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MICHAEL AMMERMAN ARCHITECT ARTIST CREATIVE DIRECTOR
A PROGRESSIVE, CROSSMEDIA STUDIO FORMED IN 1999 TO PURSUE CREATIVE VENTURES WHICH HELP PUSH AND EXPAND FORWARD THINKING IDEAS AND MEDIUMS

expertise.

ARCHITECTURE INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE FURNITURE DESIGN GRAPHIC DESIGN WEB DESIGN BRANDING ART PRODUCTION MUSIC PRODUCTION VIDEO PRODUCTION

approach.

i create across many disciplines with a unique research and instinct based process i call Informed Instinct. My work has been recognized with multiple national + international awards and covered in both press and publication.








synopsis.

currently operating from the emerald city of seattle, michael has been a practicing artist and architect for over two decades with such prominent, global firms as hok, sasaki and michael graves & associates. as a senior designer with michael graves and associates in princeton, new jersey, michael designed various large scale architectural projects throughout the united states, europe and asia including: 3 on the bund, a mixed-use historic development in shanghai china, the 425 fifth avenue high-rise in new york new york and a u.s. embassy in seoul south korea.

michael is currently working on upcoming national and international solo painting exhibits but is also taking on select global and state-side projects. michael is also investigating several national and international architecture + design firm offers. feel free to make contact!


SELECT PROJECTS CLIENTS & FIRMS

bvs.

88 fort point gateway building . boston ma . 60,000sf
bvs retail gallery . seattle wa . 1400sf
dome. a yoga and wellness retreat . volcano hi . 25,000sf
z-tel technologies . corporate hq . tampa fl . 80,000sf
escape into life . chicago il
eruption usa . minneapolis mn
black swan legal group . tampa fl
ward design group . seattle wa
burning alternatives . princeton nj

sasaki.

sacred heart university master plan . fairfield ct . 350,000sf
sacred heart university signature multi-media building . fairfield ct . 60,000sf
monitor doblin . corporate offices . chicago il . 18,000sf

nelson.

bank of america . corporate projects . north america . 25,000sf – 3,000,000sf
oracle corporation . oracle universities . north america . 8,000sf – 50,000sf

michael graves.

3 on the bund . mixed-use historic retail development & retrofit . shanghai china . 300,000sf
425 fifth avenue . mixed-use high-rise . new york ny . 350,000sf
u.s. embassy . seoul south korea . classified size and scope

rbk.

university of tampa . school of business . tampa fl . 30,000sf
fcci hq . sarasota fl . 250,000sf

hok.

nortel serv.us center prototypes . worldwide . 1,500-20,000sf
netpark @ tampa bay . tampa fl . 1,000,000sf
pscu . regional hq . tampa fl . 100,000sf
ocwen financial hq . orlando fl . 120,000sf
chase manhattan bank . regional hq . tower III . tampa fl . 180,000sf

asd.

nations bank . direct banking center . wichita ks . 70,000sf
suntrust bank . regional hq . tampa fl . 80,000sf
wilson and company hq . tampa fl . 35,000sf
state of florida congressional hearing rooms . tallahassee fl . 18,000sf
aetna . cafe & fitness center . atlanta ga . 8,000sf
broward county regional service center . prototype for statewide design . ft. lauderdale fl . 150,000sf
digital lightwave . production facility . st petersburg fl . 7,000sf

SELECT ART EXHIBITS.
2018 – under development – exhibits in asia, europe, the usa
2017 – solo exhibit: recent paintings . seoul south korea
2016 – solo exhibit: recent paintings . hardline gradient series . the loft . seattle wa
2016 – solo exhibit: recent monochromes . tokyo japan
2012 – solo exhibit: sumi series . tokyo japan.
2010 – group exhibit: steel and video works . transylvania county arts council . brevard nc
2008 – solo exhibit: recent paintings . the loft . boston ma
2006 – solo exhibit: video/sound installation . bvs gallery . seattle wa
2005 06 – solo exhibit: recent paintings . bvs gallery . seattle wa
2005 – solo exhibit: digital press prints . bvs gallery . seattle wa
2005 – group exhibit: recent paintings . ok hotel exhibition space . seattle wa
2003 – group exhibit: recent paintings . volcano art center . volcano hi
1999 – solo exhibit: recent paintings . brad cooper gallery . tampa fl
1996 99 – group exhibit: steel works . contemporary sculpture guild . west stockbridge ma
1996 98 – gallery 71: steel works . new york ny
1996 97 – aliya ardivan gallery: steel works . atlanta ga
1995 96 – group exhibit: steel works . chautaugua art association . chautaugua ny
1995 – 3 man exhibit: steel works . mt. dora center for the arts . mt dora fl
1995 – group exhibit: video installations . orlando museum of art . orlando fl
1994 – group exhibit: open art . alexandria museum of art . alexandria va
1994 – group exhibit: steel works . deland museum of art . deland fl
1994 – group exhibit: small works . velencia college . orlando fl
1993 – 2 man exhibit: steel works . mt. dora center for the arts . mt dora fl
1989 91 – group exhibits: mixed media . below zero studios . orlando fl

