ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jared Michael is a self-taught artist, builder and designer from Tacoma, Washington. He has dedicated the last 25 years of his life to painting graffiti, with an intense passion and love for the written word. After completing the one-year welding program at Spokane Community College in 2007, Jared began his career as a welder/fabricator building heavy industrial manufacturing plants. Over the last 8 years he taught himself several CAD design programs and utilized them in various building projects.
He was first exposed to graffiti art in 1998 and over the course of his high school years, an unrivaled passion for graffiti became an all-consuming and driving force in his life. After high school, at 18 years old and while serving in the Marine Corps, his life brushed the edge of deaths’ doorstep. A moment that altered the course of his life would shortly thereafter become the catalyst for a tailspin into the depths of an indescribable experience of suffering. Numerous years of addiction piled on top of the lingering effects of post-traumatic stress would degrade Jared’s mental state with obsessive perseverance. Though this nightmare would continue over the course of the next decade, he unconsciously began to seek that which would provide his life with structure.
Rekindling a relationship with painting graffiti and following an interest in building, Jared would lay a foundation of structure for his life that is there to this day. In those early and dark years, he would simultaneously create some of his best pieces of graffiti art while learning the fundamental laws of building. Approaching his 30’s, Jared hit a fork in the road and was forced to make a life altering choice. Transmuting an intense drive for self-destruction into an obsession for study, he set out on a path of intense spiritual and personal development, manifesting a journey of resurrection, revival, and reformation in his life.
Today, Jared’s mission is to celebrate champions and honor those who have overcome. He serves others through painted works on canvas, sculptures, live events, mural installations, and lifestyle enhancement projects on their path to greatness.
Winners deserve to be celebrated and Jared Michael provides them trophies.
Tacoma, Wa 98407
“OHNO.” Point Ruston Anthem. Tacoma, Wa. 2019
“She Said”. Collection. Olympia, Wa. 2022
“The Life”. Collection. Tacoma, Wa. 2022
“Remain In”. Collection. Tacoma, Wa. 2022
“Speak Life”. Collection. Nashville, Tn. 2022
“Impress”. Collection. Tacoma, Wa. 2021
“Manifestation”. Collection. Atlanta, Ga. 2021
“Lords Prayer”. Collection. Tacoma, Wa. 2019
“Play”. Collection. Tacoma, Wa. 2019
Publications & Media:
“Next Chapter”. McKinley Art Corridor. Tacoma, Wa. 2022
“Hope is not cancelled”. KUOW News. Seattle, Wa. 2020