Michael works with students and supports Teaching Artists at the Hollywood Media Arts Academy. Michael joined artworxLA in 2012. Prior to becoming a Workshop Coordinator, Michael worked with artworxLA as a Teaching Artist, teaching workshops in various forms art making, including foundational drawing and painting, printmaking, and murals. He grew up in Los Angeles, and the city background set a tone that brought out his candid enthusiasm for drawing, painting, and graffiti. Michael has exhibited paintings in galleries at Cerritos College, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and the Longmont Museum of Colorado. His paintings have been featured in the Ulysses Guide to the Los Angeles River, Thrasher Magazine, and Studio Visit. He is also a freelance illustrator and muralist, whose clients include Beautiful Decay/Colt 45, Amoeba Music and Nine Inch Nails. Michael holds a B.F.A. from Art Center College of Design.