• 2018 - Symposium & Group Exhibition, "Figurative Association Symposium"

    2018 - Symposium & Group Exhibition, "Figurative Association Symposium"

    Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
    "Figurative Association Symposium 2018"
    Gatlinburg, TN

    Symposium
    November 7-10, 2018

    The symposium will be an event with many parts. At the core, 2018 will feature ten presenters – Jessica Calderwood, Michael Dixon, Judy Fox, Richard W. James, Curt LaCross, Stephanie Metz, LJ Roberts, Claire Stigliani, Kensuke Yamada, and Sunkoo Yuh. These ten artists, working from ceramics to embroidery, painting to enamels, will provide lectures and demonstrations across two full days. Before those days, however, the event kicks off on Wednesday with an opening reception to the 2018 Figurative Association Exhibition featuring work from all of the presenters, plus selected invited artists as well as our New Forms: Juried Student Exhibition. We are also excited to have sculptor Beth Cavener give the keynote opening address after the reception! In addition to the demonstrations and exhibitions, the event will also have panel discussions, additional lectures from guest speakers and rapid fire Quick Sketch presentations which allow for artists and makers to present their work and research.

    REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1ST

    2018 Figurative Association Exhibition
    October 20, 2018 - January 12, 2019 - Sandra Blain Gallery

    Opening Reception:
    November 7, 2018 for Figurative Association Symposium attendees only

  • 2018 - Juried Exhibition, "Muskegon Museum of Art 90th Regional Exhibition"

    2018 - Juried Exhibition, "Muskegon Museum of Art 90th Regional Exhibition"

    Muskegon Museum of Art
    "Muskegon Museum of Art 90th Regional Exhibition"
    296 W Webster Ave
    Muskegon, MI 49440
    August 30 – November 7, 2018

    Opening Reception:
    Thursday, August 30, 2018, 5:30pm

    Juror: This year’s juror is artist and curator Marc Mitchell. He is an Assistant Professor in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas, where he also serves as Curator & Director of Exhibitions and Co-Director of Graduate Studies. His paintings incorporate geometric abstraction, graphic patterns, and found objects in an aesthetic that addresses nostalgia and cycles within contemporary popular culture. Mitchell has been featured in New American Paintings and The Boston Globe, and has exhibited around the U.S. and internationally. As a curator, he has developed exhibitions featuring artists such as Josef Albers, Philip Guston, Louise Bourgeois, and Carrie Mae Weems.

  • 2018 - Group Exhibition, "The Making of a Man"

    2018 - Group Exhibition, "The Making of a Man"

    Madelife Gallery
    "The Makings of a Man"
    Boulder, CO
    June 30 - September 1, 2018

    Opening Reception:
    Saturday, June 30, 7:00-10:00pm

    20 Questions with Michael Dixon

    The Makings of a Man investigates ways in which the 21st Century male painter portrays himself and others given our current time. There is both a raw vulnerability and a defiant pride expressed in the works of the three artists highlighted. Through these paintings – a mix of self-portraits, images of friends, mentors, local personalities – we experience a shifting sense of identity and the need to highlight the humanity, individuality and power of the men featured here.

    Opening: 7 pm to 10 pm @ madelife

    Featuring:
    Michael Dixon
    Steve Morrell
    Neil Yarnal

  • 2018 - Juried Exhibition, "GoggleWorks 12th Annual Juried Exhibition"

    2018 - Juried Exhibition, "GoggleWorks 12th Annual Juried Exhibition"

    GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
    "12th Annual Juried Exhibition"
    Reading, PA
    May 5 - June 3, 2018

    Opening Reception:
    Friday, May 4, 5:30-7:30pm

    GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a place to develop skills, ask questions, experiment freely, and investigate the human spirit. Here we create a dialogue between the established and experimental, the contemporary and the traditional. Through exceptional arts education and engaging community programming, we inspire people to expand the boundaries of art making, personal growth, and appreciation for material culture.

