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Michael Anthony Ingram

Biography of Michael Anthony Ingram

Michael Anthony IngramMichael Anthony Ingram is a retired university professor and emerging digital artist. A Washington DC resident, he is committed to employing the arts to disseminate information and raise awareness about issues related to equity, power relations, and institutionalized oppression. He has also gained an international reputation as a spoken word artist and performance poet. His interest in poetry has led him to research this art form as a viable

A Washington DC resident, he is committed to employing the arts to disseminate information and raise awareness about issues related to equity, power relations, and institutionalized oppression. He has also gained an international reputation as a spoken word artist and performance poet. His interest in poetry has led him to research this art form as a viable means of self-expression. In recent years Michael has been able to merge his educational and poetic background with the art of digital painting. He specializes in abstract painting and image manipulation. His rich and varied experience has helped him to expand upon his ongoing desire to remove ‘blind’ examinations of the world.

Artist Statement

Through a complex chain of digital transformations, I have been able to manipulate B&W and color photographic images to create new, exciting and distinctive stand-alone artworks. To create these representational and nonrepresentational works, I employ digital software such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Paintshop, and Gimp to construct the image he is imagining. The virtual canvas also allows me to the ability to play with, alter and combine images on the computer.

I favor the use of textured brushes, chromaticity boosting, saturation coating, image dehazing, tone enhancements and various layer effects and styles. As a self-trained artist, my goal is to thread intuition with the study of the aesthetic qualities of emotionalism, imitationalism, and formalism. My hope is to produce abstract paintings and image manipulations that capture the essence and spirit of my lived experience.

 

Exhibitions

19aug - 19octaug 193:00 pmoct 19FeaturedReinventing Myself after 50: A Digital Art Experience

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