MICHAEL ROBERT MAHALAK
Michael is originally from Gulfport, Mississippi his birthplace, but he had spent most of his childhood growing up in North Carolina. As a young boy in school, he started out drawing Saturn rocket of the Apollo moon mission and the space shuttles, and eventually took an interest in drawing cartoons. Michael continues with this course of wanted to be either a cartoon animator, or a comic book artist thru out High School until he went to college. While there he began to study art seriously which led him in a new direction in becoming an artist instead of being an animator, or a comic book artist. In fact, in his sophomore year of High School, he developed his own style from an assignment for a class which he will soon to be known for his unique style, to a degree image appears to be something like stain glass window called Fractionalism. Fractionalism came about in reference to a mathematical term by which someone saw in his work. He continued to draw in this style and has changed over the years, experimented with different techniques.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2003. While there, his main concentration in art was mostly in painting, drawing, and art history. He was also involved in other areas in art which included print making, graphic designs, sculpture, and pottery. During his course of study at the University, he was introduced to digital art along with traditional method of creating art. Over the years of his career as an artist, he just started using the computer as another tool to make art, he experimented with the programs on both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop going from basic colors grown in due time using the effects to see what he could with it in his digital art. Now, Michael went from creating art from a traditional means to create art as a Digital artist.
Back in 2001, he worked for Body Billboards Inc as a silk screen cleaner in the production area. A local Parks and recreation of Chapel Hill, NC was having a T-shirt design contest for all t-shirt companies in the area to enter, and his art, title “Apples” were chosen for the Apple Chill t-shirt. In 2009, his digital art title “A Brother and His Sisters” were invited to be in a book with many other artists of an online art community, b-uncut called The Artist’s Diary. Years later, September 2017, he became an artist member at the art house of Las Vegas where his works was shown. Now, he is a member of Boulder City Art Guild and Gallery, and the Las Vegas Artist’s Guild which his works are being exhibiting at their Galleries.