STATEMENT

Hambouz extensively observes and reveals nuanced obsessions, secrets and personal histories through his work, often with the intent to conjure connectivity to the unknown through radiant hues and energetic vibrating forms and dimensions; letting music and intuition guide abstraction. Constant experimentation with multi-medium processes and dimensional construction techniques provide the artist with a means to always challenge, build tension, satisfy curiosities, and constantly evolve.

Originating with sketches, journal entries, or photographs, he constructs subconscious narratives through painting, drawing, collaging, cutting, sculpting, and printing his subjects (sometimes combining several/all of these media and techniques), carefully choreographing each marking, brush stroke, cut, color, pattern, and layer. 

BIO

Hambouz lives and works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and received his BA with a concentration in painting, sculpture, and video from Antioch College in 1999. He has had solo exhibitions with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Chashama and The Durst Organization, NYC, The Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI, Calico Gallery, Brooklyn, Kayrock Gallery, Brooklyn, and has participated in select group exhibitions and benefit auctions at Luhring Augustine, Cheim & Read, Bridget Donahue, 106 Green Gallery, and the Williamsburg Art and Historical Society. His work has been featured in Artnet News, Hyperallergic, Vice, Design Milk, New York Magazine's Bedford + Bowery, as well as in award-winning campaigns for Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States and Dexter.

SUB-STATEMENT

Writing in the 3rd person makes Hambouz feel weird about himself and those that might read it...yet, at the same time, the artist finds this kind of hilarious and chooses to keep it as is.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Rock Paper Scissors, Kayrock, Brooklyn, NY (Nov 18--Dec 14)

Factory Made, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI

Pretty in Pink, Calico Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015

Factory Made, Grumpy’s in collaboration with CBS’s The Good Wife, Brooklyn, NY

2014

Factory Made, presented by the Durst Organization and chashama, Lobby Gallery, 1133 Avenue of Americas, New York, NY

2013

Collaborative Culture (collab with Mike O'Shea), BAM Diker Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Friends and Crushes, Brouwerij Lane, Brooklyn, NY

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2016

Mackin Projects Art Bar, Site 57, New York, NY 

E/AB Fair 2016, Kayrock booth, New York, NY

2015

Just Friends, M. Carter, Brooklyn, NY 

Calicornucopia 4, Calico Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014

Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY 

Calicornucopia 3, Calico gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Fountain Art Fair, 69th Regiment Armory, New York, NY 

2013

Calicornucopia 2, Calico gallery, Brooklyn, NY

RoCoco Social, Coco66, Brooklyn, NY

2012

Calicornucopia, Calico gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Arts in Greenpoint, TD Bank, Brooklyn, NY

2006

Peripheral Vision, Steuben South Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 

1999

Last Show of the Millennium, Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH

 

COLLECTIONS

Sam & Purva Cullman

Fidelity Corporate Art Collection

Todd M. & Kathryn C. Galitz

Karen Brooks Hopkins 

Marjorie and James Kuhn

Edward Mapplethorpe & Michelle Yun

Niles History Center

Robert Opatrny

Ruth Lande Shuman 

Aaron Silverstein & Jo Ann Jones Leslie Siu & Kevin Vlack

Karen Stone Donald R. & Caroline Young

 

NON-PROFIT CONTRIBUTIONS / ORIGINAL WORK DONATED

2016

Brooklyn Art's Council's 50th Anniversary AccessArt auction benefit, Brooklyn, NY

BAM Art Auction, Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York, NY

2015

BAM Art Auction, Cheim & Read, New York, NY

Visual AIDS’ Postcards from the Edge, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

2014

Brooklyn Art's Council's AccessArt auction benefit, Brooklyn, NY

2013

Collaborative Culture series' generated $3,000 (20% of sales) towards Pratt Institute student scholarships and BAM Art program donations.

 

CURATING

2015

Mediums, Calico, Brooklyn, NY

2014

Fanning the Flames, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY

2013- current

Faces of Death Collaborative Artist Tribute Project, International

2006

Staff Infection, BAM Natman Room, Brooklyn, NY

 

PROFESSIONAL WORK IN THE ARTS

2016-

Studio Assistant, Maya Hayuk Studio

2012-14

Freelance Fundraising Consultant for the Arts

2006-11

Director of Special Events, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2003-06

Individual Giving Manager, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY 

2001-03

Special Events Coordinator, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY

  

EDUCATION

1999, Antioch College, BA Painting and Sculpture; Minor: Video

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Wong, Nanette. "Rock, Paper, Scissors: An Evolution in Work by Michael Hambouz" Design Milk (Dec 2016)

Cascone, Sarah. "‘Faces of Death’ Artists Honor Celebrities Lost in 2016: An art project provides a moment of reflection." Artnet News (Dec 2016)

Cascone, Sarah. "Artists Who Died in 2015 Get Immortalized in 'Faces of Death' Art Project" Artnet News (Dec 2015)

Meier, Allison. “Artists Visit a Spiritual Medium and Make Work About It” Hyperallergic (Mar 2015)

Dai, Serena. “Sessions with Psychic Inspire Greenpoint Gallery Show” DNAinfo (Feb 2015)

Maurer, Daniel “Tommy Ramone, Joan Rivers and 80+ Others Come Back For One Last Party” New York Magazine’s Bedford + Bowery (Dec 2014).

Williamson, Caroline. "Factory Made: Abstract Scenes Made From Hand-Cut Paper" Design Milk, (Oct 2014).

Aszman, Amanda. “Cut Paper Artwork Exhibition to Check Out” HOW magazine, (Oct 2014).

Abelis, Ona “Studio visit & interview with artist Michael Hambouz” Greenpointers, (Oct 2014).

Bagley, Landa. “Raised in Niles, NY artist honors his mother and his roots” South Bend Tribune, (Oct 2014).

Warerkar, Tanay. “Greenpoint Artist’s Work Celebrates Small, Independent Manufacturing” Greenpoint Gazette, (Oct 2014).

Jewell, Nicole. “Hand-Cut ‘Factory Made’ Collages Illustrate the Colorful Papermaking Process” Inhabitat NYC, (Sep 2014).

Haupert, Craig. “The French Paper Connection” Niles Daily Star, (Sep 2014).

Gazin, Nick. “Illustrators Pay Tribute to Robin Williams”, Vice, (Aug 2014).


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