b. 1975, Sioux Falls, SD
Lives and works in Spearfish, SD
Michael Baum is a South Dakota native, whom over the last twenty years has focused much of his time exploring the mountain ranges of California, Wyoming, Montana, Washington and Alaska. His interactions with nature and the wilderness became the impetus for his graduate studies in fine art, which he completed at Washington State University with an emphasis in drawing and printmaking. Michael is currently an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.
Michael's work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions. His drawings have been exhibited at Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, The Tucker Cooke Gallery, UNC Asheville and featured in INDA 9, International DRAWING Annual. His work has been selected for the South Dakota Governor's 6th, 7th and 8th Biennial Art Exhibitions. Michael is a past recipient of a career development grant from the South Dakota Arts Council, funded by The National Endowment for the Arts.
Regionally his drawing and print based work has been featured at The Plains Art Museum, the South Dakota Art Museum, the John A. Day Gallery at University of South Dakota, and The Dahl Arts Center. His work has also been accepted into multiple public collections, which include the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Oregon, the Museum of Art/WSU in Washington, the Boise Art Museum, Idaho, and the Missoula Art Museum in Montana.
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