Michael Minelli’s work incorporates sculptural objects, drawing, writing and photography in an effort to mine the dynamic relationship between popular media discourse and the individual subject. Michael received his BA from Rutgers College and his MFA in Sculpture from UCLA in 1999. He was also a participant in the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program from 1993 to '94. As a member of the artists’ collective REHAB, Michael’s video and performance work were part of a weekly broadcast on Manhattan Public Access Television from 1987 to '89. During this time, he was also a member of the bands Bowery Electric and Jackson White.
Michael’s work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe. In 2006, his project not by everybody was commissioned by The Wexner Center for the Arts and presented as part of the exhibition “Shiny.” His most recent project, “I Know Where You L” was exhibited at the WPA in Los Angeles in Fall 2009. Michael has taught studio arts and critical studies at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design. He lives and works in Los Angeles. www.michaelminelli.com, www.wpala.com