From his childhood spent on a Pennsylvania farm to a definitive year in Italy after winning the prestigious Rome Prize, Michael Kessler has spent his artistic career searching for a fusion of natural laws and spiritual aspirations.
He now finds inspiration in the vast landscapes of New Mexico where he has found the opportunity to immerse himself in the unique natural process which has yielded yet another brilliantly informed body of work where each line and gesture are stretched and then compressed into layers of meaning.
In addition to winning the Rome Prize, Michael Kessler was awarded the Pollock, Krasner award in 1992. His work has shown throughout the United States, including venues such as New York, Chicago and California. He has also had exhibits in Sweden, London and Rome, Italy. Many of his pieces are featured in numerous museums and private collections.