Michael Brangoccio's original content and textures create picture worlds like no others. A well-trained draftsman comfortable with formal composition, Brangoccio juxtaposes objects, sizes, and relationships to arrest attention, to provoke questions, and to prompt observers into finding personal meanings for his works. Intentionally symbolic, Brangoccio's works present puzzles. Certain objects reoccur and present contradictions and inconsistencies of size, placement, object-selection. Elephants float. Bears roam in unlikely settings. Miniature airplanes seem aggressively out of place. Even in those few canvases that fit within the boundaries of realism, there is hint of mystery, of something more-to-be-known. With Brangoccio's paintings, a viewer must address enigmas and engage both left and right sides of the brain. In three decades since his M.A. from the University of Northern Colorado, Brangoccio has accumulated over 40 solo exhibitions and participated in over 50 group shows in Florida, Maine, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Colorado and California. Michael's work is in private and public collections across the United States and in more than a dozen countries world wide.     -   Olson Larsen Gallery 2016



1980    M.A.  University of Northern Colorado

1977    B.A.  University of Northern Colorado

1972 - 1974  Adams State College


List of showings, collections and bibliography available upon request