“Michael Stutz was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After receiving his BFA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, he attended Ulster Polytechnic in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Stutz later moved to New Orleans where he created his first sculpture designing and building large figures for the Mardi Gras parade. After three years, he moved to San Francisco and worked as a display artist and prop builder for the film and fashion industry.
In 1999, Stutz completed his first permanent public art piece, “Pneumatic Dreamer” at the W hotel in San Francisco. Since then he has also completed public art projects in Portland, Oregon, Salt Lake City, Jacksonville, Florida, Richmond, Virginia, and West Hollywood.”