Michael Spears was born in 1946 in Bristol, VA. His artistic training includes the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, 1965-1967; Washington Technical Institute, Washington, DC, AAS/Advertising Design, 1972; Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, 2006, AFA/Studio Fine Art, honors; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2009, BFA, General Fine Art/Art History, Theory and Criticism, magna cum laude.
An abstract artist, Spears explores the powerful connection between painting and music. According to Spears, music transports him to another dimension and it is under this influence that his “visual music” is created. He has exhibited widely, some of his most recent works highlighted in a solo exhibition entitled “OPUS” at the Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC in 2013. He has also had exclusive exhibitions of his music mantra at Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA and the HOCO Art Gallery, Ellicott City, MD.
Spears has received many awards and recognitions for his art. Print pieces about his work have appeared in such publications as the Washington Post, The Washington Times and Black Enterprise Magazine. He has also had an image licensed by Universal Pictures.
Spears lives and works in Laurel, MD.
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THE WASHINGTON POST
MICHAEL SPEARS: OPUS 2013 Exhibit Review
An Artist's Changing Perspective | Posted Feb 07, 2013
"I thoroughly enjoyed this exhibit. The artist gave a fascinating lecture on how visiting the Grand Canyon changed his work. The paintings became more complex."