Michael Dweck

Michael Dweck is a visual artist known for his seductive photographic style and pursuit of alluring subject matter, principally the female form and locales that offer their own particular enchantments. His first major photographic work was published in 2004 in volume form as The End: Montauk, N.Y. (Abrams), and portrays the old fishing community of Montauk and its surfing subculture at the very end of Long Island, as far away from New York City as is geographically possible. In 2008, he returned with Mermaids (Ditch Plains Press), an international exhibition with accompanying volume photographed in Montauk, Amagansett and the vicinity of the Weeki Wachee River in Florida. Dweck’s images, while often abstracting the female body in a painterly swirl of watery refractions, celebrate the physical charm of the feminine form and the meditative isolation of the underwater world. His third published work Michael Dweck: Havana Libre was released in 2011 in conjunction with several international openings. The show traveled internationally with a solo exhibition at Fototeca de Cuba Museum. Dweck studied Fine Arts at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and as a highly regarded Creative Director has received numerous awards including the coveted Gold Lion at the Cannes International Festival in France. Two of his long-form television pieces are part of the permanent film collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.