MichaelMichael 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

Selected Collaborations

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