2008 “Now and Then: The Art of Michael Massenburg,” M.Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2005 “Interpretations in Black,” LaFlorence Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003 “The Art of Michael Massenburg,” M.Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2001 “Cultural Exchange,” Casa De La Cultura, Jiquilpan, Michoacan, Mexico

2001 “Urban Landscape,” Cecil Fergerson Gallery, WLCAC, Los Angeles, CA

1998 “The Art of Michael Massenburg,” Occidental College, Samuelson, Los Angeles, CA

1997 “The Artist. The Celebration. The Creative Process,” Centinela Adobe, Inglewood, CA

1996 “Art & Soul,” William Grant Still Art Center, Los Angeles, CA



2017 "ICONIC Black Panther," Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017 "With Liberty and Justice for Some" Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017 "Echo Location," Eastside International, Los Angeles CA

2016  "Up to Us," Pro Humanitate Institute, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC

2016 "We the People," Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA

2016 "Skin," Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015 "60 Americans," Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY

2014 "Freeways Studies #2 : Inside the Quad" Ben Maltz Gallery Otis, College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

2014 "L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments,"Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2013 “The Art of Jazz, ” LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA

2012 “Shared Thread,” California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2012 “Out of Thin Air, “Los Angeles World Airports. CA

2012 “Black Creativity,” Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

2011 “2nd Ghetto Biennale,” Port–au-Prince, Haiti

2011 “Shout,” Avisca Fine Gallery, Marietta, GA

2011 “Artisan Series,” 5 Claude Lane Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011 “Listen With Your Eyes,” Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011 “Improvisations,” Gresham Art Gallery, San Bernardino Valley College, S.B., CA

2011 “Embracing Democracy,” Gallery 50, Los Angeles, CA

2010 “CAAM & CACLA 7+Fig Showcase, ” 7+Fig Artspace, Los Angeles, CA

2009 “Inside Your Head,” California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2009 “Conversance,” Los Angeles City Hall Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009 “You Are Here, ” Los Angeles World Airport. Los Angeles. CA

2009 “Kith and Kin, ” Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles

2009 “Distinctly Los Angeles,” M. Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2009 “Middlebrook, Moody & Massenburg,” 2nd City Council Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2008 “Art Chicago,” Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

2008 “Masterpieces of African American Art,” M Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2007 “Cross Sections,” 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

2007 “Four Artists” Los Angeles City College, Ad Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006 “Black Creativity,” Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

2006 “Black is Beautiful,” Martha Higgins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006 “Tomorrow's Masters,” M Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004 “TGD4," Tambaconnda - Geneva - Dakar International, Tambaconnda, Senegal

2004 “Masterpieces of African American Art,” M Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2003 “Finding Family Stories,” Japanese American National Museum, Self-Help Graphics,

California African American Museum and Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2003 “Celebrating Art History” Cabrillo Art Center, Santa Barbara, CA

2002 “New Harlem Renaissance,” Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

2002 “Walls of Pride African American Murals,” California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA

2002 “New Power Generation,” Hampton University, Hampton, VA

2001 “Eyes Speak,” Southwest College, Los Angeles, CA

2000 “National Black Fine Art Exhibit,” MooBoo Gallery, Puck Building, New York, NY

2000 “Colors,” MooBoo Gallery, Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, Chicago, IL

1999 “Farewell to the 20th Century,” Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

1999 “Art for Social Justice,” Albert Jewish Community Center, Long Beach, CA

1999 “Carroll Harris Simms Exhibition,” African American Museum, Dallas, TX

1998 “Ancestors and African American Art,” John Wayne Airport, Orange, CA

1998 “No War, No Peace,” Museum of Cultural Diversity, Carson, CA

1997 “Unbuild Southern California,” Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA

1996 “Reflections: African American Art,” City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA

1995 “Representations of Masculinity,” Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles, CA

1994 “Afros & Dominoes,” Art & Barbie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1993 “Countdown to the Next Millennium,” LACE, Los Angeles, CA

1992 “Southwest Black Art Exhibition", Museum of African-American Life & Culture, Dallas, TX

1992 “26th Annual San Bernardino Art Exhibition,” San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA

1992 “Breaking Barriers,” Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

1990 “Watts 3rd World Art Exhibition,” Watts Health Foundation, Los Angeles, CA



"Futuro de Suenos," Centro de Emprendimiento Cultural Comuna 13, Cali, Colombia. 2017

“2nd Ghetto Biennale,” Port–au-Prince, Haiti, 2011

“TGD4," