Michael Wiens Paintings

Original art by Michael Wiens, an MFA Graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco

Michael Wiens is Canadian-born artist and an MFA Graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA. In 2004 he received a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Design from the University of Alberta, where he studied printmaking, painting and visual communications. By the time he graduated, Michael’s paintings had been displayed at several local venues including the Theatre Network, the Fairmont Hotel and the FAB Gallery.

Interest in his abstract paintings led him to start a co-op art studio in Edmonton Alberta, and begin production for his 2005 solo show, ‘New Paintings’. Michael hosted frequent studio visits, and exhibited his works on a morning Television talk show program. This exposure, along with a favorable review from the Edmonton Journal, helped to establish his reputation as an emerging artist. In 2010, Michael studied at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. His current series, Restoration, combines classical figurative painting with aspects of decorative design and mixed media. Gold leaf and abrasive mark making are employed to unify his images.