    Juried by Thora Jacobson, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the 12th Annual Juried Exhibition aims to present a selection of exemplary contemporary work from artists around the country.

  • 2018 - Juried Exhibition, "32nd Annual LowellArts West Michigan Art Competition"

    2018 - Juried Exhibition, "32nd Annual LowellArts West Michigan Art Competition"

    Lowell Arts
    "West Michigan Art Competition"
    Lowell, MI
    March 10 - April 14, 2018

    Opening Reception:
    Thursday, March 15, 6-8pm

    The 32nd Annual LowellArts West Michigan Art Competition highlights outstanding artwork by West Michigan artists who reside in a 25 county region. This year’s distinguished juror is Ryan Kaltenbach who currently serves as Exhibits Director at the Northville Art House near Detroit.

  • 2018 - Group Exhibition, "Divided: Race and Identity in Modern America"

    2018 - Group Exhibition, "Divided: Race and Identity in Modern America"

    the Dairy Arts Center
    "Divided: Race and Identity in Modern America"
    Boulder, CO
    January 26 - March 4, 2018

    Opening Reception:
    Friday, January 26

    The artists in this group exhibition explore the themes of race, identity, power, and division and the links between them in modern America. Through painting, photography, video, and sculpture each artist brings a diverse perspective and elicits a unique discussion on these important but often hard to address topics. Featuring works by Tya Alisa Anthony, Michael Brohman, Michael Dixon, and Françoise Soulé Duressé.

    Press:
    Just Give a Damn
    Dairy Arts Center shows mark Black History Month

  • 2017 - Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

    2017 - Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

    I was a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant recipient for the fiscal year of July 2016 through June 2017. Through the generous funding of the PKF, I was able to execute two exhibitions in Turkey (Izmir and Istanbul) and set up my new studio space in Albion, MI.

    Link:
    Michael Dixon

  • 2017 - Group Exhibition, "Globalocation II"

    2017 - Group Exhibition, "Globalocation II"

    Globalocation II
    Broward College
    Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery
    Davie, Florida
    November 16, 2017 - January 17, 2018

    Opening Reception:
    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    6:00PM - 9:00PM with Lecture at 7:30PM

    The exhibition will feature work by the Artnauts, an international collective of artists who use art as a medium to express global issues and connect people across the world. Globalocation II is a compilation of the finest works from previous shows which share a common theme: each piece addresses some of the biggest political, social, and personal issues affecting our current existence.

  • 2017 - Interview, "Department News"

    2017 - Interview, "Department News"
  • 2017 - Residency, "Yaddo"

    2017 - Residency, "Yaddo"

    I will be at Yaddo painting for 3 weeks.
    May 18 - June 8, 2017

    Yaddo
    Saratoga Springs, NY

  • 2017 - Solo Exhibition, "Ortak Tarihler"

    2017 - Solo Exhibition, "Ortak Tarihler"

    Galeri Eksen
    "Ortak Tarihler: Afro-Turk Portreler"
    (Shared Histories: Afro-Turkish Portraits)
    Istanbul, Turkey
    May 15 - 17, 2017

    Opening Reception:
    Monday, May 15, 2017
    6:00 PM

    Press:
    Ortak Tarihler: Afro-Turk Portreleri Sergisi
    Ortak Tarihler: “Afro-Türk Portreleri”

  • 2017 - Solo Exhibition, "Ortak Tarihler"

    2017 - Solo Exhibition, "Ortak Tarihler"

    Konak Belediyesi
    "Ortak Tarihler: Afro-Turk Portreler"
    (Shared Histories: Afro-Turkish Portraits)
    Izmir, Turkey
    May 13, 2017

    Press:
    Dana Bayrami Coskuyla Kutlandi
    The Turks Who Lost Thier Language

  • 2017 - Group Exhibition, "Globalocation"

    The Benson Library
    LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections
    "Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts"
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX
    March 28 - August 31, 2017

    Globalocation is a selection of works created by Artnauts, the Colorado-based artists' collective founded by Dr. Rivera, art professor at the University of Colorado–Boulder. The collective counts some 40 current members, all of them artists with graduate-level training, and some with illustrious international careers. The Benson Collection is the repository for Rivera’s papers, and will become the home of the original work featured in this exhibition.

