Michael Brodeur was born in Claremont, New Hampshire in 1947. He attained a Master of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, from Boston University in 1975. He is currently a member of the Fine Arts faculty at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and has previously held a number of faculty positions on the east coast. In addition to teaching, speaking, and serving on various museum and civic art committees, he has exhibited his work in a number of solo and group exhibitions in the southeast and Boston. His work appeared in New American Paintings in 2005 (Issue No. 58).
Brodeur’s “Styrofoam as Metaphor” series of graphite drawings on paper, seeks to interrogate the relationship between a container and its contents, as well as celebrate the simplicity and abstractness of this material as an exposition of architecture, sculpture and design. Additionally, time and impermanence are considered through the duality of Styrofoam as disposable yet nearly indestructible.