Michael Baroff
Visual Art

I use the camera to serendipitously record what attracts my attention while in public environments. These unscripted visual scenes, ambient sounds and overheard talk, in which I do not overtly intervene, are then minimally edited to create a sense context, meaning and affect. The individual videos can be viewed from a range of stylistic perspectives including abstract, scenic, narrative, meditative, or social commentary.

Boardwalk Beat (02:21)
I've Got a Theory (01:23)
Moving Sunset(11:00)
Fence (01:04)
Main Street Hustle (01:32)
Feeding the Behemoth (01:23)
Trick or Treat (04:24)
Rail Speed (01:04)
Let Freedom Ring (01:44)
We Are One (02:09)
Meditative Transitional Seascapes
(Oil on Canvas and Paper and Prints)
Emotional Portraits
(Acrylic on Paper)

Dancing Energy Gestures
Expressive Figures
(Pen, Pencil and Acrylic on Paper)
Exhibits and Collections


2015     bG, Bergamot Station Santa Monica

2015     Halew Arts Space, Santa Monica

2015     Nitespa, Venice

2014     Brand Library, Glendale

2001     Odalisque Fine Art, Venice

1999     Tom Binder Fine Art, Marina del Rey

1996     Odalisque Fine Art, Venice

1988     Gallery 409, Marina del Rey

1987     James Turcoutte Gallery, Los Angeles

1984     Comeback Inn, Venice

1984     Santa Monica City Spring Art Show

1983     Pacific Art Guild Fall Exhibit  (Third Place, Painting)



2015     Los Angeles Center for Digital Art ("Fence", "Pylons")

2013     Beyond Baroque Center, Venice ("18 Short Videos")

2012     Palos Verdes Art Center Juried All Media Exhibition -- Honorable Mention Award  ("Five Videos")

2011     Blue 7 Gallery, Santa Monica      (“Six Beach Scenarios”)

2010     Blue 7 Gallery, Santa Monica      (“Moving Sunset”)

2010     Art Insight Gallery, Venice           (“Movement Series #1”)

2009     Green Screen Environmental Film Festival, Venice  (“Short Walk”)

Selected Corporate Collections


Robinson-May Department Stores (Office of the CEO), Los Angeles

Water and Power Federal Credit Union, Los Angeles

Friedman, Hahn and Rheingold, CPAs, Encino


Selected Private Collections


Dr. Barbara De Angelis, Brentwood

Dr. Bret Lyon, Santa Cruz

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wilson, Dana Point

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Finch, San Clemente

Ms. Stevie Stewart, Beverly Hills