MIKE BISKUP is a contemporary watercolor painter of imaginary landscapes and abstracts living and working in Port Townsend, WA. Born in 1970 in Los Angeles, Mike comes from a family historically rich in artists, poets, and dreamers. As early as he can remember, he was voraciously drawing ultra fast cars, funky dudes, and piles of interesting things with his two older brothers. In 1993, he completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at UC Santa Cruz. There he encountered a richly blended stream of artistic freedom, Zen Buddhism and Native American spiritual consciousness which has shaped his life and work ever since. Mike is currently embracing his role as a bringer of visions in the Artist/Shaman tradition elucidated profoundly by Joseph Campbell and also investigating the meaning and trajectory of a recent mystical experience with the profound light of the Cosmic Christ. His paintings can be found in collections worldwide, notably that of Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette and Facebook Inc. Galleries: The Port Townsend Gallery and Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts on Bainbridge Island, Face Guts Los Angeles, SaatchiArt.com, and blog/shop/contact at www.mikebiskup.com
1993 - BFA, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA
2020 - Contact Mike directly for a virtual studio tour and conversation about life and art via www.mikebiskup.com
2019 - Fresh Paint Live Painting Art Fair Everett, WA. Best of Show Prize.
2019 - Bellevue 6th St Fair
2019 - The Other Art Fair Brooklyn
2018 - BAMArtsfair. Bellevue, Washington.
2018 - The Other Art Fair Los Angeles.
2017 - Featured in Professional Artist Magazine, June/July.
2017 - Edmonds Art Fair. Edmonds, WA.
2016 - Featured Artist in Amadeus Magazine Issue #08 - http://amadeusmag.com
2015 - Artist in Residence, The Ace Hotel, Palm Springs, CA (February)
2012 - Site Specific Performance, Big Butter, Martha Otero Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.
2007 - Port Townsend Film Festival Poster Artist
1986 - Present - Collaborative project with Tim Biskup. Big Butter, The Experimental Music, Art, and Performance Duo of Mike and Tim Biskup. Music and Art releases and performances.
C/V - Selected Exhibitions:
2019 - (It's) This Way to That Way, Solo Exhibition at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island Washington.
2019 - Connected, Solo Exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
2018 - Multiple Noteworthy Impressions, Solo Exhibition at Face Guts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2018 - Jazz Combo II Exhibition, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
2018 - Solo Exhibition at Taps, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA.
2017 - "Thanks for Sharing Group Exhibition" Mike Biskup, Curator and Participating Artist.
Josh Jefferson, Boston
Deedee Cheriel, L.A./India
Robert Hardgrave, Seattle
Igor Ulangin, Russia
Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd, Australia
Joe Hengst, San Francisco
Lasse Skarbovik, Sweden
Maria Lundstrom, Sweden
Mike Biskup, Port Townsend, WA
Mina Hamada, Barcelona/Tokyo
Nacho Eterno, Barcelona
Robert Pokorny, L.A.
Sophie Roach, Austin, TX
Tim Biskup, L.A.
Tyler Keeton Robbins, Vancouver, BC
Raymond Lemstra, Seoul/Netherlands
Wissam Shawkat, Iraq
2017 - "Translucence" Three person exhibition at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts. Bainbridge Island, WA. June.
2016 - "Windfalls" Solo Exhibition at Flatcolor Gallery, Seattle. August.
2016 - Featured Artist at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, WA (June)
2016 - THOMAS YOUNG GALLERY, Boston, MA. "A Group Thing."
2015 - Big Butter "A Step Felt In Full" Joint Art and Music Exhibition with Tim Biskup at Slow Culture Gallery, Los Angeles.
2014 - Site Specific Mural Exhibition, 4’ X 36’ Mural, Better Living Through Coffee, Port Townsend, WA.
2009 - "Playground" with Woody Dennis, Lee Katzenbach, Jesse Joshua Watson, and Jason Gould. Northwinds art Center, Port Townsend, WA.