Michael Pantuso

 
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For over 20 years, Michael Pantuso has been bringing design, artistry, and craftsmanship together to create effective branding and communications. An artist and designer with a solid business background, Michael crafts intelligent solutions that are innovative and engaging and that elevate any branding, advertising, or marketing communication.

A series of creative expressions, “Mechanical Integrations,” which represent a balance between realism and graphic expression. The working process becomes a place where shapes, colors, and textures merge to form expressions of vision, imagination, and emotion. Much of the work so far has involved the blending of flying insects with both precise and industrial-type mechanical elements and digital components. The nature-related subjects provide a foundation for the work. But the intention of work is more about the process of integration. Blending nature with mechanics. Realism with graphic expression. The digital world with the tangible. It’s work that results from a process which explores contrast in order to make connections. Linking common or complimentary elements to form new hybrids of curiosity and imagination.

 

 

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The Hinsdale Project:

One artist. One style. Eleven Paintings.
“Portrait of Young Viola” is the first in a series which

is seeks 10 additional young people of Hinsdale — a suburban town of Chicago. Artist are accustomed to telling stories through their work. For this project, Michael sees this as an opportunity to capture stories at their beginning and to create works that will be revealed over time with the goal to re-gather the works at future milestone determined dates for exhibitions. The works will become timeless pieces of art about time.

"Portrait of Young Viola"

Size:

Oil on Linen 70” x 70”

Price:

$45,000

Michael Pantuso is an accomplished artist, graphic designer
and fine art photographer. His home and studio are in Hinsdale Illinois – a suburb of Chicago. Michael’s work from his own design practice, art exhibitions and collector support has earned numerous awards and international recognition. He passionatly pursues ideas and artistic expressions through is quest of creative excellence which he skillfully delivers utilizing a variety of methods and mediums. A true rennaissance approach that allows him to continuously push the boundaries of his mastery to create emotionally moving and ground breaking work. Michael is always finding ways to surprise his audience.

Octopus Mechismo
Octopus Mechismo

Each frame is made with a Forensic U/V Plexi Box 38” x 38” Paper 40” x 40” framed Price: $4,600 24” x 24” Paper 28” x 28” framed Price: $3500 10” x 10” Paper 12” x 12” framed Price: $1,150

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Flamingo
Flamingo

Each frame is made with a Forensic U/V Plexi Box 84” x 84” x 3”-framed

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Eagle
Eagle

Each frame is made with a Forensic U/V Plexi Box 84” x 84” x 3”-framed

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Ladybird
Ladybird

Each frame is made with a Forensic U/V Plexi Box 38” x 38” Paper 40” x 40” framed Price: $4,600 24” x 24” Paper 28” x 28” framed Price: $3500 10” x 10” Paper 12” x 12” framed Price: $1,150

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Nautilus
Nautilus

Each frame is made with a Forensic U/V Plexi Box 38” x 38” Paper 40” x 40” framed Price: $4,600 24” x 24” Paper 28” x 28” framed Price: $3500 10” x 10” Paper 12” x 12” framed Price: $1,150

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Bee #4 Mechanical Integration
Bee #4 Mechanical Integration

Each frame is made with a Forensic U/V Plexi Box 38” x 38” Paper 40” x 40” framed Price: $4,600 24” x 24” Paper 28” x 28” framed Price: $3500 10” x 10” Paper 12” x 12” framed Price: $1,150

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CICADA
CICADA

Each frame is made with a Forensic U/V Plexi Box 38” x 38” Paper 40” x 40” framed Price: $4,600 24” x 24” Paper 28” x 28” framed Price: $3500 10” x 10” Paper 12” x 12” framed Price: $1,150

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Cicada WINTER
Cicada WINTER

Each frame is made with a Forensic U/V Plexi Box 38” x 38” Paper 40” x 40” framed Price: $4,600 24” x 24” Paper 28” x 28” framed Price: $3500 10” x 10” Paper 12” x 12” framed Price: $1,150

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Fly Mechismo
Fly Mechismo

Each frame is made with a Forensic U/V Plexi Box 38” x 38” Paper 40” x 40” framed Price: $4,600 24” x 24” Paper 28” x 28” framed Price: $3500 10” x 10” Paper 12” x 12” framed Price: $1,150

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Dragonfly
Dragonfly

Each frame is made with a Forensic U/V Plexi Box 38” x 38” Paper 40” x 40” framed Price: $4,600 24” x 24” Paper 28” x 28” framed Price: $3500 10” x 10” Paper 12” x 12” framed Price: $1,150

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Mosquito Mechismo
Mosquito Mechismo

