Michael MacMahon

2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence
Michael MacMahon

Michael MacMahon is originally from Ireland and now resides in the United States. He has shown work both nationally and internationally. He was recently awarded Boston's Dana Pond award for painting and maintains a rigorous studio practice. His paintings explore a diverse group set of subjects not limited to but including artistic and political history, methods of mass communication and explorations in color theory.

In addition to painting he has enjoyed trans-disciplinary opportunities that bridge art and other ventures. He was program coordinator for Synergy an art and science collaboration between local artists and MIT.

He is part of the painting faculty at School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and has been a visiting artist to numerous institutions, most recently The University of Massachusetts and SEA Semester at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Influences that swing from the commonplace to the obscure are littered within the work of Michael MacMahon asking the viewer to dissect them as a layered puzzle pieces. Known for his subtle use of color, mismatched perspectives and disintegrating systems, MacMahon’s paintings reference a wide range of subject matter. Impermanence pervades the paintings of Michael MacMahon where structures, rules and boundaries teeter on the edge of collapse.