Artist Michael De Feo is quintessential New York. Best known for his ubiquitous flower image, De Feo has been creating street art for over sixteen years. Not limited to the streets as his canvas, his work has also appeared in galleries and museums around the world.
Michael has also been featured on the cover of New York Magazine's "Reasons to Love New York" issue (twice in as many years) and participated in the Wooster on Spring exhibition at New York's "Candle Building" which was one of the top-ten cultural events of 2006 as selected by Roberta Smith of the New York Times. In addition, Michael’s work has been featured in film documentaries, most notably Alice Arnold’s "To Be Seen" which was aired on PBS/WNET and screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2006.
De Feo's award-winning children's book, "Alphabet City: Out on the Streets", pays homage to the classroom that is New York City - using his paintings glued on the streets of Manhattan to illustrate each letter of the alphabet. It's now in its third printing by Gingko Press.
In December of 2007, De Feo made his curatorial debut with "Behind the Seen" at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn. Behind the Seen featured 39 international graffiti and street artists showcasing works they're not typically known for. Michael is also one of the curators of this year’s forthcoming, Art In The Park event in Jefferson City, Missouri.
In 2008 Michael had a new silk screened print featured by the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum at that year’s Editions/Artists' Book Fair in New York. Michael created an eight-color silk screened print along with master printmaker Gary Lichtenstein to benefit the museum as part of its Artists' Editions series.
De Feo also regularly works with non-profit and community organizations such as Friends of The High Line, Free Arts NYC, The Children's Art Museum NYC, and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
Michael is presently in the exhibitions Street Art Painting at SAP AG International in Walldorf, Germany; Willoughby Windows, a storefront installation project in Brooklyn, NY, by Ad Hoc Art; 400 ML at Maison de Matellos in Paris, France, and an exhibition at Angell Gallery, Toronto.