by Samantha Matcovsky
As you take a step into your cluttered attic, feeling the stress of Spring cleaning crawling into your brain, think of Michael Malizia. When you sit down to sort out your memorabilia, placing them into two piles labeled KEEP and THROW AWAY, think of Michael Malizia. The day that you realize your refrigerator has become a shrine of your children’s drawings, the day that you call yourself a hoarder, the day that you consider moving because you have no place to store your keepsakes, turn to Michael Malizia. Artist, innovator and pragmatic recycler, Michael Malizia, will turn your beloved artifacts into museum worthy artwork.
By Lucy Smith
It’s in our nature to value memories, whether relics are shoved into an oversized box, stuck to the side of the refrigerator or kept at a close distance at all times. A movie ticket from a first date, or your child’s first drawing of a tree are understandably, just too precious to let go. Fine artist, Michael Malizia will take the keepsakes collected through a person’s life and repurpose them into a work of art.
Michael Malizia can confidently say that he has always been a creative soul. But it wasn’t until he became a father that he truly found his artistic calling. Inspired by his vast exposure to fine art and his passion for fatherhood, Malizia took family treasures created by his children and mementos saved by his wife, and created pieces of meaningful art. His creations not only documented their time as a family, but they inspired others to do the same, pushing Malizia to turn it into a business. Now, Malizia's children aren't the only ones that inspire him. Through My Life Studio, Malizia is transforming artifacts that are usually forgotten, shoved in an attic and giving them life. Malizia tells JustLuxe about his creative journey and forming My Life Studio.
MIKE MALIZIA is a husband, father of 2 girls and full time artist of mixed media images. Following success in the financial world, culminating in the sale of his business and grounded in his education in design from Cornell University, Mike took some sound advice and decided to concentrate on his 2 true passions: family and art. Little did he know that each would embellish the other, and we are here to listen and be encouraged that what we are looking for is often right in plain sight. (due to a file glitch the following audio is without the normal 10 sec intro)