Mike Glendale is an emerging indigenous artist, writer, and producer. He lives and works in his hometown of Victoria, BC, Canada - the unceded land of the lək̓ʷəŋən, Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Currently he produces prints, books, podcasts, scupture and media using modern photography tools and technology. There are several mediums he enjoys but mainly visual and written arts are predominantly his focus.

Mike's currently producing his part of a group exhibition piece entitled, PUNK Medicine. A repurposed ceremonial Medicine Drum mixed with his photography work. A collaboration for the Victoria Art Council <VAC>.

City of Victoria recently purchased an image to display in the Public Art Kiosks located in the downtown core of Victoria BC until 2024.

This summer, August 2023, Mike will take part in a Victoria Art Council  Residency entitled, RECLAIM Public Art Residency. All six cylinders are roaring in the studio and he enjoys a busy week of creating and producing work. 

I've always enjoyed photography from the early days. Photographers and painters shared bottles of wine and similar subjects. I'm drawn to the era when it was largely experimental and less commercial. I try to push creativity that has its own look and feel. 

In the written word I celebrate my indigneous culture and in visual art I make no demands of the subject matter. People are fascinating and I try embellish my subjects using their own internal material, character, and proclivities. Rather than creating a controlling image where a photographer might impress themself on the situation.

Influenced by:
Man Ray
Richard Avedon
Pablo Picasso
Georgia O'Keefe

S. King
Thomas King

Tommy Orange

Marcus Aurelius

Hideo Kojima

Hayao Miyasaki

Guillermo Del Toro

Taika Waititi

David Cronenberg

Viggo Mortenson

Keannu Reeves
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