Michael Turchin was born and raised in the cultural melting pot that is Miami Beach, Florida. From an early age he showed an immediate love and ability to create impressive works of art, and by age 10 he had several pieces chosen to be held permanently on display at the Department of Education in Washington DC. After high school, Michael entered and ultimately graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelors of Science in Finance. Instead of pursuing a career in business, Michael made the decision to move to Los Angeles to pursue his passion for both the dramatic and visual arts.
Inspired by the Hollywood’s effervescent pop culture, Michael decided to once again pick up a paint-brush and delve back into what he knows best. Using bursts of color, dynamic patterns, and drawing from popular graffiti art, Michael has created a modern signature take on retro celebrity-driven pop art. In just over six months he has already begun to make a name for himself in the Los Angeles art scene and has been commissioned by celebrities including Jamie Lynn Sigler, Sela Ward, Lance Bass, Joanna Garcia-Swisher, Aj Mclean, and Lisa Vanderpump among others. Michael is eager to make a permanent splash in today’s popular art scene, and at the current rate his mark will be as bold as his paintings.