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Michael Wartgow
Webster Groves , Missouri

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I have accumulated objects and images rooted from memories of family vacations, including domestic objects as well as sleeping bags, mirrors, and fish. These still lifes are set up in a way which suggests that they are occupied yet are absent of the figure. I view my body of work as a quiet series of reflections: transience, movement, and displacement. These objects become metaphors for time, memory, and personal search.





born: 1985, Belvidere, Illinois



Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, MFA, 2011
Western Illinois University, BFA, 2007


selected group shows

Rosalux Gallery: Open Door 9 Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2013
St. Louis Artist Guild: Clearly Human, St. Louis, Missouri, 2013
Zhou B. Art Center: National Wet Paint Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, 2009



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