After graduating from MICA in 1975, Mike McConnell worked for over 30 years as an illustrator, freelancing for most of the excellent design firms and advertising agencies in the Baltimore and Washington area. His illustrations have been included in multiple design magazines including Print’s Regional Design Awards, The Society of Illustrators Annual, and HOW Magazine’s Annual. In the Fall of 2012, he made a commitment to focus exclusively on fine art. In December 2015 Mike moved his studio from his home in Northern Baltimore County where he has worked most of his career to the Motor House in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District of Baltimore City.
Mike is a 2016 Maryland State Arts Council Artist Award winner and the 1st Place: President’s Best of Show winner of the 2016 3rd Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Exhibit.