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Small format abstraction on cradled wood panel.  Taking inspiration from modern architecture and cubist forms in primary colors.  The hard-edged shapes achieved through masking areas contrast against the characteristics of hand painting.

The painting is framed in a matte black wood floater frame bringing the piece to 14.5 x 14.5 x 2"

Signed, titled, and dated on the back.  Finished with a matte UV protective varnish.

Michael Pfleghaar received his MFA in visual arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design in 2011. Modernist design objects, architecture, and interiors inspire Pfleghaar’s colorful abstract paintings and constructions.

His artwork has been featured in Arcadia Magazine, Studio Visit, Metropolitan Home, Solace, and American Craft.

Apple, ForeSee, Hayworth, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, and Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park are a few of the organizations who have utilized Pfleghaar's artwork as illustrations.

This year Pfleghaar attended the Spread Art Artists Residency in Detroit, MI and in 2013 was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Ox-Bow School and Artists Residency in Saugatuck, MI. His work was included in the 2012 LGBTQ exhibition ReMix: Revisiting Appropriation, curated by Jonathan Katz in San Francisco, CA. His original artworks are in permanent collections including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Steelcase Inc., Herman Miller, the State of Michigan and Grand Valley State University.

www.pfleghaar.com
Small format abstraction on cradled wood panel.  Taking inspiration from modern architecture and cubist forms in primary colors.  The hard-edged shapes achieved through masking areas contrast against the characteristics of hand painting.

The painting is framed in a matte black wood floater frame bringing the piece to 14.5 x 14.5 x 2"

Signed, titled, and dated on the back.  Finished with a matte UV protective varnish.

Michael Pfleghaar received his MFA in visual arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design in 2011. Modernist design objects, architecture, and interiors inspire Pfleghaar’s colorful abstract paintings and constructions.

His artwork has been featured in Arcadia Magazine, Studio Visit, Metropolitan Home, Solace, and American Craft.

Apple, ForeSee, Hayworth, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, and Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park are a few of the organizations who have utilized Pfleghaar's artwork as illustrations.

This year Pfleghaar attended the Spread Art Artists Residency in Detroit, MI and in 2013 was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Ox-Bow School and Artists Residency in Saugatuck, MI. His work was included in the 2012 LGBTQ exhibition ReMix: Revisiting Appropriation, curated by Jonathan Katz in San Francisco, CA. His original artworks are in permanent collections including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Steelcase Inc., Herman Miller, the State of Michigan and Grand Valley State University.

www.pfleghaar.com
Small format abstraction on cradled wood panel.  Taking inspiration from modern architecture and cubist forms in primary colors.  The hard-edged shapes achieved through masking areas contrast against the characteristics of hand painting.

The painting is framed in a matte black wood floater frame bringing the piece to 14.5 x 14.5 x 2"

Signed, titled, and dated on the back.  Finished with a matte UV protective varnish.

Michael Pfleghaar received his MFA in visual arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design in 2011. Modernist design objects, architecture, and interiors inspire Pfleghaar’s colorful abstract paintings and constructions.

His artwork has been featured in Arcadia Magazine, Studio Visit, Metropolitan Home, Solace, and American Craft.

Apple, ForeSee, Hayworth, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, and Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park are a few of the organizations who have utilized Pfleghaar's artwork as illustrations.

This year Pfleghaar attended the Spread Art Artists Residency in Detroit, MI and in 2013 was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Ox-Bow School and Artists Residency in Saugatuck, MI. His work was included in the 2012 LGBTQ exhibition ReMix: Revisiting Appropriation, curated by Jonathan Katz in San Francisco, CA. His original artworks are in permanent collections including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Steelcase Inc., Herman Miller, the State of Michigan and Grand Valley State University.

www.pfleghaar.com
Small format abstraction on cradled wood panel.  Taking inspiration from modern architecture and cubist forms in primary colors.  The hard-edged shapes achieved through masking areas contrast against the characteristics of hand painting.

The painting is framed in a matte black wood floater frame bringing the piece to 14.5 x 14.5 x 2"

Signed, titled, and dated on the back.  Finished with a matte UV protective varnish.

Michael Pfleghaar received his MFA in visual arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design in 2011. Modernist design objects, architecture, and interiors inspire Pfleghaar’s colorful abstract paintings and constructions.

His artwork has been featured in Arcadia Magazine, Studio Visit, Metropolitan Home, Solace, and American Craft.

Apple, ForeSee, Hayworth, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, and Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park are a few of the organizations who have utilized Pfleghaar's artwork as illustrations.

