Mike Stiler

ABOUT MIKE STILER

Mike Stiler is a sculptor, poet and zen meditation teacher. Mike and his wife, Dyan Berk, have been residents of Monhegan since 1992.

Mike works in a variety of mediums, and is known for his sculptural pieces made from wood, found objects and flotsam. His artwork is playful, narrative, figurative, and is inspired by the creatures and characters of the island.

The “Yardfish” are kinetic garden sculptures that respond and swivel in the slightest breeze. They are durable in all exterior environments.

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Education:

Syracuse University School of Fine Arts/ sculpture major

Rochester Institute of Technology/ painting major

Rochester Zen Center, Roshi Philip Kapleau, teacher

– study and practice of zen meditation

Pope & Gray Inc.

– 2 yr.program in color theory and pigment technology

Hochstein School of Music, Rochester, NY

– saxophone major

Other Experience:

Foster & Kleiser Outdoor Advertising, NYC

– outdoor bulletin painting (billboards), specializing in  figurative rendering

Mike Stiler Sign Design, Kennebunkport, ME

– specializing in the design & fabrication of custom signage and wooden carved signs.

2000  Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

– fellowship recipient/residency program

2001-2004  ‘Painting Now’, painting workshops on Monhegan Island.

– 3 & 4 day painting intensives, held on Monhegan Island & Rockland, ME, exploring the possibilities of an intuitive approach to the creative process.

2001  MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, ME, residency fellowship.

2001  Publication of ‘Who Sees?’

-collection of own poems & drawings pertaining to the phenomena of unconditional presence.

2001-2009 ‘Seeing Without Knowing’ meditation & inquiry retreats on Monhegan & Belfast, ME

Galleries:

Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, ME  04101 (888) 762-2693

Firehouse Gallery,  Damariscotta, ME (207) 563-7299

Lupine Gallery, Monhegan, ME  (207) 594-8131

Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

Collections:

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

School of American Craftsmen, Rochester, NY

James Kupecz, collector, Pittsburgh, PA

Shows & Awards:

2010  Greenhut Gallery – One Person Show

2009  CMCA Rockport, ME. – ‘Comic-Al’ Show

2009  Maine Commission of Arts % for Art Award Dirigo Elementary School
Dixfield, ME.

2009  Firehouse Gallery – ‘In The Garden’ show

2008  CMCA Rockport,  ME. – ‘First Traces’ show

2007  CMCA, Rockport, ME. – ‘Menagerie’  Show

2006  CMCA, Rockport, ME. – Biennial  Invitational

2005  CMCA, Rockport, ME. – ‘In Celebration of Wood’

2004  Pitchers/Masters Gallery, Deer Isle, ME. – Art Nouveau’

2004  Nan Mulford Gallery, Rockland, ME. – Summer Show

2004  Lupine Gallery, Monhegan, ME. – ‘The View From Here’

2003  Elements Gallery, Rockland, ME. – Summer Invitational

2002  Nan Mulford Gallery, Rockland, ME. – Mike Stiler

2001  Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA. – Outdoor Sculpture Show

2001  Stiler/Berk Studio, – Mermaids

2001  Greenhut Galleries, – One Person show

2000  Greenhut Galleries, – One Person Show



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