|Michael Livingston McAuley was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. He received a Bachelors of Art Education and a Masters of I.S.T. degrees from Indiana University. A second Masters degree was in Ceramic Sculpture from the University of Cincinnati. While in Portland, Oregon he added portrait work from the University of Portland to his body of figurative studies. Beyond this receiving end, he has taught various ages art, design, and sculpturefrom elementary to the university setting.
Among the art grants Michael has won are the Efroymson Foundation, the Indiana University Foundation, the Indianapolis Arts Council, and the Bloomington Area Arts Council. Art competition awards range from international to local in Best of Show and Place awards. Michael’s past students have won both awards in art and in the design field Addy awards. He has written articles for newspapers, newsletters and art magazines, has been called on to jury various art shows, has taught at Indiana University, the University of Cincinnati and Belhaven College, and has been a guest lecturer at conferences and events including the Swope Museum.
Michael’s degrees and seminar participation has provided him with a range and depth of aesthetic ability to transfer his artistic concepts to more than one medium. It’s this diversity of experiences which bring his sometimes subtle yet signature look to all his work. This look, favoring a graphic or linear quality, can be traced strongly to his years of work in the commercial world of graphic design. Although Michael works primarily within the figurative realm, he is always exploring other directions whenever the need arises to further expand and stimulate his art.
Galleries Michael has been associated with are the Dean Johnson Gallery and the Artifacts Gallery in Indianapolis, Indiana; the Matrix Gallery and Gallery North in Bloomington, Indiana; the Lemly Gallery in Jackson, Mississippi; and the Rutledge Gallery in Dayton, Ohio.