Michael R. Sikorski

Painting

 


Contact Information

Philadelphia, PA
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Artist Statement

Creating artwork is a lifelong passion. I have an innate need to visualize the images and ideas that flow within me and to share them with others. I am excited by the entire creative process of my artwork, from conception to completion. Painting is also a form of meditation as well; the peace of mind that creating art offers me is unsurpassed.

I am influenced by the natural world as well as the crisp, detailed lines and bold colors of computer graphics. I always try to incorporate one or both of these elements into my artwork. I have a semblance of depth within my paintings and emphasize this by accentuating the contrast between light and dark. My goal is to make my two dimensional subject matter appear to have substance.

Artist Bio

Michael Sikorski was born in 1968 on Tachikawa AFB in Tachikawa, Japan and now resides in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. He is a painter that works primarily with washes of acrylic paint to create a rendered or graphic image that is characterized by vibrant colors. He is influenced by computer graphics and the natural world and tries to incorporate both in his paintings. Michael is a self-taught artist but did receive an Associate’s degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. He has exhibited his artwork in group exhibitions including the Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Annual, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Parrish Art Museum, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, 3rd Street Gallery, and the Philadelphia Sketch Club. He is a member of the InLiquid art and design organization where his most recent work can be found and has been featured in the 2016 winter/spring issue of the national publication, Studio Visits Magazine.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2000
Balance Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Utrechet Art Window, Philadelphia, PA

Tavern on Green, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2016
3rd street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Honorable Mention Award

Fairmount Arts Crawl, Philadelphia, PA

Upstream People Online Gallery Omaha, NE
Special Recognition Award

Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Annapolis, MD

2013
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Annual, Philadelphia, PA

Fairmount Waterworks Art Festival, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Open Studios Tours, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Fairmount Waterworks Arts Festival, Philadelphia, PA

2001
Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton, NY

Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Annual, Philadelphia, PA

Women’s Club of Bala Cynwyd, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Fresh Fields Center City, Philadelphia, PA

2000
Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Annual, Philadelphia, PA

Mullica Hills Arts Annual, Mullica Hills, NJ

Fairmount Park Art Fest, Philadelphia, PA

1999
Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts annual, Philadelphia, PA

1998
Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts annual, Philadelphia, PA

1997
Gallery at Cedar Hollow, Malvern, PA

Publications

2015
Studio Visits Magazine, Open Studio Press, Boston, MA

Education

Self taught

Images copyright © Michael R. Sikorski

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