Michael is a self-taught artist and alumni of New Urban Arts, where he has formed a reputation for his elaborate tape art designs and the now infamous giant pac man costume. As a high school student he attended the competitive pre-college program at the Rhode Island School of Design. Last Spring, Michael collaborated with artist mentor Andrew Oesch to design and build an intricate three dimensional miniature model of the Steel Yard as an environmentally green space. His work ranges from drawing to silk screen printing. This is his first year as an artist mentor.