Michael Arike
Flatiron Façades
Etching/aquatint, Edition 50, 2011
Framing by the Noble Maritime Collection

Michael Arike was born in Oklahoma and received a BFA from Oklahoma State University, where she studied Printmaking with Doel Reed. She attended the Graduate school of the Art Institute of Chicago, and after several years in Chicago moved to New York. She joined John Ross’s printmaking workshop at the New School and began to make the three-plate aquatints for which she is known. Arike is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists and Boston Printmakers. She has won awards from the National Academy, SAGA, Audubon Artists, and the Print Club of Albany, among others. In 2003 the Print Club of Albany asked her to create its annual presentation print., and in 2005, the Print Club of the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City asked her to create a print. Smithsonian Associates commissioned a print for its Small Treasures series in 2008; these organizations sell the prints to raise funds for their programs. Arike’s work is in the collections of the British Museum, the NY Federal Reserve Bank, Brooklyn Museum, the Portland Museum, New York Public Library, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Newark Public Library, Mississippi Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, and others. Her work may be seen at the Old Print Shop in Manhattan, where she had exhibitions in 2003 and 2009.