About the Piano
The design of my piano this year is achieved through a layering of acrylic transfers and paint to create a blossoming, firework effect of rising and falling color. My inspirations this year included some of my recent work, Tiffany lamps, the beauty of sheet music, and more than anything, the explosion of life that comes with the arrival of spring.
About the Artist
Michael David Kozlowski is a painter whose work has recently sprung to many people’s attention—selected as one of eight artists by the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s director Richard Klein for Westport Art Center’s “SOLOS" 2015 show. Soon after this he was awarded “Best in Show” at the Greenwich Art Society’s Flinn exhibition “Emergence,” by Christie Mitchell of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Michael was recently chosen as one of the 50 Memorable Painters of 2015 by Poets and Artists magazine. In 2016 Michael was inducted into New Canaan’s prestigious Silvermine Guild of Artists.
In 2014 Michael was awarded a grant and residency with the Vermont Studio Center and upon returning to Connecticut was a featured artist in New Haven’s City Wide Open Studios—an honor repeated in 2015. Earlier this year he painted a mural as part of the 100Gates Project on the Lower East Side and is excited to be returning to Sing for Hope's Pianos for a second year running.