MFA 2010, Oxford Campus
Studio Art (Painting)

Unripened Fruit, 2020
Gouache on paper
21 x 17 inches

Unripened Fruit, 2020

Brief Biography

Since graduating from Miami University in 2010, Michael May has been painting, drawing, and teaching art at several universities in the Midwest and now in the Southeast. Currently, he teaches Drawing and Painting at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. His recent work uses subtle humor and cultural symbols to tell stories that are not funny. He still proudly wears his Miami University T-shirts and defends his alma mater from all the Hurricane fans.

Artist Statement

This painting is part of the Garden Party series, which tells the story of a bad person who achieves a position of power and ultimately does good things. This image is part of a subset of images that represent the journey to the protagonist’s position of authority through beautiful patterns and things that grow, which are not naturally in a state of usefulness.

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