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Born Pittsburgh, PA 1974




2000 M.F.A. Kent State University, Kent, OH


1997 B.A. Art Education, Kent State University, Kent, OH


One Person Exhibitions

2018 Hovering, PØST, Los Angeles 


2014 Some Candy Talking and the Sound of Speed, Garboushian Gallery, Beverly HIlls


2010 Arc Project, Philadelphia International Flower Show, Philadelphia, PA


2009 Melted Hearts and Deadly Force, Western Project, Culver City, CA


2008 The Negative Stars, Shaheen MCA, Cleveland, OH


2006 Bring it on Home, Kent State University, Kent, OH


2006 Thick, Round, and Warm, Newman Popiashvili, New York


2005 Sometimes I Feel, Locust Projects, Miami, FL


2004 Starshaped, PØST, Los Angeles, CA


2003 You’ve Heard It All Before, Suite 106, New York


2002 Precipitate Project, Gagosian Gallery, New York (Uptown)


2002 The Floater, Suite 106, New York


2001 Forced Creativity, Pageant, Los Angeles, CA


2000 Acquiesce, Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH


1999 Niagara, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH


Group Exhibitions

2022 Black and White: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art             

         Foundation, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA


         Faculty Development Grant Show, Nan Rae Gallery, Woodbury U, Burbank, CA

2019 The Vision Board Show, Kopeikin Gallery, Culver City, CA

2018 Other Worlds, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


         Autrement Dit, Art Mur, Montreal, Canada

         Curatorial Hub Pop Up, Beston Architecture, Los Angeles, CA

         The Animal Show, Pershing Square Subway, Los Angeles, CA

         Stepping into the Radiant Future, Last Projects, Los Angeles, CA

         Nature Nurture, Gallery Also, Los Angeles, CA

         Creep Family, (Surprise Performance), Last Projects, CA

2017 The Panacea Project, Werkartz, Los Angeles


2016  This Will Hurt Me More Than You, Last Projects, Hollywood, CA


2015 Eyeforsound, Los Gatos Museum, Los Gatos, California


         6H to 8B, FOCA, Los Angeles


         Town, AWOL, Los Angeles

 2014 Engendered Inequality, For Your Art, Los Angeles


         Draftpunk 2: Carbon Footprint, Mid Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


          Please Yourself, Self Actualization, Houston, TX


          Thanks for the Mammaries, For Your Art, Los Angeles


          Perform Chinatown 16: Chaos Reigns, HELL-O, Los Angeles                          


2013 Mexicali Biennial, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles


         Licketh the Rainbow, Jaus Gallery, Santa Monica


         Tunnel Rats: A Skateboard Art Show, The Tunnel, Los Angeles


         Hell-O, BKB Ceramics, Joshua Tree, CA


2011 Manifest Destiny:  Museum of the Public Fiction, Los Angeles


         Centennial Alumni Exhibition,  Kent State University, Kent, OH


2010 From My Universe: Objects of Desire, Seeline Gallery, Santa Monaca


         Peer Pressure, 18th Street Projects, Santa Monica, CA


         Persuasion, The Temporary Space, Houston TX


2009 Sweet Subversives: Contemporary California Drawings, Long Beach

          Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA.


         Blue, Blue, Maloney Fine Art, Culver City, CA


         Dearly, Madly, Howard House, Seattle, WA


2008 Sculpture I & II, Western Project, Culver City, CA


         Manmade, East and Peggy Phelps Galleries, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont,                                  California  


         The Super Thing: NYC goes DEVO, 3rd Ward, Williamsburg, Brooklyn


         Panapticon, Bank, Los Angeles, CA


         Bump: Explicit  and Rarely  Seen Videos From Southern California,  LACE, Los Angeles, CA


         Cocktail Hour with Skip Arnold, Bonelli Contemporary, Chinatown, CA


         Forming, Angels Gate, San Pedro, CA


         Surface Sounding, Seeline Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


         Analytic and Synthetic Pile-up, Woodbury Exhibitions, Hollywood, CA


         Darkness Will Find You, Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


         Lush, Salon Oblique, Los Angeles, CA


2007 Made In California, Weisman Museum, Malibu, CA


         Unhinged, A Friendly Place, Los Angeles, CA


         Spackled Gloryhole, Empathy Design Company, Pasadena, CA


2006 Drink, Fight, Fuck,  Angela Hanley, Los Angeles, CA 


         Single Channel Video Show, Glendale College, Glendale, CA


         Art on the Waterfront Festival, Angels Gate, San Pedro, CA   


2005 Peekskill Projects, Peekskill, New York


         Post @ Post, Post, Los Angeles          


         Video Show, Object Not Found, Monterey, Mexico


         112 Mercer, Suite 106, New York


2004 Presence, Pterodactyl Dundee, Canada, New York


         Mouth Breathers, Nurture Art, New York


         Wiggly World, Produce Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


2003 Sequel, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA


         The Midas Touch, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


         Super Art, The Magori Room, Osaka, Japan


         Pow!, Kunstvaret, Brooklyn, New York


         Breathless, 608, San Francisco, CA


         Perpetual Motion Roadshow, Pterodactyl Dundee, Blue Stockings, New York


         Metamorphose III, 17 e Recontres Video Art Plastique, Basse, Normandie


2002 We All Love…, The Mission, London, England


         LA Freewaves, Los Angeles, CA


         Irrational Propositions, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


         Pomona Film Festival, Pomona, California


         Wall Space, Miller Durazo, Los Angeles, CA


         The Home Show, * Gallery, Cleveland, OH


2001 Humid, The Moore Building, Miami, FL


         BKYN 2.0, Online Exhibition


         Video Streets, Downtown Art Projects, New York 


         Monitor: Volume I, Gagosian Gallery, NY (Chelsea)


