New York based artist Michael Hambouz was born in Niles, MI in 1977, and received a BA in Fine Art from Antioch College in 1999. Hambouz uses multi-dimensional perspectives, layering, and shadows as tools to capture profound experiences and complex information. Hints of familiar shapes peek through radiant hues and kinetic forms to elicit a sense of connectivity when documenting: dreamt narratives involving known and unknown acquaintances and interiors; channeling the energy and spirit of loved ones through experimental method-studies; and capturing overwhelming environments through an empathic lens. His ever-evolving process involves a constant curiosity with multiple mediums and techniques, the implementation of sequential steps and rules, and the desire to dive into unfamiliar territories filled with problems to be solved. Hambouz has had solo exhibitions with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Chashama, NYC, The Krasl Art Center, Calico Gallery, Kayrock, and a solo survey exhibition at Antioch College slated for Summer 2018. He has participated in select group exhibitions at GROWROOM // SHOWROOM, The National Arts Club, and the Williamsburg Art and Historical Society and benefit auctions at Luhring Augustine, Cheim & Read, Bridget Donahue, and Honey Ramka. His work has been featured in Artnet News, Hyperallergic, Vice, Create! Magazine and Design Milk.
A multi-talented artist, Michael has been playing guitar, bass, and drums in Brooklyn-based bands for the last 17 years.