'The fullness and emptiness of existence is the great subject. Making art about it, makes it fuller and emptier!'
Michael Maclean is a uniquely gifted, and evocative Artist with 30 years experience in Fine Art, and Sculpture. Michael studied Fine Art at Emily Carr and Capilano Collage; Jewelry Design and Metal Smithing, at Sheridan and George Brown; and Sculpting under Italian Masters in Carrara, Italy, and at The National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
Since 1988 he has devoted himself almost exclusively to his work as a Sculptor; as it is through this medium his talents are most fully realized, and the primacy of his experiences made manifest. Michael’s current works contemplate the vastness of existence, within the confines of matter and non-matter; where the void is as relevant to form, as breathe is to life.
Michael’s work has been shown in several renowned galleries in Vancouver and on the West Coast, with many pieces currently in Private Collections. He is currently working on a series of Bronzes and welcomes inquiries for commissions as well as the opportunity to exhibit.
Education:Capilano University – Fine Arts
George Brown College – Jewelry Arts
Sheridan College of Craft – Jewelry Arts
Emily Carr University – Fine Arts
Concordia University – Humanities
Group Shows:2012 Douglas Udell Gallery – Vancouver, BC
2011 Coastal Expressions – Victoria, BC
2011 Sooke Fine Arts Show – Sooke, BC
1995 Atelier Gallery – Vancouver, BC
1992 Oktavia Gallery – Vancouver, BC
1990 Grunt Gallery – Vancouver, BC
Public Art:‘Collisions in Time': ceramic, 100 sq. ft. Collaboration with Judy McNaughton. Regina
4 Narrative Benches: ceramic, 36 sq ft; Collaboration with Judy McNaughton. Regina
6 Children’s Murals: ceramic, 144 sq ft Collaboration with Judy McNaughton. Regina
Surrey Central Waterfall: cement, 30 ft. Collaboration with Glen Anderson. Surrey
‘Skater’ (shortlisted): Steel, glass, gold, 38 ft. Victoria Arena, $120,000
‘Self-Considered’ (shortlisted): ceramic, bronze, 7ft, Kelowna, $18,000