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Born in the northeast and having lived in Berlin, London, Spain, New York, Los Angeles, and Portland, OR, abstract artist M I C H L J O S P H (Michael Joseph) feels fortunate to hang his hat in Santa Fe having moved there sight unseen in August 2021.

After being derailed from the plans we all had in March of 2020, M I C H L J O S P H spent the next 8 months writing, producing and recording a lyrical-spoken-word music album. Though entirely gratifying, it wasn't enough. He needed something more visceral, more instinctual, more loose and unrestrained.

He returned to the clarity of color & movement and embarked on a project of 99 Paintings in 99 Days. He ended with 150+ pieces and the invigorating realization that an untethered pursuit of raw & rhythmic expression through color and movement, which at times runs parallel to rhythmic language with an aggressive urgency, may actually be the best means for satiating his deep-seated desire for creativity, purpose, and a fulfilling connection to the world around him.
Three months after moving to Santa Fe, M I C H L J O S P H hosted an opening in November 2021 at his home studio with 40 abstract pieces. He invited the 30 or so people he knew in town at that point and first spoke aloud his plans to build a website to connect with more people and to further support his artwork.

With this self-made website and a return to a passion that first burned as a kid, M I C H L J O S P H is continually working to welcome the unexpected life often presents. When he is not in the mountains, on a river, with those he loves, or making art, he often wishes he was.

With many lives behind him and gravel pits of gratitude for your interest in the work he produces, M I C H L J O S P H is next to certain this new chapter will be his most uninhibited, most productive, and most fulfilling yet.