MIKE MORAN

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MIKE  MORAN Mike Moran - Irish Head
Irish Head
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE - concrete and steel
12 x 20 x 12 in
30 x 51 x 30 cm
MIKE  MORAN Mike Moran - Walking Woman
Walking Woman
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - concrete
63 x 16 x 13 in
160 x 41 x 33 cm
MIKE  MORAN Mike Moran - Lava Stone Horse
Lava Stone Horse
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - concrete and steel
27 x 40 x 7 in
69 x 102 x 18 cm
SOLD
MIKE  MORAN Mike Moran - Grey Rider
Grey Rider
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - concrete and steel
35.5 x 45.5 x 9 in
91 x 117 x 23 cm
SOLD
MIKE  MORAN Mike Moran - Turning Figure
Turning Figure
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - concrete and steel
42 x 9.5 x 11 in
107 x 25 x 28 cm
SOLD
MIKE  MORAN Mike Moran - Winter Cart
Winter Cart
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE - concrete and steel
26 x 16 x 22 in
66 x 41 x 56 cm
MIKE  MORAN Mike Moran - Rock Heads Cart
Rock Heads Cart
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE - concrete and steel
17 x 13 x 27 in
43 x 33 x 69 cm
MIKE  MORAN Mike Moran - Boulder Shrine Head
Boulder Shrine Head
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE - concrete
27 x 18 x 17 in
69 x 46 x 43 cm
SOLD
MIKE  MORAN Mike Moran - Still Life Head
Still Life Head
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE - ceramic
10 x 6 x 6.5 in
25 x 15 x 18 cm
MIKE  MORAN Mike Moran - Memory Cart
Memory Cart
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE - concrete and steel
28 x 21 x 22 in
71 x 53 x 56 cm
SOLD
MIKE  MORAN Mike Moran - Old Memory Torso
Old Memory Torso
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE - ceramic
18 x 11 x 9 in
46 x 28 x 23 cm
SOLD
MIKE  MORAN Mike Moran - Reaching Figure
Reaching Figure
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE - concrete and steel
48.5 x 8.5 x 7.5 in
124 x 23 x 20 cm
SOLD
MIKE  MORAN Mike Moran - Story Horse
Story Horse
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE - ceramic
25 x 25 x 7 in
64 x 64 x 18 cm
SOLD
MIKE  MORAN Mike Moran - Cowboy Dream Torso
Cowboy Dream Torso
PEDESTAL SCULPTURE - ceramic
13 x 8 x 7 in
33 x 20 x 18 cm
SOLD

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MIKE  MORAN

MIKE MORAN

MIKE MORAN Biography

With stylistic references ranging from Giacometti to classic Etruscan urns, Mike Moran balances ancient with contemporary to create content-rich, figurative sculpture. Moran's elongated figures are permeated with the sensation of passionate and transformative experiences of a life lived. These works evoke the recognition of a state of being, familiar and well acquainted.

Applying pigmented cement to bent steel armatures, Moran utilizes the consciously weathered metal skeleton, sometimes including additions of broken glass or clay, to transfix potent and primal images to attenuated human forms. In this manner, Moran transfuses his work with animal, mystical, and visionary content. Moran is a painter, a print-maker, and a sculptor. Though he is better known for his ceramic works, his recent series of sculpture in concrete over steel armature show a deft mastery of this media, as he applies stains, etches, burnishes, and scratches his surfaces.

Mike Moran has exhibited extensively in the Northwest and Northern California, and his work has been reviewed in such publications as Sculpture, American Ceramics, Studio Potter, and Ceramics Monthly.