Each frame is made with a Forensic U/V Plexi Box 38” x 38” Paper 40” x 40” framed Price: $4,600 24” x 24” Paper 28” x 28” framed Price: $3500 10” x 10” Paper 12” x 12” framed Price: $1,150

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Vampire Squid
Vampire Squid

Each frame is made with a Forensic U/V Plexi Box 38” x 38” Paper 40” x 40” framed Price: $4,600 24” x 24” Paper 28” x 28” framed Price: $3500 10” x 10” Paper 12” x 12” framed Price: $1,150

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Coconut Crab
Coconut Crab

Each frame is made with a Forensic U/V Plexi Box 38” x 38” Paper 40” x 40” framed Price: $4,600 24” x 24” Paper 28” x 28” framed Price: $3500 10” x 10” Paper 12” x 12” framed Price: $1,150

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Mechanical Longhorn Beetle #2
Mechanical Longhorn Beetle #2

Each frame is made with a Forensic U/V Plexi Box 38” x 38” Paper 40” x 40” framed Price: $4,600 24” x 24” Paper 28” x 28” framed Price: $3500 10” x 10” Paper 12” x 12” framed Price: $1,150

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Mechanical Squid Integration #8
Mechanical Squid Integration #8

Each frame is made with a Forensic U/V Plexi Box 38” x 38” Paper 40” x 40” framed Price: $4,600 24” x 24” Paper 28” x 28” framed Price: $3500 10” x 10” Paper 12” x 12” framed Price: $1,150

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Photography Series Michael Pantuso

Viola Pantuso- Royal Ballet Dancer

Recent Exhibitions and Awards: 

ART NEW YORK (presented by Art Miami) | New York, NY | May 3-8 | 2016

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STUDIO 26 GALLERY | Representation | New York, NY | May 1 | 2016 - 2018

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OXFORD INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR | Oxford, UK | Feb 26-28 | 2016

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MIAMI ART EXPO | Miami, FL | June 19-26 | 2015

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THE LAGUNA ART WALK | Laguna, CA | May 2 | 2015

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ART BIOLOGIC | Hudson, NY | May 14 through June 6 | 2015

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TOKYO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR | Tokyo, Japan | May 22-23 | 2015

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LACDA | Electron Salon Series | Los Angeles, CA | Feb 12 through March 7, 2015

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ACQUISITIONS OF FINE ART | Representation | Hinsdale, IL | Feb 15 | 2015

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ARTEXPO NEW YORK | New York, NY | April 21 through 24 | 2017

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SOLO SHOW | Acquisitions of Fine Art | Representation | Hinsdale, IL | April 27 | 2017

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SUMMER SMALL FINE ART | International Contemporary Art Exhibition | London UK | June 4-10 | 2017

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LUMEN PRIZE | Long List | 2017

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RED DOT MIAMI | Dec 7-10 | 2017

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THE FACES OF EVE | International Art Exhibition | 508 Kings Road Gallery | Chelsea, London UK | March 7-20 | 2018

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ARTEXPO NEW YORK | New York, NY | April 19-22 | 2018

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#PHOTOGRAPHY #CITIES | Milan, Italy | June 8 thru July 8 | 2018

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PARIS SOLO SHOW | Paris, France | December 17 thru January 5, 2019

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GRAPHIS EXHIBITION | San Francisco, CA | January 11-12, 2020

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CADAF Contemporary Digital Art Fair

Curated Exhibition | Featured Artist

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Siena Creative Photo Awards | Siena, Italy

Award and “I Wonder if you can” Exhibition 

July 10 - September 6, 2020

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Publications & Awards

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GRAPHIS | Design Annual 2015 | 2 GOLD AWARDS | Mechancial Bee Integration and Mechancial Squid Integration

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GRAPHIS | Design Annual 2016 | GOLD AWARD | Mechancial Mosquito Integration

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GRAPHIS | Design Annual 2017 | GOLD AWARD | OCTOPUS mechismo

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GRAPHIS | Design Annual 2018 | 

PLATINUM AND GOLD AWARD | CICADA and FLY mechismo

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GRAPHIS | Awarded Master Designation | May 2018

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GRAPHIS | Design Annual 2019 | 

PLATINUM AWARD | EAGLE 

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GRAPHIS | Photography Annual 2019 | 

GOLD AWARD | Viola London Abbey

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GRAPHIS | Design Annual 2020 | PLATINUM AWARD | Gulf of Mexico Series

SIENA Creative Photo Award

Photography

ACQUISITIONS OF FINE ART | Representation | Hinsdale, IL