Michael Carini

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  • The Last First Breath
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  • Deep Seeded
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Michael Carini received his artistic training in Los Angeles, studying at Loyola Marymount University while simultaneously serving as an apprentice under respected artists Jane Brucker and Roland Reiss. Graduating at the top of his class with honors including the Scholar of Distinction Award in Painting, Carini returned to his hometown in San Diego, where he currently maintains his studio. With over 100 exhibitions nationally and internationally, he has received over a dozen major awards and was named Emerging Artist of the Year by Art Design Consultants. Carini’s work can be found all over the globe in the collections of celebrities, major businesses, and private collectors.

Michael Carini’s creative visions will play with your senses and illuminate the human condition as he delves into the uncensored depths of his mind and invites you to catch a glimpse of the other side. Transmuting his medium through what he describes as a poetically alchemical process based upon the principles of equivalent exchange (Acrylic Alchemy), it is Carini’s hope that you will completely lose yourself within these labyrinthine experiences, only to discover a new sense of self and emerge reborn.

As every story has a past, present, and future, what may at first glimpse appear to be non-objective abstraction is in fact segmentations of energetic imagery interacting and breathing through the boundlessness of space and time.

2020

NO LONGER VALIDATING WHO I AM OR WHAT I DO

2019

“Minis,” Sparks Gallery, San Diego
“Recovering The Artist 2019: A Show About Hope,” Martha Pace Swift Gallery (Expressive Arts Institute), San Diego
“Harmony,” Sparks Gallery, San Diego
2018
“The Quest For Rhythm,” La Playa Gallery, La Jolla
“KAABOO Del Mar,” Del Mar
“ArtWalk Carlsbad,” Carlsbad
“ArtWalk NTC,” San Diego
“Michael Carini,” ArcLight Cinemas, La Jolla
“San Diego Festival Of The Arts,” San Diego
“Minis,” Sparks Gallery, San Diego
“Mission Federal ArtWalk,” San Diego
“Michael Carini,” ArcLight Cinemas, Pasadena
“Michael Carini,” FIT Athletic, Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibitions, San Diego

2017

“ACA,” ADC Fine Art, Cincinnati
“La Jolla Art & Wine Festival,” La Jolla
“Beautiful Accidents,” Lyceum Theatre, San Diego
“Art San Diego 17,” San Diego
“Fall Exhibition,” ArtBlend, Fort Lauderdale
“Kaaboo,” Del Mar
“Summer Exhibition,” ArtBlend, Fort Lauderdale
“ArtWalk NTC,” San Diego
“Reign Upon Sonrise,” Martha Pace Swift Gallery, San Diego
“SPECTRUM Miami,” Miami
“San Diego Festival Of The Arts,” San Diego
“Mission Federal ArtWalk,” San Diego
“Spring Exhibition,” ArtBlend, Fort Lauderdale
“Art Expo NY,” New York
“Art Boca Raton,” Contemporary Art Projects USA, Boca Raton
“Winter Exhibition,” ArtBlend, Fort Lauderdale
“Edge Of The Ocean,” Sparks Gallery, San Diego
“Beautiful Accidents & Acrylic Alchemy,” OBR Architecture, San Diego

2016

“Art San Diego 16: Treshold,” Balboa Park Activity Center, San Diego
“ArtWalk NTC,” San Diego
“San Diego Festival Of The Arts,” San Diego
“Live In Color,” Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego
“SPECTRUM Indian Wells,” Renaissance Indian Wells Resort, Indian Wells

2015

“Select Contemporary Art Fair,” Brooklyn

2014

“Our Soul Group,” TPG2, San Diego
“Michael Carini,” Bumble and Bumble Salon Jose-Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, La Jolla
“Michael Carini,” High Note Cafe (Symphony Towers)-Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, San Diego
“Michael Carini,” Hotel Palomar-Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, Los Angeles
“Michael Carini,” OBR Architecture, San Diego
“Who Am I This Time,” North Coast Repertory Theatre, Solana Beach
“Michael Carini,” Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, La Jolla

