Michael Dweck  (American, 1957) 

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Michael Dweck Biography
1957   Born in Brooklyn, New York, to David and Sydelle Dweck.
1960   Family moved to Bellmore, New York, a town on Long Island.
1975   Graduated from John F. Kennedy High School, Bellmore, NY. Studied Architecture at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, then switched to the Communication/Fine Arts Department in 1976.
1979   B.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
1982   Opened Michael Dweck & Co., a communications think tank.
1985   Studied with Marshall Blonsky at The New School for Social Research, NY.
1992   Opened Dweck & Campbell, later renamed Dweck! (1999), an advertising and creative content company.
1998   Awarded Gold Lion at the Cannes International Festival for Arctic Ground Squirrel, Cannes, France.
1999   Selected best TV Commercial of The Year, Adweek and Communication Arts magazine. Awarded Agency of the Year by the American Association of Advertising Agencies.
2000   Received the AICP Award for Advertising Excellence. Work added to the permanent film collection of the Department of Film, Museum of Modern Art, NY.
Selected to Adweek’s Creative All-Stars.
2001   Interviewed in Comedy in Advertising, a documentary on the subject of humor in advertising.
2002   Closed his company and leaves advertising to concentrate on photography full time.
Photographs The End: Montauk, N.Y., for his first exhibition and book.
2003   First one-man exhibition at Sotheby's, New York: The End: Montauk, N.Y. It was the first ever solo show for a living artist held at the auction house.
2004   The End: Montauk, N.Y., is published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., and sells out first printing in two weeks.
2005   Began photographing his Three project, a series of triptychs composed of images of manmade and natural forms and the human body.
2006   Began extensive photographing for his Mermaids project.
2008   Mermaids and Mermaids Collector's Edition is published by Ditch Plains Press, a collection of photographs exploring the theme of the female nude submerged in water.
2009   Began extensive photographing for his Habana Libre project.
2011   Habana Libre and Habana Libre Collector's Edition is published by Damiani editore, a contemporary exploration playing on the theme of privilege in a classless society, beauty and art in one of the last communist capitals, Habana.
  Michael Dweck artnet Artist Works Catalogue
  Lives and works in New York, NY and Montauk, NY.
Selected Exhibitions
2012   "Habana Libre," Fototeca de Cuba Museum. Havana, Cuba (solo)
2011 - 2012   "Michael Dweck: The End and Habana Libre," Staley Wise Gallery, New York, NY, (solo)
2011 - 2012   "Habana Libre," Blitz Gallery. Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2011   "Michael Dweck: Island Life," Izzy Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (solo)
2011   "Habana Libre," MODERNISM, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2010 - 2011   "Michael Dweck: Giant Pin-Up Polaroids," Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, Knokke, Belgium (solo)
2010   "The Big Picture," Staley-Wise Gallery, New York, NY
2010   "American Mermaid," Acte 2 Galerie, Paris, France, in collaboration with Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery (solo)
2010   "Michael Dweck: Paradise Lost," MODERNISM, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2009   "Mermaids," Gallery Orchard, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
2008   "Michael Dweck: Mermaids, The End, and Flowers," Keszler Gallery, Southampton, NY (solo)
2008   "Mermaids," Delphine Pastor Gallery, Monaco in collaboration with Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, Monaco (solo)
2008   "Mermaids," Blitz, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2008   "Michael Dweck," Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, Knokke, Belgium (solo)
2008   "Mermaids," Staley Wise Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2008   "Mermaids," Robert Morat | Galerie, Hamburg (solo)
2006   "The End: Montauk, N.Y.," Blitz, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2006   "The End: Montauk, N.Y.," Gallery Orchard, Nagoya, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2005   Theory, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2005   "Three," Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2003   "The End: Montauk, NY," Sotheby's, New York, NY (solo)
Literature
2011   "Michael Dweck: Habana Libre," Damiani editore. Bologna, Italy.
2008   "Mermaids," Ditch Plains Press. New York, New York.
2005   "Three," Limited edition black and white exhibition catalogue. Aoyama. Tokyo, Japan.
2004   "The End: Montauk, NY," Harry N. Abrams. New York, New York.