• 2021 - Group Exhibition, "Survey of Shame, Emotion, and Oblivion"

    2021 - Group Exhibition, "Survey of Shame, Emotion, and Oblivion"

    RedLine Contemporary Art Center
    "A Survey of Shame, Emotion, and Oblivion"
    2350 Arapahoe Street
    Denver, CO 80205
    March 9, 2021 – April 24, 2021

    Part of Month of Photography (MOP), Curated by Mark Sink

    Opening Reception:
    Saturday, March 6, 6:00-9:00pm

    VISIT: TIMED ENTRY, RESERVATION IS REQUIRED

    In collaboration with Todd Edward Herman, Denver College Club, Alto Gallery and the Unperson Project, Three Acts braids three unique collaborations into one exhibit at RedLine for the Month of Photography. Todd Edward Herman offers Shame Radiant, a photography collective that explores themes of shame and privilege. Denver Collage Club and Alto Gallery join forces for the second act that dives into the phenomenon of cancel culture and the existential crisis spurred by the pandemic.The final act features the Unperson Project, an archive of oblivion from the Mexico City-based curatorial duo, Andrea Tejeda and Susana Moyaho. Together, Three Acts carries the sentiment, crisis and response to these times.

    Shame Radiant
    Todd Edward Herman

    2021
    Facilitating a survey-exhibit about our experiences with shame began by asking the questions: What can we learn about how we regulate, uphold or challenge social norms, hierarchies or transgressions when shame is activated? How can this powerful moral emotion turn inward, to ourselves, to our bodies, often catalyzing self-harm, self-negation, self-reflection, self-evaluation as well as healing?

    A forum for such queries seems particularly relevant at a time when our respective relationships to a climate of amplified national and global conservatism, xenophobia, racism, transphobia, homophobia, and ableism have been significantly challenged.

    I invited photographers, writers, visual artists, and non-artists from around the world to make work that collectively addressed their experiences with shame. The nearly 300 photographs, collages, drawings, and texts that were submitted in response look at deeply intimate, broadly political, emotional, physical, social, sexual, interpersonal, intergenerational, and institutional aspects of shame.

    "Shame Radiant" hopes to offer an opportunity for participants as well as viewers to explore more of the personhood and less of the pathology of our collective as well as our outlying experiences of shame.

  • 2021 - Group Exhibition, "Catharsis"

    2021 - Group Exhibition, "Catharsis"

    Play + Inspire Art Gallery
    Catharsis
    January 22 - March 19, 2021

    The prompt for this juried exhibition was "How are you seeing change, coping with change, and being a change-maker?" Artists responded to this prompt and our juror, Chloe Alexander, used it as a starting point for selection of work. Below is her statement about the exhibition.

    2020 was a tumultuous year, and while every new year brings about hope for change and progress, time remains relative. The world remains in the throes of a global pandemic, and many of us will continue to encounter unexpected challenges, setbacks, and general life-related happenstances as the new year progresses.

    However, how do we, as artists, perceive and respond to change? The answer manifests itself in a variety of ways, be it through exploration of self, the environment, a more empathetic perception of others, or process- all of which often arise during moments of catharsis. This body of selected work explores the idea of change through the lens of individuals who work in a variety of media to realize not only what is, but what was, what is yet to come, and what is possible.

    – Guest Curator, Chloe Alexander

    About
    This is a curatorial collaboration between Rebecca Potts, host of Teaching Artist Podcast and a teaching artist currently teaching TK-5th grades, and Maria Coit, creator of Curated for Kids and a middle school art teacher.

    This exhibition space shares contemporary art to both highlight emerging and mid-career artists and inspire teachers and young people. We pair work with videos and lesson plans, making exhibits accessible as teaching tools.

