Michael Mahoney - paintings


The Art of Description exhibition is currently on view - November 12, 2014 - April 3, 2015 - at the Illinois State Museum - Lockport Gallery.


I recently learned of a slideshow video made of the installation of the Wayne State University Alumni Exhibition in 2012. Two of my pastel paintings were in the exhibit.


Link to the video on YouTube:



One of my early self portraits in the Wayne State University art collection is the featured "Picture of the Week" on the University Art Collection website, September 28 - October 4, 2014

Self Portrait, 1981, oil on canvas, 23 x 15 inches

Photo: Daniel Sperry


Link to the website with text by Claire Cirocco:




Another of my paintings in the WSU Art Collection was the featured Picture of the Week, May 27 - June 2, 2012.


The link with text by Devon Parrott:



Perceptions: Exploring Self and Identity through Visual Art
August 16-November 1, 2014
Galleries A & B
Opening Reception: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 4; Gallery talk at 5:00 p.m.


The Western Illinois University Art Gallery and the Department of English and Journalism have partnered to present: Perceptions: Exploring Self and Identity through Visual Art. The exhibition theme explores questions about self-perception and identity.


Featured artists include Sigmund Abeles, Phyllis Bramson, Byron Burford, Jan Clough, Winslow Homer, Michael Mahoney, Christina Ramberg, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Georges Rouault.


The artwork is accompanied by personal reflections, poems, and flash fiction. These "community voices" offer viewers an opportunity to examine how personal interests and experiences have shaped their colleagues and friends' perceptions of visual art, as well as their own.


I have three pastel paintings in the Pastel National Exhibition 2014 at the Wichita Center for the Arts in Wichita, Kanas, March 28 - May 11, 2014.


Link to the catalog: Exhibition Catalogue


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