According to his bio, illustrator and installation artist behind the Brooklyn Draw-a-thon, featured in the New York Times, Michael Alan was born in the summer of 1977, during the New York City blackout. Robert Shuster, of the Village Voice called Alan’s thread-like lines “manic and impulsive,” commenting that they barely move an inch without a detour. He also mentioned Alan’s love of motion, improvisation, and his undoubtable skill with a pen.

Alan’s work has been featured in 5 New York solo shows and over 200 group shows, and has been discussed in over 200 publications, books and media sources, including the New York Times, NBC’s Today Show, Marie Claire Italia, Art+Auction, the New York Post, Fox Channel 5, the Village Voice’s “Best in Show”, Time Out New York, Hyperallergic, Curbs and Stoops, and Cacao Magazine.

Everything is happening at the same time. I ride that current, the tornado, the space in between, grabbing everything and rearranging it. Dissecting, amplifying, sampling, exploding, fading, layering and subtracting. My drawings on top of my drawings inside my paintings, chopped into pieces, living collapsing time. I explore spaces that walk along the edge of the figure, the abstract and the next moment.