Michael Hollingsworth (aka Goldie) is a multidisciplinary artist and creative director based in Chicago.
Goldie has showcased his work across many galleries around the world, including MCA Chicago and Imnotart, and his digital work is available on several platforms: Known Origin, Opensea, Makersplace, Rarible, and Foundation.
He started his artistic journey by painting on canvas and drawing — inspired by both Jean-Michel Basquiat’s style and his mother’s creativity. He then explored the different possibilities of the digital medium, creating NFTs.
Goldie’s most recent work, ‘Scary Garys’, is a collection of 750 generative NFTs — a PFP project with a variety of unique features reminiscent of Frankenstein. With a curated drop by Imnotart, the collection sold out on the 8th of February 2022, and currently has over 400 owners.
The project started with Goldie’s aim to reinvent and rethink his hometown: Gary, Indiana, which inspired the collection’s name. Imagining new stories and narratives, ‘Scary Garys’ is a way for the artist to depict the city in a new light.
The project came out in February 2022 and has now branched out into physical merch, including a very exciting partnership with Converse and Iridium clothing.
Developing his art practice in both physical and digital works, Goldie’s ongoing aim is to continue his growth as an artist — while encouraging others to join the NFT space.
For our part, we are very excited to have him on board — supporting his journey and building an incredible network of artists. We can’t wait to see what he’ll do next and how his work will develop.
→ Check out Goldie’s work HERE