An alumnus of the University of Tennessee, Creighton Michael received his M.A. in art history from Vanderbilt University and a M.F.A. in painting and multimedia from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a recipient of a Pollack Krasner Foundation grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in sculpture and a Golden Foundation for the Arts award in painting. His work is in various public and private collections including the National Gallery of Art and The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Denver Art Museum, Mint Museums of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; The John and Maxine Belger Family Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art; The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas and Hafnarborg Museum, Iceland.