Michelangelo Lovelace Biogragphy

Michelangelo was born Michael Anthony Lovelace in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 15, 1960. He was raised in a single-parent household by his mother. At the age of 20, he decided that he would become a renowned artist someday. 

For 40 years, he would paint series of artwork that illustrated the disparities between the wealthy and the poor. Through faith and dedication, he presented and narrated life in Cleveland's Urban Communities that address Cleveland's life and social and political issues throughout America from his experiences and perspective.


As a solo artist, Michelangelo represented Fort Gansevoort in the 2019 Chicago Art Expo. In 2021 his artwork was featured in Alicia Keys Performance "Love Looks Better" at the 2020 NFL Kickoff Concert. He won the Cleveland Arts Prize Mid-Career Artist in 2015 and multiple Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grants for Painting. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Progressive Art Collection, the Springfield Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in North Carolina, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, and Fort Gansevoort solo exhibition in NY.



Michelangelo's body of work was exhibited over 40 years throughout the United States.  In addition to group exhibitions at MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Case Western Reserves University.  His artwork has been presented in solo exhibitions at Springfield Museum of Art, Cleveland School of the Arts, Progressive Insurance Corporate Headquarters, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

In 2020 Michelangelo Lovelace was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The artist would succumb to cancer and passed away in his Home Studio Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 26, 2021. Michelangelo Lovelace's death and loss to the art world has been acknowledged throughout the art world.  Artist Michelangelo Lovelace an African American man whom a single mother raised, living in low-income communities in Cleveland, Ohio, is an internationally acclaimed artist.


Michelangelo Lovelace's artwork is represented by Fort Gansevoort, New York.