Michael McGrane is a New Orleans based visual artist working in a variety of media, including photography, painting, and digital art. Having been previously employed as a sign artist, graphic designer, illustrator, gallery owner, and art consultant, he draws on many artistic disciplines to bring his diverse images to life.
Michael began his photographic journey in New York City during the heyday of the hardcore punk era of the mid 80’s, attempting to document a now extinct music scene and the distinct personalities within. His work was later featured prominently at CBGB’s 313 Gallery in their 2000 exhibit, New Revisited. He then went on to found his own highly regarded art gallery in the East Village and curated exhibits with HR Giger, Mick Rock, Mark Mothersbaugh and many other now well-established artists. These experiences developed into a passion for shooting the unique characters, street musicians and other cultural aspects of New Orleans. Michael’s work has been exhibited extensively in numerous galleries and museums including the Louisiana State Museum, The New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center and The Ogden Museum Of Southern Art.