Michael Angelo is an artist, designer, writer, creative director and beauty guru... a truly modern renaissance man. His internationally acclaimed Wonderland Beauty Parlor is where his work in beauty, film, photography and design began and his artistic adventures continue to flourish here, at Michael Angelo’s Wonderland. His creations reflect a perspective informed by decades of discussion about the superficial, the banal and the beautiful.
His collection of the world’s first scratch-n-sniff wall coverings for Flavor Paper, “The Fruit Cocktail Collection,” benefited the Human Rights Campaign and is included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, where it has been included in the exhibitions “The Senses: Design Beyond Vision” and “Wall Stories: Children’s Wallpaper and Books.” It has been exhibited in multiple incarnations of The Museum of Ice Cream.
Michael's photographic exhibition The Lipstick Portraits debuted at 401 Projects in New York City with praise by outlets such as Interview, The Daily Beast and Vogue Italia. Proceeds from print sales supported the development of vocational training in the field of beauty for vulnerable women and girls in Southeast Asia, and Michael was honored with the Global Action Forum Media Award. Work from this project was exhibited at the Museum of Sex and remains on view at the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm.
His film work includes the short films Carlos Christo and Reflecting Adrianne, for which Angelo won the 2014 Manhattan Film Festival Award for Best Alternative Short Film.