Michael Bereznoff says he is "creating an environment, on an immobile two dimensional surface. This is the destination of my visual journey. By focusing on the principles and elements of design I am able to systematically build a visual experience that creates the appearance of three dimensions."

Michael remembers that his 7th grade art teacher strongly affected his desire to become an artist.

Michael attended five colleges, including spending two years at Maryland Institute, College of Art. He later moved on to receive a BS in Art Education from Towson University, Towson, Maryland.

The influence of Baltimore and the surrounding area on his art is evident in these examples of his work. Michael conveys not only the images of the City of Baltimore but somehow he captures and relates the feel and experience of Baltimore through his paintings.

In response to what makes him unique as an artist, Michael says, "The only real way that an artist truly creates something 'different' is to find, establish and constantly pursue that voice that is unique in each and every one of us. What makes any artist's work stand independently from any other entity is based on the strength and self-awareness of an artist's personality. Therefore, my work is only distinct from other artists' output due to my 'one of a kind' sensibility."

His work is based on his own photos that he composes and shoots himself.

Education

B.S. Art Education, 1989, Towson State University
Maryland Institute College of Art, 1978-81
Bowling Green State University, 1976-78
Ohio University, 1973-74

Exhibits

St. Pete, Florida

2015 Directors Choice Group Exhibition II-Studio@620
2014 Members Only Show-Studio@620
2014 Members Only Show-Studio@620

Baltimore, MD

2006 Craig Flinner Gallery, One person Show
2003 Craig Flinner Gallery,Two person show
2002 Craig Flinner Gallery,Three person show
2001 Craig Flinner Gallery,Two person show
2000 Paper Rock Scissors,Group show
1998 Louie's Bookstore Cafe, solo
1997 Craig Flinner Gallery, solo
1996 Canton Gallery, solo
1996 Minas Gallery, solo
1995 Creative Alliance Group Show
1995 Louie's Bookstore Cafe, solo
1990 Baltimore Emerging Artists Multimedia Show
1988 C. Alden Phelps Gallery, Four person show
1981 Charm City Gallery, Four person show
1980 Maryland Institute College of Art, Two person show
1979 Maryland Institute College of Art,student show

Elsewhere

2014 Studio@620-Members Only Show- St.Pete, Florida
2004 Galerie Nouvelle, New York,NY
1999 Globe Theatre, Berlin,MD
1998-99 Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta,GA
1998 Rented four paintings for sets on Paramount Pictures 'Runaway Bride'
1987 Newberry Farms,group show Newberry PA
1986 Towson University student show,Drawing Award Towson, MD
1985 Towson University student show, Printmaking Award Towson, MD

Teaching Experience

Towson University, Assisted professor Carmen Robb in a drawing seminar for gifted and talented high school students,1988
Towson Artists Supply Co. Taught drawing and painting workshops.1990
Substitute teaching,Pinellas County Schools, Nov. 2009-present.
Art Teacher-Dunedin Elementary School-Dunedin, Florida
Work is included in various private and corporate collections in Maryland,
Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida, New Mexico, New York, Paris,France