Michal   (Mitak)  Mahgerefteh   ~  Poetry    &   Art 

    Poetry and Fine Art 

Recycling Mixed Media Art - Statement

           In early 2013, torn paper collage became my new form of creative art. I enjoy the traditional method of 'cut and glue' as it stimulates and shapes my creativity. I consider the process intuitive rather than intellectual because each piece is an expressive visual statement. I approach each piece using a limited palette composed of canvas, stock paper, magazines, glue, and acrylic paint. They show wear and tear of paper with its natural imperfections and textural qualities. The color of the available images dictates the color palette of each work. I am strongly drawn to the earth tone hues of each piece. Anxiety exists during the unpredictability of the process while I consciously enjoy the moment of "birth cycles" that reflect my interest in the concepts of time, balance, and growth.   

                                                                                                                  --Michal Mitak


Solo Exhibition

Borjo Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia

Jewish Community Center, Virginia Beach

Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Norfolk, Virginia

Via Creativia Gallery, Virginia Beach, Virginia

This Century Gallery, Williamsburg, Virginia

WaterMark 2009, works on paper

Cape Henry School Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA

Barry Robinson Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, VA

Gallery Central, Virginia Beach, VA

Riverview Gallery, Portsmouth, VA

Relative Theory Gallery, Norfolk, VA



Group Exhibition


TIME exhibit, The Chrysler Museum of Art

Courthouse Galleries, Virginia

The Muse Gallery, Pennsylvania

The Charles H. Taylor Art Gallery, Virginia

The Riverview Gallery, Virginia

The Harbor Gallery, Virginia

Texture's, Virginia

The Painting Center of New York

The Jewish Community Center, Virginia

Amalfi Gallery, Virginia

Relative Theory Gallery, Virginia

The William and Joseph Gallery,LA

 Toques Gallery, Virginia

 The ArtWorks Gallery and Frame Shop, Virginia

 Prince Books Store, Virginia





Art Published in Print and Electronically

 

Door A Jar Magazine
Gravel Magazine 

Cactus Heart Magazine 

Tiferet Magazine  

Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal

(Western New Mexico University)  

Petrichor Review

Artist Portfolio Magazine 

Fiction Fix Magazine 

Mud Season Review

Petrichor Review

Catamaran Literary Reader

Ken*Again Magazine

Splash of Red Magazine

National Pen Women Magazine

Pure Francis Magazine

Poetica Magazine

Leaf Garden Press

Ascent Aspirations Magazine

The Writer's Eye Magazine

Numinous Magazine

Ripples Anthology

Poetica Magazine

The GhentReader Magazine

Ken*again Magazine

Being Jewish Magazine

Women in Judaism:  Contemporary Writings
Golda Magazine

Stepping Stones Anthology 

Juried Awards

 

Anne Frank Exhibit, The Jewish Art Salon, NY (2014)
                                   First Place, Humn Production (2014)

The National Collage Society (2015)

TIME exhibit, The Chrysler Museum of Art (2015)

Featured Artist, Ascent Aspirations Magazine (2015)

Second Place, University of South Carolina (2015)

ABTRACT MEDIA show, Courthouse Galleries (2016)

Portfolio Exhibition, Tidewater Artist Alliance (2016)
First Place Award, PrimeTime Exhibition (2016)
 Virginia Artists Exhibition (2016)
Honorable Mention, CBAA (2017)
Second Place, PrimePlus Exhibition (2017)


Art Education

 Wesleyan College, Virginia

Studio of Fine Arts, Virginia

Visual Art Center, TCC Virginia

d'Art Center, Virginia

Charles Kello Gallery, Virginia

Old Dominion University, Virginia

Hermitage Foundation Museum, Virginia
Torpido Factory NOVA Art center