Michael opened Paradise Framing in his artist studio after completing his MFA at UCLA in 2015. Prior to moving to LA for graduate school, Michael was a preparator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He loves working with artists and designing special details for their framing that become signatures for their works. The first example of that work is the x spline that he designed with artist Kelly Akashi. That was such an important project that we made into an icon that accompanies our logo. When Michael is not at Paradise, which is rare, he likes surfing and hiking with his partner and their dog Dusty.