Michael Bartosz

Michael Bartosz is a photographer currently located in Zionsville, Indiana. This Chicago native studied Photography and Printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) from 1976 to 1980.  Michael has spent many years in advertising both in Chicago and in Central Indiana. Michael has currently rekindled his creative look at the architecture and feel of industrial buildings in both small town and big cities in the Midwest.

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About My Work:

Inspiration for Michael’s photographs comes from his urban up-bringing in Chicago. Growing up in the shadow of the industrial neighborhoods surrounding the steel mills, Michael became comfortable with the most often gritty and unkempt houses and buildings of his South Side neighborhood. Preserving these structures that feel comfortable in themselves as they stand today, Michael looks for these building in the small towns and cities of the Midwest, and keeps them preserved in his imagery. Often fitting portraits of who/what they were and have become. His imagery is often straight forward and simple with an eye on the architectures shapes, texture and colors.

Upcoming Events:

You can always find Michael on Instagram… mabartosz58

Pricing Information:

Archival Giclee Prints available.  Please contact the artist for details at mabartosz55@gmail.com.

Education:

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) from 1976 to 1980.

Awards:

Recent shows;

2018
Landscape and Architecture – Group Show, exhibited in the On-Line Annex gallery
Black Box Gallery
811 E Burnside St #212, Portland, OR

2019
Color Burst: A Picture Show – Group Show, exhibited in the Gallery
Black Box Gallery
811 E Burnside St #212, Portland, OR

2019
In ModernLove: Contest, Honorable Mention
Indiana Landmarks-Indiana Modern
Instagram, Online contest in the fall of 2019

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