A public conversation with Michael Coleman, joined by key collaborators to present work rooted in the Chicago design community. Michael Coleman is an Art Director, Graphic Designer, and Printmaker currently residing in Los Angeles. He was a print design apprentice before the advent of the internet, occupying his high school years cutting rubylith films, key-lining paste-ups and bootlegging tshirts. Fortified by ink-under-nails press work, early ‘90s street culture and a keen dedication to Modernism, he received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he remained for several years post-graduation as an instructor of Visual Communications. His studio provides art direction and graphic design for clients such as Time Out, Girl Skateboards, Fourstar Clothing Company, (RED), Punk Planet Magazine, The Black Keys and Warner Brothers Records. He was the co-founder of Foundation Gallery, a Chicago-based gallery which exhibited the work of printmakers such as Jay Ryan, Aesthetic Apparatus and Serigraphie Populaire. Michael has also curated a number of printmaking exhibitions, includingOFF-REGISTER: a survey of contemporary printmaking that traveled nationally throughout 2007-2008, and GIG: a contemporary survey of poster makers inspired by the archives of WB Records exhibited at the iconic WB Records headquarters in Burbank, CA. His own serigraphs, abstract explorations of urban landscapes, have been exhibited internationally. A selection of these prints was recently published in PULLED!: A catalog of screen printing (Princeton Architectural Press).

Who: Michael Coleman
michaelcolemanstudio.com
When: Friday, March 15, 2013. 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave., 1st Floor

Edit by: E.rose
Camera: E.Rose, M.Yu
©2013 Columbia College Chicago.

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