Tweed Regional - M Arts Precinct - Origin of Identity Solo Show on now until April 6



"On Bowery" Solo Show
OCTOBER 4 -29 2019

Lone Goat Gallery
28 Lawson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481 


Australian artist/photographer - based in New York and Gold Coast.

Mediums: Photography, illustration, painting, collage, mixed media and printmaking

Michael studied fashion design and worked as a photographer’s assistant in Sydney and NYC. His frenetic painting, illustrations and mixed media compliment his edgy photographic style, as his surrounds heavily influence each discipline.

His works combine his appetite for art, fashion and photography with an energetic street-art appeal where he says, ugliness and beauty coexist, just as they do in reality. Michael uses his works as commentary on the excess of contemporary culture, portraying the vulnerability, desire, anxiety and lust for consumption in a modern world.

“If Basquiat and Keith Haring had a son and he was drawing with his left hand”

'Friends on Bowery' - Michael's iconic faces, started in 2011 when Michael decided to try his hand at drawing. He had just moved to NYC and was struggling to continue his fashion label ‘Stiegler’, despite having the likes of Kate Moss and Chrissy Teigen wearing it. He began working in a retail store in Soho where, to make ends meet and decided he needed a creative outlet and began drawing on receipt paper when the store was quiet. The characters were inspired by the people and faces he would see on his way to and from work. Walking from Soho, down the Bowery to his flat in Lower East Side. His style is iconic and Stiegler has never drawn the same face twice, possibly drawing tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of faces over the last 8 years.


  • Kate Moss
  • Dina Broadhurst
  • Ines Rau
  • The Kills
  • The Dark Hawks



  • The Other Art Fair - Sydney


  • Artist residency in Sydney
  • New Young Cunts - first large scale series completed
  • Kate Moss - Silkscreen prints limited run - unique print


  • The Other Art Fair - New York - Brooklyn Expo Centre June
  • The Really Really Affordable Art Fair - BWAC - Red Hook - Sept - Oct
  • ADIDAS Skateboarding - Showcase NY - Feature Artist - Nov
  • JUXTAPOZ Magazine - Featured Artist from ADIDAS Skateboarding Article - Nov
  • The Other Art Fair - New York - Brooklyn Expo Centre - Nov
  • Andrew Edlin Gallery - NY - Et Tu, Art Brute? - Group Show - Nov


  • Dina Broadhurst Collaboration - Australia/USA - Feb
  • Greenpoint Gallery - Grand Winter Salon - Feb
  • The Other Art Fair - New York - Brooklyn Expo Centre - May
  • Saatchi Art - Feature Artist for The Other Art Fair - fair canvas bag - May
  • MAD Gallery Pop-Up Group Art Exhibition - Manhattan, NYC - Jun
  • The Golddigger - - fseature editorial - Jul
  • Metanoia - NYC - group show - Aug
  • Lavita Gold - Feature Artist - Sept
  • The Other Art Fair - New York - Brooklyn Expo Centre – Nov


  • The Other Art Fair - Los Angeles - Magic Box - April
  • The Other Art Fair - New York - Brooklyn Expo Centre - May
  • Solo show - ‘ON BOWERY’ - Lone Goat Gallery - Byron Bay - Oct-Nov
  • The Other Art Fair - Sydney - Barangaroo - Oct
  • Saatchi Art - Feature artist for The Other Art Fair - Oct