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Christopher Michlig

Associate Department Head, Professor
Art, Clark Honors College
Office: MR1 104
Research Interests: Postmodern Italian design, visual semiotics, ethnographic interview formats, slime, Jean-Paul Sartre's skiing trip to Chamonix with Simone de Beauvoir in 1934-35

Christopher Michlig makes work in a wide range of media, including collage, printmaking, sculpture, and film. Michlig’s synthetic compositions and forms are the result of a series of head-on collisions between three-dimensional plotting and two-dimensional restraint. Michlig’s work has been reviewed and featured in The Los Angeles Times, Proximity Magazine, Mousse Magazine, Saatchi Online, Flavorpill, New City Art Chicago, among others, and his solo debut at Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, was reviewed in the May 2008 issue of Artforum. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in one-person exhibitions at Galleria Giuseppe Pero, Milan, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago, and White Box, Portland, OR. Michlig received an MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California and he is currently Associate Professor and area Coordinator of Core Studio.

A recent interview with designer Bijan Birahimi about Michlig‘s recent exhibition “Ex-Pictures” is featured online at Tunica.

In a newly released SCI-Arc Channel feature, curator and writer Jan Tumlir and faculty member Christopher Michlig break down their recent exhibition at 1301PE Gallery, "Some Like It Cold" - a somber and yet irreverent meditation on the form of the street poster in the age of digitally integrated media.