MICHAEL FALZONE: EXAMINED explores forty years of an extremely eclectic career beginning with minimalist sculpture in the ‘70s continuing through today with “funky” collage paintings and assemblages. In the essay, Betty Ann Brown states “Falzone smartly inhabits the intersection of cubist construction, Dada installation, expressionist painting, and psychological exploration. He builds totemic figures, ‘rustic’ reliefs, and fragile collages, by simmering found materials in a smart postmodern stew and spicing them with artistic insight.”

Beginning with an essay by art historian, critic and writer, Dr. Betty Ann Brown, the book is segmented into decades beginning in 1970 and chronicles the evolution of Falzone’s work over forty years. Some of the artist’s writings and statements are also included. 


Michael Falzone, is an artist whose career spans four decades and has crossed many boundaries. He began his professional activity after graduating from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, Newark NJ in 1963. In 1972, he completed his formal studies receiv­ing an MFA degree from Claremont Graduate University. Michael has supported his creative work and fine art over the years through parallel activity in illustration, graphic design and teaching. His early involvement in contemporary art begins with studios in Venice, CA, and a stint as graphic designer for LAICA (Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art) in the 70’s. Throughout his career, Falzone has exhibited regionally and nationally in group and solo shows, and has been awarded public and private commissions and grants.

Michael Falzone currently lives and works in Altadena CA, and is a professor emeritus in fine art at Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA.

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