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MICHAEL AZGOUR

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MICHAEL AZGOUR

Michael Azgour is an actively exhibiting artist who currently lives in San Francisco. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries across the country and are part of a number of public and private collections in the United States and Europe. Azgour earned an MFA in Studio Art from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and is represented by several galleries in the western states. Recently, Michael has been honored with a museum exhibition in his home state of California at the Art Museum of Los Gatos. In addition, his paintings have been represented at the Los Angeles Art Show and the San Francisco Fine Art Fair. Specializing in abstract figurative painting, Michael’s recent work focuses on expressive and geometric abstractions of the figure. His oil on canvas paintings use the visual relationship between figures and the environment as a medium to peer into the instances of social behavior that form our life experience. Distortions in form and depth—as well as an emphasis on expressive paint application—create visual ambiguity and a sense of mystery. His unique process combines these abstractions with representational modes of painting to yield one-of-a-kind compositions. Azgour has taught painting, drawing, and design courses at several Bay Area institutions. He currently teaches at Stanford University’s Architectural Design and Continuing Education Programs.

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THE THINKER | Oil on Canvas | 60” x 44” | 2011

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BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, San Francisco, CA (2002-05) • M.F.A. in Studio Painting UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO, La Jolla, CA (1997-2001) • B.A. in Psychology; Minor in Chemistry STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CONTINUING STUDIES, Stanford, CA (2011) UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, Vancouver, Canada (2000)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS | Selected

• Christian Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2012) • Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA (2011) • William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (2009) • Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2009) • College of Marin, Emeritus Center, Kentfield, CA (2009) • William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (2008) • Sharp Gallery, San Diego, CA (2007) • Lucid Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2007) • Academy of Art University, M.F.A. Final Show, San Francisco, CA (2006)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS | Selected

• Los Angeles Art Show, Represented by Christian Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2012) • William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (2008, 09, 10, 11, 12) • McNabb Martin Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (2010, 11, 12) • San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Represented by K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (2011) • Prince Street Gallery, Fourth National Juried Exhibition, New York City, NY (2011) • Christian Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2010, 11) • J GO Gallery, Park City, UT (2011) • K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (2011) • Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA (2011) • Palm Springs Art Museum, Artist Council Fundraiser, Palm Springs, CA (2011) • Farmington Museum, Juried Show: Gateway to Imagination: National Juried Competition, Farmington, NM (2010) • Rive Gauche Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (2010) • Pacific Art League, Juried Show: Painting Only, Palo Alto, CA (2010) • Union Square, Hearts in San Francisco Exhibition & Gala Event, San Francisco, CA (2009) • B.J. Spoke Gallery, Juried Show: Expo 27, Juror: Marjorie Weinstein (Whitney Museum of American Art), Huntington, NY (2008) • 20th Street Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA (2006, 07, 08) • Artwork SF Gallery, Juried Show: Mixed Messages, Awarded ‘Best in Show’, San Francisco, CA (2007) • Jan & Gary Dario Gallery, Palm Beach Community College, Juried Show: Third Annual Painting, Drawing & Printmaking Competition, Lake Worth, FL (2007) • 111 Minna Gallery, Juried Show: Nondescript, San Francisco, CA (2007) • Space Gallery, Brick to Blue, San Francisco, CA (2007) • Issa Gallery, Grand Opening Exhibition, Houma, LA (2007) • A.G. Gallery, Krakow, Poland (2006) • Signatura Gallery, Krakow, Poland (2006) • Long Beach Arts Association, Juried Show: Works on Paper, Juror: Ruth Weisberg (Dean of Fine Arts, USC), Long Beach, CA (2005) • University of California, San Diego, New Moon Gallery: A Collaborative Exhibition, La Jolla, CA (2001)

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PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

• UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA • Hotel Union Square, San Francisco, CA • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Hearts in San Francisco, six-month public art installation, San Francisco (2009) • Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation, San Francisco, CA • Aviation Capital Group, Newport Beach, CA • Joseph Drake, President of Lyon’s Gate Entertainment Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

