American Artist (Born 1971, St. Paul MN USA)
Nationally acclaimed artist, Michael Birawer, has brought a new look to the face of urban neighborhoods through his unique style of painting. A combination of graffiti, cartoon, illustration and heavy textures, his paintings have received praise from both art critics and patrons, who describe his work as “one of the best examples of the contemporary revival of urban art.”
When asked about his work Birawer states, “In my work, I strive to capture the connections between people and place that create identity. Where we stop for coffee in the morning, have a beer with a friend, or attend a sporting event - all become a part of who we are as individuals, neighbors, and community members. By exaggerating the personalities of the people and architecture, I hope to inspire emotions and evoke memories for the viewer; feelings that may go unnoticed or under-appreciated in the routine of life. Additionally, I hope that my work makes people think about the importance of community in a world that seems to be increasingly individualistic.”
In addition to selling over 120 original works depicting scenes of Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Seattle, Chicago, Las Vegas, Washington DC, New York and San Francisco, Michael has completed commissions for the Minnesota Twins, Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Minnesota State Fair and is the Official Artist for the 65th Anniversary of Seafair in Seattle.
Birawer was born, raised and currently lives in the Twin Cities.
Available Pieces - Originals
Available Pieces - Reproductions
We carry three sizes of each reproduction that we refer to as "large, medium, and small":
- The "Large" size prints are Limited Edition giclee canvas prints that are hand stretched on heavy duty stretcher bars, signed and numbered by Michael Birawer.
- The "Meduim" size prints are Open Edition giclee canvas prints that are hand stretched on heavy duty stretcher bars.
- The "Small" size prints are Open Edition giclee canvas prints that are hand stretched on medium duty stretcher bars.
Shipping is available on these prints: Large=$40, Medium=$30, & Small=$20