Michael Willse

1968: Reprise/re/evolution/revision
(He thinks with his prick)

March 5th – 31st 2012


May 17, 1968  page four
“Mike Willse has made many outstanding accomplishments as astar shot putter for the track team during the past two years. He showed great skill in winning five first places in the shot put each year and is doing extremely well again this year.  Mike, a commercial art student, also holds the positions of art editor for the 1968 yearbook and contributing editorial cartoonist of the Mast.  He has been accepted at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University. He expects to work in the field of advertising upon graduating.  Mike, the shy type, was quite hesitant about giving out a great deal of information about himself, but all of us know he’s a great guy to have around.”

Michael Willse’s work has included in more than 100 exhibitions, including Galleria Neon, Bologna Italy, Ex Pescheria Galleria, Cesena, Italy, the Alternative Museum in NYC, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the More Gallery, Philadelphia,  Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Free Library of Philadelphia as well as such corporate collections as Time Warner, Inc. and Legg-Mason.

Michael Willse is a member of the studio art faculty at Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA. His work is represented in Philadelphia by the Schmidt/Dean Gallery. Additional work may be viewed at: http://www.michaelwillse.com

This exhibition is made possible by the support of the Connelly Foundation at Rosemont College.