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Michael Schultheis received an MA in economics from Cornell University in 1993. Earlier, he studied at Washington State University and Scuola Per Stranieri in Italy.
His paintings map out form and motion of three-dimensional geometric shapes by careful scientific method. Each canvas is built up of layers of mathematical notations and drawings.
Schultheis is inspired by visually curious precarious moment just before two tangent curves separate, when the Tusi couple becomes a deltoid and the maple seed opens.
His work has been exhibited extensively across the United States.