Mike Shine’s paintings and installations often employ driftwood and other found objects and reflect his interest in literature, philosophy, and mythology. His installations invite participation, even touching and handling- something he considers lacking in the world of museums and galleries. Shine’s large installations include the ‘Shine Shack”, a life size recreation of his entire Bolinas cabin, exhibited at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in SF, the Laguna Art Museum, and Art Basel Miami. And “Flotsam’s Wonder World”, a carnival show and opera performance, created at SFMOMA, 941 Geary, and the San Francisco Outside Lands Festival. Shine has shown both nationally and internationally, and his work has been featured various art publications and is the subject of 6 documentary films. Shine lives and works in the Bay Area.