PUBLICATIONS

• Stanford University Continuing Studies catalogue (article and twenty reproductions), summer 2011 • Christian Hohmann Fine Art, Gallery Collection: International Contemporary Fine Art, 2011 • A Journal, Academy of Art University Alumni Journal (article and reproduction), spring 2011 • Featured Artist on artistaday.com (article and reproductions), June 3, 2010 • San Francisco Weekly, The Art of the Best of San Francisco (reproduction), vol. 29, no 17, p22, 2010 • San Francisco Chronicle (reproduction), Feb 8, 2009, pR-35 • Local Arts Guide to the Arts, Orange County (reproductions), CA, spring 2008 • ARTnews Magazine (reproduction), summer 2007, p219 • Louisiana Homes & Gardens Magazine (reproduction), Aug 2007, p157 • San Francisco Weekly, ‘Go Ask Clement’ (reproduction), vol. 26, no. 19, p29, 2007 • Academy of Art University, Spotlight News (article and reproductions), Apr 2006

HONORS

• Invited to exhibit at Symbiose Art Festival, Breda, The Netherlands (2011) • Selected to be a ‘Heart Artist’ in the Hearts in San Francisco benefit for SF General Hospital (2009) • Awarded the Kenneth Washburn Award for ‘Instructor of the Year’, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA (2009) • Invited to exhibit in the 6th Biennale Internazionale dell’ Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy (2007, 09, 11) • Awarded ‘Best in Show’, Artwork SF Gallery, Mixed Messages, San Francisco, CA (2007)

TEACHING | Selected

STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Palo Alto, CA • Lecturer: Architectural Design Program, Principles of Freehand Drawing (2010-present) • Lecturer: Continuing Studies Program, Expressive Drawing and Introduction to Life Drawing (2011-present) • Assistant Lecturer: Symbolic Systems Program, Learning Facial Emotions: Art & Psychology, Prof. David Wilkins (2010, 11) ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA, Sunnyvale, CA • Lecturer: Fundamentals of Observational Drawing; Drawing, Proportion and Perspective; and Typography (2010-present) COLLEGE OF MARIN, Kentfield, CA • Lecturer: Community Education, Abstract Painting (2008-present)

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THREE MARLENAS | Oil on Canvas | 68” x 84” | 2012

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OCEAN BEACH | Oil on Canvas | 48” x 60” | 2012

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SHE TAKES HER TIME | Oil on Canvas | 48” x 40” | 2011


SUNBATHER ON THE STEPS | Oil on Canvas | 56” x 42” | 2011

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REPUTATION | Oil on Canvas | 30” x 36” | 2012


GIRL ON FILLMORE STREET | Oil on Canvas | 40” x 30” | 2012

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A PROSPEROUS ENGAGEMENT | Oil on Canvas | 48” x 44” | 2011


ALL THAT MODERN JAZZ | Oil on Canvas | 36” x 34” | 2012

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HAIFA | 48” x 40” | 2012


RACHEL ON HERTZEL STREET | Oil on Canvas | 48” x 36” | 2012

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BOY AT THE MARINA | Oil on Canvas | 48” x 36” | 2012


MAYA AND THE CALF | Oil on Canvas | 40” x 44” | 2012

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LECCE | Oil on Canvas | 28” x 37” | 2012


PORTONE | Oil on Canvas | 24” x 22” | 2012

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VAST UNKNOWN | Oil on Canvas | 44” x 72” | 2011

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MAN SEATED IN CHAIR | Oil on Canvas | 20” x 14” | 2012

SMALL HOUSE | Oil on Canvas | 18” x 12” | 2012

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LAKESIDE | 40” x 44” | 2012

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EXPRESSION STUDY |Oil on Canvas | 20” x 20” | 2009

AGAINST ALL ODDS | Oil on Canvas | 24” x 22” | 2010

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ASCENSION | Oil on Canvas | 64” x 60” | 2010

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SOME MEMORIES NEVER FADE | Oil on Canvas | 52” x 96” | 2010

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STROKE OF NOON | Oil on Canvas | 24” x 20”


DEUX PARISIENNES | Oil on Canvas | 60” x 52” | 2010

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WOMAN IN THE MIRROR | Oil on Canvas | 48” x 36” | 2012


DRESSING ROOM | 40” x 30” | 2012

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ZOE READING | Oil on Canvas | 26” x 18”


WALKING AWAY | Oil on Canvas | 72” x 46” | 2009

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STUDY FOR THE SPACE BETWEEN | Oil on Canvas | 12” x 16.5” | 2010


