Muncie Arts & Culture

About Michael Eldon DuQuette

Mixed Media Artist, Michael Eldon DuQuette, was born in San Antonio, Texas, lived in Chicago for 20 years before moving to Muncie, Indiana in 2008. His art career began in the mid 1980’s, beginning with a representational style, moving through Impressionism and Cubism to Abstract Expressionism with Realism mixed in. DuQuette’s work reflects his ceaseless interest in the exploration of different mediums and materials, a philosophy he adopted and developed while studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He continually moves from one medium to another and has created works in mediums such as: fiber, sculpture, oil/acrylic paintings, found objects, watercolor, oil pastels, photography, sound, video, performance art, installation and digital art.

DuQuette is a rare artist — displaying convincing accomplishment both in Abstract Expressionism and a kind of “funk-neo-realism” with which he creates portraits, cityscapes/landscapes and other urban vistas including still lifes in a decidedly off beat style — visually provocative, compositionally exciting and wild with color.

DuQuette has received several awards over the last 35 years and has shown throughout the continental US. His art resides in over 300+ private art collections throughout the US and Europe. He has been a member of the Muncie Artist Guild, Chicago Artist Coalition, International Digital Arts, The Erotic Art Gang, The Digital Art Museum, Oil Pastel Society, Handle A Art Group, VITA Artist Group, Lucas Artist Co-Op, and was represented by Phuture Art Gallery Chicago and Gallery 82, Brooklyn, NY. He sat on the board of Gallery 308, Muncie, IN. He was active in community arts programs within the Chicagoland area as well as a consultant with the Chicago Center for Arts Policy at Columbia College Chicago.