    Podcast
    Teaching Artist Podcast

    Video
    Michael Dixon

  • 2020 - Group Exhibition, "The Walls Between Us"

    2020 - Group Exhibition, "The Walls Between Us"

    Center for Visual Art
    Metropolitan State University of Denver
    The Walls Between Us
    965 Santa Fe Drive
    Denver, CO 80204
    August 14 - October 17, 2020

    Featuring work by the artist collective known as Artnauts, The Walls Between Us will examine different types of borders – politically charged, contested, invisible and those clearly delineated, as well as socioeconomic, emotional and other intangible barriers.

    The Artnauts is an artist collective that uses the visual arts as a tool for addressing global issues while connecting with artists from around the world. The name denotes the practice that is “not” art as usual, going beyond the confines of the traditional or conventional art world and blurring the boundaries between art, activism, and social practice. This social justice focus is in great alignment with CVA’s mission to promote dialogue and engagement with global, urban issues through the lens of contemporary art.

    Press:
    The Walls Between Us Review

  • 2020 - Three-Person Exhibition, "False Choice"

    2020 - Three-Person Exhibition, "False Choice"

    Foothills Art Center
    "False Choice"
    809 15th Street
    Golden, CO 80401
    August 28 - November 1, 2020

    Ambivalently Yours, Michael Dixon, and Katherine Payge explore trials with false binary in their own lives through artistic creation.

    Coversation with the Curator

  • 2020 - Solo Exhibition (virtual), "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same"

    2020 - Solo Exhibition (virtual), "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same"

    Naropa University Art Galleries
    "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same"
    2130 Arapahoe Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80302
    July 17 - December 24, 2020

    MEET THE ARTIST: MICHAEL DIXON
    Online Event: Friday, August 28, 2020 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
    https://naropa.zoom.us/j/94076148020

    Naropa University Art Galleries presents:
    The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
    by Michael Dixon

    Virtual Exhibition

    Michael Dixon is an artist working primarily with oil paint and was born in San Diego, California. He received his MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in painting, and a BFA from Arizona State University in painting and drawing. Dixon is currently a Full Professor of Art at Albion College. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant, Puffin Foundation Grant, Blanchard Fellowship, and Phi Beta Kappa Scholar of the Year Award. Dixon has received numerous artist residencies including the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Joan Mitchell Center. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally at museums, universities, art centers, alternative spaces, and galleries. Dixon explores the personal, societal, and aesthetic struggles of belonging to both "white" and "black" racial and cultural identities, yet simultaneously belonging fully to neither. The works of artists such as Robert Colescott, Beverly McIver, Michael Ray Charles, Glenn Ligon, and Kerry James Marshall have informed his work.

  • 2020 - Group Exhibition, "Unraveling Racism: Seeing White"

    2020 - Group Exhibition, "Unraveling Racism: Seeing White"

    KickstART Farmington
    "Unraveling Racism: Seeing White"
    33304 Grand River Ave
    Farmington, MI 48336
    August 1 - August 30, 2020

    Press:
    KickstART exhibit explores racism, privilege through art

  • 2020 - Group Exhibition, "Artnauts: Globalocation II"

    2020 - Group Exhibition, "Artnauts: Globalocation II"

    Morris Graves Museum of Art
    "Artnauts: Globalocation II"
    636 F Street
    Eureka, CA 95501
    July 8 - August 23, 2020

  • 2020 - Artist Talk, "Inside the Arts"

    2020 - Artist Talk, "Inside the Arts"

    Join us for our next Inside the Arts LIVE event featuring a virtual gallery talk led by artist, Michael Dixon. Attendees will have a chance to participate in the Q&A following Michael’s talk.

