Archives for posts with tag: Michael Ifland

New work for the new year, Flowers for Oakland, 2017, Silicone Tubing, Zip Ties, Acrylic Sheeting and Aluminum Frame, 36 x 36 inches.



Purple Crush, 2016, Pigment Print from a Unique, Handmade Crayon and Glass Positive, Acrylic Sheeting and Aluminum Frame, 44 x 34 inches.


Blue Velvet Beta, 2016, Crayon on Glass, Pigment Print, Acrylic Sheeting and Aluminum Frame, 22 x 17 inches.

Broken Altar, 2016, Silicone Hose, Acrylic Rod, Contact Paper and Hardware, 3ft x 6ft x 7 inches.

first new work of the new year… Broken Altar, 2016, Silicone Tubing, Acrylic Rod, Contact Paper and Hardware, 36 x 72 x 7 inches.

French Laundry, 2015, Silicone Hose, Acrylic Sheeting and Metal Frame, 40 x 30 inches.French Laundry, 2015, Silicone Tubing, Acrylic Sheeting and Aluminum Frame, 40 x 30 inches.

 Neoclassical I, 7.23.15, Ink on Paper, Metal Fastener, 17 x 25 x 14 inches.

the first in a series of new paper sculptures. above, Roman Arc, 2015, Ink on Paper, Metal Fastener, 17 x 25 x 14 inches.


now available at my Etsy store, Signature VI, Calligraphy Ink on Paper, 30 x 22 inches.


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my new website is up and running with new work and new images! take a look and let me know what you think…


the next in a series entitled Origami, Yellow #1, 2.15.15, Ink on Polystyrene, 5.5 x 6 x 6.5 inches.



new drawing, Chance Constellation, 1.06.15, Broken Mirror, 12 x 20 inches.


a new series of sculptures/drawings i’m currently working on. Purple #1, 1.01.15, Ink on Polystyrene, 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.75 inches. more to come…

Michael Ifland, Somewhere, 2.14.14, Pencil on Illustration Board, 30 x 40 inches.

well emeryville to be exact, at the 28th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition. there you can view the work of over 100 bay area artist including the drawing above, (Somewhere, 2014, Pencil on Illustration Board, 30 x 40 inches), by yours truly. Opening night is this friday, october 10th from 6-9 pm. see you there!


The Passing of Time, 2014, Found Timber, Filler and Gold Paint 32.5 x 6 x 6 inches..jpga new one by meThe Passing of Time, Found Timber, Filler and Gold Paint 32.5 x 6 x 6 inches.

a new series of drawings i’m currently working on…

Baroquen Belle, 2.10.13, Found Ceramic Bust, Glue and Marker, 18.5 x 8 x 8 inches.

Postmodern Punk, 9.15.13, Found Ceramic Bust, Glue and Marker, 9 x 5 x 3.25 inches.

my new “business cards”. give it a try… google me.

if your in the bay area, come stop by and say hi!

Mauve? Office of Exhibition celebrates 3rd anniversary with “Out To Lunch,” a month-long art exhibition.

Mauve? Office of Exhibition, an unconventional art gallery that occupies two office cubicles in downtown Berkeley, is celebrating its birthday by transplanting its cubicle sensibility to the Wire+Nail Gallery on 3150 18th Street (at Treat). Mauve? founders Sabina Nieto and Tarak Shah are curating a 4-week retrospective entitled “Out to Lunch” at Wire+Nail from March 17th to April 15th, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 24th, from 7 to 9pm.

Featuring local artists who have shown at Mauve? in the past year, working in a variety of media including photography, installation, performance, beaded embroidery, drawing, writing, screen prints, and digital prints, the show looks to suggest the playful elements of the office work day: daydreams, small escapes, vacations, vices, snacks, reappropriation of office supplies.

The full list of participating artists: Neil Berrett, Mic D’Bernardo, Katie Hoffman, Maggie Lawson, Alexis Lopez, Jackie Hancock, Michael Ifland, Bridget May, Matt McKenzie, Natalia Melikova, Jenny Odell, Alissa Polan, Eduardo Valadez, Chelsea Ryoko Wong, Amber Jean Young, and Daniel Yovino.

Mauve? was founded in March of 2009 by Sabina Nieto and Tarak Shah, and has housed art exhibitions continuously since then, with each show running for four weeks. While trying to re-imagine what a cubicle can be, Mauve? also endeavors to construct a distinct relationship of audience to art and artist, whereby office employees get to meet artists and engage withnew art in the course of their working day, outside the constraints of traditional gallery or museum walls.

For more information about Mauve?, visit or email

No.11, (Gerd’s Grid), 8.21.11, Graphite on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches.

Félix-Remix, (In Honor of Félix González-Torres), 8.12.10, Original Print, Collage, 30 x 40 inches.

here’s a piece i recently finished for the second third time, (yeah, i had a bad case of art fever…) it’s entitled Félix-Remix and it was made by “remixing” into a collage a print from the oeuvre of the late, great Félix González-Torres. for those of you who are unfamiliar with the artist and his work, a lot of his efforts and interests were based around the idea of democratizing art and making it more available to the public… quite literally in fact. included in the majority of his shows before his untimely death, as well as every retrospective that’s followed, there has always been an item or two offered free to the public, be it a small piece of candy or a black and white print/poster. i was lucky enough to grab (more than) a few at  the SFMOMA 75th anniversary exhibition earlier this year, (a crammed, overcrowded, poorly curated show as they so often are there). anyway, i was feeling really special and all for getting this poster, until i took a peek on the internet and saw just how many other (stupid) people had one hanging in their (stupid) office or in their (stupid) bedroom or in their (stupid) den/rec room. so i decided to make mine special, (no, not by illegibly writing all over it, but) by recreating the image using two posters in an arrangement from black to white in what i felt to be something of a collaborative process. in other words, here is my new collage. i hope you like it.

you can view a larger image of this, as well as my complete portfolio here.

ghost, 8.21.09, Pencil on Illustration Board, 40 x 32 inches..JPGand yet another drawing of mine, (sorry no tits this time). it’s entitled ghøst and was a collaboration of sorts between the talented danish photographer Kim Høltermand and myself. as soon as i had seen it, i knew i wanted to work with the image. it’s fresh, hip, clean, contemporary, and an amazing example of obscure portraiture. (besides, everybody loves a comfy hoodie!) the paper pin-wheels came later after i did a bit of research on that odd ø used in scandinavian languages, (and Kim’s last name). you see, that ø is a bit of a linguistic anomaly. not only is it a letter, (creating a long u sound), but in danish it is also used as an entire word meaning “island”. i really liked this funny little fact, and luckily one of the titles i had been kicking around was of course the word ghost. so the next thing you know, i turn ghost into ghøst, and ghøst = gust, hence the pinwheels. so now i ike to imagine that every time someone blows on one, they literally and physically change the name of the drawing from ghost to gust. of course i realize that this concept works better in my head than in the real world where it’s supposed to function, but whatever… it’s my drawing and i’ll do what i want.

yup, just what the world needs, another blog about nothing. well, whatever… it’s mine. it’s new and shiny, and soon it will be filled with real good things. anyway, <— that’s me. hello. my name is mike, i’m an artist, a student and unemployed, (read as “have plenty of time”). my interests include art, music, fashion, food, and all of your interest, which i plan to fill these pages with. so as grandma ruth always said, “don’t be a stranger”, come by and visit often. (j/k about that last bit, i barely remember the old bag). “da da, dant!”