MICHAEL J MIKULA
POB 19005 Cleveland, Ohio 44119
Born 1963 in Grand Junction Colorado and raised in Chautauqua County, New York, Michael earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1987. He has also studied at the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and the (now defunct) Fundacio Centre del Vidre in Barcelona, Spain.
From 1988 to 1996 Michael was a junior member of Benchmark Glass Studio, owned and operated by his mentors, former Professor Brent Kee Young and Mark Sudduth. In 1994, Michael completed a residency at the Creative Glass Center of America in Millville, New Jersey.
Michael exhibits in juried fine art and fine craft exhibitions throughout the United States, including the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.
Michael continues to live and work in Cleveland, Ohio. He recently relocated his studio to The Hildebrandt Building, which houses a lively mix of creatives and entrepreneurs. In 2009 he was awarded a $20,000 Creative Workforce Fellowship grant, generously funded by the people of Cuyahoga County, Ohio and administered by Community Partnership For Arts And Culture/Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.
Michael was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2013.