Lennon Michalski is a Kentucky native with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Digital Media from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His two dimensional and digital works have exhibited in Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. Michalski has also displayed work in group exhibitions internationally in Colombia, China, and Mexico. He is on the Board of Directors of the Creative Alliance for Arts Education, a nonprofit organization in Lexington, KY. He also participates with a number of other nonprofits in the Lexington area such as the Lexington Art League, Lex Arts, and the Living Arts and Science Center. Other projects include collaborating digitally with the Lexington Dance Collective, Bluegrass Youth Ballet, and “The Happy Sad” film (from the director of “Brother To Brother”).
Michalski's work is in the collection of the University of Kentucky Healthcare, Clark Regional Medical Center, Eastern Kentucky University, and Churchill Downs Executive Office. He has gained recognition in numerous state and national media affiliates. In 2005 he was published in the Oxford American Southern Art and Architecture Fall Issue and then recently named among the 100 UNDER 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art 2012. In January 2010, he interviewed on 9.3 WFPL Radio dealing with “Artists Suffer Under Recession; Researchers Look at Economic Impact”.