Chronological Biography

 

Born in Clovis, New Mexico, United States to mother Toshi Karasawa (Japanese) and father, Lewis Charles Ward (Irish American)

1964-

Moved to Yokota Airforce Base near Fuchu, Japan

1965-

Moved to Johnson Airforce Base near Inariyamakoen, Japan

1968-

Moved to United States to Keesler Airforce Base, Mississippi

1969-

Moved to Hamilton Airforce Base near Novato, CA

1973-

Moved to town of Petaluma, CA

1976-

Graduated from Casa Grande High School, Petaluma, CA

1979-

Graduated from Santa Rosa College with an A.S. Degree in Electronics

1979-1984-

Joined and worked at Hewlett Packard Corporation as an electronics technician

1984-1987-

Worked with Hewlett Packard Corporation as technical writer

1987-

Left Hewlett Packard Corporation to become a full-time professional fine-artist

1987-

Exhibited in the Monterey Marine Art Expo. Affiliated with the Cousteau Society

1987-

Exhibited art in Coast Gallery in Pebble Beach, Monterey

1988-

Exhibited in the Maui Marine Art Expo. Affiliated with the Cousteau Society

1988-

Exhibited wildlife art in Coast Gallery in Pebble Beach, Monterey

1988-

Exhibited wildlife and marine art in Coast Gallery in Big Sur, California

1988-

Exhibited in the Big Sur Marine Art Expo. Affiliated with the Cousteau Society

1988-

Exhibited in Sumner Art Gallery in Mendocino, California

1988-

Signed publishing deal with Hasson Fine Art Publishing

1988-

Exhibited in Art Expo California, Los Angeles, CA

1989-

Featured artist in a two man show at Coast Gallery in Pebble Beach, Monterey

1989-

Exhibited in the Maui Marine Art Expo. Affiliated with the Cousteau Society

1989-

Exhibited in Art Expo New York, NY

1989-

Exhibited in Environmental Art Expo at Hasson Publishing Corporate Headquarters in Newport Beach, CA

1989-

Art published by Leanin Tree as greeting card series

1989-

Exhibited art at the Parc Oceanique Cousteau, Paris

1989-

Exhibited in Art Expo California, Los Angeles, CA

1990-

Held a one-man show at Vanguard Galleries in Beverly Hills, California

1990-

Held an exclusive presentation of space art for Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek at Vanguard Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA

1990-

Art published on the cover of Whole Life Times. Interviewed for publication.

1990-

Exhibited in the Maui Marine Art Expo

1990-

Exhibited in Art Expo New York, NY

1990-

Held one-man show at Hasson Fine Art Gallery in Corona Del Mar, California

1990-

North Bay Scene Magazine publishes art on front and back covers and interviews artist

1990-

Marine art published by Landmark Calendars for 1991 calendar

1990-

Exhibited Art in Hasson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

1990-

Exhibited in Art Expo California, Los Angeles, CA

1990-

Exhibited in Dyansen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1991-

Held one-man show at Royal Gallery in Maui, Hawaii

1991-

Exhibited in Art Expo New York, NY

1991-

Exhibited in Art Expo California, Los Angeles, CA

1991-

Held one-man show at Hasson Gallery, Laguna Beach

1991-

Marine art published by Landmark Calendars for 1992 calendar

1991-

Exhibited at the 25th Anniversary Star Trek Celebration, Los Angeles

1991-

Exhibited art at the Vault Gallery, Oregon

1991-

Art appeared in two issues of prestigious Japanese art magazine, "21st Century

1991-

Art featured on cover and in art magazine, "Stepping Out Arts Magazine"

1992-

Held one-man show at Studio Alta Gallery in Shinjuku, Japan

1992-

Held one-man show at The Ground Gallery in Harajuku, Japan

1992-

Held one-man show at Art Forum Gallery in Ginza, Japan

1992-

Held one-man show at Act 3 Gallery in Osaka, Japan

1992-

Held one-man show at Azeria Gallery in Kawasaki, Japan

1992-

Created commemorative art "Second Star to the Right," for Star Trek Motion Picture- "Undiscovered Country." Published as a limited-edition art print. Featured on the cover of the "Star Trek Official Fan Club" magazine

1992-

Exhibited in Art Expo New York, NY

1992-

Exhibited in Art Expo California, Los Angeles, CA

1992-

Featured in article in Sonoma Business magazine

1992-

Held one-man show at Hasson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

1992-

Exhibited at Grand Slam Star Trek Convention, Pasadena, CA

1992-

Art appeared on the television special- "Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special

1992-

Original story and character concepts optioned for development by 20th Century Fox Motion Picture Studios

1993-

Exhibited at Grand Slam Star Trek Convention, Pasadena, CA

1993-

Created commemorative art "Death Star Rising," for Star Wars. Published as a limited-edition art print. Also used on officially licensed products by Lucas Arts such as trading cards, and t-shirts. Featured as an inspired mural in Star Tours Store at Disney Land. Featured on the cover of "The Lucas Film Fan Club" magazine. Appeared in 1993"Star Wars Technical Journal" magazine. Also appeared in the 1994 "The Art of Star Wars Galaxy-Volume Two" book

1993-

Held one-man show at Mamone Gallery in Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

1993-

Art published on the cover of premier issue of Awareness magazine

1993-

Held one-man show at Hasson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

1993-

Created commemorative art "Signs of Intelligence," for Star Trek-The Next Generation. Published as a limited-edition art print. Featured on the cover of the "Star Trek Official Fan Club" magazine. Licensed on trading cards

1993-

Created commemorative art "To Boldly Go," for Star Trek. . Published as a limited-edition art print. Featured image on the Skybox Master Series of trading cards for the "Star Trek Edition." Licensed on collector plates and mousepads.

