Michael Oliveri
Associate Professor of Art


2015                Under the Sun, Gallery Protocal, Gainesville Florida
2015                Bug Micrographs, Georgia College, Milledgeville GA
2012                Looking for Light, The Glass Cube, The Indigo Gallery, Athens GA
2010                Innerspace the BIO works, Twin Kittens, Atlanta GA
2010                Muchas Gracias, Athens Cine, Athens GA
2008                Innerspace, Permaculture and UFO’s, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville TN
2008                Innerspace, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA
2007                E-Scaping the Grid, Grand Center, St Louis MO
2007                Hydrocarbons, Young Harris College Art Gallery, Young Harris GA
2006                Ultraviolet Acquiescence & Deep Space Drip Culture, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh
2005                UV Hydrocarbon, Music Midtown, Atlanta Ga
2004                Fast Food Hydrocarbons and Waves in Outer Space, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta Ga
1994                El Pollo Doh Loco, Crossing Gallery, Los Angeles CA
1994                Soundscapes, Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica CA
1992                Cage’n Fish, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA
1991                Reverse Skinner Box, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA


2015                NEW YORK NOW design fair, Javits Center, Karen Alweil Studio
2014                LA Wood, Arena1 Gallery, Santa Monica CA
2013/14           Design Fair Atlanta, Los Angeles, NYC Karen Alweil Studio
2013                Photo Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais , Paris France
2013                Artist Invitational Consumption & Sustainability, Fresno State University, Fresno CA
2013                Annual Invitational, Conley Galley, California State University, Fresno CA
2012                Drawn from Athens, The Indigo Gallery, Athens, GA
2012                Drawn from Athens, The Hudgens Center for the Arts, Gwinnett GA
2012                Live/Work Twinkittens, Atlanta GA
2009                Darwin, Innerspace series, Schatten Gallery Emory University, Atlanta GA
2009                Photos Summer Group show, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago IL
2008                Innerspace 2 and 64 Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago IL
2008                Innerspace 4, Jackson Fina Art, Atlanta GA
2008                Fractal Geometric Valley, ACP, Atlanta GA
2008                Innerspace, The Sovereign, Atlanta GA
2008                Art Papers Art Auction, Atlanta GA
2007                Power Ball 9, The Power Plant, Toronto Canada
2007                Art Papers Art Auction, Atlanta GA
2007                Design Rally 07, Athens GA
2007                Nano structures un-structured, UGA Georgia Center, Athens, GA
2005                Scope, Art Papers, Miami, FL
2005                Switch, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA
2005                VIBE Summer05 Simultaneous Video Screenings, Chicago, Liverpool, Manchester
2004                Art, Technology and the Future, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL
2004                Spring Season Show, Still Smoking & Happy, Monkeytown, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
2004                Picante, Still Smoking and Happy, El Pollo Doh Loco, Athica, Athens Ga
2004                Ecotopia, Hydrocarbons on Mars 1 w/ cultures, Lump Gallery, Raleigh NC
2004                Filling Up/Spilling Out, Still Smoking and Happy, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach FL
2004                Permanent showcase, Hydrocarbons on Mars, Limn Gallery, San Francisco CA
2004                Glass, Hydrocarbons on Mars, California State University Fresno, Fresno CA
2004                Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee FL – Lens Table
2003                The Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee FL, EGEN, Magic Mushroom, Light Island
2003                Implants, Architecture and Wishful Thinking, Remax, Strategies in Waiting, Titicutly Stamping Nauman, CSUF, Fresno CA
2003                The Canal Street Projection Project, Still Smoking & Happy, New Orleans LA
2003                A Shot In The Dark, Remax/ Strategies in Waiting, The Contemporary, Atlanta GA
2002                Art Basel, TBC2, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, Miami Beach FL
2002                Fine Craft Make a Home, TBC1, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens GA
2002                DesignX: Critical Reflections, Courting Installation, Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee FL
2002                Sensory Overload, Mouse & Polar Bear 3, 10-minute tac-tic 2, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens GA
2002                Digigraphical, Titicutly Stamping Nauman, University of Georgia Main Gallery, Athens GA
2002                Armory Show, Acoustic Mole 3, Rhona Hoffman Gallery Chicago IL, Pier 90 NYC
2001                Impact, 10-minute tac-tic, Acoustic Mole2, Still Smoking and Happy, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens GA
2001                Sound and Complexity, 64 frames per second, Acoustic Mole 1, Classified2, Plan B Performing Arts, SantaFe, NM
2001                Faculty Show, The Kiss, The adventures of Gwendaline, Still Smoking & Happy, FSU Museum, Tallahassee, FL
2000                Havana Biennale, Havana 2K, Havana Cuba
2000                Van Gogh’s Ear, 10-minute tac-tic, Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee FL
2000                Works on a yellow legal pad, Beyond Baroque, Venice CA
2000                Tres Amigos, 64 frames per second, Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee FL
1999                Gartner No.1, Gartner Studios, Santa Monica CA
1998                Sound, Don’t Touch, Ear Muffs, Joker D, Santa Ana Collage main gallery Santa Ana, CA
1998                Beyond the Matter of Space, Big Ideas in a Small Room, Life Support System, BB Gallery, Venice, CA
1997                Malibu Sex Party, A Perfect Picture, Purple Gallery, Venice CA
1995                Eat or be Eaten/Painting not Painting, Mice & Polar Bears,Anderson Gallery, Buffalo NY
1995                Graduate Show, Mouse & Polar Bear, UCLA at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica CA
1994                Poetic Devices, Sound Effects, Brea Municipal Gallery, Brea CA
1992                The Far Bazaar, Reverse Skinner Box 2, Los Angeles CA


