters) 2012
The Refusal of Silence – (Novel) Michael Rowland 2015
Music From The Threshold – Album by Mook Rowland and George Whistler
333 day challenge. I painted/made and posted one new image (20cm by 20cm) per day from May 6th 2017 until 31st March 2018 - 333 days.
I also made 33 short films (mostly stop motion) in 33 weeks. All available to see on Elpsis Boo Channel on YouTube.
Currently working on three books in three years.
I write a fortnightly blog on local exhibitions, art and art practice.
Co-founder of Alt*Art Society with Chantelle Goldthwaite. An international collective set up to promote collaborative art projects around the world.
Member of the Prague based Zvlášť Collective
Website - http://www.michaeljohnrowland.com
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