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Category Individual Artists
Name of Artist Michael Godey
Country United States
City Tajique, NM
Artistic Styles Abstract, Expressionism, Modern , Surrealism , Symbolism
Subject Areas Animal/Wildlife, Fantasy, Landscape, Portrait, Western
Art Media Colored pencil, Ink, Oil paint, Watercolour
Artist's Website Art of Michael Godey
For the last 5 years have increased Michael's art interest in the spirit within animals, of which 4 years he has lived in Tajique, New Mexico and has had his work displayed in Miami, FL, St Petersburg, FL, Tallahassee, FL, Winston Salem, NC, Tampa, FL, Washington, DC, Winston Salem, NC, New York, Ann Arbor, MI, Pisa, Italy, Monterey, CA, Riverside, CA, Sliver City, NM, and Prescott, AZ. He is also known locally in the East Mountains as a songwriter and musician. He lived in La Cross, Florida for 12 years, a period which significantly influenced his painting, writing and love for the rural South. Earlier, he lived in Gainesville, Micanopy, Tampa, and Bradenton, Florida. During this period, he also traveled to the west coast of the United States, living and painting in Riverside, California. After returning to live in Florida, he received a grant and Artist Honorarium, Arts in Medicine Program, working in residence at Shands Teaching Hospital from 1995 – 2003. Member of “Reflections”, Playback Theater Troupe , improvisational theater to patients and staff including a performance at the Black Box theater, Harm Museum, 2000-2004, Exhibition Coordinator for Arts and Medicine Show, Lake City Community College Art Gallery, Lake City FL 1999, Artist for Juvenile Diabetic Unit, 1998. In 1999, he designed a kiosk for the city of Gainesville, FL. He also was the art exhibition coordinator - Gainesville Welcome Center, Gainesville FL, 2003. In 2004, he moved his studio and home to Tajique, New Mexico. Last year he received an Excellence in Abstraction Award at the Master Works of New Mexico juried show. Currently his work is available in Albuquerque at the Wooden Cow and in Madrid, New Mexico at Jezebel Gallery.