About the artist:
Michael P. Shanoski (1958-2001) was a talented artist who grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania and graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. His work garnered multiple awards, international exhibitions, solo and group shows, and several permanent collections including the Library of Congress, Rutgers University, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He mostly worked with pastels and is best known for his 1980’s series of abstract figural drawings entitled, “Waiting.”
Michael owned The Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery in San Francisco, California between 1993-2001. There he represented many artists including Don Bachardy, Giovanni Casadei, Carol Tarzier, Alan Baustein, Martha Armstrong, Christopher Evans, Paul Du Sold, Elizabeth Hazan, Gary Denmark, and Carolyn Meyer, among others.
In 2001 Michael died of AIDs leaving behind a significant body of work.