Artist Statement 

I'm possessed by the desire to capture and make beautiful images I see, or conceive of, that are often hiding "in plain view" or in my imagination.                                                                                                                             "The world is filled with wonder and it's often either right in front of us... discoverable in abstract shapes, lines, shadows, vivid colours and geometric patterns that are both man and nature-made... or found in the stark and subtle beauty of people and places.

Coaxing light, media and materials to provoke emotional responses, conversations and engage the public with my photography and art is my aim and my reward."                                                                                      

Michael’s Biography   

As a self-taught, fine art photographer and mixed media artist, I've loved taking pictures and creative pursuits since I was a kid. It has been a private passion until 2010 when I decided to work towards sharing my work with the world... and 2014 was my first step into the public eye with a goal to make private and public spaces more beautiful and engaging.
 
A number of my images are now in public/shared spaces and in private collections in both Canada and the USA.

Exhibitions, Installations and Recognition

Dec. 2016 Toronto Art Square Lower Gallery – SHELTER interactive installation until March 2017

Dec. 2016 Toronto Art Square Lower Gallery (6 images + 1 installation: SHELTER)

Nov. 2016 Toronto #Hashtag Gallery 2-person show (18 Images +1 Installation: SHELTER)

Nov. 2016 Toronto - Selected for the SNAP! Toronto 2017 Silent Auction (1 image)

Sept.2016 Toronto – Selected for Patch Project http://thepatchproject.com/artists/michael-sachter/

Sept.2016 New York – Curated Int'l Group Show-Montserrat Contemporary Art Gallery (6 images)

Aug. 2016 Toronto – TA2 Sound+Music: Boardroom (3 images installed)

Aug. 2016 New York – Curated International Group Show – JMC Gallery (4 images)

July 2016 New York – Curated International Group Show – Jadite Gallery (4 images)

Mar. 2016 Toronto – Juried Group Show – Art Square Gallery and Café (2 large images)      

Jan. 2016 Toronto - Condo Party Room (3 images Installed: 1 - 70”x 52” & 2 - 60” x 40”)

Mar. 2015 Toronto - Condo Lobby (4 images Installed)

May 2014 Toronto – Contact Photography Festival: Portfolio Review    

Apr. 2014 Toronto – Aperture Group Show at Moniker Gallery (4 images)

Feb. 2014 Toronto – Galleria Art Expo Group Show at The Cube (4 images)

Jan. 2014 Toronto – Shutter Bug Group Show at the Fairlawn Centre Gallery (6 images)

                            

Good Works:

Art Square Lower Gallery – SHELTER interactive installation Dec. to Mar. 2017 supporting Red Door Shelter

“Blue Night – Spanish Heart” Juried selection for Snap! Toronto 2017 Silent Auction supporting ACT

Donated a portion of sales of Shelter Installation and Image to Red Door Shelter Dec. 2016      

Donated “Snow Day” to fund-raiser for Geneva Center for Autism

                                             
Thanks for taking a look... please sign the Guestbook, let me know what you think and feel and which photos are your favourites... it's as simple as clicking "Add to favourites" above any photo you like.

Cheers, Michael