Miguel Gonzalez [AKA M-Lon] from Caracas, Venezuela currently based in Sydney, Australia.

Architect, self-taught in visual arts and illustration. He shows through his figurative yet conceptual style issues that affect society thus the people living in it. Traditional methods using acrylic, charcoal, graphite, spray paint, ink and digital media are part of the techniques he uses to express himself.

 

Miguel has participated in murals, illustrations for magazines, customizing art toys, art for video-games, concept art for the TV industry, publications and has been part of national and international group and solo exhibitions.

 

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

· Present: Art and Illustration (Self-taught) 

· 2016: Co-Founder/Partner B-SIDE Creative Space. Brookvale, NSW, Australia

· 2013: Director/Founder Kayapa Creative Studio. Dee Why, NSW, Australia

· 2004 - 2012: Constracta - Architecture and Design Studio - Partner & Founder (Caracas, Venezuela)
· 2003: Architect Degree - Universidad Central de Venezuela (Caracas, Venezuela)

 

EXHIBITIONS

· September 2016 "Beams Art Festival". Ambush Gallery (Chippendalee, NSW Australia)

· May 2016 "Get Ready NB" Group Exhibition. B-SIDE Creative Space (Brookvale, NSW Australia)

· February 2016 "Flying Path" Curve Gallery. Group Exhibition (Newcastle, NSW Australia)

· December 2015 "Paste Modernisim" Group Exhibition. Ambush Gallery (Chippendale, NSW Australia)

· November 2015 "Ninety Five Percent" Group Exhibition (Surry Hills,  NSW Australia)

· January 2015 Solo Exhibition at Warringah Creative Space (Curl Curl, NSW Australia)

· September 2014 "After Dark". Group Exhibition. The Tent Gallery, (Newtown, NSW Australia)

· November 2014 "Bohemian Grove" Collective exhibition – 92 Glebe Point Rd. (Glebe, NSW Australia)

· November 2014 "iDENTITY" Group exhibition – Curve Gallery & Studio (Newcastle, NSW Australia)

· September 2014 "Equinox" Group exhibition – Painters' Gallery (Manly, NSW Australia)

· August 2014 "Consequences 2.0" Solo exhibition – Girdlers Cultural Space (Dee Why, NSW Australia)

· October 2013. “Rhythms & Consequences” Duo exhibition – Curve Gallery & Studio (Newcastle, NSW Australia)

· October 2013. “The Director’s Cut” Group show – Watt Space Gallery (Newcastle, NSW Australia)

· September 2013. “Manly Art Festival – Artists Market” Collective – (Manly, NSW Australia)

· September 2013. “This is not Art” Collective – The Lock-Up Gallery (Newcastle, NSW Australia)

· July 2013. “Warringah Art Price” Collective – Warringah Council, If U Like Art Gallery (Brookvale, NSW Australia)

· August 2012. “Lapsus” – Freak Store, Centro San Ignacio (Caracas, Venezuela)
· November 2011. “Personajes de Bolsillo” – El Rincón del Abuelo, Chacao (Caracas, Venezuela)
· October 2011. “Contra la Pared” – Hatillarte, El Hatillo (Caracas, Venezuela)
· September 2011. “El Lenguaje de los pasos” – as artist invided, Rincón del Abuelo, Chacao (Caracas, Venezuela)
· August 2011. “Creación de personajes del Taller de Gabriel Mesa” – as artist invided, Rincón del Abuelo, Chacao   (Caracas, Venezuela)
· July 2011. “Naturaleza ni tan muerta (Not so dead nature)” – Freak Store, Centro San Ignacio (Caracas, Venezuela)
· April - May 2011. “Arrived” – The Lunch Box Gallery (Miami, FL. USA)
· February 2011. “5 Vinos, 5 Artistas, 5 Restaurantes” – El Hatillo (Caracas, Venezuela)
· June 2010. “Un segundo después” – Chacao Bistro (Caracas, Venezuela)
· December 2009. “Villarte & M-lon” (Caracas, Venezuela)
· December 2007. “La Comarca creativa” (Caracas, Venezuela)
· October 2007. Barrabar (Caracas, Venezuela)
· April 2007. Barrabar (Caracas, Venezuela)

 

MURALS

· Haymarket HQ. Sydney, NSW, Australia

· Salamanca Peacock Theatre. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

· Manly Backpackers. Manly, NSW, Australia

· B-SIDE Creative Space. Brookvale, NSW, Australia

· The Luggage Professionals. Crows Nest, NSW, Australia

· Pittwater Council + Modus Operandi Brewing. Mona Vale, NSW, Australia

· Atomic 212º Sydney. Millers Point, NSW, Australia

· Zeus Productions. Dee Why, NSW, Australia

· Modus Operandi Brewing. Mona Vale, NSW, Australia

· 2and2. Chippendale, NSW, Australia

· Project 504. St. Leonards, NSW, Australia

· Rokt. North Sydney, NSW, Australia

· Foy Ln. Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

· December 2010. Artist of the month winner at www.designerscouch.com (United Kingdom)
· July 2010. Winner of La Mega’s mention for the “I Love Munny” Freak Store’s contest (Caracas, Venezuela)
· September 2009. Artist of the month winner at www.infectious.com (San Francisoc, USA)

 

COMMISSIONS & APPEARANCES

· Book illustrations for Ana María Simon's “Soy De Pura Madre” – (Caracas, Venezuela)

· Mural on Curve Gallery's wall – (Newcastle, NSW Australia)

· Art and design for video game “Skillset” – (Sydney, Australia)

· Art and design for video game “Pure Rush” – (Sydney, Australia)

· Screen prints designs for “Kong Screenprinting” - (Austin, TX, USA)

· Sketchbook for the “SketchBook Project 2011” - (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
· Press Release in a Venezuelan newspaper, El Nacional – For the “Arrived” solo show
· Magazine review in Mono Magazine – “Extreme Seires” with photographer Gabriela Villalba. (Caracas, Venezuela)
· Inside illustration for Mono Magazine (Caracas, Venezuela)
· Freak Store’s designed vinyl toy and tagtool session – For “I Love Munny 3.0” event
· Inside cover illustration for Zipper Magazine - (Caracas, Venezuela)
· Illustrations for the blog Illustrator’s Factory (http://lafabricadeilustraciones.blogspot.com) - (London, UK)
· Interview for “Arte Urbano” Tv show by Yanomami Films - (Caracas, Venezuela)
· Painting and illustration for Platano Verde Magazine - (Caracas, Venezuela)
· T-shirt designs for Carrot Clothing - (Belgrade, Serbia)

 

CURRENT GALLERIES / STORES

· Kong Screenprinting (Austin, TX, USA) / http://shop.kongscreenprinting.com/artist/m-lon

· Curve Gallery & Studio (Newcastle, Australia) http://curvegallery.com/

· The Lunch Box Gallery (Miami, FL. USA)

· Online Gallery / Store: http://society6.com/mlon

· Online Gallery / Store: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Kayapa

© Miguel Gonzalez (M-Lon) / art.mlon@gmail.com

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