Mike Bloom is a Houston, Texas artist and received his B.S. degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1959, where he was commissioned to illustrate the Botany manual for the Department of Biology. He did a year of Graduate studies at the University of Southern California, followed by two tours of service in the U.S. Army.
Mike became a member of the Society of Graphic Communicators and had his first solo show in 1974. His works have been shown through the years at:
Gallery of American Art - Shreveport, LA. Sanger-Harris - Dallas, TX Fine Art Galleries of Carnagie Institute - Pittsburgh, PA R. S. Barnwell Art Center - Shreveport, LA Galeria Katarina - Dallas, TX Jefferson Library - Jefferson, TX
M2 Gallery - Houston, TX San Jose Clinic- Houston, TX
The Betz Gallery - Houston, TX
Mike has worked in numerous mediums and styles throughout his life, arriving at his current creative style focusing on traditional and nontraditional acrylic, enamel and mixed media paintings. Mike's use of vibrant colors, taking many shapes, make his paintings come to life with a dramatic burst of intensity.
Mike’s works hang in the homes of private Collectors in the U. S. and Mexico.
Mike's paintings have been showcased in the - 'ALEATORIC ARTISTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY', The Movement of Aleatoric Modern Artists, published in 2009. The twenty-one artists representing many diverse styles, are gathered to form a collective known as MAMA, The Movement of Aleatoric Modern Artists, daring to challenge tradition. These artists were selected from over 6000 portfolios. Click on the PRESS RELEASE tab to read more. Now, in 2013, Mike is once again a featured artist in:
The new volume ALEATORIC ART IN THE 21ST CENTURY
A Study in Chance in Fine Contemporary Art
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ARTIST STATEMENT - Mike Bloom
My use of acrylic and enamels on canvas and plexiglas reflect both experimentation and abstraction. The manipulation of vibrant colors explode on my backgrounds of raised and varying matter.
I employ the use of 'accident' in my work to accomplish a strong and sensual appeal. Someone once said 'control should be avolided as much as possible. The hands should become the tools of destiny and the eyes should become silent witness'.
ARS - Artists Rights Society Art League Houston American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works Blaffergallery-The Art Museum at the University of Houston The Studio School of the Glassell School of Art Historic Houston International Society of Experimental Artists, Inc. Museum of Fine Arts Houston Rice Gallery The Allied Artists of America, Ltd. Visual Arts Alliance