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Mike Rader

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Artist's Statement

Mike Rader is a mixed media artist working in film, animation, painting, sculpture, and printmaking while often mixing all of these elements into one work. His works have won the Vanguard Award for Best Experimental Film (Art of Brooklyn Film Festival), Best Art Direction (Manhattan Film Festival) and the Merit Award (Lucerne Film Festival). His last film, Frass, was screened in Rome at the Docs Film Festival and The Santa Barbara Arts Center, while his most recent short film Bath Day was filmed on location as a visiting artist at Yale University. Rader’s works have been shown in museums and galleries across the country including The Carnegie Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Museum and The Toledo Museum of Art.


Recent Solo Exhibitions
2017 Adjusting the Ballast, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
2014 Lou Reed - Like a Possum, Salena Gallery, LIU, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Below See Level, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, NY

Recent Group Exhibitions
2017 We Need to Talk, Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Garden City International Film Festival, Bangalore, India
2017 Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Festival, Chicago, ILL
2016 Fine Arts Film Festival, Santa Barbara Center for the Arts and
Technologies, Santa Barbara, CA
2016 Doc Roma Film Festival, Rome Italy
2016 Purgatory Film Exhibition, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, Mi
2013 Manhattan Film Festival, New York, NY
2013 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Ghost Modernism, Quartair Contemporary Art, Den Haag, Netherlands