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Michael Covello

Visual Arts

Michael Covello, born 1986 in Oyster Bay, NY, is an internationally exhibiting contemporary artist who creates paintings, works on paper, site-specific installations, videos, and audio work. Covello studied at the School of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University, receiving his BFA in 2008, and the University of South Florida, receiving his MFA in 2013. He currently lives and works in New York.

In 2016, Covello was nominated by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for an award and exhibition, and was also selected for the Florida Biennial in Boca Raton. In 2015 he was one of ten artists selected for the Orlando Museum of Art’s Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, as well as a Marlin and Regina Miller Fellowship recipient at Kutztown University. He has received numerous grants and awards, among them an Individual Artist Grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. He has been a featured artist in two publications of New American Paintings.

He previously held positions with the University of South Florida as a Professor of Painting and Drawing, Hillsborough College as a Professor of Drawing, Graphicstudio as a Production Associate, the Dia Art Foundation, Cornell University, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.


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