Michael Lerch studied creative writing (fiction) at Arizona State University, complementing studies in human figure drawing at Scottsdale Artists’ School. In addition to his collegiate studies, Michael studied privately for two years under oil painter Matthew Dickson and professional photographers David Miller, Marie Otero and Sara Evans.
Influenced by literature, Michael’s artwork seeks to reflect the human experience by combining fiction with visual art.
Michael currently teaches photography at the Oregon Society of Artists.
Selected Publications / Gallery Shows
Oregon Society of Artists Gallery, Portland – Photography Annual – 2017
Splendorporium Gallery, Portland – The Tarot Show – 2016
Bad Girl’s Records, Portland – Pinup Calendar – 2016
Oregon Society of Artists Gallery, Portland – Photography Annual – 2016
AvantVedge, Portland – January/February 2016
Java Magazine, Phoenix – July/August 2015
Styleynn: Timeless Fashion as Art, Portland – July 30th 2014
Studio 1307, Scottsdale – Charcoal Exhibit – 2014
Storytime with Lazercorn (Entertainers) – Portland
Carol Jillian Botanical + Floral Couture
Michelle Curiel Feather Headdress Design
Lux Lacheln – Fashion Designer
Haute Noir Circus – Phoenix
Prismagic Circus (Aerials) – Portland
House Cirque – Phoenix
Skykissers (Stilt troupe) – Phoenix
All the Glitters Burlesque Academy – Portland
Maya Papaya (Professional Entertainer) – Portland
Angelina Escobar (Fire Performer) – Phoenix