My artwork is informed by contemporary art concepts including minimalism, conceptualism and art history. Race, class, and other social issues that divide society are additional subjects that inform my work. I see my art as a way of expressing disparate views of humanness and linking them together. The social and living conditions of marginalized communities push my ideas. The economic underclass, labor, small business, immigrant communities, and prison populations are subjects of my work. Usually anger over a perceived injustice inspires me to investigate, learn more, and make a statement about an issue.
Michael Pribich lives and works in New York City. He received an MFA degree from Hunter College, New York, and BA degree from Sacramento State University in California. He has received a grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, a Fulbright Award to former Yugoslavia, public sculpture commissions from the Sacramento Public Works department, and Woodland Public Works department. His work has been exhibited all over North and South America, Europe and Asia. Projects and exhibitions in 2011-12 include Mestizo Gallery in Salt Lake City, Tulsa Living Arts in Tulsa, and Project Row Houses in Houston. He is currently working on an outdoor sculpture proposal located in Uzbekistan which utilizes vernacular earth-building techniques.
web address: www.michaelpribich.com