• Artist's Statement

    Color relationships that are or not,

    shapes that would rather be other forms,

    and linearity that prefers to be both or something else.

    A lot of space.

    Then, and now and then.

    Simple extravagance that a potato flower would understand.

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    Michael Ottersen
    Education
    Tyler School of Art,Temple University, Philadelphia,PA, B.F.A
    Solo Exhibitions
    2013Season, Seattle, WA "The (mentholated) Roads Around Naples"
    2004Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, WA "Corduroy Symptom"
    1985Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
    1983Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY, "Skin and Bone"
    1976Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    Selected Group Exhibitions
    2014Glasswing, Seattle, WA "Shapes, A Collaboration with Wyatt Orr and Vignettes" Curated by Sierra Stinson
    2013Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA "Octahedron: Invitational"
    2013Gallery onetwentyeight, New York, NY "Seven Artists"
    2011Feature Inc., New York, NY "I Am Not Monogamous, I Heart Poetry"
    2011Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland WA "The Three Dimensional Line" Curated by Ellen Ziegler
    2010Feature Inc., New York, NY "Power to the People"
    2010Gallery onetwentyeight, New York, NY "Geometric Themes and Variations" Curated by Gloria Klein
    2009Feature Inc., New York, NY "Skulture"
    2009Gallery onetwentyeight, New York, NY "Goo'z Part Two"
    2009Soil, Seattle, WA "Dig, Soil Invitational/2009"
    2007Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA "Tyler Alumni Exhibition, Painting 2007"
    2007Pratt Gallery, Seattle, WA, "Faculty Exhibit"
    2006Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA, "On the Edge"
    1999Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue,WA, "1999 Pacific Northwest Annual"
    1998Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle,WA, "Pratt Faculty Exhibit"
    1998Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland,WA, "Faculty Exhibit"
    1996Site21/21 artspace, Albuquerque, NM, "Carpet"
    1991P.S. 122 Gallery, New York, NY, installation:"An Exact Address"
    1987Gallery Alexander Wood, New York, NY Gallery Alexander Wood, New York, NY, "Fire"
    1986Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, "The East Village"
    1985City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ, "Forbidden Dream", curated by Colleen ThorntonCity Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ, "Real/Surreal", curated by Colleen Thornton Sandy Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, "Current Trends in New York Art""
    1984Galerie Andre Emmerich, Zurich, Switzerland, "Inside the East Village"
    1983Alexander F.Milliken Gallery, New York,NY "Three Part Variety", curated by David WojnarowiczGracie Mansion Gallery, New York,NY Sharpe Gallery,New York,NY, "Self Image"
    1980Westbeth Painters Space, New York, NY
    Bibliography
    Montem — September 2013, "Michael Ottersen," pg. 26-32, Naoto Miyazaki
    Art Nerd: Seattle — September 27, 2013, "Michael Ottersen, the Mentholated Roads Around Naples at Season" Sharon Arnold
    New American Paintings/Blog — July 29, 2013, "Navigating the Mentholated Roads Around Naples: Michael Ottersen at Season," Erin Langer
    Visual Art Source — August 16, 2013, Editorial: Features "Michael Ottersen," Matthew Kangas
    Huffington Post — May 27, 2011, Huffpost Arts/Haiku Reviews "The Three Dimensional Line," Peter Frank
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer — August 17, 2006, Arts and Entertainment, pg.C4, Regina Hackett
    Seattle Post Intelligencer — February 5, 2004, Arts and Entertainment, Regina Hackett
    Albuquerque Tribune —August 9, 1996, pg. B1, T.D. Mobley-Martinez
    New York Native —October 7, 1991, pg.43, David Hirsch
    Artnews, September — 1985, pg. 141, Maurice Poirer
    Details, September — 1985, Cookie Mueller
    Artnews —January 8, 1984, pg.160, Eleanor Heartney
    The East Village Eye —August, 1983
    Collections
    University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
    Grants
    Artist's Fellowship Inc. New York,NY
    Teaching Experience
    Northwest College of Art and Design
    North Seattle Community College
    Bellevue Art Museum
    Pratt Fine Arts Center
    Kirkland Art Center

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Teenage Player

Oil on canvas 55" x 55"