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BIO:
MICHAEL J. DEPRAIDA: Born and raised in New York City. Classically trained in oil and pastels under painter Giuseppi Trottor and Eugene Kurakin. In 1997 he picked up a 35 mm camera, and his life has never been the same. Now full time fine art photographer working in both digital and conventional techniques, Michael has recently pulled up his New York roots to travel and photograph North America in his 34 foot motor-home "Van-go". He has made numerous television appearances and lectures frequently to photographic groups on digital technique. Michaelís work is published and exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. His work is currently part of the permanent art collection of The New York Mercantile Exchange. Recent exhibits include: Nexus Gallery, NYC, The Museum of Art, ND, Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, NJ, The Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, Texas and The Frazer Gallery, Washington, DC. His web site, which he designed, www.artlink.net was chosen as one of the 20 best fine art sites by Photo Resource Magazine

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ARTIST STATEMENT
Throughout my life the interplay between shadow and light has fascinated me. The medium of photography has allowed me to indulge my continued fascination with lightís ever-changing moods. Once light and shadow are captured on paper it becomes a form of communication, and the goal of communication is understanding. As an artist, the challenge is to use this light and shadow to communicate thought and emotion to the viewer, if understood then I have succeeded.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
1 World Trade Center
New York, NY

TELEVISION

TV 44
The Sandra Lee Show, Interview with an artist
Long Island, NY

WLIW - Ch. 21
Benefit Art Auction. New York, NY

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

AFTERIMAGE GALLERY*
Chosen, Viewers Best
Dallas, TX 75201 (214)871-9140

The HIRAM BLAUVELT ART MUSEUM
Oradell, NJ 07649
(201) 261-0012

NEXUS GALLERY
New York, NY
(212) 982-5085

SYLVESTER & C0.
Sag Harbor N.Y. (516) 725-5012

THE PICTURE GALLERY
Sag Harbor N.Y. (516) 725-3100

OUTDOOR ART SHOWS

16th ANNUAL OYSTER FESTIVAL,1999
Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY

SEA CLIFF ART FESTIVAL, 1999
Sea Cliff, Long Island, NY

PUBLICATIONS

FOTO Synthesis Magazine (cover)
November,1999 Inaugural edition (Canada)

PHOTO RESOURCE MAGAZINE
(COVER) Sept. 1999

1998 College of William & Mary review

Today's Photographer Magazine

Glamour elite Magazine

MANHATTAN ARTS International Magazine
1999, 8th annual competition
Award of Excellence. Category: Figurative

PAST SHOWINGS

FRASER GALLERY
Georgetown, Washington, DC
(202) 298-6450

NEXUS GALLERY
New York, NY 1999
(212) 982-5085

WIRED ARTS for WIRED HEARTS
February 1999

PHOTO RESOURCE MAGAZINE
October 1998 Vol. 3 No 19 Issue
February 1999, Vol. 4 No 3 Issue

ART SOURCE
Garden City Park, NY (516) 248-4589
Edison, NJ (908) 906-0011
Hackensack, NJ (201) 488-8859


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