Michael Pellew

Michael's drawings and sculptures are humorous ruminations on pop culture. Michael’s playful line quality and imaginative cultural observations are simple and succinct. With one pass of his hand he can depict joy, humor and clever character. His subject matter is NYC trains and buses, fashion design, “punk funk freaks from the East Village and around the Tri-State area”, and pop portraits of favorite singers and performers. His characters capture a direct sense of style and spontaneity. Opening Ceremony has sold Michael's greeting cards in Manhattan and Los Angeles. Corporate collections include Citi Bank, JCrew and PAPER Magazine.

Exhibition History

2016
Outsider Art Fair | Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
One Step Beyond: Art Off the Charts | Fountain Gallery, New York, NY

2015
Holiday Pop Up | LAND Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
10 Years in 1 Day | Christian Berst Art Brut, New York, NY
Floating Holiday | LAND Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Televisionary | MoMA Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Building, New York, NY

2014
Slogans Run | LAND Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Satellite Show | RePopRoom, New York, NY

2013
Space Invaders | LAND Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
LAND Lovers | Ace Hotel, New York, NY
MAKExRePOP | Repop Room, New York, NY
Outsider Art Fair | Center 584, New York, NY
CUTLOG Art Fair | The Clemente, New York, NY
ReNewel | Newel Gallery, New York, NY

2012
Master of Puppets | MoMA Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Building, New York, NY
Celebrity Sightings | LAND Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Outsider Art Fair | The Mart, New York, NY

2011
LANDline | LAND Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
MAKE | I-20 Gallery, New York, NY
New Discoveries | LAND Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Outsider Art Fair | The Mart, New York, NY

2010
LAND LP Reborn | LAND Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Outsider Art Fair | The Mart, New York, NY

2009
Outsider Art Fair | The Mart, New York, NY

2008
Outsider Art Fair | The Puck Building, New York, NY

2007
Under the Influence, Drawing Inspiration from the Periphery | LAND Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Folk: Dumbo Under the Bridge Festival | LAND Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Outsider Art Fair | The Puck Building, New York, NY

2006
LANDrover | LAND Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Outsider Art Fair | The Puck Building, NY

2005
LANDmark | LAND Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Press

Michael Pellew: A Pop Culture Pro With The Skills To Prove It | Opening Ceremony
Sufjan Stevens Has Discovered Our Favorite Artist, Michael Pellew | Paper Magazine
Michael Pellew's Planes, Trains and Automobiles | Paper Magazine
An Insider’s Guide to the Outsider Art Fair | W Magazine
The Effortless Humor of Michael Pellew | Disparate Minds