Michael Stasiuk

I am an animator of objects. I work figuratively giving a new sense of context to otherwise commonplace or discarded items. The items I choose evoke a nostalgia and a sense of memory. My process is creating inventive but simple joinery between materials, mostly wood, metal and fiber.

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Michael Stasiuk is a multimedia sculptor who lives and maintains a studio in Portsmouth, NH. His found object sculptures are represented in private and corporate collections including Wellington Management and New England Biolab. He is included in the Schiffer Found Object Art 1 and 2 books. Michael works with a child-like sensibility which has been fueled by many years of teaching and collaborating with children and adults. He has been a theatrical prop master for the Mudd Butt Mystery Theatre Troupe in Telluride, Colorado for 26 years. The last 18 have included residencies collaborating with children and adults around the world bringing characters of all sizes to life in a variety of materials.

Upcoming & Recent Events

2018 Found Object Assemblage Workshop, “Connecting To The Figure In Found Objects”, Pocosin Arts, Columbia, NC

For more information: Pocosin Arts Workshops.

George Marshall Store Gallery

“Curator’s Selection: Invited New England Artists” (November 2017 – May 2018) - By Appointment "In Flight" (August 26 – October 1, 2017) and, York, ME.

For more information: George Marshall Store Gallery.

This final exhibition of the 2017 season brings together works by artists who have exhibited with the gallery in the past and is an opportunity to introduce new. 2017 List of exhibiting artists.

“ARTISTS TO WATCH 2017: Michael Stasiuk | Portsmouth, NH”, JOHN ARVANITIS NEW ENGLAND, Take Magazine: New England’s New Culture. FEBRUARY 6, 2017. “His multimedia sculptures assemble found objects into playfully illustrated characters,” says Ogilvy, “each with a unique personality. His choice of material imparts a sense of nostalgia and memory, imaginatively re-purposing everyday objects that accompany us throughout our lives.”

For more information: ARTISTS TO WATCH 2017, Take Magazine.

New Hampshire Chronicle, WMUR TV presents: An Animator of Objects: How artist Michael Stasiuk brings the unexpected to life, January 11, 2017. “Michael Stasiuk is an animator of objects. From marionettes to bunnies and everything in between, his sculptures take life and will take you back in time.”, (January 11, 2017).

For more information: New Hampshire Chronicle, WMUR TV.

"Seacoast Sculpture from Material to Masterwork" An Historical Society Sculpture Retrospective Show Featuring Michael Stasiuk, Jane Kaufman, and Sumner Winebaum. Currated by Allison Galliher, (July 7th -- October 1st 2017), Portsmouth Discovery Center, Portsmouth, NH.

For more information: Portsmouth Discovery Center.

Check-out this "One Minute Video" by Steve Sanger and Vimeo: Portsmouth Discovery Center.

The Art Guide to South Coast Maine and Seacoast NH, 2017, Phineas Press, Portsmouth, NH.

For more information: Phineas Press

Dow Studio: "hand crafted" (Summer - Year End 2016), Deer Isle, ME.

For more information: Dow Studio.

Telluride Academy “Mudd Butt Mystery Theatre Troupe - 30th Anniversary Performance” (July 14 – August 9, 2016), Telluride, CO.

For more information: Telleride Academy.

Jacksonville Center for the Arts “UpCycled” Curated Exhibition by Susan Icove, (October 8th through November 26, 2016), Floyd, VA.

For more information: Jacksonville Center for the Arts.

Portsmouth Historical Society “This is What Artists Look Like” A group exhibition with photographs by Jay Goldsmith, (November 4 through December 24, 2016), Portsmouth Discovery Center, Portsmouth, NH.

For more information: Portsmouth Discovery Center.

Artist Resume:

To view or download Resume: Download Resume (PDF)

To view Mudd Butt Mystery Theatre Troupe’s 30th Anniversary Commemorative Book:


Contact the artist:

For information about available artwork and workshops, e-mail: m.stasiuk@comcast.net
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