Michael Gredler is an artist currently residing in Provincetown, Massachusetts where he focuses his work on oil painting and photography. Michael’s passion for artistic expression happened in his late teen years when he attended summer session in Life Drawing and Photography at the esteemed Rhode Island School of Design. That experience led him to pursue a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and Photography from S.U.N.Y. Purchase.
Michael moved to Provincetown in 2002 and dabbled in various creative endeavors before focusing on the medium of oil painting under the direction of Steven Kennedy. His early subject matter was primarily still life in his studio and landscapes derived from his own photographs of the breathtaking surroundings on the Outer Cape. His workshifted to portraiture, a subject matter he found both exhilarating and challenging and something he has focused on primarily in recent years with much commercial success. “It is wonderful to be able to reside in perhaps the oldest “artist’s colony” in the country and be inspired by the illustrious roster of artists who have used Provincetown as their muse” describes Michael. “Painting portraits has become my passion, it is so exciting to
watch a painting take on a life of it’s own; in one instant there is this amalgamation of color and shape on the canvas and with a simple brushstroke it all begins to come together.”
Awards and Recognition:
Members Juried-PAAM Provincetown-Curated by James Wagner of the JFK Library and Museum,Boston,Ma. September, 15-November 5,-2017
Members Juried-PAAM Provincetown-February 12,-April 3,-2016
TheFirst Annual Portrait Show-Jo Hay Gallery-Provincetown-Third Place Merit Award Winner-Juried by Anne Packard-October7, 2016
HBO/Salt Supply-Painting of a "Drag Sea Captain" which was printed on a tote bag for "The Studio-LGBTQ Pop-UP Shop" July-August,2018
Eben House/Salt Hotels - A series of 14 Portraits depicting a Sea Captain's Family with for Eben House-Provincetown. This series of 18th century "primitive looking" portraits each feature their own playful twist.
The Boston Globe-May 2015, Architectural Digest-May,2015, Travel and Leisure- July 2015, Map and Menu- October 2015 Hemispheres Magazine-June 2016, Country Living Magazine-Jan. 2017.
Past Shows: "REFLECTIONS" Maison Gallery, Provincetown - July 2014 Member's 12X12 Show- 2009 - 2018, "Call to Emerging Artists Juried Show"-The Art House,Provincetown - February,2009
(Commissions can be done upon request. Please contact me through this website for more information. Thank you.)