STATEMENT 

Art has always been a tool to express our interactions with and our wonderment of the natural world. Never a direct reproduction of what we see in front of us, a piece of art always carries with it our stories and our connections. Birds, flowers and animals all talk to me of our shared experiences; connection and isolation, love and loss, permanence and impermanence. I paint to tell a story of beauty of loss and hope.

With marks and drips, with paint and pencil, and through a series of small decisions and struggles a painting is made. That exquisite and fleeting moment of creation, that bit of magic, that when done right a painting captures.

 

 

I like the idea of birds.  Not so much the idea of flight and freedom, but rather the idea that with great beauty comes great fragility.  It's a compelling connection to the human condition.  And for me birds are the ideal vehicle for mark making.  The synthesis of idea and hand are what gives painting its soul.

BIO

Michael Dickter has painted in the Northwest since the 1980's. He studied at the Art Students League in New York, and SUNY Cortland. He shows in galleries nationally and in Washington State. In 2017 he was featured in the Woodson Art Museums 42nd Annual “Birds in Art “ exhibition. His painting was bought by the Woodson for their permanent collection. He was also featured in Fine Art Connoisseurs article ‘Today’s Masters -Avian Art Take Flight’.

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INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITS
Museo Gallery | Langley, WA | 2019
Soren Christensen Gallery | New Orleans, LA | 2019
Waterworks Gallery | Friday Harbor, WA | 2018    
Visions West Contemporary | Bozeman, MT |2108
Artisimo | Seattle, WA | 2017
Soren Christensen Gallery | New Orleans, LA | 2017
Zinc Art + Object | Edmonds, WA | 2017
J-Go Gallery | Park City, UT | 2016
Waterworks Gallery | Friday Harbor, WA | 2016    
Soren Christensen Gallery | New Orleans, LA | 2015
Salon Refu | Olympia, WA | 2015
Waterworks Gallery | Friday Harbor, WA | 2014
Soren Christensen Gallery | New Orleans, LA | 2013
District Gallery | Park City, UT | 2013
Waterworks Gallery | Friday Harbor, WA | 2012
Waterworks Gallery | Friday Harbor, WA | 2010
SRG | Seattle, WA | 2010    
Museo Gallery | Langley, WA | 2010
Waterworks Gallery | Friday Harbor, WA | 2008
Patricia Rovzar Gallery | Kirkland, WA | 2006
RC Gallery | Portland, OR | 2006
Waterworks Gallery | Friday Harbor, WA | 2006
AT.31 Gallery | Seattle, WA | 2004
Waterworks Gallery | Friday Harbor, WA | 2004
AT.31 Gallery | Seattle, WA | 2003
Waterworks Gallery | Friday Harbor, WA | 2003
Atelier 31 | Kirkland, WA | 2002
Atelier 31 | Kirkland, WA | 2001
Atelier 31 | Kirkland, WA | 2000
Auburn Art Commission | Auburn, WA | 1998

GROUP EXHIBITS
Birds In Art, Woodsen Art Museum | Wausau, WI | 2018
Museo Gallery | Langely, WA | 2018
Mitchell Hill Gallery | Charleston, SC | 2018
Birds In Art, Woodsen Art Museum
Purchase award | Wausau, WI | 2017
Artists Collect, Kirkland Art Center | Kirkland, WA | 2017
Curator/artist
Snow show - Visions West Contemporary | Bozeman, MT | 2106
Massively Small - J-go Gallery | Park City, UT | 2016
Estancia Art Gallery | West Austin, TX | 2016
Birdwatching | Gallery Walk at Terminus | Atlanta, GA | 2015
Kirkland Art Center | Kirkland, WA | 2015
Curator, Mrs Goldberg, A Curated Life
Atelier Gallery | Charleston, SC | 2015. 2014, 2013
J-Go Gallery | Park City, UT | 2015
Anne Irwin Fine Art | Atlanta, GA | 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Waterworks Gallery | Friday Harbor, WA | Every other year 2001-2015
Bellevue Art Museum Auction | Bellevue, WA | 2014, 2012
Atelier Gallery | Charleston, SC |2014; 3013
Soren Christensen Gallery | New Orleans, LA | 2014, 2011
J-Go Gallery | Park City, UT | 2014
Atelier Gallery | Charleston, SC | 2013
J-Go Gallery | Park City | 2014
J-Go Gallery | Park City | 2014
Bennett Gallery | Nashville, TN | 2011
Museo Gallery | Langley, WA | 2011
Anne Irwin Fine Art | Atlanta, GA | 2010
Pacini Lubel Gallery | Seattle, WA | 2009
Pacini Lubel Gallery | Seattle, WA | 2008
Sam Gallery | Seattle, WA | 2008, 2005, 2004
Gallery 6311 | Seattle, WA | 2007
Childhoods End Gallery | Olympia, WA | 2006
Patricia Rovzar Gallery | Seattle, WA | 2006
PONCHO Art Auction | Seattle, WA | 2006
Award of Excellence
Allen Sheppard Gallery | New York, NY | 2006 2004
Seattle Art Museum Gallery | Seattle, WA | 2005 2004
Bellevue Art Museum | 2002 Auction “Best of Show” | Bellevue, WA | 2002

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Woodson Art Museum
Delta Airlines
Swedish Hospital
Seattle University
University of Iowa School of Medicine
Lane Powell Attorneys & Counselors
SEED Intellectual Property Law Group
The Johnson Law Group
Edge LLC
Zimmerman Architecture
The Collection of Bill Frisell and Carole D’Inverno
The Collection of Sutton Foster