(American, born 1968)
Michael Southern is a Portland, Oregon-based artist and printmaker. The natural landscape inspires his figurative paintings and prints. He describes his body of work as " an ongoing investigation into finding our place within the natural world." He received a Bachelor's degree in fine art and natural history from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1990. He taught at several outdoor schools before he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from the University of Georgia in 1995. A long-time resident of Portland, he lived briefly in New Zealand from 2009-2012.