I’ve been working on exploring my own history as an artist, looking at what I make now and how it relates to my past work. I’m mostly curious about what was left behind.
Born in Denver in 1972, Michael Dowling spent much of his early life as a typical kid apart from being an obsessive drawer. It wasn’t until the age of 25, and after several years studying various subjects as well as working in many fields, that Michael started painting. With that late beginning, Dowling dove full in and began studying extensively. At 28, he decided to sell a burgeoning art sales company and moved to Florence, Italy to focus on painting. He has since returned to his native Denver where he lives and works and tries to raise three naughty kids.
Michael is represented in Colorado by Leongallery, Colorado by G44, Colorado by BRDG project, Chicago by Studio 6F, Miami by G Rossi Fine Art, & Little Rock by M2 Gallery.
His work has been featured in the films “the Frame” and “Ink”, and is the focus artist on the Dolce Vida release “Devils”. Michael has worked with and shown at the Museum of Contemporary art Denver and Denver Art Museum, and has work in several private and public collections both nationally and throughout Europe.