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Michael Shores

Education: Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA - BFA 1980

Solo Exhibits:

2019 Daydreams In A Rickety Rocket Ship, paintings - The Wall Gallery at Norwood Space Center - Norwood, MA 

2017 Paintings - Cloud Creatures and Other Delusions, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA
2015 Paintings - Visions of the Otherworld, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA
2013 Paintings - Strange & Beautiful Creatures, Atlantic Gallery, NY, NY
1995 Paintings - Bloody Tyrants and Wild Monsters, Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA
1992 Collages - Speedway Gallery, Boston, MA
1991 Collages - Forum ‘Kunstund Schule’, Gutersloh, Germany
1989 Collages - Wild Creatures, 88 Room, Allston, MA


2018- Present - Member shows at the Plymouth Center For The Arts, Plymouth, MA

2013 Paintings - Galatea Fine Art- Members show
2013 Collages - Sin City Gallery, Las Vegas, NV - 12 Inches of Sin
2012 Paintings - Zeitgeist Gallery, Lowell, MA - Grand Opening Exhibit
2011 Atlantic Gallery, NY, New York, Concealment and Disclosure - paintings
2010 Atlantic Gallery - NY, New York, Eat Art - paintings
2010 Atlantic Gallery - NY, New York, Water - paintings
2009 True Gallery - Needham, MA, - paintings
2008 Atlantic Gallery - NY, New York, Catastrophe - paintings
2008 Erotic Signature, Miami, London, NY, LA, Amsterdam - Art Undressed,
2008 Chashama Gallery, NY, NY - Suckers and Biters II - drawings
2007 Feed Your Head - Salem, MA, Sketchbook Show - drawings
2007 Atlantic Gallery - NY, New York, Playing for Keeps - paintings
2007 Crown and Anchor, Provincetown, MA, New England International Erotic Art Exhibit - paintings
2007 Post Road Art Gallery, Marlboro, MA, Flowers - collage
2007 Projekt 30 Online Gallery, Sex Show - paintings
2007 AD Hoc Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Suckers and Biters - drawings
2007 Post Road Art Gallery, Marlboro, MA, No Pretty Pictures -paintings
2006 Stebbins Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Speaking Truth To Power - paintings
2006 Mana Fine Arts, Jersey City, NJ, What Have You Got To Say - paintings
2006 Red Sun Press, Jamaica Plain, MA, Critical Issues II - paintings
2006 Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA, Dreams Building Bridges - IASD Art Exhibit - painting
2006 Rundgang at Staedelschule, Frankfurt Germany, Portfolio Exhibition
2005 Red Sun Press, Jamaica Plain, MA, Critical Issues
2004 Man Ray Gallery, Cambridge, MA, The Bizarre World of Kinky Sex - paintingts - split show
2002-03 The Revolving Museum, Lowell, MA, Home-Made: Pioneers & Public Art
2002 The Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Public Billboard Exhibition
2001 The Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Bizarre World of Kinky Sex - paintings - split show
2001 The Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Collages, group show
2000 Jamaica Plain Open Studios, Jamaica Plain, MA
1999 The Revolving Museum, Boston, MA, Bizarro World - paintings - group show
1998 Gallery of Social & Political Art, Boston, MA, Individual Concerns - paintings - group show (one painting exhibited and one painting censored)
1998 Aurora Coffee, Atlanta, GA, Monsters, Aliens and Robots - paintings - split show
1997 Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Vampires and Aliens - paintings - split show
1997 University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, PA, Networking Artists & Poets, assemblings from the Ruth & Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry
1997 The Revolving Museum, Boston, MA, Beat Night - paintings - group show
1996 The Middle East Bakery, Cambridge, MA, Vampires & Robots - paintings - split show
1995 Billboard Art Exhibition (Zeitgeist Gallery), Cambridge, MA
1990 International Electrographic Art Museum, Cuenca, Spain, Collages
1989 Alchemie Gallery, Boston, MA, Images of the American Flag - collages
1988 88 Room, Allston, MA, American Living Retrospective - collages & drawings
1987 The Garment District, Cambridge, MA - Drawings
1984 Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C., The Magazine Stand - American Living Magazine
1982 Hayden Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Dadakin - drawing


  • Paintings chosen among over 1000 worldwide artists to be represented in the book, The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today, published by Erotic Signature with 100% of the profit from the book sales going directly to an international charity, contributing to the fight against HIV/AIDS worldwide.

  • Who's, Who of American Writers, Artists and Poets - 1987

I was one of seven artists who founded Punkt/Data Gallery (Boston 1977-79). This was an independent gallery which featured new art exhibitions each month as well as performance, film, concerts, etc., The following are a few of our important outside exhibitions:

Boston Architectural Center, Boston, MA - 1978, Drawings & Collages
Boston Cyclerama, Boston, MA -1978, Paintings, collage, 3-d installation
Second Boston Architectural Center Show, Boston, MA -1978, Paintings, drawings, collage, 3-d installation
Boston Film & Video Foundation, Boston, MA -1977, Designed costumes, co-wrote and acted in a play.

International Electrographic Art Museum, Cuenca, Spain Museum of Modern Art, NY
Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
Wadsworth Museum, Conn
Sackner Museum, Miami,
University at Buffalo, NY
Washington Project for the Arts, D.C
The Alternative Gallery Archive, Athens, Greece
The Wilder Gallery, CA
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England

Books (by Michael Shores, unless otherwise noted):

The Ne'er Do Well Waltz - Michael Shores & David Roskos

Pagan Flowers - Michael Shores & Paul Sohar

Shadow Play of Life - Michael Shores & Alan Catlin

The Terminal Beach at Sunset - Michael Shores & Alan Catlin

The Insomniac's Gift  - Michael Shores & Alan Catlin

The God Smoking Gorillas - Michael Shores & Ed Dimmer 2000

Split Mind Soup - Michael Shores & Kevin Friend

Even The Ducks Were Real - Michael Shores & Linda Lerner

Something Is Burning In Brooklyn - Michael Shores & Linda Lerner

Takes Guts & Years Sometimes - Michael Shores & Linda Lerner

12" of Sin - Michael Shores & Dr. Laura Henkel
The Resisting, Volumes 1-III - Michael Shores & Meg Founds 1998
Terminal Beach at Sunset - Michael Shores & Alan Catlin (UBP Press) 1997

Dradin, In Love - Jeff VanderMeer (Buzzcity Press) 1996
The Bone Orchard Conga - Ray McNiece (revised edition 1996)
Adventures In Manhood

Electric Goddess 1996
Maya (Found Street Press) 1995
Death & The Maiden 1994
Angels & Other Demons 1993
Wild Monsters I Have Known 1993
Erotic History 1992
Garden of Mystery 1991
Ancient Stories 1990
Book of Daze 1988
Dangerous Days 1987
Strange Acquaintances 1986

American Living Press
Bleeding Velvet Octopus
Driver's Side Airbag
Cracked Mirror Mysteries
As If
The Silver Web
The Sun
The Cafe Review
Alternative Press Magazine
Dream Network
Bone & Flesh
Found Street
Color Wheel
Door Number 3
Global Mail

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