BIO OF MICHAEL SPROUSE

In a career spanning more than 25 years as an award winning visual and performing artist, multimedia journalist and digital designer, published author, creative professional and as a gallery owner and curator, Sprouse has painted hundreds of paintings and worked with countless artists from around the world.

Michael Sprouse wears a rust red, crushed velvet Madison blazer, black Hanes T-shirt with a big TwinFin Media logo, jeans by Van Heusen and black velvet, ankle-high Kenneth Cole boots in his studio in Lewes. (Photo: JASON MINTO/THE NEWS JOURNAL)

Michael Sprouse in his studio in Lewes.
(Photo: JASON MINTO/THE NEWS JOURNAL)

Michael Sprouse and legendary surfer/musician Donovan Frankenreiter during a filming of The A&E Report

Michael Sprouse and legendary surfer/musician Donovan Frankenreiter during a filming of The A&E Report

Works by Michael Sprouse have been called “evocatively beautiful” and “mesmerizing” by art critics and collectors alike in such publications as The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Baltimore Sun, Art and Antiques Magazine and more.

Original paintings, prints, drawings and photographs by Sprouse can be found in private and public collections across the United States, Europe, Canada, and South America.

Between 1994 and 2002, Sprouse was the co-owner and curator of the acclaimed Eklektikos Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. After relocating to the resort region of the Delaware shore, Sprouse owned and curated The Zwaanendael Gallery Of Contemporary Art for four years before taking a role as the Assistant Director of the Rehoboth Beach Theatre of The Arts where he created and spearheaded the gallery and artist collective now known as the Galleries Of 50 Baltimore Avenue.

Michael with friend Sydney Arzt, one of the original founders of the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival after an interview on Coastal A&E.

Chef Hari Cameron and Michael Sprouse during a filming of Coastal Cuisine.

Chef Hari Cameron and Michael Sprouse during a filming of Coastal Cuisine.

Sprouse has also worked as a professional actor, vocalist, stage manager, art director and set designer. In addition, Sprouse is a published journalist and he has written articles for a wide variety of publications throughout the Delaware Coastal Resort region including, The Cape Gazette, Letters Magazine and the Delaware Coast Press where he penned a weekly column as an Arts & Theatre critic.

In September of 2017, Sprouse’s short story “Some Girls”, was selected by a panel of jurors in a blind jurying process over 145 entries as the Grand Prize Winner in the fifth annual Beach Reads Short Story Series, published by Cat and Mouse Press.

Since August of 2014, Michael Sprouse has worked as the on-air host and Executive Producer of both The Arts & Entertainment Report and Coastal Cuisine. Both shows appear weekly on WRDE Coast TV, Delaware’s NBC affiliate.

In early November 2017, Michael also became the live on-air host of the radio program Coastal A&E which is broadcast every Saturday morning between 11 and 12 on Delaware 105.9 FM.