Michael Wedge
Wyoming, New York

Michael Wedge works in a variety of mediums: sculpture, painting, mixed media and more. He oftentimes starts with a mental image and creates digital collages, which become the basis for his paintings. A lot of his work references themes from his personal life, such as the experience of living in a city versus in the countryside. If his art seems mysterious, it’s because he enjoys making complex works. “I am attracted to images or moments that seem to have something subtle or hidden under the surface,” he explains. When he’s not making art, he teaches it at an elementary school. He also dabbles in music and writes songs whenever he feels inspired.

Up and Out
16" x 20" , mixed media artwork
$475

Feeder
16" x 20" , oil painting
$475

Red/Gray Layout (Chicago)
21" x 15" , oil painting
$525


Primary Buffalo
36.5" x 36.5" , oil painting
$2,300

Green New York
73.5" x 37" , oil painting
$4,600

Imaginary City #12
10" x 8" , pencil drawing
$275


Secondary Grid (Phoenix)
31" x 23" , oil painting
$675

Imaginary City #13
16" x 12" , pencil drawing
$325

Primary Network (Los Angeles)
20" x 16" , oil painting
$575


Imaginary City #18
14" x 11" , pencil drawing
$300

Imaginary City #20
22" x 18" , pencil drawing
$425

Imaginary City Map 5
12" x 9" , pencil drawing
$250


Rochester
10.5" x 15.5" , mixed media artwork
$300


Six Figures
16" x 20" , oil painting
$575

Discovery
16" x 20" , oil painting
$475

Passing
18" x 24" , oil painting
$575


Mending
18" x 24" , oil painting
$575

Neutral Network (Houston)
20" x 16" , oil painting
$525

Grids and Webs (Washington, DC)
23" x 31" , oil painting
$675


Imaginary City #11
18" x 24" , pencil drawing
$475

Imaginary City Map 9
14" x 11" , pencil drawing
$250

Imaginary City Map 8
13" x 10" , pencil drawing
$250


Imaginary City Map 7
18" x 12" , ink artwork
$250

Chicago
36" x 27" , oil painting
$950

Visitation
11" x 14" , watercolor painting
$250


On a String
16" x 20" , oil painting
$425

At the Light
36" x 24" , oil painting
$1,025


New York IV
20" x 24" , acrylic painting
$575

Blue Windows
36" x 48" , acrylic painting
$1,075

On the High Line
18" x 24" , oil painting
$600


Girl in a Blue Room
11" x 7.85" , mixed media artwork
$200

Ghost
51" x 36.5" , oil painting
$1,825

New York III
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$575


Line Up
24" x 36" , oil painting
$725

Crosswalk
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$475

New York I
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$575


New York II
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$575

Bank Street
18" x 24" , oil painting
$575

Track Record
11" x 15" , printmaking
$200


Train Station
11.75" x 11.25" , mixed media artwork
$250

The Desert
8" x 10" , printmaking
$150


Artist and Customer Comments


commentsBlue Windows
Jwoodrome 1/2/2013 | 6:40 PM

Wow. Very striking piece

J Kopun 7/26/2012 | 4:07 PM

Hey Mike, Cool art! We were trying to friend you guys on Facebook but you both are super private. Can you friend Alex Fedorow on Facebook. His profile pic is black and white and he is playing the guitar. Hope to speak to you guys soon. Jeanne

Michael Wedge 8/5/2010 | 4:18 PM

Great! I'm glad to hear you are happy with it. Enjoy!

Brenda 8/5/2010 | 10:58 AM

Just received Girl in a Blue Room - it's even more beautiful in person. I love the background design, and the way you can see it through the girl's face.

Michael Wedge 4/4/2010 | 1:04 AM

I'm very glad to hear it arrived safely and that you are pleased with it! Thank you for your purchase. I hope you enjoy it for years to come.

commentsGhost
T Hagerman purchased this artwork. 3/23/2010 | 5:10 PM

Just received my painting. The shipping took some time, but I very pleased when it arrived. The colors and composition where exactly what I was expecting. It is now perched above my fireplace and definitely the showpiece of my family room!

Michael Wedge 6/30/2009 | 6:17 PM

You're very welcome. Thank you for looking and sharing your thoughts.

LBelle 6/30/2009 | 5:36 PM

Well said. I am often struck at how much time we (people) spend doing each activity. I, personally, have spent days on planes, weeks in cars etc. I also find it interesting that traveling vast distances in short amounts of time is almost incomprehensible to the human brain, and it is such a relatively new phenomenon. Being in a different state or country in a few hours can be psychologically disorienting. Thanks for explaining your art!

Michael Wedge 6/30/2009 | 5:28 PM

I realized that a significant amount of my time was spent driving and that much of what I experience (and many people experience) visually is seen from moving vehicles. It is a unique viewpoint because even though we are still, the world around us is in motion. I guess if all the visual information a person takes in on a daily basis is given equal weight, then that information which is seen from a car or a train or a plane is especially important in shaping our overall understanding of things because we can see so much in such a brief period of time.

LBelle 6/29/2009 | 1:48 PM

That sounds interesting. I know other artists on Ugallery have captured the methods of travel, such as planes etc, and others have portrayed the destination as a scenic getaway. Your piece "Destination" actually captures the experience of walking and taking a taxi. Very cool. How do you think travel contributes to our visual culture?

Michael Wedge 6/26/2009 | 11:05 PM

LBelle, thank you for your kind words! I am currently working on a series of paintings relating to the theme of travel, how it contributes to our visual culture, and how it is related to the art-making process. Thank you again for your comments.

LBelle 6/25/2009 | 5:42 PM

Hi Michael, I think your "Destination" piece perfectly captures the hassle and frazzle of city travel. I love your art! Thanks!

Michael Wedge 6/12/2009 | 2:04 PM

Thank you, artist_atl. I appreciate it.

artist_atl 6/12/2009 | 12:40 AM

Wow! It would be impossible to become tired of this, which so much activity for the eye to take in.