Michael Fadel was born in Lebanon to a Lebanese father and American mother and now resides in New Haven, CT where he works in his studio. He taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Arizona and at Southwest University of Visual Arts alongside his practice as an artist. Fadel earned a BFA from Winthrop University and a MFA from the University of Arizona—both in sculpture and received many distinctions, including the Centennial Award, the Edward Francis Dunn Scholarship, and is a Medici Scholar.
Fadel’s technical skills have been employed in Dubai for Ayyam Gallery and the 55th Venice Biennale as fabricator for artist Sama Alshaibi. His artwork has been exhibited in several cities in the USA—from New York to San Francisco—as well as the ISEA Conference in Dubai and at the Scottsdale MoCA in Phoenix, AZ. Conceptually he examines fluidity in reference to ego-oriented objects using fabricated, analog, machines comprised primarily of wood and steel. In this manipulation of fluid and form, he seeks to further interpret a growing interest in the sea and its relation to personal and human discourse.