all images © 2019 michael mcgrane

MICHAEL MCGRANE is a New Orleans based visual artist working in a variety of 

media, including photography, art masks, painting, and digital art. Having been previously employed as a sign artist, graphic designer and art consultant, he draws on many artistic disciplines to bring these diverse images to life. 

Michael began his photographic journey in New York City during the heyday of the hardcore punk scene in the mid 80’s, attempting to document a now extinct music scene and the distinct personalities within. His work was later featured prominently at CBGB’s 313 Gallery in their 2000 exhibit, New Revisited. He then went on to found his own highly regarded art gallery in the East Village where he curated exhibits with HR GIger, Mick Rock, Paul Booth, Mark Mothersbaugh and many other now well-established artists. These experiences developed into a passion for shooting the many characters, street musicians and other cultural aspects of New Orleans, the vibrant city he’s called home for the past decade. Atmospheric scenes from abandoned places and local cemeteries are also common subjects. Michael’s work has been exhibited extensively in numerous galleries and museums including the Louisiana State

Museum and The New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center. 

When not creating art, Michael enjoys exploring abandoned places and road tripping through the Southwest with

wife and fellow artist Claudia McGrane

and their two furry house elves. 

selected exhibitions:

rathbone mansions • Permanent Collection new orleans • 2019

adorn gallery • new orleans • 2017

red truck gallery • new orleans • 2015

art melt • la state museum • BR LA • 2013

big top gallery • new orleans • 2013

the shop gallery • new orleans • 2013

nola now II • new Orleans CAC • 2012

art is life • 8 bond st • nyc • 2009

visions • ldR gallery • bronx nyc • 2009

nine • hoboken nj • 2008

parallel universe • rectangle artspace • miami fl • art basel • 2005

explosive exhibit • fletcher gallery • woodstock ny • 2004

modern visionary • hawthorn gallery • woodstock ny • 2003

super summer show • gallery yes •

ft. lauderdale  fl • 2000

8 year anniversary • subculture • nyc • 2000

new revisited • cbgb 313 gallery • nyc • 2000

l'art noir gallery • ft. lauderdale  fl • 2000

from beyond • inshalla gallery • la ca • 1999

7 year anniversary • subculture • nyc • 1999

the no-brow show • millennium gallery • denver co • 1999

nyc exposed • c-pop gallery • detroit • 1999

max fish • nyc • 1999

abraham lubelski gallery • nyc • 1999

art of the next millennium • gallery 13 • danbury ct • 1998

rock n roll picture show • squeeze • ft. lauderdale fl • 1998

subculture gallery • nyc • 1998

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