Michael Douglas Everson


  • Born in 1963 in Aurora, IL
  • Resides near Chicago


  • Master’s in Education, 2004, Aurora University (IL)
  • B.F.A. Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL., 1991
  • Certificate in Graphic Design, Ringling College of Art and Design, 1985

Committee/Teaching/Misc :

  • Workshop Presenter, “Working with Monoprints” at “SPC Art Exhibition”, Oswego, IL, 2017
  • Judge for “Liberty Fine Arts Fest”, Morris, IL, 2016
  • Taught Continuing Education class “Experimenting with Mixed Medias”, at Ringling College of Art and Design, 1995-1997
  • Sarasota County Arts Council, Exhibition Review Committee, 1993-1996 (Chairperson 1994-1996)

Selected Group Shows:

  • Inspiration Corporation,”One Inspired Evening”, Chicago, IL, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013
  • OPEN Center for the Arts, “Surrealism”, Chicago, IL, 2016
  • Studio Oh!, “Figuring It Out”, Chicago, IL, 2016
  • Grace Li Wang Gallery, “Gallery Artists”, Raleigh, NC, 2004
  • Arts Council of St. Petersburg, “Realism/Abstraction”, St. Petersburg, FL, 2003
  • Grace Li Wang Gallery, “X (ten) Artists”, Raleigh, NC, 2002-2003
  • Sarasota Arts Center, “Gale Fulton Ross Fund Preview Exhibition”, Sarasota, FL, 2002
  • Thirteenth Floor Gallery, “Phobia”, Chicago, IL, 2000
  • Barbara and Peter Mars Gallery, “New Work Gallery Artists”, Chicago, IL, 1999
  • Tampa City Center, “Modern Icons”, Tampa, FL, 1998
  • Tampa City Center, “All That Jazz”, Tampa, FL, 1997
  • Sarasota Visual Arts Center, “Artist of the Year Exhibit” nominees, Sarasota, FL, 1995
  • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (state museum of Florida), “Recent Acquisitions”, Sarasota, FL, 1995
  • Mira Mar Gallery, “Small Group Show”, Sarasota, FL, 1994
  • Arts Center of Northern New Jersey, “National Juried Show 1993”, New Milford, NJ, 1993
  • Longboat Key Center, “New Artist/New Work”, Longboat Key, FL, 1993
  • Dude Ranch, “A Variety of Artists”, Sarasota, FL, 1988
  • J.E. Voorhees Gallery, “Mixed Media Show”, Sarasota, FL, 1987

Selected Solo Shows:

  • Mad Pom Gallery, “New Artists”, Asheville, NC, 2009
  • Jane’s in Bucktown, “A Preponderance of Yellow”, Chicago, IL, 2005
  • Jane’s in Bucktown, “ Michael Everson 2003”, Chicago, IL, 2003
  • Frankel Gallery, “New Work ‘01”, Chicago, IL, 2001
  • First Union Center, “Michael Everson- Larger Than Usual”, Tampa, FL, 2001
  • Artarget, “I Mend My Wounds with My Saliva”, mixed media work, Sarasota, FL, 1992


    • Artwork in the permanent collection of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and in private collections in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, England, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and numerous others.

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