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 Waterhouse Gallery Michael Mao

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Passage of Time
30 x 40 Oil $5000

 

 Morning Shower VI
24x18 Oil $2450.00
 

 Evening Shower V
28x22 Oil $2500.00

Lady With Red Towel II
24x20 Oil $2600


 Leaning
30x24 Oil $4200

 

 

Bathing by Skylight
24 x 18 Oil $2500

  Lady With Red Towel
24 x 18 Oil $2500

Showering
24x12 Oil $2100

The Warmth of Water
10x8 Oil
SOLD

  

 

 
 

Morning Light
12x9 Oil $1600

 Friends
16 x 20 Oil $2300

The Boardwalk SOLD

Biography

Michael Mao grew up in Shanghai, China. He began teaching himself drawing and painting
at the young age of seven. He also learned painting through many workshops during the weekends
when he was in middle school and high school. After graduated from Tongji University, one of the
most prestigious architecture schools in China, Michael did many architectural renderings while
working as an instructor in School of Architecture and Urban Design at Tongji University.

In 1992, Michael moved to the United States to advance his architecture career by pursuing his
Master of Architecture at University of Texas at Arlington. While working as full-time architect,
he was fascinated by 3D computer graphics and animations. Michael quit his architect job and
went on to pursue his Master of Science in Visualization at Texas A&M University in 1997.
Because of his traditional painting skill and computer graphics knowledge, he was hired as a
Matte Painting Technical Director for Oscar winning film "Shrek" at PDI/DreamWorks.

Michael is currently working as a Digital Artist at PDI/DreamWorks.

Michael's paintings display an artistic mastery of color, lighting, perspective, technique, and vision.
His paintings cover subject matter ranging from landscape, portraits, and figures.
Michael's paintings have been exhibited in many National and international Juried Exhibition,
and won many Awards.

Awards and Recognition

2007, "3rd Place", RayMar's Third Annual Art Competition
2007, "Award of Excellence", Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Juried Exhibition
2007, Finalist of 24rd Annual Artist's Magazine competition, "Figurative and Portrait" category
2007, Finalist in April, May, June, and July 2007 RayMar's 2nd Annual Fine Art Competition
2007, Grand Prize Winner for Artist's Magazine Online Competition
2007, Honorable Mentions in "Landscape" Category for Artist's Magazine Online Competition
2007, Winners for both Categories in "People And Life" and "Land and Seascapes" for the first
Masterpiece Elite Salon Art Contest
2006, Finalist of 23rd Annual Artist's Magazine competition, "Figurative and Portrait" category
2006, "Honorable Mention", Salon International 2006, International Museum of Contemporary Masters,
Greenhouse Gallery
2006, "Jury's Top 50", Salon International 2006, International Museum of Contemporary Masters,
Greenhouse Gallery
2006, "Award of Excellence", Oil Painters of America, 15th Annual National Juried Exhibition of
Traditional Oils
2005, "Award of Excellence", Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Exhibition
2005, "Second Prize of Oil Painting," Parkhurst Art Galleries' nautical theme competition
2004, Award of Distinguished Technical Communication, STC, 2003-2004 Online Communication
Competition
2001, Best Animated Feature Film for Oscar, "Shrek", PDI/DreamWorks
1998, "The Hidden Truth", was selected for inclusion in the SIGGRAPH 98 Computer
Animation Festival program
1996, Faculty Citation of Merit awarded upon graduation in recognition of a record of superior
academic achievement
1995, Best of Show in Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition, American Institute
of Architecture, Dallas

Exhibitions
2008, Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition, Devin Galleries, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
2008, Oil Painters of America 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oil Paintings,
Dana Gallery, Missoula, Montana
2008, California Art Club 97th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art,
Pasadena, California
2008, Salon International 2008, International Museum of Contemporary Masters, Greenhouse Gallery,
San Antonio, Texas
2007, The Great American Figurative Artists Group Show, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
2007, SmallWorks North America 2007 Juried Exhibition and Sale, The Greenwich Workshop Gallery,
Fairfield, Connecticut
2007, Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
2007, Small Art Work Group Show, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
2006, Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition, Lee Youngman Gallery,
Calistoga, California
2006, Salon International 2006, International Museum of Contemporary Masters, Greenhouse Gallery,
San Antonio, Texas
2006, Oil Painters of America 15th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oil Paintings,
Dana Gallery, Missoula, Montana
2006, Figures Group Show, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
2005, Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery,
Santa Barbara, California
2005, Oil Painters of America 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oil Paintings,
Hilligoss Galleries, Chicago, Illinois
2005, 2nd Annual National Juried Figure Exhibition, Red Dot Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Professional Affiliation
Oil Painters of America
California Art Club

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