I celebrate and revel in the wreckage from the collision of new technology and cultures, and the begrudging coexistence with new systems. Through abstraction I aim to bring the viewer closer to a constant tug of war between the primal and the avant-garde.
Born in the eighties and raised on a farm, I hold a critical lens to the impact of the internet, a global world view and the advancement of technology. Im excited to tear down traditional ideologies and watch the impact it brings, while notating some skills and ways of life to preserve. Im aware of where I came from and sometimes I love to forget as I become a new American. I contemplate the complex strengths and shortcomings of myself and others on the threshold between the real and the virtual.
Michael F. Kondel
2017. Selected Works. Brick and Mortar Gallery. Easton, PA.
Recent Works. Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College. Easton, PA.
2016 Silks. Brick and Mortar Gallery. Easton, PA.
2015 Blue routine. Refind. Easton PA.
2019 Proximity, curated by Didier William and Josephine Helvorson, Anna Zorina Gallery, NYC, NY
Common Ground. Lafayette college Grossman Gallery. Easton, PA
It Is Here, It Is Now, I Am. Pentimenti gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Ad Astra Per Aspera, Wassaic project, Wassaic, NY.
“Summer School” Latchkey Gallery. Core club 66 E 55th, St. NYC
2018 215|610, Curated by Jean Shin. Delaware Community College, Media, PA.
Shovel and Sky, Automat Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.
Home. Collar Works, Troy NY.
Pop up show, Amano Bread Factory, Philadelphia, PA.
Two sense some change, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.
2017 Philly Art School Show. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
NoBA Artspaces. Bala Cynwyd, PA.
“Color”. Gallery 8 at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Philadelphia, PA.
Holiday Group Show, Brick and Mortar Gallery. Easton, PA.
2016 Love Is In the Air. Refind. Easton, PA
Waypoint. Goldilocks Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
2015 All Together Now. Brick and Mortar Gallery. Easton PA.
2014 "Boom". Easton PA.
2013 Our Garage Space, "shrmgn shrm gn". Easton PA.
Suddenly Samantha "Fall Show". Easton PA
2012 Open Studios. City Event. Easton, PA
ISE Cultural Foundation, Manhattan, NY
New Meat Flavor. 439 Franklin. Brooklyn, NY "Silkscreen". Rockland Arts Center. Rockland, NY
2011 Winter Show, Mercantile Home. Easton, PA
2010 "Arc Angle" Lucky Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
2009 "Wide Open" SUNY Purchase.
2008 Dolly Mass Gallery, Purchase, NY.
2007 Molten Brothers Group Show. Phoenix, AZ Windup Gallery, Group Show. Phoenix, AZ
2006 Salon Show. Muskegon Museum of art, MI "Fresh off the block", Grand Rapids,MI
Grand Valley State Film Association, Art benefit show. Grand Rapids, MI "Encyclopedia" . Red Ink Studios. Flint, MI
Sanctuary Folk Art, Grand Rapids, MI Tributary Gallery Group show, Grand Rapids, MI.
2005 "Lights of December" charity Auction. Grand Rapids, MI.
2018. Create Magazine issue #10
2016 New American Paintings Issue #122, Northeast
2015 Studio Visit Magazine. Volume # 32
2014 Fresh Paint Magazine. Issue #7.