Paris, 2016

Paris, 2016

Michael Joseph Coursey, Jr.

Michael is a practicing artist and video director based in downtown Los Angeles.

Born and raised in Washington D.C., Michael moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to study at the University of Southern California. He graduated in 2011 with B.A.s in Film Production and Comparative Literature.

His artistic eye was further developed while studying landscape painting at the Marchutz Institute in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Michael worked from 2012 to 2016 as a Media Integration Manager at StandardVision, an L.A. based architectural media firm. During this period he worked on architectural-scale LED screens and dynamic fixture arrays in the Middle East and South East Asia as well as on art installations and LED hardware builds for video artists including Jenny Holzer and Bill Viola.

Since 2012, Michael has also worked as a freelance 1st Assistant Director and Art Department Lead Man, on film productions of various sizes.