MIKE MORAN Resumé

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2007 The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
2005 Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA
2003 White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
2003 3 Falk Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2002 Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
2000 Falk II Gallery, Tubac, AZ>br> 1998 Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
1997 Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
1996 The Evergreen State College Gallery, Olympia, WA
1995 White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
1994 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1992 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1990 Ceramics Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1990 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1989 Susan Cummins Galley, Mill Valley, CA
1988 Traver-Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA
1988 Esther Saks Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988 Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR
1988 Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
1987 Traver-Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA
1987 White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
1986 Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 "Sculpture Within Reach," A New Leaf Gallery | Sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2012 "HEADS UP! The Human Head Interpreted by 7 Sculptors," A New Leaf Gallery | Sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2011 "Animal Dreams - Animals as Visual Metaphors," A New Leaf Gallery | Sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2007 “Mike Moran and Kathy Venter,” A New Leaf Gallery, Sonoma, CA
2006 “Sitka Invitational," Portland, OR
2006 “Concreativity," Invitational Concrete Show, Tacoma, WA
2006 “Showcase Tacoma Pacific Gallery Exhibit,” Tacoma , WA
2006 “35 Year Anniversary Exhibition,” White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
2006 “NCECA Ceramics Invitational,” White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
2005 “Small Figures,” National Invitational Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2005 “Cups, cups, cups,” National Invitational Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2004 The Evergreen State College Arts Faculty Show, Childhood’s End Gallery, Olympia, WA
2004 “Raw” – National Invitational Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2003 “Focus on the Figure,” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2003 “Hundreds of Cups,” National Invitational Exhibit, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM 2001 "The Figure Au Plein Air: 2001," A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2001 "Birds, Beasts and Little Fishes," National Invitational Show, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM 2000 "10th Anniversary Show," A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2000 "Monoprint 2000," Printmaking Workshop and Exhibition, California State University, Chico, CA
1999 Group Figurative Show, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
1999 "The Figure Au Plein Air: 1999," A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1998 Bellevue Sculptural Exhibition, Bellevue, WA
1998 International Contemporary Ceramics: The Igal and Diane Silber Collection, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
1997 Figures in a Landscape, A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1997 "Beyond Black and White: Works on Paper," Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1995 "Horses" - Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992 "10 x 10 x 10 Show," William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1989 Contemporary Survey, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
1988 44th Ceramic Scripps Annual, Lang Gallery, Claremont, CA
1987 "Northwest Expressionism," Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
1986 "Northwest Now," Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
1986 "Clay Revisions: Plate, Cup, Vase," Seattle Art Museum, WA
1986 Exhibition traveling two years under the auspices of the American Federation of Arts, NY
1986 Warehouse Arts Center, Yakima, WA
1986 Traver-Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA
1985 Clay Occasion Gallery, Seattle, WA
1985 Traver-Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA
1984 "Clay: 1984," A National Survey Exhibition, Traver-Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA
1983 Bumberbiennial: Art since "Century 21," Matthew Kangas, Curator, Seattle, WA
1983 "Annual Collectors Exhibition," Visual Arts Center, Columbus, MD
1983 "A Self-Portrait Invitational," Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
1983 "Salon Des Refuses 1983," 2 Bells Tavern, Seattle, WA
1983 "Till Death Do Us Art," Traver-Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA
1982 "10 x 7: Choices By Clay Artists," Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR

Workshops & Presentations
1993 Southern Oregon Potters' Association, Ashland, OR
1990 University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1988 Whitworth College - Spokane, WA
1985/86 Allied Arts of Yakima Valley, Yakima, WA
1985 University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Selected Collections
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Sanford and Diane Besser Collection, Little Rock, AR
Mark and Sharon Bloome Collection, Seattle, WA
Rena Bransten, San Francisco, CA
Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
Evelyn Georges, Portland OR
Pacific Enterprises Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Byron Myer - San Francisco, CA
Seattle Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Seattle, WA
Mary and Jon Shirley Collection, Bellevue, WA
Igal and Diane Silber Collection, Laguna Beach, CA

Education
University of Puget Sound, MFA Ceramics
Eastern Montana College, BS Political Science, BS Painting

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