is a Navajo encaustic artist living and teaching in Farmington, NM. Michael has been working in encaustic for a decade. He has taught workshops around the Four Corners area including the Durango Art Center. Michael also teaches encaustic to students and adults in and around New Mexico and Colorado area, helping to expand creativity and awareness about the encaustic medium.
Michael has won several awards in juried shows. His most recent award was from the International Encaustic Association. The IEA 2016 La Vendeenne Award was presented to Michael for his excellence in Innovation.