Michael Bartalos was born in Heidelberg, Germany and was raised in New York City. He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pratt Institute where he received his BFA, and finally Stanford University where he earned his MFA. During his career, Bartalos has worked in graphic arts, printmaking, video, and sculpture, among other mediums. Bartalos’ work spans across the US, Europe, and Asia in addition to appearing in several notable publications and institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, Getty Research Institute, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and many others. Michael Brtalos currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.