Shop Team Member Michael Vallera works with the design team members to develop physical models and custom installations for each project. Based in Chicago, Michael is also a visual artist and musician and has shown and performed internationally. In spring 2014, he exhibited his first solo body of photography at RAID Projects in Los Angeles. Before joining Studio Gang, Michael served in various roles behind the scenes of the commercial art world, including time as a preparator and registrar and working with installations for various museums and galleries across the country. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.