Michael Treat

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About Smirking Tiger and Michael Treat

[Michael Treat] of [Smirking Tiger] is a multifaceted visual artist and author and illustrator of the zine series ["My F-Ed Up Apartment Building, An American Memoir of Low-Rent Housing."] He is originally from Oklahoma City, but grew up in St Paul and currently lives and works in the Longfellow neighborhood of south Minneapolis. Michael’s artwork spans a variety of mediums including comic art zines, ink wash painting, upcycled jewelry and mixed metal cuff bracelets. Michael appreciates duality and ironic conflict in art.

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Current Projects

Michael’s current projects include a series of ink wash cityscape paintings, a compendium of his series of zines entitled [“My F-Ed Up Apartment Building: An American Memoir of Low-Rent Housing”] and an upcoming graphic novel on his experiences working as a corrections officer at a women’s prison.

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