Visual artist Michael Longhofer studies and creates distortions, contemplative figures, and cityscapes with his work. Michael’s versatility is the result of rigorous hours and an exemplary work ethic, coupled with a unique talent. As an Instructor, his artistic approach is innovative and at the same time very respectful of tradition.
Michael’s work aimed at a new representation of the human figure, Inversion, freeing it from chains and perspectives, with surprising and innovative results, with bold use of lines and colors. He just recently started a new project, a series of black and white portraits of famous heroes, singers, musicians, and celebrities, called Homage.
Michael worked from 1994 to 2000 as a commercial artist, graphic designer, and art director, continuing to develop his art and talent, creating a personal and immediately recognizable style.
Michael exhibits his work at prestigious fine art festivals; Cottonwood Fine Art Festival and the Fort Worth Main Street Festival to mention a few. Longhofer currently shows in his gallery and galleries throughout the United States.
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Michael was a finalist for the prestigious Hunting Art Prize three times.
Michael’s education includes:
- Masters of Fine Arts Degree from West Texas A & M University in painting and drawing
- B.F.A. from The Laguna College of Art and Design.
- U.S.M.C Honorable Discharge
Currently, Michael manages his gallery and works as a painting and drawing teacher at Amarillo Art Institute, Canadian River Art Acadamy and teaches art history at Clovis Community College in New Mexico.
If you are interested in collaborating with this talented artist, you can arrange a meeting by calling 806-681-3525 or visiting Michael’s Studio at Sunset Art Center in Amarillo, Texas.