Michael Longhofer earned a B.F.A. from The Laguna College of Art and Design. He currently resides in Amarillo, Texas and just finished his Masters of Fine Arts Degree at West Texas A&M University in painting and while continuing to execute commissioned work. Michael Also teaches at Amarillo Art Institute.
From 1994 to 2004 Longhofer worked as a commercial artist, graphic designer, and art director while still making his fine art. Michael has shown and sold work in galleries in both California and Texas. Michael toured the fine art festival circuit from 2005 to 2007 and was invited to show at The Cottonwood Art Festival and The Fort Worth Main Street Festival.
Longhofer started painting murals and commissions in 2007. Clients include; The City of North Richland Hills, Baylor Healthcare and American Express. Michael has been in the top 100 of the Hunting Art Prize finalists twice, where he was invited to show in Houston, Texas.