Description The third in a new series of leaf collage paintings on heavy-duty Arches watercolor paper. Assorted leaves rendered in archival markers that are cut out and collaged over a gouache base. The tightly rendered shaped leaves contrast against the painterly background and objects.
Michael Pfleghaar, Grand Rapids, MI Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement Michael Pfleghaar received his MFA in visual arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design in 2011. Modernist design objects, architecture, and interiors inspire Pfleghaar’s colorful still life, landscapes, and abstract work.
His artwork has been featured in Arcadia Magazine, Studio Visit, Metropolitan Home, Solace, and American Craft.
Apple, CBS, ForeSee, Hayworth, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, and Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park are a few of the organizations who have utilized Pfleghaar's artwork as illustrations.
Recently Pfleghaar attended the Spread Art Artists Residency in Detroit, MI and in 2013 was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Ox-Bow School and Artists Residency in Saugatuck, MI. His work was included in the 2012 LGBTQ exhibition ReMix: Revisiting Appropriation, curated by Jonathan Katz in San Francisco, CA. His original artworks are in permanent collections including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Steelcase Inc., Herman Miller, the State of Michigan and Grand Valley State University.