« FACULTY / Michael Lazarus
Instructor in Painting
MFA 1994 School of Visual Arts (Visual Arts)
BFA 1992 Rhode Island School of Design (Painting)
Michael Lazarus works with a variety of materials, using carefully crafted color choices, patterns, and a vocabulary of pared down imagery to create paintings with a dynamic and powerful presence. In The Los Angeles Times, David Pagel wrote, his works “... don’t reassure viewers that life is rosy. They stare into the void and find it filled with inhuman beauty both frightening and fascinating.” Lazarus has shown nationally and internationally, including at Feature, Andrea Rosen, and PS1 in New York, NY; Marc Fox, Acme, and Sister in Los Angeles, CA; and Elizabeth Leach in Portland, OR. His work has been written about in Art in America, Artforum, Flash Art, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times, among others.