Michael Tewz, a Supplementary Biography
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He was the winner of the Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament for Chicago in 2007 and the Mary Koga Award from the Japan America Society of Chicago.
Tewz hasn't shown in any major galleries, but he's been respectably active in festivals, teaching, and general art activity. What he lacks in stylistic or conceptual versatility, he makes up for with variety: he's a painter, printmaker, musician, and experimental filmmaker.
Tewz synthesizes street art and marketability. While his claims to redefining public space are admirable, the art doesn't function as much more than a brand, which appears on his homepage, in his murals, and on his album cover.
The Sellout Street Artist.