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Michael Treat of Smirking Tiger Studio is a multifaceted visual artist. He is originally from Oklahoma City, but grew up in St Paul and currently lives and works in the Longfellow neighborhood of south Minneapolis.

Michael’s artwork spans a variety of mediums including ink wash painting, comic art, upcycled jewelry and mixed metal cuff bracelets. Michael appreciates duality and ironic conflict in art. Michael’s current projects include a series of ink wash cityscape paintings, a compendium of his series of zines entitled “My F-Ed Up Apartment Building: An American Memoir of Low-Rent Housing” and an upcoming graphic novel on his experiences working as a corrections officer at a women’s prison.

Michael has participated in Twin Cities area art shows including Art-A-Whirl and the LoLa Art Crawl. His jewelry, art prints and zines are also…

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  • Born on December 30
  • Joined October 4, 2011

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sheet metal wood wire brass copper leather beads plastics acrylic paints inks fabrics found items and accidental art

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About

Michael Treat of Smirking Tiger Studio is a multifaceted visual artist. He is originally from Oklahoma City, but grew up in St Paul and currently lives and works in the Longfellow neighborhood of south Minneapolis.

Michael’s artwork spans a variety of mediums including ink wash painting, comic art, upcycled jewelry and mixed metal cuff bracelets. Michael appreciates duality and ironic conflict in art. Michael’s current projects include a series of ink wash cityscape paintings, a compendium of his series of zines entitled “My F-Ed Up Apartment Building: An American Memoir of Low-Rent Housing” and an upcoming graphic novel on his experiences working as a corrections officer at a women’s prison.

Michael has participated in Twin Cities area art shows including Art-A-Whirl and the LoLa Art Crawl. His jewelry, art prints and zines are also available at several local shops including Boneshaker Books, Articulture and The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market.

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