Michael Treat is a multifaceted visual artist. Michael is originally from Oklahoma City, but grew up in St Paul and currently calls Minneapolis home. His artwork spans a variety of mediums including ink wash painting, comic art, 1/6 scale models, workspace solutions, upcycled earrings and steampunk jewelry. Michael's recent projects include a series of cityscapes, his autobiographical zine entitled “My F-Ed Up Apartment Building: An American Memoir of Low-Rent Housing” and upcycled mixed metal cuff bracelets.
Michael is also available for commissioned projects, which in the past have included a bolo tie featuring a planetary gear, a cartoon for a business's customer service week promotion, custom built art show displays and a 1/6 scale military model to honor an Iraq war veteran. Michael's work is available at Minneapolis area art shops, independent book stores, in-person art and craft events and online in the Smirking Tiger Etsy Shop.
As an artist, I strive to compel individuals to reevaluate their assumptions about the world.