Collection: Mike Egan: "Welcome Home" Solo Exhibition

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design is proud to present:

Welcome Home Mike Egan Solo Exhibition

For many years my artwork has been tied to themes of death and dying. I’ve kind of become known as “the skull guy.”

Although this new show with Anno Domini still has all of the skeleton characters that we all know and love, I feel like I wanted to do something a bit different in this work.
This show “Welcome Home” explores themes of what home actually means to me. I always enjoy being home, I work at home, my loved ones are here.

Home is a place of love, security and protection and I wanted to make art that represents that. Home, in a way, can also represent what’s inside of us as well. I feel like I always need to protect my heart and that my head always needs a good cleaning.

No matter what “Home” means to you, I’d like to invite you into mine and sit for awhile. Let’s play music and talk about art.  ~Mike Egan, 2024 A.D.

About the Artist:
Mike Egan grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  As a kid, he started drawing cartoons, skateboard graphics, and had a new found interest in skeletons and devils. Through high school he continued to draw and decided to study art after graduation.  Egan received a bachelor of fine arts from Edinboro University where he focused on printmaking. After college, he didn’t have access to printmaking tools, so he taught himself to paint.  After a few years, Egan attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and became an embalmer/funeral director. Continuing to paint, he developed a style that incorporated his surroundings as well as his influences: folk art, the day of the dead, horror films, religion, Halloween and German Expressionism.

Since 2006, Egan has continued to show his work in galleries throughout America and the UK. “Welcome Home” is Mike Egan’s fifth solo exhibition with Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design in San Jose, California.

Exhibition dates: May 4–June 29, 2024

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design
366 S. 1st St.
San Jose, CA  95113