Visiting Artist: Michael Dale Bernard

Calendar: School of Art
All Day Event
Start: October 22, 2014

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Patricia Nelson
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Michael Dale Bernard (MDB) is a young artist whose superb technical abilities span across both two and three dimensional design. He uses a variety of media and found objects. His intricate and sometimes humorous structures borrow heavily from street art and graffiti, referencing those genres in both shapes and colored surfaces. MDB is widely known for his outsized jewelry, which combines flat graphic metal shapes. These shapes are based on images of heavy equipment, such as hoists and cranes, and rendered in an exaggerated two-point perspective layered onto delicate rococo structures. He surfaces the work with brightly colored and durable powder coats, giving them a very contemporary industrial look. He has been commissioned for graphic and industrial design projects. MDB earned his BFA at the University of Illinois and his MFA at California State in Long Beach. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His work has been featured nationally in numerous periodicals and exhibits.

For more information about MDB and his work, visit his website.

MDB will conduct workshops in the metals studio (AJ 123) on: Wednesday, October 22 from 10:00 am - Noon and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Thursday, October 23 from 10:00 am - Noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

MDB's Artist Lecture: Thursday, October 23 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in AJ 225.

View the School of Art's full 2014-15 Visiting Artists, Designers and Scholars program