1993-

Art published on front and back covers of premiere issue of Expanse magazine

1993-

Art exhibited in New York Licensing Trade Show

1994-

Art featured on book cover of Universe 3- Science-fiction Anthology published by Bantam Books

1994-

Original story and character concepts optioned for development by MGM Animation studios

1994-

Exhibited at Grand Slam Star Trek Convention, Pasadena, CA

1994-

Created commemorative art "In a Galaxy Far, Far Away" for Star Wars- The Empire Strikes Back. Published as a limited-edition art print. Also included as a trading card for Topps Trading cards "Star Wars Galaxy" collection. Appeared in the 1995 "The Art of Star Wars Galaxy-Volume Three" book

1995-

Commissioned by The Hamilton Collection to create commemorative Star Trek images for a collector plate series.

1995-

Exhibited at Art Expo Las Vegas, NV

1995-

Exhibited at Grand Slam Star Trek Convention, Pasadena, CA

1995-

Held one-man show at Galerie Lassen in the Forum Shops, Las Vegas, Nevada

1995-

Art exhibited in New York Licensing Trade ShowHeld one-man show at Galerie Lassen in the Forum Shops, Las Vegas, Nevada

1995-

Featured artist in two-man show at Galerie Lassen San Francisco, CA

1995-

Created conceptual art for character design for Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks

1995-

Exhibited at Art Expo New York, NY

1996-

Marine and space art published by Pomegranate Artbooks for 1997 calendar

1996-

Space art published by Cedco Publishing Company for 1997 calendar

1996-

Exhibited at Grand Slam Star Trek Convention, Pasadena, CA

1996-

Art appeared on the television show, "Third Rock from the Sun"

1996-

Commissioned by Plymouth Inc. to create art designs for "back to school folders"

1996-

Exhibited in multi-artist show at Galerie Lassen Las Vegas at the Forum Shops, NV

1996-

Commissioned by Maris Multimedia software company to create cover art for "Space Station Simulator" CD ROM package

1996-

Art published by Pomegranate Artbooks as a 30 image postcard book

1997-

Commissioned by The Hamilton Collection to create four Star Trek paintings to be reproduced as a panoramic collector plate series

1997-

Exhibited at Grand Slam Star Trek Convention, Pasadena, CA

1997-

Exhibited in two-man show at the Galerie Lassen San Francisco, CA

1997-

Space art published by Cedco Publishing Company for 1998 calendar

1997-

Featured artist in a two man show at Galerie Lassen Oahu, Hawaii

1997-

Featured artist in a two man show at Galerie Lassen Maui, Hawaii

1997-

Created commemorative art for New Line Cinema’s "Lost in Space," the motion picture. Published as an open-edition art print

1997-

Exhibited at Comicon, San Diego

1997-

Created commemorative art for "Star Trek Experience," the virtual reality ride in Las Vegas. Published as an open-edition art print

1997-

Exhibited at Art Expo New York, NY

1997-

Created commemorative art for the Star Trek motion picture, "First Contact." Published as a limited-edition art print

1998-

Art Exhibited at " Star Trek Experience" in Las Vegas, NV

1998-

Space art published by Cedco Publishing Company for 1999 calendar

1998-

Marine and wildlife art published by Golden Turtle Press, Inc. for 1999 calendar

1998-

Exhibited at Grand Slam Star Trek Convention, Pasadena, CA

1998-

Exhibited in multi-artist show at Wyland Galleries Laguna Beach, CA

1998-

Exhibited in multi-artist show at Wyland Galleries Seaport Village, San Diego, CA

1998-

Exhibited in multi-artist show at Wyland Galleries Pier 39 San Francisco, CA

1999-

Created commemorative Star Trek art for the Franklin Mint. Reproduced as a limited-edition collector plate

1999-

Exhibited in multi-artist show at Wyland Galleries Laguna Beach, CA

1999-

Release of stamp collection of Star Trek art by the Franklin Mint.

1999-

Exhibited at Grand Slam Star Trek Convention, Pasadena, CA

1999-

Art appeared in the film documentary "Trekkies"

1999-

Created commemorative art for the television series, Star Trek: Voyager episode- "Sting of the Scorpion." Published as a limited-edition art print

1999-

Art featured on the book cover "Day of Destiny"

2000-

Exhibited at Grand Slam Star Trek Convention, Pasadena, CA

2000-

Exhibited at Escolta Fine Art Galleries, San Francisco, CA

2000-

Science fiction and fantasy art featured in Heavy Metal Magazine

2001-

Exhibited at Grand Slam Star Trek Convention, Pasadena, CA

2001-

Exhibited at Comicon, San Diego

Notables who own Michael David Ward's works of art:

Gene Roddenberry (Creator of Star Trek), Majel Roddenberry (Star Trek actress - most notably Nurse Chapel; also wife to Gene Roddenberry), George Lucas (Creator of Star Wars and Indiana Jones), Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek Actor-most notably Spock), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek actress-most notably Lt. Uhura) , Walter Koenig (Star Trek actor- most notably- Ensign Chekov), David Prowse (Star Wars actor- most notably Darth Vader).

Notes:

Many of Michael David Ward's Star Trek and Star Wars limited-edition art prints have been cosigned by many of the actors that played the characters in the television series and films that the art commemorates.