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Founder of Altamira

I love to create things from scratch and drive them through to completion. I also love art. As a kid, my aunt owned a gallery in Basalt. I spent summers with my grandparents in nearby Aspen so spent a lot of time in the gallery. I was fascinated by how the business worked and of course the art. Seeing this they started my collection by giving me my first piece for my 10th birthday. I still have that piece.

Prior to Altamira, I spent 8 years at Clique Studios, a top national design firm headquartered out of Chicago. There I started as a UX designer then transitioned to launching and managing new offices.

In 2013 I helped launch the Chicago Venture Summit, sitting on the steering committee until 2021.

From 2017-2019 I taught a class on web design at The University of Chicago Graham School.

Should you buy art? Yes.
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Buying art is a worthwhile investment that provides many benefits, both personal and societal. It supports artists and the arts community, enriches our spaces, and contributes to the cultural heritage of our communities. Art has the power to evoke a wide range of emotions in humans. Depending on the...

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The Pink Bison Prize 2023

Want to help make the prize for the Pink Bison prize even bigger? Reach out to michael@altamira.art for sponsorship opportunities.

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