    Inside the Arts LIVE featuring Michael Dixon @ 5p CMT, Thursday, Jul 16, 2020

    ABOUT THE ARTIST
    “As a bi-racial American, I have often felt out of place, excluded, and alone in majority-white spaces. In black spaces, I have also felt different. What I have experienced is that I do not neatly fit into the white culture or black culture but rather rest in the middle. I have conceptualized this unique “in-between” space-based upon my experiences and the conversations I have had with other bi-racial people over the years. Exploring this “in-between” space has been the major focus of my creative work.” – Michael Dixon

  • 2020 - Artist Talk, "RECKONING"

    2020 - Artist Talk, "RECKONING"

    RECKONING

    “Reckoning: Deconstructing and Transforming Race in America – Now” is the third conversation in our Shuga & Wata series. This week, we have invited Alfred Conteh, LaToya Hobbs, and Michael Dixon to discuss the different ways in which they grapple with representation in their work.

    July 3, 2020 2:00pm EST

    SHUGA & WATA

    ‘Shuga & Wata’ is the patois pronunciation of Sugar & Water. We selected this as the title of our PFF-sponsored online artists’ discussion Salons, because shuga & wata is a shared constant; a drink that exists in all post-Diaspora, New World cultures. Shuga & Wata alludes to the most basic kind of drink for those who are thirsty. It arcs back to sugar plantations in the Americas. We are invoking sugar itself, water itself, and what’s creatively nourishing about our presence, struggles, and contributions.

    Shuga & Wata will be a bi-monthly forum. It is a sustaining mixture of relevant ideas and topics and is also a welcoming digital space in the era of social distancing. It is our mission to feature important artists, collectors and scholars. We will address important cultural topics in Contemporary African American and Afro-global art. Our mission is to create an ongoing communion of ideas and quench our collective thirst with new scholarship and relevant conversations.

  • 2020 - Interview, "Conversation with the Curator | Michael Dixon"

    2020 - Interview, "Conversation with the Curator | Michael Dixon"

    Foothills Art Center, Golden, MI
    Conversation with the Curator - Michael Dixon

  • 2020 - Group Exhibition, "Unraveling Racism: Seeing White"

    2020 - Group Exhibition, "Unraveling Racism: Seeing White"

    Norwest Gallery
    "Unraveling Racism: Seeing White"
    19556 Grand River Ave.
    Detroit, Michigan
    January 11 - February 2, 2020

    20 Michigan artists tug at the hidden strands of systemic racism woven into the fabric of American society – focusing on whiteness.

    "Where did this idea of a white race come from? For what purpose? How has the meaning of white changed? How does it function now?"

    Cultivating thoughtful and informed perspectives, small groups gathered regularly across urban, rural and suburban settings to respond to the podcast, share personal experiences and create an artistic dialog around these vital issues. Inclusive, inter-disciplinary + collaborative, this lively body of work is the result.

    Artists include:
    Hannah Burr • Justin Cox • Phil Dewey • Michael Dixon • Autumn-Grace Dougherty • Laura Earle • lisa eddy • Miki Graznak • Donna Jackson • Rita Lee • Melanie Manos • Azya Moore • Nora Myers • Margaret Parker • Mia Risberg • Trisha Schultz • Will See • Laurie Wechter • Margi Wier • Lizzie Wilson

    Saturday, January 11
    Opening Reception 6-9pm
    Performance by Melanie Manos

    Sunday, January 19
    Artist Talks by Justin Cox, Michael Dixon, and Laura Earle at 2pm
    Performance by lisa eddy at 3pm

    Monday, January 20, MLK Day
    Artist Talk by Rita Lee, Margaret Parker, and Azya Moore at 1pm
    Musical Performance by Will See at 2pm

    Gallery Hours:
    Sat 12-7pm
    Sun 12-4pm
    Wed-Fri by appointment

    Gallery Talk

    Press:
    Deadline Detroit
    The Neighborhoods

  • 2019 - Group Exhibition, "Unraveling Racism: Seeing White"

    2019 - Group Exhibition, "Unraveling Racism: Seeing White"

    Art Kettle at 22 North Gallery
    "Unraveling Racism: Seeing White"
    22 North Huron Street
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    October 4-6, and 18-20, 2019

    Open at 22 North Gallery for just two weekends:

    The voice of a unique art-making experience with a powerful podcast as its map, 20 Michigan artists tug at the hidden strands of systemic racism woven into the fabric of American society – focusing on whiteness.

