MICHAEL EADE (b. 1957, Portland, Oregon)

Received a BA from Oregon State University and did further studies at the Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenen Kunste, Stuttgart (studying egg tempera painting techniques), and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (studying film and computer animation techniques). He has received many honors including a current residency at the Hermitage Artists’ Retreat, a studio membership at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and fellowships from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, the National Academy Museum and School of the Fine Arts, Artists’ Fellowship Inc., and Aljira. Eade’s work appears in public and corporate collections including the Harvard Business School, HERMÈS, AT&T, the Library of Congress Permanent Collection and many private collections. He is going to have a solo show at Pombal Palace, Lisbon in 2016.

Tree is a repeating metaphor in Eade’s work. He calls them “The Tree of Life.” As he says, “ I learned there is more than one ancient fruit forest in the Tian Shan region and that they are the genetic Eden to over 300 wild fruit and nut species including the wild apple, pear, plum, cherry, apricot and walnut to name a few. When I learned this I decided to incorporate pears and other fruits with the apples into my paintings. It is also a fact that all of these forests are in danger of extinction…Learning all this inspired me to visually eulogize this botanical Eden and create a landscape icon- The Tree of Life.” During his study, he realized that “The Tree of Life” can be found in different cultures. Therefore, the series becomes a practice to combine Eastern and Western landscape traditions: “Evolving together, filtered through my painting process and heavily referencing each other these paintings sustain a dialogue amongst themselves while providing different vistas of the remarkable Central Asian wild.”

Artist’s Website: www.michaeleade.com


迈克尔·伊德(b. 1957, 美国俄勒冈州波特兰)






Born 1957, Portland, Oregon

Lives and works in New York



M.F.A., New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

B.A., Oregon State University

Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenen Kunste, Stuttgart, Germany

Portland Museum Art School, Portland, Oregon




Michael Eade: Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Pombal Palace, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016. (upcoming)


Michael Eade: Paintings & Watercolors, (up-coming), Gary Marotta Fine Art, Provincetown, MA, June, 2015.


Michael Eade: Paintings & Watercolors, Gary Marotta Fine Art, Provincetown, MA, June 27 – July 24, 2014.


Michael Eade: Beyond the Garden Wall, A Retrospective, Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY, January 30 – March 2, 2013.


Michael Eade: the Wild Apple Forest, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY, June 6 – July 6, 2012.


Michael Eade: New Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY, 2009.


Michael Eade: Landcapes & Animalia – Paintings and Woodblock Monotypes, Cheryl Pelavin Fine ArtNew York, NY, 2005.


Michael Eade: Between Heaven and EarthTriangle Gallery, Sinclair College, Dayton, OH, 2001.




A Piece of Paper, Fou Gallery, New York, March 19–May 8, 2016.


Summer Group Show(up-coming), Inky Editions, Hudson, NY, 2015.

Intaglio: Juried by Ruth Lingen, Museum Blue, St Louis, MO, April 17 – May 8, 2015, traveling to Blackburn 20/20, New York, NY, 2015.


Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Studio Immersion Project Fellows, Blackburn 20/20, New York, NY, 2014.

The Artists’ Showcase 2014, the Society of Illustrators, the Print Club of New York, New York, NY, 2014.


The Day BeforeHermitage Artist Retreat Fellows, Symphony Space, New York, NY, November 6 – 10, 2013.

2013 Member Show, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY, October 24 – November 11, 2013.


Zooey, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY, July 18 – August 17, 2012.

Art Connections 8, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ, January 17 – February 18, 2012.


MYSELF, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, January 18 – February 17, 2011.


Timeless: the Art of Drawing, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, 2008.


Abbey Mural Workshop Fellows, National Academy Museum and School of the Arts, New York, NY, 2007.

Town and Country, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY, 2007.

Fantastic Visions of Nature, Katharina Rich Perlow GalleryNew York, NY, March, 2007.


Celebrating Winter Through Nature, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, 2006.

Spring Quintet, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY, June, 2006.

The Tax Form Project, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY, 2006.


Breaking Ground, The Horticultural Society of New York, New York, NY, June 16 – September 9, 2005.


If You Were Here, ArtsPlace Gallery, Lexington, KY, travelling to the Lobby Gallery at Deutsche Bank, New York, NY and Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX. 2004.


Flora And Fauna Manifestations, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, New York, NY, 2003.

Dancing In The Dark- Part 1: Aljira Emerge, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, 2003.

Hybrids, Wave Hill, Glyndor Gallery, Bronx, NY, 2003.



AT&T, New York

Harvard Business School, Boston

Haynes & Boone, LLP, New York


Perseus Books Group, New York

San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco

The Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Washington State Arts Commission, Washington, DC