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(1946 – 2016), USA

Michael Brewster Biography

Michael Leslie Brewster was born in Oregon in 1946 and was raised as an 'expat' child in Brazil. He graduated from a Sao Paulo high school where he developed a love of the theatre and set design. In 1964, he returned to the United States and attended Pomona College earning a B.A. in sculpture. Brewster then obtained his M.F.A. at Claremont Graduate School in 1970. Following graduation, he lived in Claremont, then Santa Ana, and then for 40 years in two Venice studios.

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As an artist, Brewster's forty years of acoustic works have been exhibited in galleries, museums, and outdoor sites from Southern California to New York, Italy, and Australia. He was recognized with multiple NEA Grants over the years and as a Guggenheim Foundation fellow in 1998. His works are part of the permanent collections of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, the Orange County Museum of Art, MOCA Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, and the Giuseppe Panza Collection. Three of his sound installations are on permanent display in the Panza/FAI Villa in Varese, Italy.

Text courtesy Baik Art.

Michael Brewster Featured Artworks

Back Room, LACE Drawing by Michael Brewster contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Michael BrewsterBack Room, LACE Drawing, 2002Graphite and coloured pencil on drafting paper
20 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches
Baik Art Contact Gallery
Beckoning by Michael Brewster contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Michael BrewsterBeckoning, 2010Ink and coloured pencil on paper
10 1/2 x 8 inches
Baik Art Contact Gallery
The Port-Chamber Exploded View by Michael Brewster contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Michael BrewsterThe Port-Chamber Exploded View, 1992Ink on paper
47 x 24 inches
Baik Art Contact Gallery
An Exit to Sculpture by Michael Brewster contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Michael BrewsterAn Exit to SculptureInk and graphite on drafting paper
36 x 35 inches
Baik Art Contact Gallery
The Porta-Chamber by Michael Brewster contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Michael BrewsterThe Porta-Chamber, 1992Ink and coloured pencil on paper
23 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches
Baik Art Contact Gallery
Elevator Drawing by Michael Brewster contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Michael BrewsterElevator DrawingInk and coloured pencil on paper
41 1/2 x 30 inches
Baik Art Contact Gallery
See Here Now Lace Drawing by Michael Brewster contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Michael BrewsterSee Here Now Lace Drawing, 2002Graphite and coloured pencil on drafting paper
31 1/2 x 29 inches
Baik Art Contact Gallery

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