Michael Warrick was designated the 2020 Arkansas Arts Councils Living Treasure award. He has a national exhibition record of 55 solo exhibits and 155 competitive and invitational exhibits plus he has been a Visiting Artist, Artist-In-Residence, Lecturer or Panelist at 92 institutions and has installed works in 15 states, China and South Korea. He is the recipient of grants and fellowships such as the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship through the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois, a Visual Arts Grant from the Southeastern College Art Conference in Chapel Hill, NC, an Arkansas Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship and Artist Grants from Art Matters, Inc. and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation both located in New York City.
My monumental and intimate size sculpture in metal, concrete, clay, wood and stone represents an exploration of organic form, the figure, and architectonic imagery. The constant within my work over four decades is not the materials so much as it is the idea of what I am interested in bringing to the public’s eye for debate, appreciation and contemplation.