Michael Singletary

MICHAEL SINGLETARY, A NATIVE NEW YORKER,, received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the College of Visual and Performing Arts. He was also trained at a joint program of the Art Students League of New York and Vermont Academy; the Rhode Island School of Design; the University of Ghana, West Africa; the University of Guadalajara, Mexico; and the Fontainebleau Music and Fine Arts Conservatoire in France.

A recipient of a 2000 New York State Foundation for the Arts grant in painting, Singletary is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who on Entertainment. His works have been featured in the films “Mo’ Better Blues” and “Jungle Fever,” as well as on such television programs as “The Cosby Show” and “227.” His very successful “The Jazz Series,” which consists of over 100 paintings celebrating jazz and the people who play “the music” has been internationally acclaimed and represented in many art galleries and art magazines as well as being exhibited with many noted musicians as the late Dizzey Gillespie and Nancy Wilson. His jazz work has also appeared on jazz albums by noted musicians Don Pulen, Bobby Watson, Bill Saxton, Blue Note Records and the TV series “The Guiding Light.”

Singletary has exhibited in over 200 different exhibits including The Bayly Museum Harlem Studio Museum, Whitney Museum, The Hudson River Museum, The Nueberger Museum, PepsiCola, Kraft General Foods, and Readers Digest. He has also exhibited with many noted artist including Andy Warhol, Romere Beardon, Chuck Close, Red Grooms, David Hockney, Robert Indiana, Lowel Nesbit, Claes Otenberg, Fernando Botero, Phillip Pearlstein, Robert Mapplethorpe and many, many, more. His slides are currently included in the Museum of Modern Art Library. He has also been featured in Ebony Magazine, and is the official artist for the “New York City Basketball Hall of Fame.” Additional works can be viewed on his website at www.michaelsingletary.com.

Noted collectors of his works include: Kim Alexis, Don King, Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson, Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen, Arthur Mitchell, Mike Nichols, Noel Frackman, Vince Williams and Amelia Marshall of the Guiding Light, Reggie Harris and Carol Martin of WCBS T.V., Bill Paley Estate (Sotheby’s), Peter Kalikow, Joe Dumar of the Detroit Pistons, Katherine Dunham, Larry Tisch of CBS Inc., and Bernard King.

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