    "Where did this idea of a white race come from? For what purpose? How has the meaning of white changed? How does it function now?"

    Cultivating thoughtful and informed perspectives, small groups gathered regularly across urban, rural and suburban settings to respond to the podcast, share personal experiences and create an artistic dialog around these vital issues. Inclusive, inter-disciplinary + collaborative, this lively body of work is the result.

    Friday, October 4
    Opening Reception 7-10pm
    Interactive Performance by Melanie Manos

    Saturday, October 5
    Artist Talks by Miki Graznak, Azya Moore, Margaret Parker 1pm
    Performance by lisa eddy 2pm
    Open 1-5pm

    Sunday, October 6
    Artist Talk by Michael Dixon and Laura Earle 2pm
    Guided Meditation by Hannah Burr 3pm
    Open 1-5pm

    Friday, October 18
    Open 7-10pm

    Saturday, October 19
    Closing Reception 6-10pm
    Performance by Will See 7pm
    Interactive Performance by Melanie Manos

    Sunday, October 20
    Artist Talks by Justin Cox and Mia Risberg 1pm
    Performance by lisa eddy, 2pm
    Open 1-5pm

    Hannah Burr • Justin Cox • Phil Dewey • Michael Dixon • Autumn-Grace Dougherty • Laura Earle • lisa eddy • Miki Graznak • Donna Jackson • Rita Lee • Melanie Manos • Azya Moore • Nora Myers • Margaret Parker • Mia Risberg • Trisha Schultz • Will See • Laurie Wechter • Margi Wier • Lizzie Wilson

  • 2019 - Residency, "Joan Mitchell Center"

    2019 - Residency, "Joan Mitchell Center"

    Joan Mitchell Center
    The Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans
    New Orleans, LA

    May 13 - June 7, 2019

    Press:
    ART News
    Joan Mitchell Foundation

  • 2019 - Solo Exhibition, "I, too, sing America"

    2019 - Solo Exhibition, "I, too, sing America"

    David Richard Gallery
    "I, too, sing America"
    211 East 121st Street
    New York, NY 10035
    April 7 - May 5, 2019

    Opening Reception:
    Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3:00-7:00pm

    Gallery Hours:
    10:00am-6:00pm on Wednesday through Saturday
    12:00-6:00pm on Sunday
    or
    By Appointment

    Gallery Talk

  • 2019 - Group Exhibition, "Challenging Borders"

    2019 - Group Exhibition, "Challenging Borders"

    Allegheny College
    Allegheny Art Gallery
    "Challenging Borders"
    520 N. Main Street
    Meadville, PA 16335
    January 29 - March 15, 2019

    Opening Reception:
    Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 7:00-9:00pm

  • 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 - Solo Exhibition, "The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same"

    2018 - Solo Exhibition, "The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same"

    Mazmanian Gallery
    Framingham State University
    "The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same"
    100 State Street, PO Box 9101
    Framingham, MA 01701
    October 1 - 26, 2018

    Opening Reception:
    Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 4:30-6:30pm

    Press:
    Michael Dixon: African American Art after the Civil Rights Movement

  • 2018 - Solo Exhibition, "Can You Hear Me Now"

    2018 - Solo Exhibition, "Can You Hear Me Now"

    St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley
    "Can You Hear Me Now"
    3400 Pershall Road
    St. Louis, MO 63135
    August 20 - September 20, 2018

    Opening Reception:
    Thursday, August 30, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm

    Press:
    Dixon Exhibition on View at STLCC-Florissant Valley

  • 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

    Interview:
    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"

    Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery
    Broward College
    "Globalocation II"
    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.

    Press Release:
    Globalocation II

  • 2017 - Interview, "Department News"

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

    2017 - Residency, "Yaddo"

    Yaddo
    Saratoga Springs, NY

    May 18 - June 8, 2017


  • 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