    Press:
    GLOBALOCATION: The Urgent Mission of Artnauts Collective

  • 2017 - Group Exhibition, "Meta Journey"

    The Historical Museum of Bosnia & Herzegovina
    (Gradska Galerija Bihac)
    "Meta Journey"
    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    February 13 - 17, 2017

    Press:
    ABC.ba
    Gradska Galerija Bihac Facebook Page
    Damir Cumurovic, “Meta Travel 40 Artists,” Oslobodenje, February 10, 2017, p.6 (newspaper in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovnia).

  • 2017 - Group Exhibition, "Globalocation"

    J. Willard Marriott Library
    "Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts"
    The University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, UT
    January 20 - March 3, 2017

    Press:
    Exhibit at the U features artists who fight for international human rights

  • 2017 - Group Exhibition, "Let's Talk About Love, Baby!"

    Zygote Press Gallery
    "Let's Talk About Love, Baby!"
    Cleveland, OH
    January 13 - February 25, 2017

    Opening Reception:
    Friday, January 13, 2017
    6:00 - 8:00 PM

    Press:
    Let's Talk About Love, Baby!: Zygote Press brings traveling 'Love Library' to Cleveland
    Love-Themed Benefit for Zygote Press This Thursday Night

  • 2016 - Group Exhibition, "Zeitgeist"

    2016 - Group Exhibition, "Zeitgeist"

    Greatmore Studios
    "Zeitgeist: Social, Political, Cultural"
    Capetown, South Africa
    July 13 - 25, 2016

    Opening Reception:
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    6:00 PM

    Press:
    Artnauts: Zeitgeist
    Zeitgeist: Social, Political, Cultural
    Zeitgeist: Social, Political,Cultural by Artnauts collective

  • 2016 - Group Exhibition, "Unapologetic Negritude"

    2016 - Group Exhibition, "Unapologetic Negritude"

    Anacostia Arts Center
    "Unapologetic Negritude"
    Washington, DC
    May 17 - June 19, 2016

    Opening Reception
    Sunday, May 22, 2016
    4:00 - 6:30 PM

    DMV ARTs is pleased to announce an exhibition entitled “Unapologetic Negritude” curated by artist Michael Hyman. The show is dedicated to creating a visual experience that is as much a homage to a black aesthetic as it is a stark critique on social matters in the world today. Hyman has selected artists from around the world to take part in this special exhibition celebrating the New Negritude movement.

    Anacostia Arts Center
    1231 Good Hope Road, SE
    Washington, DC 20020

    Press:
    Anacostia Art Center Presents Unapologetic Négritude Group Exhibition
    'Unapologetic Negritude' free art show at Anacostia Arts Center

  • 2016 - Open Studios, "Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program"

    2016 - Open Studios, "Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program"

    Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Spring Open Studios
    20 Jay St, #720
    Brooklyn, NY

    The Artists of the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program are pleased to announce the program’s annual open studio event with a reception for the artists on Friday, May 20 from 6-9pm and continuing through the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22 from 2-6pm each day.

