Associate Professor of Art at the University of Texas in Austin
Michael Mogavero earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at 511 Gallery, Holly Solomon Gallery, Ruth Siegel Gallery and Oscarson Siegeltuch Gallery in New York, Galerie Six Freidrich in Munich, Germany, and Galerie Corinne Hummel in Basel, Switzerland. Group exhibitions include “200 years of Drawing” at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and “Back to the USA” (a survey exhibition of contemporary American art that traveled throughout Europe). Mogavero’s paintings and drawings are in numerous public collections such as AT&T – Chicago, The Prudential Insurance Company – Princeton, N.J., Price/ Waterhouse & Co. – New York, The Walker Art Center – Minneapolis, Thomas Ammann - Zurich, Switzerland, and Artco International – Geneva, Switzerland. He is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Texas in Austin.
For the “Interludes” art exhibition, Mogavero presents paintings of elaborately stylized and ornate gates that partially obscure sexually explicit scenes culled from pornographic sites on the Internet. The paintings explore the societal parameters of what is desired and what is forbidden in richly layered metaphors.