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Recent Activity:

  • Featured in Round Rock Arts' Abstract ehibit at Artspace, August 2016.
  • Included in Round Rock Arts' Abstract Exhibit at Jester Williamson County Annex November 2015-January 2016
  • Featured in Round Rock Arts' "The Big Show," at the Round Rock campus of Texas State University from June 13-August 22, 2014.
  • Featured in the Round Rock Arts Council's Abstract and Sculpture exhibit at Artspace - May 2014
  • Donated two paintings to the silent auction for Collin Lovett's first annual College Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament - May 25, 2014
  • Featured in the Round Rock Arts Council's Abstract exhibit at Artspace - August 2013
  • Displayed at Joel's Coffee from March 2012-May 2013

About Michael Ivy

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, I'm a high school Art teacher by profession, making artwork around my job. I'm an alumnus of Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State) where I received a BFA in Studio Art in 1997. I have been teaching Art in public schools ever since. For my twentieth year teaching Art, I have taken on the role of the Visual Arts team lead at Pflugerville ISD’s brand new Weiss High School. My current classes include Art 1, Painting 2&3 and Drawing 2. I am excited about this opportunity to build an Art program from the ground up!

For me, Art is a passion and a hobby as well as a profession. As an Art teacher, I am continuing to learn and grow as an artist: there are always new insights to gain, techniques to try and ideas explore--my learning never stops! My artwork tends to be either surreal or abstract, is often eccentric and covers a variety of styles. I'm also a huge geek, unashamedly allowing my interests to sometimes influence my work. My preferred media are acrylics, stick and ink, charcoal and ball-point pen. Among my influences are Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keefe, Edward Gorey, M.C. Escher and Charles Schulz.

I live in Austin with my husband two very spoiled dogs.