Putting a modern spin on the ancient art of mosaics, Michael Curry creates one of a kind wall sculptures for design teams, commercial settings, and private homes. Constructed with innovative, three dimensional techniques, these hand cut mosaics offer kinetic appeal as they meld both color and shape.
With his studio located in midtown Manhattan, the majority of Michael’s work is focused in the greater New York City area, including works on permanent display in the Empire State Building and the lobby of the newly opened Jackson Park. His pieces are also installed throughout New Jersey, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington DC, Miami, Houston, Buenos Aires, and Hamilton, Bermuda. Works on public display include the lobby of Miami’s East Hotel, the JW Marriott Marquis, and the lobby of the Luxe City Center Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Michael’s work is currently on display at MoMath: The National Museum of Mathematics and he has been a regular exhibitor at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. His most recent gallery exhibition was at Gallery Plan B in Washington DC, while past solo exhibitions include Projection in 2007, Triptych in 2008, and Eye Candy in 2009 at Club H in Manhattan.
Originally from the Chicago area, Michael received his Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University, beginning his career in the theatre arena. After years of performing on Broadway, he expanded his creative horizons by studying with New York City glass artist Tommy Giambusso and mosaic artist Valerie Carmet. A member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), he has been a featured artist in Architectural Digest magazine and Glass Craftsman. In his New York City studio, Michael continues to explore the fascinating world of mosaics.
As a child I was given a set of colorful Play Plax blocks. I would sit and play with them for hours, holding them up to the light, hypnotized by the way in which the shapes and colors could blend and morph. The way I work today is really much the same. I love experimenting and finding new and interesting ways to make my materials come to life, such as turning glass on it’s side, playing with canvas shape, stacking glass, and incorporating lighting. It brings me great joy to see someone looking at one of my pieces in that same hypnotized way I used to look at my colored blocks.