Biography

Michael Crossan is a London Artist whose studio is based at the Koppel Project Hive . Michael is a multi-disciplinary Artist who In June 2016 completed his MFA  (Merit) at Wimbledon College of Arts.

Art has been a passion and a mainstay in Michael’s life, a means of self-expression, a way of connecting with the world, and a vehicle of healing, growth, and understanding. When he is able to pass on what he has learned in a way that allows students to connect with their own creative ideas, it is deeply enjoyable and fulfilling. His early experiences in education were not always positive. He experienced difficulties and often avoided school due to dyslexia and family circumstances, so when he returned to study as an adult, he felt considerable anxiety and doubt. He knew first-hand the extent to which skilled and caring teachers can encourage personal growth, confidence, and artistic development in adult learners, and is motivated by the possibility that he might have a positive role in another’s journeys.

 

 

He is teaching art to adults in both traditional continuing education settings as well as in health and social care environments. He is running workshops exploring art for wellbeing at Kentish Town Health Centre which began in early September 2018 and is planning further collaboration with KTHC. Michael is also exploring opportunities to offer volunteer art workshops in the charity/social care sector where he has some connections through previous exhibitions and other projects.

Education

- 2018 City Lit, Award In Education and Training

- 2017 City Lit, Abstract painting

- 2017 City Lit, advanced printmaking course

- 2016 Wimbledon College of Art, Master of Fine Art

                                                                           

- 2012/14 City Lit, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

-2013 City Lit Advanced Printing: Lino, Collagraph, Etching and Photo Etching: Nine week Course

                                                                           

- 2013/14 City Lit, Photography Course

- 2012 City Lit Photographing London's Landscape, Architecture and people; Ten week Course

- 2012 City Lit Drawing the Line; Eight week Course

- 2012 City Lit Painting the Body in Movement; Four week Course

- 2011 Heatherley's School of Art; Life Drawing and Portraiture

Classes/Workshops

 2019/July 9,16 & 23 - Cecil Thomas: Soldier Sculptor Workshops

 

 2019/On Going - Weekly Art Class, Barons Court Project, London

Feb  2019/On Going - Weekly Art Class, St Cuthbert Drop-in Centre, London

 

Sept 2018/19 - The Art of Kintsugi Workshops, Freespace Project, Kentish Health Centre

Oct  2018 - Weekly Art class, Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions, Fulham

 

Jun  2017 - Screen printing T-Shirts Workshop, Sir Oswald  Stoll Mansions

Jan  2017 - Lino Print workshop, Koppel project Gallery, Holborn 

 

Selected group exhibitions

- 2018 The A5 Show Group Exhibition,Curated by Notting Hill Genesis, Koppel Gallery

 

- 2017 War Paint , National Army Museum                                                                                                                           

- 2017 Light Therapy,  Kentish Town Health Centre, London                                                                                                   

- 2017 16 Artist/16 Days , Koppel project, Holborn, London 

                   

- 2016 MFA Summer Show, Wimbledon College of Art, London                                                                                              

- 2016 Flac Group Presents: The Exhibit Graduates, London                                                                                                  

- 2015 Index, The Crypt Gallery, London                            

                                                                                           

- 2015 Larson's Lost Water, Wimbledon Space Gallery, London

                                                                                           

- 2015 Shift, Menier Gallery, London

                                                                                           

- 2015 Wild at Art, Islington Arts Factory,Metamorphosis Gallery

                                                                                            

- 2015 The Way Ahead, St Pancras Hospital, London

                                                                                           

- 2015 I knew who I was, Kentish Town Health Centre,London

- 2014 Peace Maker Exhibition Tour,National Army Museum

- 2014 Stoll Exhibition, SW6 Gallery Space, London

                                                                                           

- 2014 City Lit Fine Art Course exhibition, Espacio Gallery

- 2013 Stoll Exhibition, SW6 Gallery Space, London

                                                                                           

- 2012 Art of Survival , SW1 Gallery, Victoria, London