Mike Picos

Small Town  Acrylic and colored pencil on canvas  60 x 48 inches   2021
Two-story  Acrylic and colored pencil on canvas  60 x 48 inches  2021
Crossover  Acrylic and colored pencil on canvas  48 x 48 inches  2021Pinwheel  Acrylic, Flashe, and colored pencil on canvas  36 x 36 inches  2021Weaving (Bird and Flowers)  Acrylic and colored pencil on canvas  36 x 36 inches  2021Bouquet  Acrylic and colored pencil on canvas  18 x 18 inches  2021
Untitled  Acrylic, Flashe, and colored pencil on canvas  8 x 8 inches  2021
Geometry Puzzle (Green Corners)   Acrylic and colored pencil on canvas  36 x 36 inches  2021Geometry Puzzle (Diamond Center)  Acrylic and colored pencil on canvas  36 x 36 inches  2021
Pentagon  Oil on canvas over panel  18 x 18 in  2021Heptagon/Septagon  Oil on canvas over panel  18 x 18 in  2021Six Lines Short of a Hexagon  Oil and acrylic on canvas over panel  16 x 20 in  2021Square Practical Geometry and Four Circles  Oil on canvas over panel  18 x 18 in  2021Tilted Nonagon (Enneagon)  Oil on canvas over panel  18 x 18 in  2021

born 1991 New York, New York

Mike Picos is an artist and educator from Fishkill, NY. He works as a high school art teacher in a public school in Queens, NY. His paintings navigate the historical linkages shared by geometry and the grid with formal and informal methods of education. Picos’s work employs a variety of painting techniques, layering and masking within hand-drawn grids and geometric structures to create compositions that draw from educational tools, arts and crafts traditions, and vernacular digital art.

2024 MFA Painting Candidate - Yale School of Art
2018 MAT Art Education - Queens College CUNY
2013 BFA Studio Art - Cornell University

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