    Press:
    Highlights From the Sharpe-Walentas Open Studios
    Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Celebrates 25 Years with Spring Open Studios
    Picks: Sharpe-Walentas Open Studios
    Weekend Edition: 7 Things To Do in New York’s Art World Before May 23
    Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program - Open Studios

  • 2016 - Group Exhibition, "The Narrative Figure"

    2016 - Group Exhibition, "The Narrative Figure"

    David Richard Gallery
    "The Narrative Figure"
    Featuring Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Michael Dixon, Jeffrey Hargrave, Michael Hilsman, Daisy Quezada, Tshabalala Self
    Sante Fe, NM
    May 14 - June 25, 2016

    Opening Reception:
    Friday, May 13, 2016
    5:00 - 7:00 PM

    The advent of modernism in the early 20th century is often presented as a linear progression towards abstraction, with figuration giving way to more conceptual and theoretical visual imagery, as exemplified by artists such as Mondrian, Kandinsky and Pollock. A cursory look, however, demonstrates that even artists considered markers of abstraction, moved in and out between conceptual and representational imagery. Picasso, Braque, Malevich, De Kooning and Philip Guston are artists who often blurred these lines of demarcation and provided points of reference for later artists.

    “The mash-up of abstract and figurative imagery has allowed for a richer, broader visual tapestry, where compositional concerns intermingle with personal narratives, sometimes direct; other times implied”, says gallery co-director David Eichholtz.

    Each of the artists included in The Narrative Figure approach this composition differently. Cabeza de Baca, Hilsman and Self begin with a formalist context, leaving the narrative or ‘story’ to subtly and slowly emerge. For Dixon, Hargrave and Quezada, the methods and materials are a vehicle for presenting urgent, personal and social agendas.

    David Richard Gallery
    1570 Pacheco Street, Suite A1
    Santa Fe, NM 87505

    Press:
    Abstraction and realism at David Richard
    Jordan Eddy, "The Narrative Figure," Art Ltd, July/August 2016, 36.
    Susan Wider, "The Narrative Figure," THE Magazine, July 2016.
    Santa Fe Reporter, exhibition announcement with photograph, May 25-31, 2016, 63.



  • 2016 - Group Exhibition, "Art and Resistance"

    Dar Al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture
    Art and Resistance
    Art and Resistance Conference
    Bethlehem, Palestine
    May 12-16, 2016

    Art and Resistance: Art Exhibition from the United States

  • 2016 - Interview, "Or Does It Explode Magazine"

    2016 - Interview, "Or Does It Explode Magazine"
  • 2016 - Group Exhibition, "Soul Drift"

    Historijski muzej (History Museum Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    "Soul Drift: Visualizations of a Cultural Phenomenon"
    The 32nd International Festival “Sarajevo Winter”
    Sarajevo
    Bosnia/Herzegovina
    February 7-21, 2016

    The International Festival Sarajevo “Sarajevo Winter” is a traditional meeting place for artists and citizens from all over the world. The first “Sarajevo Winter” Festival was held in 1985. In the course of twenty nine years of its existence, the Festival has become an inseparable part of the city life. The “Sarajevo Winter” Festival was not prevented from taking place even in the times of war, and has become a symbol of freedom of creativity and a place for familiarizing with diverse cultures and civilizations. The organizer of the “Sarajevo Winter” Festival is the International Peace Center Sarajevo. International Peace Center is a member of the International Society for the performing Arts (ISPA), the European Festival Association (EFA) and Association of Biennials of Young Artists of Europe and Mediterranean (BJCEM).

    International Festival Sarajevo
    32nd International Festival in Sarajevo “Sarajevo Winter 2016”
    Current exhibitions
    the Opening of the International Festival Sarajevo




  • 2015 - Residency, "The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program"

    2015 - Residency, "The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program"

    I will be working in New York for the year at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. I was awarded a studio space from September 2015 to August 2016.

    20 Jay Street, #720
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    "The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury."

    thestudioprogram.com/artists/

    Press:
    Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Announces 17 New Residents
    Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

  • 2015 - Interview, "University of Florida student Ashlyn Diaz"

    2015 - Interview, "University of Florida student Ashlyn Diaz"
  • 2012 - Article, "Painting Class"

    2012 - Article, "Painting Class"
  • 2010 - Publication, "New American Paintings"

    2010 - Publication, "New American Paintings"
  • 2009 - Article, "Sambo Scratches His Navel..."

  • Other Online Links With My Work