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Phylicia Rashad at the Mark Taper Forum 5/2015


Apr 22 - June 7, 2015 at the Mark Taper Forum.  Immediate Family. info:

In 2015, Immediate Family will be remounted at the Mark Taper Forum in LA.  The larger painting, "Lying By The Water," was also part of the 2010 Harold Washington College, Architectural and Design Exhibit in Chicago.

17th Annual Student Exhibtion Spring 2015 - Department of art and Architecture 

Harold Washington College Room 30 E. Lake St. Chicgao, IL 60601 Room 102 From april 28 0May7, 2015. reception: Thursday, April 30th from 3;30 - 5;30 p.m.

Works will be  juried for unclusion in the show by Mary Ruth Albert, Registrar, Loyola University Museum of Art. Two of my paintings were in the Show, the Piano Man(Honorable Mentions) and Skeleton.

Piano Man

Michael A Lowe

Chicago, ILL

Michael A Lowe


Marilyn Campbell and Phylicia Rashad at the Goodman Theatre 6/2012

Michael A Lowe

Black Playwrights InitiativeIs proud to present thisThe Outstanding Playwright AwardToPaul Oakley Stovallfor his Excellence andvast amount of work As an outstanding Playwright 4/15/2013


Michael A Lowe

Chicago artist Bernard Williams winning an award at Block 37 art show at Chicago. 10/29/2010


Practice / Photography






Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:00am to Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 5:00pm




The President’s Gallery at Harold Washington College presents “Practice / Photography,” an art exhibition featuring some of the best photography produced in the College’s Department of Art and Architecture classes. Organized by faculty member Stephanie Burke and co-curator AnnieHeckman, this exhibition presents twenty photos that exemplify the processes and quality work students produce in the Art program at Harold Washington College. 

This exhibition includes pieces by current and former students Jean Alexis, Beronica Avila, Henry Berry, Michael Conway, Christine DiThomas, J. Michael Eugenio, Luis Francisco, Elisa Fritz, Marlenee Garcia, Andrew Gonzalez, Ava Hill, Samone Hu, Abigail Huerta, Mikyung Jeon, Michael Lowe, Korina Meza, Kimberly Parks, Zygmunt Rudz, Arturo Topete, Rebecca Witte.  In addition to the in-gallery exhibition, there will also be a public book release for “Practice / Photography,” which includes more images from the exhibited artists alongside essays by Burke andHeckman. 

WHEN:           September 4 - 23, 2014
                        10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by appointment
                         Public Opening Reception and Book Release
                         Thursday, September 4 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:         President’s Gallery (Room 1105) at Harold Washington College (30 E. Lake St.)

COST:             FREE and open to the public





Publish in Practice/Photography 2014

Artist Sarah Bell at Gallery B1E

Michael A Lowe

Artists Antonio Martinez at theTimeLine Theatre::The Pitmen Painters Lobby Art Exhibit. September 10, 2011.

Michael A Lowe

Chicago Art Department


Michael A Lowe

Artist Nancy W Peidelstein at Morse St craft and art show. 8/23/2009

Artist Ornuma Panmunee(A -Z Chicago Digital L Print Book)

7th Annual Student Exhibtion Spring 2015 - Department of art and Architecture 

Convergence/Divergence Show Friday, October 25th 2013 @ gaallery 1832 Sounth Halsted, #100

Chicago artist, Michael Anthony Lowe’s* paintings featured in Paul Oakley Stovall’s, Immediate Family, directed by Phylicia Rashad.

Where: The Goodman Theater/Owen 170 North Dearborn Chicago, IL 60601When: June 2 – August 5, 2012

   In the Bryant family’s Hyde Park home, keeping a secret is next to impossible... When the entire family gets together for the first time in more than five years to celebrate a wedding, secrets come to light in this funny, heartwarming family drama. It’s Modern Family meets Soul Food as these siblings try to bridge their differences with a little help from God, card games, art and their Immediate Family.For tickets and more information call 312.443.3800.


   Michael Anthony Lowe is a Chicago Artist born and raised on the South Side who’s work has been seen at the 2010 Harold Washington College, Architectural and Design Exhibit; the 2011 TimeLine Theatre Company’s Union Members Art Exhibit; and in the 2011 film Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together, dir. Wendy Jo Carlton. Other artistic endeavors include: photography, video, video graphics and website design.




Artist John Bambino

Artist Joshua Kim(Far From The End Pencil)

7th Annual Student Exhibtion Spring 2015 - Department of art and Architecture 

   In conjunction with the production, TimeLine invited Chicago-area union members to submit work for consideration to be a part of a special curated exhibit of contemporary artwork. Three of Michael Lowe’s paintings, Roger’s Park Café, Randolph and Dearborn and Gunman, will be displayed in the TimeLine Theatre Lobby for the duration of the production. Runs: September 10 - December 4, 2011. For more information visit

Michael A Lowe


2011 TimeLine Theatre Company, Chicago, “Union Members Art Exhibit” in conjunction with the play, The Pitmen Painters, by Lee Hall. Three paintings chosen to be displayed in the lobby for the run of the show. timelinetheatre pitmen_painters "Rogers Park Café” “Randolph and Dearborn” “Gunman”




2011 Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together, new queer romantic musical comedy shot entirely in Chicago, directed by award winning director Wendy Jo Carlton, production designer, Rick Paul. Out in 2011, the film is already winning awards around the country, i.e., “Best Feature”, North Carolina Film Festival. See it this fall in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Center. [FaceBook] Two paintings featured on set in Ronda’s apartment:


“Chicago Skylines"











“Randolph and Dearborn”

Michael A Lowe
Michael A Lowe

   One year later, in the Spring of 2010, one of my paintings was chosen to be part of the Harold Washington Architectural and Design Exhibit, and 2 of my paintings were chosen as set decoration for the new movie shot entirely in Chicago, “Jamie and Jesse Are Not Together” written and directed by award winning director, Wendy Jo Carlton.


Michael A Lowe

About the Artist

   I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, the 4th of 12 children. My parents are Johnny West Lowe and Gloria Rose Lowe. I have been interested in art since an early age but it wasn’t until around 1999 that I began to practice it (Home Studio Art Gallery ) seriously. My first form of artistic expression was photography, which moved into computer art, digital multimedia, web design and video. In 2009 my interest changed again, I picked up a paintbrush and began to paint. I soon enrolled in art classes at Chicago’s Harold Washington and Truman City Colleges taking classes in water color, general drawing, oil painting techniques, figure drawing and 3-dementional design.

   Some of the artists that have influenced my work are Jean-Michel Basquiat, for making me feel that I could paint anything I wanted; Bernard Williams, for his intelligence and exploration of black history; Monet and Van Gogh, for their amazing use of color and light; and Ralph Childs, a talented Chicago abstract painter who was a personal friend and mentor.

Artist Statement

My work represents details of abstract impressionistic,  painting. I try to achieve an expression of the identity I see in myself as an artist, and the vibrant colors I feel around me in the psychic realm of my reality. The varied styles are very free form creating lines and colors which project the image I choose to paint.

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