Michal Korman (1987) began his art education at the age of five when the Slovak academic painter Jozef Jelenak (working in tradition of first wave of expressionism) admitted him to his courses for children at the school of art in Michal’s home town Partizanske, having formed Michal’s artistic foundations during three years.
In 2005 the fruits of Korman’s artistic approach were displayed at two exhibitions: a group exhibition in mid-summer of at the local art festival and his first solo exhibition in December at the annual festival of arts in Bánovce where he manifested his specific style: a combination of graphic-like oil painting branded with the signature as a logotype-to-be. In 2006, under the tuition of the designer Kornelia Lobotkova, Michal mastered the four-year curriculum at the school of art in only two years and graduated with a diploma. Since the graduation he has continued to develop his personal style of traditional oil painting using figurative motifs and inspiration from traveling; this lead to his first solo exhibition outside Slovakia in Brussels in 2009.
Belgium also saw him one of the Committee of Regions Forum’s 100 Young European Creative People of Exceptional Telent Awardees 2009 – the selection organised by Europe’s Creative Cities and Regions on the occasion of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation.
Michal lives and works in Paris.
Works in private collections: Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malasia, the Netherlands, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America
2020 Korman/ House of Culture, Partizanske, Slovakia (solo)
2020 The Inner Gardens/ Setouchi City Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan (solo)
2020 My Pots/ Mitsu-ba, Osaka, Japan (solo)
2019 My Pots/ Galerie Daniel Hanemian, Paris, France (solo)
2019 SDJs X ART/ 5&33 Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2015 A Trip to Paradise/ Eraeliya villa, Weligama, Sri Lanka (solo)
2014 Korman 2010-2014/ Espace 93, Paris, France (solo)
2014 Unicos / Glicerina, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013 融き放つ vol. 2 / Central Gallery, Kurashiki, Japan
2013 融き放つ/ Central Gallery, Kurashiki, Japan
2012 Festival d’art/ Lavaux St. Anne Castle, Lavaux St.Anne, Belgium
2012 Il filo della fede ed i fili dell’arte/ San Prisco Museum, Nocera Inf., Italy
2011 Pop-up Show/ Hotel Chelsea-Chelsea Room, New York City, USA
2011 Brussels Accessible Art Fair/ Hotel Conrad, Brussels, Belgium
2010 Couleurs et matières/ Gallerie art de voir, Paris, France
2010 Accessible art fair Tel Aviv/ Gebo art space, Tel Aviv, Israel
2010 Parcours d’art contemporain du 19e/ L’imprimerie 168, Paris, France
2009 Neighbours.Friends.Family/ Halles Saint-Géry, Brussels, Belgium
2009 Paris Show/ L’imprimerie 168, Paris, France
2009 Brussels Accessible Art Fair/ Hotel Silken, Brussels, Belgium
2009 L’art au coeur de l’Europe/ Illzach, France
2009 Scotti-Korman/ Cobalt International Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2005 Kračúň/ Art Festival, Bánovce nad Bebravou, Slovakia (solo)
2005 Prebúdzanie/ Art Festival, Bánovce nad Bebravou, Slovakia
2004 Kračúň/ Art Festival, Bánovce nad Bebravou, Slovakia