MICHAEL RHINEHARDT
An eastern North Carolina native, Michael Rhinehardt studied at East Carolina University from 2003-2007 where he earned a BFA in Art Education. Rhinehardt recently completed his fifth year of teaching K-8th grade art in the Carteret County Public School System.

In recent years, Rhinehardt has gained recognition for his depiction of the female figure and a constantly evolving style. While deeply personal and cathartic in nature, his paintings can also evoke emotions from viewers based on movement, expression, and symbolism found in his figures. Each painting carries a significant personal meaning while calling on universal themes of life, death, love, and redemption.