Since 1978, Michael Nelson has been a Principal with Nelson and Sixta, a creative services company, offering design, computer imaging, photography, copy writing, new media and broadcast video productions for a very diverse client base. They have produced more than 300 presentations from high definition video to 15-projector multi-image wide-screen productions. They have created the visual and stage presentations for more than 80 events including: Calibre Awards, Hospitality Design Awards, LULU Awards and Corenet Global Executive of the Year Dinners. They have produced and designed visual presentations for several theatrical shows including the musical Mail, at the Pasadena Playhouse, the Kennedy Center and the Music Box Theatre (Broadway). For the Los Angeles Business Improvement District they created two HD productions titled The Center of it All and Join Us!. They recently finished a film promoting the new LA Streetcar and a film for AEG Creative on the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Downtown Los Angeles. They are currently under contract to complete a documentary on the construction of The Broad Art Museum. In addition to his commercial work…Michael Nelson has been an artist for over 40 years.
Michael’s art is in series form, with titles such as Floorwork, Waterwork, Lightwork and Peacework. Through his own publishing company, nXtwo Press, he has created six photography books: Our Father’s Images and The Nelson Boys, two books of his father’s photographs as well as books on Floorwork, Lightwork, Nelson and Sixta Images and Architectural Photography. Some of his Floorwork images were shown at the College of the Canyons in 2008 in a show with his father, Double Vision: The Photography of Melvin and Michael Nelson. One of his Lightwork images was included in Life After Life: A Contemplation of the Unknown, also at the College of the Canyons.
Michael Nelson holds a Masters Degree in Painting from Western Illinois University, where he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant. He has post-graduate studies at Art Center School of Design and UCLA, as well as graduate independent studies with Garry Winogrand, Eileen Cowin and Kenda North.