Michael Genovese creates work that aims to connect with collective experiences, be it social or existential. He speaks to the familiar; however, through mark making, reduction, or transformation of the recognizable, he reassigns power. Rather than eliminating evidence or obscuring facts, he contextualizes our perception of meaning and history. His work deals with archives, permanence, and the designation of value. His concern with materiality and medium furthers his investigation of worth.
Michael Genovese (b. 1976, Chicago, IL) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He has exhibited at institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum; and the Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL. His work is included in public collections at The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum, Miami, FL, and the Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL.