Michael Bise

Michael Bise  <em>Four Women</em>  2015  graphite on paper  20 1/2" x 19 1/4"
Michael Bise  <em>Siren</em>  2015  graphite on paper  34 1/8" x 35 3/4"
Michael Bise  <em>Winter</em>  2015  graphite on paper  24" x 33 1/2"
Michael Bise  <em>Poor Kathleen</em>  2015  graphite on paper  40 3/4" x 24 1/8"
Michael Bise  <em>Mother and Child</em>  2015  graphite on paper  14 5/8" x 9 5/8"
Michael Bise  <em>Jesus Christ!</em>  2014  graphite on paper  65" x 47"
Michael Bise  <em>24 Portraits</em>  2013  graphite on paper  49" x 64 1/2"
Michael Bise  <em>Stained Wall</em>  2013  graphite on paper  49 1/2" x 59 1/4"
Michael Bise  <em>Love in the Kingdom of the Sick</em>  2013  lithograph, ed: 10  30" x 22 1/4"
Michael Bise  <em>Mom and Dad</em>  2011  graphite on paper  42" x 42"
Michael Bise  <em>Holly's Backdrop</em>  2011  graphite on paper  42" x 33 1/2"
Michael Bise  <em>Scale</em>  2009  graphite on paper  82 1/2" x 42 3/4"

Michael Bise was born in Flagstaff, Arizona and moved to Dallas, Texas in 1990. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing and painting at the University of North Texas in 2001 and his Masters of Fine Art in drawing and painting at the University of Houston in 2005. In 2012 he was awarded The Hunting Art Prize, an Artadia Finalist, and a Nominee for the TX Contemporary Award. He has exhibited at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts at TCU, and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. He regularly contributes criticism and reviews for the online art journal Glasstire. Bise’s work consists primarily of large-scale graphite drawings that combine autobiographical narrative with labor-intensive attention to detail, creating a disorienting relationship between personal psychology and formal picture making concerns.

Widow, Moody Gallery 2005
BIRTHDAY, Moody Gallery 2007
Holy Ghosts!, Moody Gallery 2009
Blood Poisoning, Moody Gallery 2011
New Drawings, Moody Gallery 2015
Born Again, Moody Gallery 2016