1995                            M.F.A. New Genre, University of California, Los Angeles
1992                            B.F.A. Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)


Professional Experience
2006 –  Present           Owner / Designer Michael Oliveri Studio LLC
2006 – 2014                 Project Manager / Designer for Michael Stipe
1996 – 1998                 Designer, Fabricator, Transportation FX Moorpark CA
1993 – 1999                 Art director, Scenic, decorator, carpenter, Freelance Film
Industry, Los Angeles CA



Interdisciplinary Teaching projects

2010 – 2014                 Faculty Discover Abroad UGA, Develop Maymester studies abroad course which combines interdisciplinary art with ANTH/ECOL/FANR/GEOG/INTL
4271/6271)Sustaining Human Societies and the Natural Environment. Courses taught in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Bali Indonesia.

Interdisciplinary Research projects

2009 – Present             I am currently working in the Center for Ultrastructural Research here at UGA. I operate an SEM and create images using insects. My insect images are widely published and exhibited.

2011                            Artist in residence on a 3 week scientific exploration off the coast of Brazil studying climate warming aboard the scripts institute research vessel Melville I was accompanying professor in charge Dr Patricia Yager. My duties were to document the research practice and life aboard a research vessel. I also redesigned some of the scientific data collecting toolsand created a body of photographs called Drawings from Jupiter.

2007- 2009                  “Innerspace” with Dr Zhengwei Pan from Nanotechnology department at UGA. This project consisted of me working in Dr Pan’s lab scanning his nano structure samples to make large scale landscape images. This project led to many exhibitions gallery and museum exhibitions and articles in art and scientific journals. It also assisted in getting Dr Pan an NSF Career Award for $592,870 because of the education outreach that was created through the collaboration.

Professional Representation

2014 – Present             Dashboard Coop, Atlanta GA

2013 – Present             Karen Alweil Studio, Los Angeles CA


2007                            E-Scaping the Grid, Grand Center, St Louis MO
2005                            UV Hydrocarbon, Music Midtown, Atlanta GA
2004                            Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL Lens Table
2003                            Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL – EGEN, Magic Mushroom, Light Island