THE SPACE BETWEEN | Oil on Canvas | 52” x 72” | 2010

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METAMORPHOSIS | Oil on Canvas | 52” x 84” | 2010

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STUDY FOR TWO LOVERS | Oil on Canvas | 12.5” x 18” | 2010


TWO LOVERS | Oil on Canvas | 52” x 76” | 2011

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TRANSFORMATION | Oil on Canvas | 52” x 72” | 2011

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METAMORPHOSIS OF NYMPH | Oil on Canvas | 18” x 38” | 2010


CONVERSATION | Oil on Canvas | 16” x 12” | 2010

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BODY LANGUAGE | Oil on Canvas | 26” x 22” | 2009


THE AWAKENING | Oil on Canvas | 60” x 60” | 2008

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TREETOPS | Oil on Canvas | 24” x 18” | 2012


LEAP OF FAITH | 24” x 12” | 2012

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EVERY DAY IS A NEW DAY | Oil on Canvas | 36” x 38” | 2011


RACHEL | Oil on Canvas | 36” x 44” | 2010

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MOVEMENT STUDY II | Oil on Canvas | 18” x 16” | 2012

MOVEMENT STUDY III | Oil on Canvas | 18” x 16” | 2012

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THE COST OF VIRTUE | Oil on Canvas | 24” x 18” | 2012

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CHRISTIAN HOHMANN FINE ART represents

almost 40 years of lineage in the art world by the Hart/Hohmann family founded in Germany and in 2013 Christian Hohmann celebrated his 20 year anniversary of entering the professional art world. Christian’s parents Werner and Ursula opened their first gallery in 1976 in the cultural tourist destination of Walsrode, which quickly became a success attracting cosmopolitan visitors from all over the world. In 1998, his aunt Eva Hart ventured to the States and opened a gallery in Carmel by the Sea, a premiere address for the California fine art world. She introduced art collectors to the best European contemporary artists, a relatively untapped market in the area, and one in which was found a thriving market. Only two years later the Hart family opened another location in the heart of Chicago. Back in Germany, 19-year old Christian was honing his own career by studying Art History and Economy at the University of Trier. In 1993, just a month before he began his studies, he founded Kunstverlag Christian Hohmann, a company that would publish lithographs, etchings and serigraphs by several artists, among them the acclaimed artist Prof. Rudolf Hausner, an important representative of the Viennese School of Fantastic Realism. Two years later he opened his first gallery in Hamburg at 21. In 1998 he partnered up with Thomas Levy, one of Germany’s premier art dealers and gallery owners, to open a gallery villa in Hamburg-Poeseldorf. The gallery highlighted artists such as Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Francis Bacon, and Xenia Hausner and participated in art expos including Art Frankfurt and the prestigious Hamburg Photo Triennale. Three years later, Hohmann collaborated on a project gallery in Berlin-Mitte. In 2002 Eva Hart decided to open a flagship gallery in Palm Desert, CA. Located on the exclusive El Paseo Drive in the renowned playground for the Forbes 400, the gallery played host to visitors from all over the world looking for paradise weather, perfect golf and tennis and world-class art. Christian joined his aunt as gallery director and went on to facilitate stellar exhibitions from modern classics like Joan Miró, Chagall, and Gabriele Muenter to contemporary artists such as Paul Wunderlich, Eberhard Hückstädt and Karin Voelker. In the summer of 2009, the Harts retired and Christian decided to carry on the family tradition solo with a new 5,000 square foot signature space, also located on El Paseo Drive. Today, Christian Hohmann Fine Art reflects this rich legacy in the art world, which began in Germany in 1976, and now spans across the United States. With a longstanding tradition of presenting both European and national artists of the highest

View into Gallery II: Painting by Bob Freimark, Sculpture by John Helton

caliber to the discerning collector, the gallery’s strong figurative program is accentuated by diverse offerings in 20th century master works by both familiar and emerging names. The gallery features an exquisite selection of original paintings and sculpture by over 100 unique artists while also representing many artists’ estates. From the prestigious location on El Paseo and with a network of artists, collectors, galleries and institutions the gallery has built a strong internet presence that reaches far beyond the borders of the United States. By participating in art fairs across the US and by publishing books and catalogs, the gallery is trying to spread the word about their artists world wide. With a true passion for art, educating the client, and a devotion to its artists, the gallery has garnered a world-class reputation as a sophisticated destination for art.

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