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Michael Hardesty

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
"Polar Event" sound of distant thunder, periodind jet of water vapor
"Nimbus" video of artists eye, 24 speakers, neon, water vapor
"Transphere" 10' phosporescent sphere, live video of sky, sound
"Offering" blacklight, laser, audio in cast of artist's hand
"Was/Is" Video on 10' sphere, metronone, audio, candle
Artist's Statement

I have been working in the installation genre since 1979 to 1996. My work may be considered an extension of space and light art of the 70's but also has elements of minimalist sculpture
of that same decade and performance art. I use sound, video and large objects to create mysterious spacial environments.


Diploma in Master Printmaking, Central School of Art and Design, London England, 1974
BFA- Eastern Kentucky University, 1976
MFA- University of Arizona, 1981

Lived and work in Manhattan from 1983 to 1996. Represented during that time by Germans Van Eck, Soho.
In 1996, I moved to the woods of Northest Pennsylvania, building a large studio.
Have had solo exhibitions in numerous galleries and art museums, primarily in the United States .

Bibliography includes reviewsof work in the NY Times, Art Forum, Arts Magazine, Art in America, Flash Art , etc.
A complete overview of my work can be found on: