Current Exhibitions

Michael Sarich UNR Retirement Celebration | HP Gallery | December 29, 2022 – January 20, 2023

The exhibition of selections of Michael Sarich’s work will be on view through January 20, 2023 and open to the public Tues-Fri 12-6PM or by appointment on weekends. Works on view are for sale, please inquire with Holland Project staff for prices and information. Limited edition tshirts and long sleeves are also available, with proceeds split between Michael and Holland Project. Please email for any future questions, sales inquiries, or to make appointments for friends & family to view the exhibition outside of our regular gallery hours. It is an honor and a privilege to present the work of Michael Sarich and hold this celebration in our humble space. Thank you Michael for inspiring generations of artists and thinkers, including many of the staff, volunteers, and collaborating artists here at Holland Project. We love you dearly. 

Congratulations and Michael Sarich Forever! 

Michael Sarich (b. 1955, Chicago) is an artist based in Verdi, Nevada, where he taught as an Associate Professor of Painting & Drawing at the University of Nevada from 1989-2022. Sarich received an MFA from The University of Oklahoma; BFA from Northern Illinois University, and studied printmaking at the College of Salzburg in Austria.

Born the year Disneyland opened, and raised in Chicago in the 60s, Sarich’s early exposure to art was through comics, as well as the Chicago-based underground art of the Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists. His similarly saturated iconographic works in printmaking, painting, ceramics, and sculpture have been included in many national and international exhibitions. He has received numerous awards, fellowships, and residencies, including at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, The Robert M. MacNamara Foundation in Maine, and Visual Arts Fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council. 

Despite living with Parkinson’s Disease since 2000, Sarich has maintained a rigorous studio practice. In 2007, he was a recipient of The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. The following year the Nevada Museum of Art organized a major retrospective exhibition of his work entitled “Like, Love, Lust” with accompanying book publication. Since that time he has continued to exhibit work including in Cologne and Munich, Germany.

Micheal’s show will be on view thru January 20th, open Tues. – Fri 12-6 PM. or by appt. Appointments can be made by contacting or calling 775-448-6500.

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