Michael Swaine


Emerging Fields, 2009

Michael Swaine is an artist and inventor. His projects include Reap What You Sew: Generosity Project, for which he pushed an old-fashioned ice cream-style cart with a sewing machine on it through San Francisco, sewing and repairing clothes for anyone who requested it. His work has been exhibited at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure gallery and Headlands Center for the Arts. Swaine studied advanced ceramics and sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received his MA in design from UC Berkeley in 2011. Since 1999, he has worked as part of the artist collective Futurefarmers.

Awards and Accomplishments


Futurefarmers receives Creative Work Fund grant to develop A Variation on Powers of Ten for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Futurefarmers are in residence at Pollinaria in Abruzzo, Italy