Michael Schreiner creates tightly structure and calculated pathways of line that challenge the viewer’s sight and sense of perception. Upon prolonged observation Schreiner’s compositions flicker with options and thus contain multiple realities and truth within the single image, all of equal relevance. Hans Hofmann, who advocated colour is figure, heavily influences Schreiner’s use of colour. Preferring to use paint directly from the tube, Schreiner’s palettes reference moments in history and arouse feelings of remembrance.
BIOGRAPHY, EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1962 – 1966 University of Regina, Bachelor of Science plus coursework towards Graduate degree
1967 – 1975 Travel in Canada and Europe
1975 – 1977 Mount Royal College, studied broadcasting and drama
1977 – 1997 Programmer for ACCESS Network television in Edmonton, AB
1994 – 1999 Restaurateur, Cafe de Ville in Edmonton, AB
1999 – 2002 Move to Calgary and retirement. Studied acting at local private school. Roles in various stage and film productions
2002 – present University classes in the humanities, working when so motivated in bookstores - currently at the University of Calgary.
2005 Three weeks in Florence, Italy. I had studied the Italian renaissance in some classes and became interested in the process of conflict during times of social and cultural change.
2007 Started painting in earnest on canvas in acrylic
2013 Space is Limited, The Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary, AB
2012 Christine Klassen Gallery (formerly The Weiss Gallery), Calgary, AB
2012 Living Rooms, The Weiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
2012 Installation of artwork to accompany the spring/summer collections, Holt Renfrew, Calgary, AB
2012 CHROMA, The Weiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
2011 “…leave a message…” The Weiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
2011 Summer Group Show, The Weiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
2009 Beacon Art, Calgary, AB
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