Michael Bise

Michael Bise<br /><em>Holly's Backdrop</em>  2011<br />graphite on paper<br />42" x 33 1/2"<br />MB 52
Michael Bise<br /><em>24 Portraits</em>  2013<br />graphite on paper<br />49" x 64 1/2" <br />MB 59
Michael Bise<br /><em>Mirror, Mirror (Blindness)</em>  2018<br />graphite on paper<br />31" x 41 1/4"<br />MB 115
Michael Bise<br /><em>Pregnant Woman</em>  2018<br />graphite on paper<br />29" x 43 1/8"<br />MB 113
Michael Bise<br /><em>Mom and Dad</em>  2011<br />graphite on paper<br />42" x 42"<br />MB 50
Michael Bise<br /><em>Scale</em>  2009<br />graphite on paper<br />82 1/2" x 42 3/4"<br />MB 41
Michael Bise<br /><em>Gladiolus, a Book, and a Floor Lamp</em>  2017<br />graphite on paper<br />27" x 22 1/4"<br />MB 93
Michael Bise<br /><em>Love in the Kingdom of the Sick</em>  2013<br />lithograph, ed: 10<br />30" x 22 1/4"<br />MB 60
Michael Bise<br /><em>Six Aspects of Lorinda</em>  2019<br />graphite on paper<br />30" x 31 3/4"<br />MB 118
Michael Bise<br /><em>Old Man at Death's Door</em>  2018<br />graphite on paper<br />58 1/4" x 39 3/8"<br />MB 117
Michael Bise<br /><em>Suburban Odalisque</em>  2017<br />graphite on paper<br />12" x 14"<br />MB 94
Michael Bise<br /><em>Adrian, Space, and Time</em> 2016<br />graphite on paper<br />16" x 24"<br />MB 92
Michael Bise<br /><em>Dressed Up for the Apocalypse</em>  2016<br />graphite on paper<br />12 3/4" x 9 1/8"<br />MB 91
Michael Bise<br /><em>The Bride</em>  2016<br />graphite on paper<br />28" x 22"<br />MB 89
Michael Bise<br /><em>Poor Kathleen</em>  2015<br />graphite on paper<br />40 3/4" x 24 1/8" <br />MB 86
Michael Bise<br /><em>Winter</em>  2015<br />graphite on paper<br />24" x 33 1/2" <br />MB 78
Michael Bise<br /><em>Siren</em>  2015<br />graphite on paper<br />34 1/8" x 35 3/4" <br />MB 85
Michael Bise<br /><em>Jesus Christ!</em>  2014<br />graphite on paper<br />65" x 47" <br />MB 68
Michael Bise<br /><em>Stained Wall</em>  2013<br />graphite on paper<br />49 1/2" x 59 1/4" <br />MB 63

Michael Bise was born in Flagstaff, Arizona and moved to Dallas, Texas in 1990. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting at the University of North Texas in 2001 and his Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting at the University of Houston in 2005. His work has been shown at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; the Art Museum of Southeast Texas; the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas; and Fort Worth Contemporary Arts at TCU.  He was a recipient of a Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant and an Artadia Finalist in 2014 and was awarded The Hunting Art Prize, an Artadia Finalist, and a Nominee for the Texas Contemporary Award in 2012. His work is part of the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Houston Airport System, City of Houston, and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He also contributes criticism and reviews for the online art journal Glasstire. Bise’s work consists of 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
A Family Comedy, Moody Gallery 2018