Michael Genovese creates work that aims to connect with collective experiences, be it social or existential. Each piece can be as much a documentation of broad themes as a personal journal. He speaks to the familiar, however, through mark making, reduction, or transformation of the recognizable, he reassigns power. He is not eliminating evidence or obscuring facts, but instead he re-contextualizes our perception of meaning and history. His work is about archives, permanence, and the designation of value. His concern with materiality, and the treatment of his chosen media, furthers the investigation of worth. His particular approach, and the work’s content, move to alter our preconceptions and change our proximity to what is tangible.
Genovese lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum; and the Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL. and Moran Bondaroff Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. His work is included in public collections at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum, Miami, FL, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL, the University of Miami and the Chicago Cultural Center. He has participated in artist residencies at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Miami Art Museum, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, New World School of the Arts and NIU School of Art.
His work has been featured in Art Review, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, San Antonio Express, The Monocle, El Pais and The Miami Times.