2013

“Red Dot Art Fair,” Wynwood Art District, Miami
“Affordable Art Fair,” Seattle Center, Seattle
“Art San Diego 2013,” Balboa Park Activity Center, San Diego
“Affordable Art Fair,” The Tunnel, New York
“Project Ethos,” FLUXX, San Diego
“Regenaissance (Polyversikube),” 701 B Street, San Diego
“Art A La Carte,” Aventine-Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, La Jolla
“Regenaissance (Polyversikube),” White Box Contemporary, San Diego
“Michael Carini,” Hotel Palomar-Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, Los Angeles
“Michael Carini,” FIT San Diego-Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, San Diego
“Michael Carini,” Alexander Salazar Fine Art, San Diego
“Michael Carini,” Merrill Lynch-Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, San Diego
“When Lost Is Just A Step Away From Found,” OBR Architecture, San Diego

2012

“Michael Carini,” Gio & Gio New Concept Salon-Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, San Diego
“Michael Carini,” Merrill Lynch-Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, San Diego
“Michael Carini,” Palomar Hotel-Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, San Diego
“Artist In Residence,” White Box Contemporary, San Diego
“AIR,” Salazar AIR Gallery, San Diego
“Hybrids II,” Thumbprint Gallery, La Jolla
“New Beginnings,” Thumbprint Gallery, La Jolla

2011

“New Paintings,” U31, San Diego
“Sight and Sound,” 3RDSPACE, San Diego
“2011,” OBR Architecture, San Diego
“Breaking Barriers: The Boy In The Box,” OBR Architecture, San Diego
“Art 100,” Laband Gallery, Los Angeles
“America,” 2CC Gallery, Long Beach
“Kettner Nights,” McNabb Martin Contemporary Art, San Diego
“28,” St. Clair Gallery, San Diego
“New Paintings,” Jacobs Center, San Diego
“Abstract,” Basic, San Diego
“Elements of Expression,” Basic, San Diego
“Primal Forces: Pattern & Pathos,” L Street Fine Art, San Diego

2010

“Departures from Reality,” Basic, San Diego
“Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces,” Counterpoint, San Diego
“Midnight Dancer (Take Me Away),” OBR Architecture, San Diego
“Counterpoint,” Counterpoint, San Diego
“The Up-Side of Down,” OBR Architecture, San Diego
“619,” Gallery A.K.A., San Diego
“Juried Exhibition,” Spa Velia Gallery, San Diego
“Conflicted Harmony,” Project X: Art, Solana Beach
“Anomalies & Associations,” Thumbprint Gallery, San Diego
“Spatial Conditions,” 643 Project Space, Ventura
“New Paintings,” True North, San Diego

2009

“Get In Where You Fit In,” Thumbprint Gallery, San Diego
“944 Challenge,” Gallery A.K.A., San Diego
“No Way as Way,” Thumbprint Gallery, San Diego
“The Art of Transitions,” San Diego Art Department, San Diego

2007

“Small Wonders III,” Pharmaka, Los Angeles
“Dangerous,” Patrick Moore Gallery, San Diego
“Pride,” District 117 Gallery, San Diego
“Uglier,” 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles

2006

“Small Wonders II,” Pharmaka, Los Angeles
“Ricochet,” Laband Gallery, Los Angeles
“22nd Annual Juried Exhibition,” Laband Gallery, Los Angeles
“Bravo 17,” Von Der Ahe Library, Los Angeles
“Footnotes,” Alex Haleigh Gallery, Gardena
“Four Degrees of Consciousness,” Studio 156, Los Angeles

2005

“Small Wonders,” Pharmaka, Los Angeles
“21st Annual Juried Exhibition,” Laband Gallery, Los Angeles
“Squeeze,” Studio 156, Los Angeles
“Itty-Bitty and Witty,” Artisan’s Exchange, Claremont

2004

“Studio 156,” Studio 156, Los Angeles