Michael Ensminger Studio


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


2017

A World Where We Belong, Dineen Hull Gallery, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ


2016

We Are Infinite, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ

Vanishing Point, Art House, Jersey City, NJ​​​


2015

​The Divine and Sublime, Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

*Drift, No Lugar Arte Contemporaneo (residency), Quito, Ecuador

Tailored, Threaded, Stitched, Pinned, ​Knox Gallery, Monterey, MA


2014

The Big Small Painting Show, ​Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, New Jersey

Obsolescence, Curious Matter Gallery, Jersey City, New Jersey


2012

Art From Dross, Islip Art Museum, curator Karen Shaw, East Islip, NY

Convergences, NARS Foundation Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2011

Secret Message, Islip Art Museum, curator Karen Shaw, East Islip, NY

Short Stories, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2008

Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY


2004

Infinite Possibilities: Serial Imagery in 20th Century Drawing (Kramarsky Collection), Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA (catalogue)


2002

Sew Fine, curator Karen Shaw, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

25th Anniversary Benefit Selections Exhibition, The Drawing Center, NY

Unraveling, curator Claire McConaughy,superior(an exhibition space), Cleveland, OH


2001

*La Galeria de Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic


2000

Heads, Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service, NY


1999

Size Matters, curator Mike Weiss, Gale Gates et al., Brooklyn, NY


1998

Cologne Art Fair, Margarete Roeder Gallery


1997

Group Show, Great Modern Pictures, NY

Series x Three, Margarete Roeder Gallery, NY

Face Value, P.S. 122 Gallery, NY


1996

*Great Modern Pictures, New York, NY

Repetition of Form, Margarete Roeder Gallery, NY

Gallery Selections, Margarete Roeder Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Paper, Art and the Book, Center for Book Arts, NY

Group Show, curator Thelma Golden, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Of Modest Means, Omni Gallery, Long Island, NY

Austerity Measures, 214 Lafayette St., NY


1995

*ARENA, Drawing Room, Brooklyn, NY

XI Mostra de Gravura Cidade de Curitiba/Mostra America, curator Poalo Herkenhoff, Museu da Gravura Cidada de Curitiba, Brazil (catalogue)

Telling Tales, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Selections Spring 1995, The Drawing Center, NY


1990 Viral Infection-The Body and It's Discontents, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY


1989

Catalogue, Gracie Mansion Gallery, NY

Fiction/Friction, P.S. 122 Gallery, NY

*one person exhibitions


BIBLIOGRAPHY


EXHIBITION CATALOGUES AND GENERAL PUBLICATIONS


Eshoo, Amy, 560 Broadway: A Drawing Collection at Work, 1991-2006, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008.


Chavez, Anja, et al editors, Infinite Possibilities,Serial Imagery in 20th Century Drawings, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 2004.


Herkenhoff, Paolo, et al editors, XI Mostra de Gravura Cidade de Curitiba/Mostra America, Curitiba Prefeitura da Cidade, Fundacao Cultural de Curitiba, Brazil, 1995.



SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS


​Fakete, Lauren Humm. “A World Where We Belong.” Web blog post. ChicpeaJC. 11 April 2017


Parks, Steve, www.newsday.com, “Garbage Barge Revisited”, http://long-island.newsday.com/things-to-do/museums/garbage-barge-revisited-in-islip,www.newsday.com, June 13th, 2012.


Utter, Douglas Max, Unraveling, angle: a journal of arts and culture, 2002.


Tolentino, Marianne de, Alto nivel que se mantiene, Listin Diario, August 19, 2001, p. 5, (illus.)

Lee, John, Sew Fine, Islip Bulletin, 2002.


Helen Harrison, Aesthetic Alchemy and Surprising Photos, New York Times, Long Island Ed., September 15, 1996.


Servetar, Stuart, Austerity Measures, NY Press June 26, 1996.


Levin, Kim, Voice Choices, The Village Voice, July 10, 1990.


COLLECTIONS


Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK

Werner Kramarsky, New York, NY

Private Collections


RESIDENCIES, GRANTS


2015

No Lugar-Residencia de Arte Contemporaneo, Quito, Ecuador


2001

Altos de Chavon Cultural Foundation, Artist in Residence Program, La Romana, Dominican Republic


1991

Artists Space, Artist Exhibition Funding


EDUCATION


M.S. in Education, Brooklyn College

B.A., Studio Art, Empire State College, State University of New York

Undergraduate Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago