Mike Stewart was born in Connecticut on the east coast of the U.S.
He studied at the Hartford Art School, a department of the University of Hartford
and the Lamar Dodd School of Art in Cortona, Italy.
He received his B.F.A. in fine art printmaking
with a minor in English in 1999.
Mike has been living in South Korea since 2003. He is a member of the Seoul based group "International Artists Community" and in 2010 formed the art program "Sketch and the City," a plein air painting course that has developed to include other drawing and painting from life events throughout Seoul. In 2012 Mike opened Seoul's first foreign owned and operated art class space/share studio, Jankura Artspace.