Born in Montreal, Michael Abraham began his studies in life drawing and compositional painting at the Ontario College of Art (1984-88). In his fourth year of OCA he was awarded the top figure drawing award. He was teacher’s assistant during a year of postgraduate education in Florence, Italy (1990-91). At that time his studio was located in Piazza San Marco, in Florence, with a wealth of art and history to study and enjoy! Abraham has been painting full time since 1992. He currently lives and creates in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Michael Abraham’s personal coups have included sold-out shows and shining reviews in the Vancouver Sun. He has had numerous one-man exhibitions, including at the Jan Baum Gallery in Los Angeles, and Gallery Jones in Vancouver. Abraham was selected to showcase “Canada’s artistic genius, representing the best of the contemporary scene” at the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC ’97) and has been interviewed by the CBC and Vancouver Television. His paintings have been featured in Common Ground Magazine, Vancouver Symphony’s Allegro, and InStyle Magazine. He is represented in various corporate, public and private collections, from London to Singapore and Philadelphia to Amsterdam, and at the Vancouver Art Gallery.—michaelabraham.com