Riding along the river with Captain Jared Austin

A dear friend Lara Naughton wrote this wonderful article on another dear friend and teacher of the River Captain Jared Austin. Please check it out! Modern Day Mark Twain

Mosaic base for Turning Sculpture

Creating one of the 3 mosaics as a base for the “Turning sculpture (prayer wheels)” with Italian porcelain. The pattern is of the Mississippi River creating new land over thousands of years (from the Fisk Maps of 1944). Each mosaic weighs about 200 lbs as finished discs. Many thanks to Keith Rogers for the help!

Rauschenberg Artist Residency

  The Rauschenberg Artist Residency in Captiva, Florida generously hosted artists: Michel Varisco,  Samira Yamin, Jarrett Earnest, art critic Dave Hickey, musician: Laura Ortman and dancers: Audrey Rubenstein, Nicole LeGette in October 2014. This was incredible time to work on existing projects and create new ones. An enormous thank you goes out to the hosts (Ann    […]

Differences on Identity

Concurrent with the 56th Venice Biennale, Differences on Identity is one of a series of two multi-disciplinary exhibitions of international artists curated by E. Rentetzi (Phd, University of Verona) at the Sala del Portale, San Lorenzo, Venice, Italy Featured artists in May exhibition include: Britt Salt (Australia), Emma Roche (Ireland), Joan Backes (USA), Saevar Karl Olason (Iceland) among    […]

Black Scat Book release of HOTEL ORTOLAN- a collaboration

We’ve just published Tom Whalen’s and Michel Varisco’s HOTEL ORTOLAN and it’s turning out to be a Black Scat bestseller—50 copies have sold this weekend.  Taking a step back and trying to be objective, Hotel Ortolan reminds me of those early paperbacks published by City Lights… little gems like A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard andTrue Minds. Or, perhaps, Breton’s    […]

“Home Exhibition” opening White Linen night!

[one_half][/one_half] [one_half]My work is being featured at Octavia Art Gallery’s inaugural group show, Home, opening White Linen Night at 454 Julia Street. Opening August 3, 2013 | 6 – 9pm [/one_half]  

Auckland Festival of Photography

  [one_half] [/one_half]I  am pleased to announce that I am participating in the Auckland Festival of Photography. I will be presenting my work on Saturday June 1st at 2pm at the Talking Culture Symposium. More information can be found here: Auckland Festival