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Michael Cavayero

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Untitled, 2009, Oil on canvas, 72" x 48"
Untitled (Meryl), 2009, Oil on cavas, 72" x 48"
Untitled (Pansy flower), 2008, Acrylic on canvas, 72" x 60"
Untitled (hair), 2007, Acrylic on canvas, 50" x 40"
Untitled, 2009, Installation View, suite of four paintings lined up against wall, dimensions variable
Artist's Statement

I was born in New York City in 1987, and I make large paintings of hair, Pansy flowers, Lindsay Lohan and Meryl Streep. I think a lot about time or a situation when I make a painting. I am always trying to break through an image. When I make a painting, I get caught inside the thing I have to react to, inside another reality or space between the marks and edges. With the hair -- the paintings are always about building or attacking lines, creating lines on top of each other to control a much larger space in the painting. Sometimes in these paintings I try to create a never before seen space, a combination of lines and quick occurrences to form a type of other presence in the painting. I think paintings can put something in another time.
Painting is a way of transforming things, people, yourself -- I think, and I like to be transformed through the paintings.


b. 1987
New York, NY

BFA New York University,
The Cooper Union School of Art

Solo Exhibtions

2009 “Lindsay”, Broadway Windows, New York, NY. Paintings.
2008 Allure”, Broadway Windows, New York, NY. Paintings.

Group Exhibitions

2009 “Working Title. Tytuł Roboczy”, Group Show as part of artist residency at CCA a-i-r,
CSW Zamek Ujazdowski Laboratory at CCA, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
“Benefit for Nicole”, Group Show, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY
“Garden of Eden”, Group show, curated by Rachel Samson, at Avents, New York, NY.
“Craft”, Rosenberg Gallery, New York University, New York, Leah Cobelli, Brenden Britz,
and Michael Cavayero, Three-person show.