Mitch Mcgee

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Nationality American, b. 1976
Location: Boerne, TX, USA

The influences for McGee’s artworks came from the style of Pop Art legend Roy Lichtenstein. According to McGee, ‘Lichtenstein with a Red Bow’ was the first piece that pushed him down this rabbit hole. Roy Lichtenstein took comic strips and repositioned them as lithography. In an almost tongue-in-cheek fashion, McGee wondered how he could take one of these pieces and recreate it in another medium. His answer? Wood. 

He grew up working with wood and combined it with his background in graphic design, from which he began to develop his own style and unique voice. Today, his creativity exists in that space between painting and sculpture. In his Birch series, McGee uses pieces of wood, each illustrated, hand cut and stained or painted to create dimensional pieces. There is a warmth created by the imperfection of the birch and its grain that creates an emotional connection. McGee has created original works inspired by superhero comics, sports icons, as well as romantic moments using thick lines and bold colors to bring these scenes to life in his own way.

Each artwork is filled with humor, irony, compassion or seduction. His artwork is currently being exhibited in California, Colorado, New York and Texas. His work is in public and private collections throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Mitch McGee’s artwork was also featured in the March 2013 issue of Dwell Magazine, in W Magazine in October 2013, and a solo exhibit at 1stDibs in NYC, December 2013.

Exhibitions

2017 Solo Exhibition - Pop! - La Jolla, CA, USA
2017 Group Exhibition - Ka-Pow! - Telluride, CO, USA
Group Exhibition - The Sky’s The Limit - Amarillo, TX, USA
2016 Group Exhibition - Elisa Contemporary Art at the Affordable Art Fair - New York, NY, USA
2015 Group Exhibition - Flux Collective - Telluride, CO, USA
Group Exhibition - Elisa Contemporary Art at the Affordable Art Fair - New York, NY, USA
2014 Group Exhibition - Basel Art Week - Miami Beach, FL, USA
2013 Solo Exhibition - All About Pop - New York, NY, USA
2013 Group Exhibition - Smitten - Riverdale, NY, USA
Group Exhibition - Elisa Contemporary Art at the Affordable Art Fair - New York, NY, USA
2012 Group Exhibition - Twelve by Twelve - Houston, TX, USA
Group Exhibition - Elisa Contemporary Art at the Affordable Art Fair - New York, NY, USA
Group Exhibition - My Hero - Riverdale, NY, USA
2011 Group Exhibition - Houston, TX, USA
Group Exhibition - Houston, TX, USA
Group Exhibition - Open Show - Houston, TX, USA
2010 Group Exhibition - Houston, TX, USA

Publications

2016 Unfinished Man, «LAYERED WOOD POP ART – MAN CAVE WORTHY PIECES BY MITCH MCGEE», MAY 2016
2013 W Magazine, «Affordable Art», October 2013
Dwell Magazine, «Row on 25th», January 2013
2011 My Modern Metropolis, «ayered Wood Pop Art», September 2011
Sunrise Artists, «Mitch McGee Interview», November 2011

Mitch McGee

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