Michael is a South African artist who was born in 1979 and grew up in Johannesburg. After matriculating in 1997 he moved to the Western Cape to study Visual Communication design at Stellenbosch University. Immediately after graduating in 2001 he entered a postgraduate Masters Degree programme at the same department – his research focused on image interpretation and semiotic studies for visual art. In 2003 he began lecturing in Visual Communication at Stellenbosch University and also started partaking in exhibitions in the Cape Town region. He attained his MA in Visual Art in 2006 (Cum Laude) and has been working as a professional artist since then. He also holds a part-time lecturing post at Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, teaching Illustration and Design Discourse. Michael lives and works in Cape Town.