Michael Genovese creates work that aims to connect with collective experiences, be it social or existential. He speaks to the familiar; however, through mark making, reduction, or transformation of the recognizable, he reassigns power. Rather than eliminating evidence or obscuring facts, he re-contextualizes our perception of meaning and history. His work deals with archives, permanence, and the designation of value. His concern with materiality and the treatment of his chosen media furthers his investigation of worth. Genovese's particular approach, and the work’s content, move to alter our preconceptions, changing our proximity to what is tangible. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, C.A. Genovese’s work has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, I.L.; University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, T.X.; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, I.L.; Patricia and Philip Frost Museum, and Miami Art Museum, Miami, F.L.