Michael Stipe

Artist / Singer-Songwriter

Michael Stipe, American, born 1960, is an artist, producer and singer/songwriter. He fronted the band R.E.M. for 31 years, selling over 100 million records and touring the world. As film producer he made over 25 feature films, including Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovich and Todd Haynes’ Velvet Goldmine. As music producer, the new album Sir by Fischerspooner releases February 2018. For the past decade his personal focus has been cross-medium work, incorporating video, soundscape, bronze, and photographic and digital imagery. His new book of this work debuts in February 2018. He lives in New York City.

“From a very young age I attached our enlightened and active progress as humans to an ability to fix our own problems. Our most noble goal is to encourage and secure sustainable energy sources; and to support–rather than lessen– Gaia, our home that we share with so many different species, life energies, and life forces.

My attraction to Pathway is in seeing a younger generation approach these concerns with renewed vigor and interest, in turn inspiring each of us to deepen our commitment and resolve towards a better future for all.”

– Michael Stipe