Michelangelo Lovelace Sr.

Artist Statement:

"The paintings I produce are visual documentation of life in many of Americas inner cities. I continue to explore concerns of cultural, racial, and economic tensions between the haves and have-nots with the overall theme being the community. My paintings depict what it is really like living in a community where anything can happen at any time, and where life can often be fast, poor, and short. My paintings deal with many of the issues that affect poor inner-city communities in the United States: issues like poverty, crime, drugs, education, police brutality, health care, and other day-to-day happenings."


Michelangelo Lovelace Sr. was born and raised in Cleveland,Ohio in 1960. As a child Lovelace began drawing to escape the hard reality of growing up in a single parent household. Michelangelo Lovelace Sr. loved to draw and by the age of 22 he started to use oil paints and then acrylic paints on canvas to express his life experience growing up in Cleveland's inner-city. Drawing from the things he saw and from his good experiences and bad experiences. He also drawn from the many day to day happenings that the community went through. Now after more then twenty years as an artist Lovelace continues working from life as he knows it to be.

Lovelace's artistic contributions consist of over 25 years of depicting urban life from his prospective. His artwork has touched many lives in the urban communities where he has resided, his work has inspired art collectors, curators, and CEO's of major corporations like Cleveland Clinic, Progressive Insurance Company, Case Western Reserve Artist Archives. His artwork has displayed in Baltimore, Maryland; Chicago, Illinois and through his home state Ohio. Lovelace has received fellowship awards, and recognitions for his unique artistic talent.

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