Michael Shaw received a BA in Studio Art from U.C. Los Angeles and an MFA in Painting from Hunter College, City University of New York, and is based in Los Angeles. He has exhibited New York, Texas and California; recent shows include Eastside International in Los Angeles and Mountain in Brooklyn. He also hosts the long-running podcast The Conversation, which features episodes with individuals throughout the art world(s) nationally and internationally. Michael depicts structures and architecture that are inherently wedded to the stations of income inequality, whether through 'affordable housing,' high-end properties, and most recently through the omnipresent development that's sprouting up all around him.