• $1300

  • size 25" × 30" × 1"
  • year 2016
  • materials Distressed indigo-dyed denim
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“By creating a pictorial space where shapes function as objects, subject to an implied gravity, these compositions and material choices point back to the larger world. ” — Michael Milano
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About the Artist

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Michael Milano (b. 1977) is an artist, writer, and curator living and working in Seattle, WA. He earned his MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his BA in Humanities from Shimer College. He has shown at museums, galleries and alternative art spaces such as Elmhurst Art Museum, IL; Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY; DBQ Project Space, Pittsburgh, PA; Devening Projects, Chicago, IL; Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL; threewalls, Chicago, IL; Praxis Space, Singapore; Trunk Show, Chicago, IL; Intermedia House, Toronto, ON; Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL; Adds Donna, Chicago, IL; and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL. His writing has appeared in Surface Design, Textile: Journal of Cloth and Culture, Women Artist Zine and Bad At Sports, among other publications.

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  • Meet
  • Michael Milano
  • Michael Milano gives us a crash course on traditional dyeing techniques, the value of abstraction, and the ubiquity of denim.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Michael on indigo
  • Michael Milano shares his insight behind his unique processes working with indigo and denim to create works that explore how formalism can engage with lived experience or the world at large.
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  • In Good Company
  • Snowe
  • Part pop-up, part lab, and part playground, our friends at Snowe turned a Union Square loft into a haven for design.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Michael on stitch-resist
  • Michael Milano gives us a behind the scenes look at how he combines traditional stitch-resist techniques and cyanotype.

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