Michael Zwack was born in 1949 and died on May 5, 2017.
Zwack studied sculpture at Buffalo State College and later, with artists such as Robert Longo and Cindy Sherman, he co-founded the Hallwalls Gallery, a space run by a non-profit organization of the same name (still open today) in his hometown.
Just like many of his immediate contemporaries he relocated to New York City in the midst of its burgeoning art scene.
Michael Zwack’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at such galleries as Metro pictures and Paul Kasmin in New York and Thaddaeus Ropac in Salzburg, Austria and was included in The Pictures Generation exhibition in 2009 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art curated by Douglas Eklund.
He died in New York City due to lung cancer.
Michael Zwack passed away at 67 years old.