SELECT PRIVATE COLLECTIONS.
mr. & mrs. blumenthal . muttontown new york ny
mmr. & mrs. friedman . new york ny
susan soares . bedminster nj
j. michael downey . bedminster nj
robert & susan gans . bloomfield hills mi
harvey & susan minninberg . potomac mi
mr. & mrs. yeager . ponce inlet fl
ms. batliner . brevard nc
mary lou gravitt . miami fl
mr. & mrs. hypes . tampa fl
mrs. vicky rich . tampa fl
dorethea brandt . miami fl
cecil juanarena . seattle wa
gared askew . seattle wa
ryan krafft . seattle wa
scott wallin . seattle wa
casey mcspadden . seattle wa

SELECT CORPORATE COLLECTIONS.
z tel technologies . tampa fl
peavey electronics hq . meridian ms
tel.air interest, inc . miami fl
ford motor company . orlando fl

SELECT PUBLICATIONS AND HONORS.
aia award of merit: netpark complex . tampa fl . 1,000,000sf
the renascent painting book: recent paintings
michael graves: building & projects 1995-2003
interiors magazine: focus on midwest projects . nations bank . wichita ka . 70,000sf
pocket art book: alexandria museum of art . alexandria va
20th century art award: steel works . metropolitan museum of art . new york ny
various new media awards: interactive digital interface designs . usa canada uk sweden the netherlands

TESTIMONIALS.

architecture.


“look at the pictures of the final product; they speak much more eloquently than i can of michael’s brilliance, technical competence and design ethos. the design is clearly the most effective marriage of style and functionality i’ve ever seen in a corporate setting.”

“michael managed an extraordinary array of client influences and was able to distinguish the signal from the noise. as an artist, he heard what people meant as distinguished from what they said; he gave us what we needed, not what we said we wanted.”

russell t. alba. esq.

furniture.

“michael is integral to the relationship between him, the clients and luminaire as supplier. he creates an environment of open honest dialog. as well, he treats us all as symbiotic components of something important. obviously, i have a great deal of respect for him and his talent.”

“i believe michael’s strength is his creativity combined with functionality. he has the ability to go beyond what is expected yet still keep his feet on the ground. for me, i cannot wait to see what is his next adventure will be.”

dorothea brant. luminaire inc.

book preface.

for one to speak of michael ammerman, one would have to speak of his sheer determination. his determination of both self discovery and universal discovery. he is an artist who has an intuitive grasp on creative invention. as a steel sculptor for most of his life, form was his calling and his belief. winning awards and recognition from such prestigious curators as lowery s. sims, associate curator, the metropolitan museum of art, one would think michael would rest on his laurels. however, this is not what drives michael to create, as he states, “i create because i must. i must create to push myself and those around me… to inspire.”

painting presented itself to michael as he was producing an installation which would incorporate three veiled canvases of oil pigment within a fiberglass framework. after the canvas panels were painted he felt they must simply be stretched, alone, no framework needed. immediately, painting took over his life. the form he had worked with, for so many years, gave way to a new form or dimension… a so called “forth dimension”, a place where the viewer or participant completes the thought or emotion. michael believes we are all capable of this experience if we allow ourselves the time and energy. he found that only the purest of thoughts needed to be expressed. as he states, “my work is an actualization of pure thought and pure expression… the challenge which remains, is for the viewer… for there is not a single answer or definition… there are however infinite possibilities.”

julia batliner: mt. dora center for the arts. 1999