PRESS

The press has been very kind to take notice of some of my work, shows, and side projects. These stories also create a wonderful history to see the trajectory of my career. I was inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame twice – as a member of both Big Medium and Blue Genie Art. Some of the shows written about are my curated group shows. These shows often take on a life of their own and become events larger than themselves. If you are interested, then you can read more about these curated shows here. These events also won a number of awards in Austin, Texas. Also included are some writeups and interviews about my comic book series.

If you are a member of the press or a gallery and would like more information about me, then please contact me here.

Articles

KCUR, November 1, 2019
New paintings by a Kansas City artist examine the ‘brash volume’ of public discourse.
Central Standard, Gina Kaufmann and Anne Kniggendorf

PITCH, July 19, 2016
“Michael Schliefke Games You” Tracy Abeln

KCUR, December 3, 2015
“It’s First Friday Weekend, And Kansas City is Stocked With Holiday Art Sales”  CJ Janovy

KCUR, May 14, 2015
“Kansas City Artists Get a Crash Course in How To Be More Like Business People”  CJ Janovy

AUSTIN CHRONICLE, May 30, 2014
“The Last Waltz”   Robert Faires

TRIBEZA, July 2011
“The Really White Vigilante”   Carolyn Harrold

 AUSTIN CHRONICLE, December 4, 2009
“Politics Gift Guide”   Wells Dunbar

RACKET MAGAZINE, August 3, 2009
“Capes and Jeans”   John Winn

AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN, September 25, 2008
“Really White Vigilante Issue Launch at Rio Rita”   Michael Barnes

AUSTINIST, December 17, 2007
“The Accidental Gentrifist Reviews the Really White Vigilante”   Benjamin Reed

AUSTIN CHRONICLE, December 14, 2007
“2007 Politics Gift Guide”  Wells Dunbar

THE ONION, November 8, 2007
“East Side Avenger”   Sean O’Neal

AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN, October 23, 2007
“Comic Book Takes a Funny Jab at Toney East Austin Loft Invasion”  John Kelso

AUSTINIST, October 18, 2007
“Austin Comic Book Hero Takes on New Nemesis – Gentrification”  Allen Y Chen

AUSTIN CHRONICLE, August 31, 2007
“Radical Nautical”  Salvador Castillo

AUSTIN CHRONICLE, August 10, 2007
“Spanking the Figurative”  Wayne Alan Brenner

TIME WARNER CABLE NEWS, February 22, 2007
“Economy Drives Changes to the Austin Skyline” Reagan Hackleman

AUSTIN CHRONICLE, January 5, 2007
“Top 10 Visual Art Things of 2006 (in chronological order)” Rachel Koper

AUSTIN CHRONICLE, January 6, 2006 
“Top 10 Theme/Group Art Exhibitions of 2005” Rachel Koper

AUSTIN CHRONICLE, November 2005
“Will There Ever Be a Rainbow? Opening and Reception” Luv Doc