Michael Bugler

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Biography

Born and raised in Ireland, Michael Bugler has called the United States his home since the early 1990s. Drawing on his background in photography and graphic design, he produces artwork with a hybrid sensibility — art that lives somewhere between the worlds of fine art and design. Displaying a sophisticated sense of design, form and color, this latest body of work stems from his ongoing interest in typography, ephemera and 'found art'. Coupons, labels, tickets, bar codes, numbers and letters - things, as Jasper Johns said, “the mind already knows,” “things that are seen and not looked at, not examined”. In Bugler’s hands they are transformed into beautiful and engaging works of art.

Michael Bugler studied fine art at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork, Ireland, as well as earning a BFA in graphic design from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. He is now based in Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania.

“I knew from an early age that I would be an artist. There is nothing else I would rather be doing.”