Michael Portnoy

American, b. 1971


Multimedia and performance artist Michael Portnoy infuses his art with comedy and linguistic absurdity, often drawing laughs with his artwork-jokes. This is central to Portnoy’s work, which investigates social exchange and the rules of communication …

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