Michael Azgour

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B 1979 | Los Angeles, CA
Lives & works in Krakow, Poland & San Francisco, CA

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Solo ExhibitionsSelected


Group ExhibitionsSelected

2017
  • New Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA | view exhibition photos
  • Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA | view exhibition photos
  • Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA
2016
  • Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (numerous, 2010-16)
  • Bluestone Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA (numerous, 2014-16)
2015
  • Art Silicon Valley Art Fair, Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, San Francisco, CA | view exhibition photos
  • Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA | view exhibition photos
  • J GO Gallery, Park City, UT (numerous, 2011-15)
2014
  • Highline Loft Gallery, Juried Show: International Art Festival, Chelsea, New York City, NY
  • Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery, Juried Show: Ride to Cambridge, Curated by Cambridge International Arts, Represented by Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England
  • Than Mór Art Museum, Malom Gallery, Nyíracsád, Hungary
  • Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA | view exhibition photos
2013
  • Linus Gallery, Juried Show: Men, Pasadena, CA
  • Cambridge City Art Fair, Represented by Blue Contemporary, Cambridge, England
  • Divan Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2012
  • Masur Museum of Art, Juried Show: 49th Annual Juried Exhibition, Awarded 3rd Place, Monroe, LA
  • Los Angeles Art Show, Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA | view exhibition photos
  • John Natsoulas Gallery, Juried Show: Lyrical Vision: The Figure, Davis, CA | view exhibition photos
  • William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (numerous, 2008-12)
  • McNabb Martin Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (numerous, 2010-12)
  • Art Market San Francisco, Represented by Hohmann Fine Art, San Francisco, CA | view exhibition photos
2011
  • Prince Street Gallery, Juried Show: Fourth National Juried Exhibition, New York City, NY
  • Art Market San Francisco, Represented by K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
  • Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
  • Palm Springs Art Museum, Artist Council Fundraiser, Palm Springs, CA
  • K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2010
  • Farmington Museum, Juried Show: Gateway to Imagination: National Competition, Farmington, NM
2009
  • Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008
  • B.J. Spoke Gallery, Juried Show: Expo 27, Juror: Marjorie Weinstein (Whitney Museum), Huntington, NY
2007
  • Artwork SF Gallery, Juried Show: Mixed Messages, Awarded ‘Best in Show’, San Francisco, CA
  • Dario Gallery, Palm Beach Community College, Juried Show: Third Annual Painting, Drawing & Printmaking Competition, Lake Worth, FL
  • 111 Minna Gallery, Juried Show: Nondescript, San Francisco, CA
2006
  • A.G. Gallery, Krakow, Poland
  • Signatura Gallery, Krakow, Poland
2005
  • Long Beach Arts, Juried Show: Works on Paper, Juror: Ruth Weisberg (Dean of Fine Arts, USC), Long Beach, CA
2001
  • University of California at San Diego, New Moon Exhibition, La Jolla, CA

Gallery Representation

  • HOHMANN FINE ART, Palm Desert, CA
  • GOLD GALLERY, Boston, MA
  • SLATE CONTEMPORARY, Oakland, CA
  • BLUE CONTEMPORARY, Cambridge, England

Collections & Public Art ProjectsSelected

  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Than Mór Art Museum, Nyíracsád, Hungary
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, CA (in progress)
  • Lyon’s Gate Entertainment Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
  • Hotel Union Square, San Francisco, CA
  • Langendorf Foundation, benefitting the San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA

PublicationsSelected

  • Fresh Paint Magazine, “Michael Azgour”, June Edition, London, England (2016)
  • Residence Magazine, “Into the Blue”, London, England (2014)
  • Cambridge Magazine, Arts & Culture, Feb, Cambridge, England (2014)
  • Studio Visit Magazine, “Michael Azgour”, vol. 21, p12-13, Boston, MA (2013)
  • San Francisco Weekly, The Art of the Best of San Francisco, vol. 29, no 17, p22, San Francisco, CA (2010)
  • San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 8, pR-35, San Francisco, CA (2009)
  • ARTnews Magazine, Summer, p219, New York, NY (2007)
  • Hohmann Fine Art, Exhibition Catalogs, Palm Desert, CA (2012, 15, 17) | view 2012 catalog | view 2015 catalog | view 2017 catalog
  • Stanford University Continuing Studies Catalogs, Stanford, CA (2011, 14)

DistinctionsSelected

  • Awarded ‘Best in Show’, Artwork SF Gallery, Mixed Messages, San Francisco, CA (2007)
  • Awarded 3rd Place, Masur Museum of Art, 49th Annual Juried Exhibition, Monroe, LA (2012)
  • Awarded ‘Instructor of the Year’ at Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA (2009)

Education

  • MFA, Studio Art, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA (2005)
  • BA, Psychology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, (Minor in Chemistry, 2000)
  • Stanford University, Continuing Studies, Stanford, CA (Art & Art History courses, 2010-12)
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (Psychology courses, 2001)

Teaching ExperienceSelected

STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, CA
  • Part Time Faculty Member + Lecturer: Architectural Design Program (2010-Present)
  • Lecturer: Continuing Studies Program (2010-Present)
  • Assistant Lecturer: Symbolic Systems Program (2010-11)
ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA-SILICON VALLEY
  • Lecturer: Foundations Program (2010-14)
  • Lecturer: Graphic & Web Design Program (2010-14)
ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
  • Directed Studies Advisor: Graduate School of Fine Arts (2007-09)
  • Review Committee Member: Graduate School of Fine Arts (2007-09)
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE
  • Lecturer: Public Education Program (2013-15)
COLLEGE OF MARIN
  • Lecturer: Continuing Education Program (2009-15)

Visiting Artist Lectures, Workshops & PerformanceSelected

  • Hohmann Fine Art, Live Painting Performance, Palm Desert, CA (2017)
  • Fairbanks Arts Association, Lecture, Fairbanks, AK (2012)
  • Pacific Art League, Workshops, Palo Alto (2014, 15, 16)
  • Stanford Medical Center, Workshops, Stanford, CA (2011,12)

Exhibitions Juried & CuratedSelected

  • Marin Society of Artists, Judge: National Show, San Rafael, CA (2016)
  • Fairbanks Arts Association, Judge: 27th Annual 64th Parallel Art Exhibition, Fairbanks, AK (2012)
  • Las Positas College, Judge: 31st Annual Spring Art Festival, Livermore, CA (2009)
  • University of California at San Diego, Curator: New Moon Exhibition, La Jolla, CA (2001)

MembershipsSelected

  • College Art Association (CAA), New York, NY
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, CA

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.  Ernest Hemingway

Public Art


New Paintings | 2016-07


Works Installed


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