         Bloodlines, Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles, CA


         *, * Gallery, Cleveland, OH


2000 Cold Storage, Millworks Gallery/Icehouse, Akron, OH


1999 Graduate Exhibition, Kent State University, Kent, OH


         Student Annual, Kent State University, Kent, OH


1998 Outfit, New Sense Enterprises, Cleveland, OH


         Scope II, Artists Space, New York


         The Young and the Restless, Gallery 1,2, F,U, Akron, OH


Museum Collections


Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA


Weisman Collection, Los Angeles, CA


Perez Art Museum, Miami, Fl


Western Bridge, Seattle WA


Reviews and Articles

2016 The Artist with No Medium, City of Seekers, by Tanja M. Laden, Vice, July 29, 2016. 


2014 Michael Dee at Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills,by Shana Nys Dambrot, White Hot Magazine,                      March 7, 2014.


2011 Artist Project: Lauren Mackler and Josh Peters -  La Californie.  by Geoff Tuck, Notes on Looking,                      September 8, 2011.


         Philadelphia Garden Show is Inspiring Recycled Green Plastic Art Plus a Contest For Garden Furniture,          by Shawna Coranado, Chicago Now, March 9, 2011.


2010  “Persuasion”: Interview with Michael Dee,  by Tex Kerschen, Persuasion Blog,        January 13, 2011.


2009  “'Dearly Madly' -romance as the end of the road,” by Regina Hackett, Arts Journal,

          March 25, 2009.


          “Michael Dee, Western Project,” by Rebecca Lieb, Artillery, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Nov/Dec 2009.


2008  “Talks of the Town,”  by Alexadra Abramian-Mott, Angeleno, September, pp.       



       “‘SCULPTURE: Part Two’ at Western Project,” by Shana Nys Dambrot, Artweek,

        October 2008, p.16.


       “Darkness will find you,” by Shana Nys Dambrot, Flavorpill, June 17, 2008.


       “manmade,” catalogue essay, by Daneva H. Dansby, East Gallery, Claremont   Graduate University.


       “Gotham Groove,” by Megan Duguid, Artillery, Vol. 2, Issue 6, July/Aug, 2008.


       “Surface Sounding” at Seeline Gallery, by Tucker Neel, Art Lies,  Issue No. 60, Winter 2008


       “Rambunctious Group Energy,” by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, August 29, 2008, p. E17


       “Darkness Surrounds Us at Jail, by Mary Anna Pomonis, White Light, December 22, 2008


        Michael Dee’s Negative Star’s exhibit contemplates the vacant beauty of celebrity, by Dan                                 Tranberg, The Plain Dealer, May 18, 2008.       


2007 No Direction Home: 3 Artists Take Different Routes to LA; by Tulsa Kinney,                                    

         Artillery, Summer 2007. (vol. 1 no. 6).



2006 Weekend Update: Michael Dee(Review); by Walter Robinson,     

         Magazine, January 23, 2006.


          St. Anger: Drink, Fight, Fuck; by Emma Gray, Art Review, October 2006.

         (issue 04).


2005 ”Hero-Glyph” and Mike Dee at Post(Review); by Shana Nys Dambrot, Artweek,      

          February 2005(vol. 36)


2004 “The Mouth Breathers” at Nurture Art; by Jon Elliot, Greenline, February 2004.


2003 “Sequel” at Domestic Setting; by Kristina Newhouse, Magazine,

         April 17, 2003.


         The White Devil and the Sonic Lady((Review); by Zachary Miner, Suite 106                    

         Presents: March/April 2003.


2002 Humid; by Ocana Damarys, Art Papers Magazine, March/April 2002.


         Asterisk; by Eric Susyne, Zing Magazine, number 16, 2002.


         Bloodlines; by Charong Chow, Zing Magazine, number 16, 2002.


         Weekend Update: Michael Dee(Review); by Walter Robinson, Magazine, February 5, 2002.


         The Floater, 2001(Review); by Skip Arnold, Suite 106 Presents: February/March



2001‘Monitor: Volume 1’, ‘Susan Hiller Psi Girls’; by Holland Cotter, The New York Times, July 13, 2001.


         Multiple Exposures: “Snapshot” at the Hammer, and Beyond; by Doug Harvey, LA Weekly, June 22-28,              2001.


2000 Analyzing the Media through Ringo; by Dan Tranberg, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 11, 2000.


         A Starr is Born: Ringo Re-Examined; by Charles Yannopolous, Scene Magazine,

         May 25-31, 2000(vol. 31).


         Michael Dee (Review); by Dan Tranberg, Dialogue, July-August, 2000.

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