Michael Conway

Michael Conway

Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

About Michael Conway

I explore how photography is merged and integrated into other photographs or other mediums. I am an artist by nature and create through photography by choice.

My work is a multi-step process. It always starts with the photograph I have taken, either digital or film. I explore outside the boundaries of traditional photography, I say something through it with a combination of images and the manipulation of images. The idea comes from the image. Many photo montage artists start with the idea then take the pictures, I start with the pictures. If composited, I gather images to create the idea. Some images will stay in digital form for archival printing. Some images will move into a further process of Mixed media. If mixed media, the print or prints are affixed on a surface and then I work it. It could be paint, charcoal, sandpaper, plexiglass or digital film transfers. When the piece is complete it is finished with a coat of fused wax or multiple coats of varnish, and then re-photographed for archival printing.

Education

Florida Presbyterian College '72
Art, Anthropology, Photography

Northern Arizona University '73
Art, Anthropology, Photography

University of South Florida '75
BS in Literature with focus in photography

Events

Resume/CV

Michael Conway info@MConwayStudio.com
727.504.3539


Solo Exhibitions

2013 Beyond the Proof Sheet, one person exhibition, Rao Musunuru Gallery on the Campus of Pasco-Hernando State College, New Port Richey, FL. Tampa Bay Times Online – “Mixed media artist brings show to PHCC gallery” by Michele Miller, Aug 19, 2013
2011 Degradated Shadows, one person exhibition, Salt Creek Artworks, 1600 4th Street South, Saint Petersburg, FL.

Shows, Exhibitions & Publications:

2013 Collab: Celebrating the Art of Collaboration, jurried show at Big Sea Design & Development (1970 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33712), 3D head sculpture with rice paper image applied.
2013 Beyond the Proof Sheet, one person exhibition, Rao Musunuru Gallery on the Campus of Pasco-Hernando State College, New Port Richey, FL. Tampa Bay Times Online – “Mixed media artist brings show to PHCC gallery” by Michele Miller, Aug 19, 2013
2011 Degradated Shadows, one person exhibition, Salt Creek Artworks, 1600 4th Street South, Saint Petersburg, FL.
2010 Various Works, MQC Gallery, 625 Central Ave #12, Saint Petersburg, FL.
2009 Studio@620 and Central Art Supply, St. Petersburg, FL, juried art show, judged by Erika Greenberg-Schneider owner of Bleu Acier Studio, Tampa FL.
2007 The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL, Holiday Invitation Exhibition.
2007 C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, Film Lingual I – group photography show of 8 artist. Mixed media photography and acrylic entered.
2007 Florida Museum of Photographic Art, Tampa, Fl, group photography exhibit.
2007 Project Home St Pete, St. Petersburg FL, lecture and photography installation atSt. Petersburg College.
2007 Co-Curated Project Home St Pete, art installation in Williams Park, St.Petersburg FL and photo show at St. Petersburg College.
2007 CitiLife Magazine, lingerie models at Mason Place, seven page spread.
2007 Creative Loafing, April 4, 2007, Project Home – Visions of Home in St. Pete, by Megan Voeller.
2007 Project Home St Pete, St. Petersburg FL spring 2007 at St. PetersburgCollege.
2007 Co-Curated Project Home St Pete, art installation in Williams Park, St.Petersburg FL and photo show at St. Petersburg College.
2007 St. Petersburg Times, March 19, 2007, Artists explore different ideas of what ‘home’ means,by Jon Wilson St.
2007 CitiLife Magazine, March 2007 edition, center photograph of Frank Maggio and his Lotus automobile,two page spread.
2007 CitiLife Magazine, February 2007 edition, centerfold photography of fashion designers Blackbird andTigress.
2002-2006: The Arts Center Member Exhibitions, St. Petersburg FL 2002-2007
2006 Globe Coffee House, St. Petersburg FL juried show, spring 2007.
2006 The Bank, St. Petersburg FL various hangings 2006.
1977-1984 Various Gallery Showings, Sarasota FL.

Awards:

2013 ‘Degradated Shadows’ a 4′h x 20′w mixed media piece was acquired by the Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation to be hung in the hall between the Alric C Pottberg Library and the Rao Musunuru Art Gallery.
2010 Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL, non juried members show, Honorable Mention in Mixed Media and People’s Choice Award, Judged by Adam Justice, Curator Polk Museum of Art.
2009 Pinellas County Division of Cultural Affairs, Individual Artist Grant.
2008 Dali Museum, Double Takes: Dali Look Alike Contest, 3rd place short 3 minute video, Judged by film director John Waters.
2007 The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL, Members show. Honorable Mention, Judgedby Kevin Dean, Curator, Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design.

Education:

Florida Presbyterian College 1970-1972
Northern Arizona University 1973
University of South Florida 1973-1975 (BS Literature)

Teaching:

Private tutoring in digital image editing and web content management
Non credit beginning photography at New College, Sarasota FL 1976-1978
Non credit beginning photography at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg FL1974-1975