Michael received a BA in Studio Arts from UCLA and a MFA from the School of Cinema/Television at USC. He lives in Eagle Rock California.

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C.V. – Exhibit List


University of California Los Angeles, Painting/Sculpture/Graphic Arts, BA, Cum Laude, 1982.

I studied with exceptional teachers including Robert Heinecken, Adrian Saxe, Bill Brice and Chris Burden and was awarded an Arts Council grant and award for achievement.

University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland.  UCLA Education Abroad Program student, 1980-1981.

University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television, MFA, 2001

I served as a TA in the animation and interactive media departments and created short films including an episode of the omnibus film Human Rights Now, (Stephen R. Johnson, producer) shown worldwide at Amnesty International concerts commemorating the 40th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights featuring Bruce Springsteen and Peter Gabriel. I created two short animated films: Lone Star Over China and Whole Lot of Aloha Going On exhibited at numerous film festivals.


Azusa Pacific University. Adjunct Faculty, Department of Art. Taught digital media classes (3D Modeling/animation and motion graphics) for fine art applications. Azusa, California2014-2015.

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Lead Instructor, interior design and digital media departments, responsible for creating curriculum and teaching classes in 3D computer animation, 2D graphics, environmental and furniture design. Los Angeles, 2003-2015.

University of Southern California. Teaching Assistant, responsible for teaching lecture and lab classes in animation and interactive media, 1998-2001.

Mike Roy Art & Design, Principal, multi-disciplinary design firm. Graphic and product design, environmental design and architecture for clients including Walt Disney Imagineering, the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, KPCC radio, restaurants and custom homes, sets and props for film and TV clients including Fiat, Porsche and Mattel. Los Angeles, 1982 – 2015.


Las Palmas. Solo exhibit of paintings of Palm Springs architecture and landscape. Exhibited at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, a pristine example of Mid-Century design built in 1963. La Cañada Flintridge. February – March 2024.

Going. Places. Solo exhibition of painting and drawings. Ace/121 gallery, the exhibition space for Glendale Arts. Reviewed by Pasadena Weekly February 1, 2024. Led a life drawing workshop in the gallery during the exhibit. Participated in an artist’s discussion in the gallery led by painter Glen Rubsamen. Glendale, California. January – February 2024.

The Pizza Paintings, an exhibition of recent work executed in oil on aluminum pizza pans. Matrushka, Echo Park, California.  April 2022.

When the Gods Were Young, new paintings by Michael Allyn Roy, ten oil paintings in the historic Midcentury Edward Durrell Stone building renovated for A Noise Within theater company. Pasadena, California. May 2013.

New Paintings by Michael Allyn Roy, FIDM Museum & Galleries. Exhibition in connection with the Los Angeles Downtown Art Walk. Los Angeles. June 2010.

Monoprints from The Waterknot, Smyth Gallery. Solo show of marble paper and gold leaf monoprints memorializing those killed in the September 11th attacks. Pasadena, California, 2006.


La Canada Flintridge Country Club, permanent installation of a suite of large oil paintings of the four seasons in conjunction with the 60th anniversary celebration of the architecturally significant clubhouse designed by Jack Simison in 1962.  La Canada Flintridge, California, 2022.

The Waterknot. Proposal for September 11th memorial at the World Trade Center, New York. Exhibited xxxx. Limited edition artist’s book produced, held in the permanent collection of  the URL UCLA. 2003-2006. www.michaelallynroy.com/waterknot


Literally, a Figurative Art Show, Shockboxx Gallery. Juried group show curated by Michael Collins. Hermosa Beach, California. March 2023.

Un-Loveable, Shockboxx Gallery. Juried group show curated by Michael Collins. Hermosa Beach, California. February 2023.

Intergalactic, Shockboxx Gallery. Juried group show curated by Michael Collins. Hermosa Beach, California. January 2023.

Fresh 2021, SoLA Contemporary. Juried group exhibition curated by Anuradha Vikram. Los Angeles. September 2021.

15th Annual 2020 California Open, TAG Gallery. Juried group exhibition curated by Kate Mothes. Los Angeles, 2020.

Home, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association.  Juried group exhibition curated by Richard Turner.  Work exhibited simultaneously at OCCCA and VAALA. Santa Ana, California, 2014.

Graphique Noir, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Juried group exhibition

curated by Marchall Vandruff, Kazu Kibuishi & George Pratt. Santa Ana, California. April 2013.

24th Annual Juried Show, Las Vegas Contemporary Arts Center.  Juried group exhibition curated by Erin Cosgrove. Las Vegas, Nevada. May 2013.

Seven Deadly Sins, Linus Art Galleries. Group show curated by Linnea Lenkus. Pasadena, California. April 2013.

Random Acts of Time, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.  Juried group exhibition curated by William Moreno. Catalog published by OCCCA. Santa Ana, California. 2012.

Crosswire, Downtown Arts Development Association (DADA). Creative director for site-specific interactive immersive experience, There It Is, Take It, made with students in the USC new media workshop. A 5 hour installation tracing the 100-year history of the Los Angeles river in the life, art and imagination of southern California. Los Angeles. May 1999.

UCLA Graphic Arts Project 1981, and 1980. Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA.  Portfolio of works in lithography, serigraphy and etching.  Invited to participate as one of 25 faculty and student artists.  Exhibited at UCLA and the Ecole d’Beaux Arts, Paris. 1980 and 1981.