Michael Kerbow

Michael Kerbow

Oil on Canvas



My art explores the way in which we engage with our surroundings and the possible consequences our actions have upon the world in which we live. Through my work I attempt to question the rationale of our choices, and try to reveal the dichotomy that may exist between what we desire and what we manifest. Recently my work has focused upon the mechanisms that power our society and examines how they may influence the construct for a possible future.


Michael Kerbow is a San Francisco-based artist who works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, assemblage, and digitally manipulated photography. He was born in North Carolina in 1964 and received an MFA from Pratt Institute in New York. He moved to the Bay Area in 1993. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has appeared in multiple publications.