This year Pfleghaar attended the Spread Art Artists Residency in Detroit, MI and in 2013 was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Ox-Bow School and Artists Residency in Saugatuck, MI. His work was included in the 2012 LGBTQ exhibition ReMix: Revisiting Appropriation, curated by Jonathan Katz in San Francisco, CA. His original artworks are in permanent collections including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Steelcase Inc., Herman Miller, the State of Michigan and Grand Valley State University.

www.pfleghaar.com
Small format abstraction on cradled wood panel.  Taking inspiration from modern architecture and cubist forms in primary colors.  The hard-edged shapes achieved through masking areas contrast against the characteristics of hand painting.

The painting is framed in a matte black wood floater frame bringing the piece to 14.5 x 14.5 x 2"

Signed, titled, and dated on the back.  Finished with a matte UV protective varnish.

Michael Pfleghaar received his MFA in visual arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design in 2011. Modernist design objects, architecture, and interiors inspire Pfleghaar’s colorful abstract paintings and constructions.

His artwork has been featured in Arcadia Magazine, Studio Visit, Metropolitan Home, Solace, and American Craft.

Apple, ForeSee, Hayworth, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, and Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park are a few of the organizations who have utilized Pfleghaar's artwork as illustrations.

This year Pfleghaar attended the Spread Art Artists Residency in Detroit, MI and in 2013 was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Ox-Bow School and Artists Residency in Saugatuck, MI. His work was included in the 2012 LGBTQ exhibition ReMix: Revisiting Appropriation, curated by Jonathan Katz in San Francisco, CA. His original artworks are in permanent collections including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Steelcase Inc., Herman Miller, the State of Michigan and Grand Valley State University.

www.pfleghaar.com
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Michael Pfleghaar

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Painting, Acrylic on Wood

Size: 12 W x 12 H x 1.5 D in

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Small format abstraction on cradled wood panel. Taking inspiration from modern architecture and cubist forms in primary colors. The hard-edged shapes achieved through masking areas contrast against the characteristics of hand painting. The painting is framed in a matte black wood floater frame bringing the piece to 14.5 x 14.5 x 2" Signed, titled, and dated on the back. Finished with a matte UV protective varnish. Michael Pfleghaar received his MFA in visual arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design in 2011. Modernist design objects, architecture, and interiors inspire Pfleghaar’s colorful abstract paintings and constructions. His artwork has been featured in Arcadia Magazine, Studio Visit, Metropolitan Home, Solace, and American Craft. Apple, ForeSee, Hayworth, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, and Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park are a few of the organizations who have utilized Pfleghaar's artwork as illustrations. This year Pfleghaar attended the Spread Art Artists Residency in Detroit, MI and in 2013 was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Ox-Bow School and Artists Residency in Saugatuck, MI. His work was included in the 2012 LGBTQ exhibition ReMix: Revisiting Appropriation, curated by Jonathan Katz in San Francisco, CA. His original artworks are in permanent collections including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Steelcase Inc., Herman Miller, the State of Michigan and Grand Valley State University. www.pfleghaar.com

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Painting:Acrylic on Wood

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Size:12 W x 12 H x 1.5 D in

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Michael Pfleghaar is an artist residing and working in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He earned his MFA in visual arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2011. Pfleghaar often portrays botanicals and still lifes, infusing them with abstract elements and flattened space to generate new perspectives. His compositions reflect influences from mid-century modern design, evident in the clean lines, balance, and use of organic materials. In 2023, Pfleghaar was chosen as one of four artists to have their work permanently installed as terrazzo floor designs at the Gerald R Ford International Airport. He also received The Best of Show in the 2021 Festival of the Arts and the West Michigan Area Show at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in Kalamazoo in 2020. Pfleghaar's artwork has been featured in Architectural Digest, Arcadia Magazine, Studio Visit, Metropolitan Home, Solace, and American Craft. Organizations such as the Gilmore Piano Festival 2024, Apple, HBO, CBS, ForeSee, Hayworth, and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts have utilized his artwork as illustrations. In 2016, Pfleghaar attended the Spread Art Artists Residency in Detroit, MI, and in 2013, he was honored with the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Ox-Bow School and Artists Residency in Saugatuck, MI. His work was part of the 2012 LGBTQ exhibition ReMix: Revisiting Appropriation, curated by Jonathan Katz in San Francisco, CA. Pfleghaar's original artworks are included in permanent collections, such as the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Steelcase Inc., Herman Miller, the State of Michigan, and Grand Valley State University.

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