Art reviews & publications

Kaitlin Kent, “Art Un Xplained” The Red & Black January 25 2015
Alexis Leima, “Professor eyes Liabilities” in Art” The Red & Black August  19, 2014
Michele Fossi, “Piccole Incognite” Vogue Italia, October 2014 page 96, 2 Images
François Lassagne, Une Nouvelle Vision de la Science, Science & Vie Nano Technology the Invisible Revolution Dec 12, 2010 Images on pages 144-150
3D SEM image, Young Foxy and Free, Athens, GA 2010
Kaushik Patowary, “Landscapes from the nano world” Amusing Planet, January 15, 2009
Susan Reslewic, “It’s a Mountain…It’s a Mushroom…It’s a Nanostructure!”, Talkingscience.com, Dec 5 2008
Susan F. Locke, “Six Images of Nano-scale Worlds, Scientific American, December 29, 2008
Ivan Amato, “Post Cards from Innerspace”, Chemical & Engineering News, November 24 2008
Maria Browning, “Microscopic Landscapes and extraterrestrialgardens”, Nashville Scene, October 29 2008
Helen Fostgate, “Tiny Landscapes of Unseen Worlds”, UGA Research Magazine, Fall 2008
Beth Sale,”Designing a New Reality” Flagpole, April 2007
Ann B. Doran, “Art around the Corner” Union Sentinel, March 2007
Julie Phillips, “Athens Design Developement combines creativity with community” Athens Banner Herald, Marque Cover, April 2007
Carol Vansickle, “The Hypotheses of Hope” Practical Hydroponics, November/December 2006 cover & pg34-40
Carol Vansickle, “Ultraviolet Acquiescence and Deep Space Drip Culture” Growing Edge, November/December 2006 Cover & pg7, 34-37
Gene 13, “Hydro Art” Buzz Section, Hightimes December 2006, pg13
Kurt Shaw, “Future Now”, Pittsburgh Tribune, July 16 2006
Jennie Klien, “Weird Science”, Art Papers January/February 2006 pg19,20,21 and cover
WalterReeves.com, Michael Oliveri Installation, July 2004
Melissa Link, “Vibrant Impact”, Athens Banner Herold, Athens GA July 8, 2004
Catherine Fox, “Outer space, inner workings” The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta GA July 4, 2004
Jody Servon, “Boundaries of the Body: Filling Up/Spilling Out” NY Arts Magazine, New York NY July 3, 2004
Felicia Feaster, “Science fact or fiction” Creative loafing, Atlanta GA July 1, 2004
Marty Berry, “3 men and an art show” The Fresno Bee, Fresno CA, Dec 22, 2003
Andisheh Nouraee, “Videos, VD and the suckmaster II”, Creative Loafing, Atlanta GA Feb 19, 2003
Catherine Fox, “Taking their best shot at creativity” Atlanta Journal Constitution, February 14, 2003
Mary Jessica Hammes, “Art at home”, Athens Banner Herold, Jan 01, 2003
Gail Rubini, Keith Roberson, “DesignX: critical reflections”, Florida State University, Oct 11, 2002
Julie Powell, “Challenging the movement potential”, Athens Banner Herold, Feb 28, 2002
Mary Jessica Hammes, “Art that makes you feel”, Athens Banner Herold, Athens GA, June 19, 02
Mary Jessica Hammes, “ An exhibit from the teachers”, Athens Banner Herold, Dec 27, 2001
Nikita Strom, “Blinding You with Science” The Alibi V.10 No.33 Santa Fe NM, Aug 16, 2001
Jon Carver, “Critical Reflections”, THE Magazine, Santa Fe, NM, August 2001
Craig Smith, “Examining”, The New Mexican, Santa Fe NM, July 13, 2001
Bruce Hanley, “Malibu Sex Party, Reviews”, Art Forum February 1998 pg 98
Susan Kandel, “Chickens, Pollo-Doh in Oliveri’s Tender hearted Anarchy” The Los Angeles Times Dec 1994
Carmine Iannaccone, “Art Issues, reviews” Los Angeles January 1994
David Pagel, “The Sound of Art”, The Los Angeles Times, November 6 1993

Design reviews & publications

In-Style magazine Gift Guide “You Rule” ruler December 2014
Tory Johnson, “Eco-Friendly Gear for Spring” Good Morning America Aired April 19 2012

Product Design
2015                MOS Motorized Skateboard
2014                MOS Surfboard Shaping Tools, “SYZERS, RAILIZER, VARI-RAD, LINEUP TOOL”
2014                ADD Cigarette Litter receptacle ADD collaborative (design patent)
2013/14           MOS Fuck Rulers
2013/2014       MOS UFO Lamp
2013                MOS Camera Strap
2013                MOS The Smallet Wallet
2013                MOS The Superbox
2012                MOS Butterfly Lamps
2010                MOS  Bendz book ends
2009                MOS Box for the Birds
2008                ADD Cigarette Litter receptacle ADD collaborative
2006                ADD  Blazberry Highway Bus shelter ADD collaborative





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