Moody Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new drawings by Michael Bise. This exhibition is supported by the 2014 Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant. 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.
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 2014 his work was exhibited at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas and the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana. His work was also included in the Texas Biennial at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio and a survey of his drawings was on view at the Galveston Arts Center in 2013. In 2012 he was awarded The Hunting Art Prize, an Artadia Finalist, and a Nominee for the Texas Contemporary Award. He has also 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.
The exhibition New Drawings is on view at Moody Gallery from Saturday, March 28, 2015 through Saturday, April 25, 2015. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, March 28 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm with an artist talk at 3:00 pm.