Michael Goro

Michael Goro

Chicago, IL, United States

About Michael Goro

My art is a continuous creative search for raw authenticity in urban environments and human forms that are constantly changing. Individuals change as they experience life and cities develop and/or decay through time. People and places have history and experience. Cities are weathered by time and through use, taking on a personality of their own from the people and the elements that have interacted with them. It is a combination of all of these factors that creates authenticity.

Looking for subject matter I find simple things that we see every day, things that become symbolic once they are taken out of context. I experiment with the juxtaposition of places, faces, and architectural designs that reflect my diverse personal experiences. My story is a vivid illustration of the end of the last century - a time of deconstruction, discontinuity, and dislocation.

I find that black-and-white prints convey contradictory images better than any other medium by reducing them to the most basic color contrast. My work provides the full spectrum of techniques ranging from renaissance engraving to digital photogravure.

Education

University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, MFA
May 1999

Exhibitions

AWARDS

Guanlan International Print Prize [top prize]
2nd Guanlan International Print Biennial, Guanlan Print Original Industry Base, Shenzhen, China 2009

London Print Studio Award
7th Royal West of England Academy Open Print Exhibition
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK, 2009

Purchase Prize
15th SPACE Internaional Print Biennial_Seoul
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2009

Fourth Prize
The 7th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints
Ino-cho Paper Museum, Ino-cho Kochi-ken, Japan, 2007

Excellent Prize
The 14th Seoul_Space International Print Biennial
Seoul Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea, 2006

First Prize
Notes From Underground International Art Exhibition
London, UK, 1999

Special Recognition Award
Watermark 99, Studio 107, Whiteville, North Carolina, 1999

Special Prize
6800 works from 79 countries were submitted for the show
International Print Triennial in Kanagawa‘98, Kanagawa Arts Foundation,
Yokohama, Japan, 1998

Juror’s Award
19th Annual National Print Competition at Artlink
Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1990

Honorary Membership
Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Los Angeles, California, 1998

Juror’s Award
18th Annual National Print Competition at Artlink
Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1998

Second Place
Sixth International Miniature Art Show
Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Heads, North Dakota, 1998

First Prize
Call of the Wild, Small Print Competition
Department of Art and Design
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 1007

EXHIBITIONS

2012
Invitational Printmaking Exhibition [invited artist]
Miller Gallery, Sharadin Art Building, Kutztown, USA

2nd Yunnan International Print Exhibition [second prize]
Yunnan Museum in Kunming, Yunnan, China

Urban Visions Michael Goro - Nicola Villa [two artists exhibition]
Galerie Beckel Odille Boïcos, Paris, France

8th British International Mini Print Exhibition [invited artist]
Exhibition is to be touring the UK for 2 years

Pulled, Pressed & Printed Chicago
Expo 72 Gallery, Chicago, USA

The 100th Anniversary of the Titanic, International Graphic Art Exhibition
Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia

2011
Michael Goro Juxtapositions [solo exhibition]
Eide Dalrymple Gallery, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

Post-Competition Exhibition IMPRINT'2011
Kubicki Arcades, Royal Castle, Warsaw, Poland

Metropolis IMPRINT'2011 Second Kulisiewicz International Triennial of Graphic Arts
Kubicki Arcades, Royal Castle, Warsaw, Poland

Images In Black And White [two artists exhibition]
Jennifer Norback Fine Art, Inc., Chicago, USA

3nd Guanlan International Print Biennial
Guanlan Print Original Industry Base, Guanlan, China

2010
Goro Unframed [solo exhibition]
Jennifer Norback Fine Art, Inc., Chicago, USA

Juxtapositions, Prints by Michael Goro [solo exhibition]
Guanlan Print Original Industry Base, Guanlan, China

Exposition des Gravures de Deborah Maris Lader & Michael Goro [two artists exhibition]
Galerie La Hune Brenner, Paris, France

International Print Triennial Exhibition – Oldenburg 2010
Horst Janssen Museum, Oldenburg, Germany

The 14th International Biennial Print Exhibition
R.O.C. National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2010 [by invitation only]
Alijó, Portugal

XI International Engraving Biennial Caixanova 2010
Caixanova Centro Cultural, Spain

2009
2nd Guanlan International Print Biennial 2009 [guanlan international
print prize]
Guanlan Print Orginial Indrustry Base, Shenzhen, China
7th Royal West of England Academy Open Print Exhibition [London Print Studio Award]
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK

International Print Triennial Krakov 2009 [main exhibition]
Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, Krakow, Poland
15th SPACE Internaional Print Biennial_Seoul [purchase prize]
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

IX edition of the International Biennial of Engraving "Premio Acqui" [finalict]
International Biennial Association for Engraving in Acqui Terme, Italy

2nd Qijiang International Print Exhibition
Chongqing, China

IMPRINT – Contemporary Graphic Art Collection Kulturföreningen Magasinet
Falun, Sweden

IMPRINT 2008, a Selection from the Competition Exhibition
State Museum in Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland

2008
The 7th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints [fourth prize]
Ino-cho Paper Museum, Ino-cho Kochi-ken, Japan

Kulisiewicz International Graphic Arts Triennial IMPRINT 2008
Place of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland

Art of Democracy
Loyola Univercity Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago, Illinois, USA

2007
9th International Biennial "The Masters of Drawing and Graphic Art [by invitation only]
Municipal Museum of Art in Gyor, Hungary

PRINT- Internationale Grafiktriennale Krakau – Oldenburg – Wien 2007
Künstlerhaus, Vienna

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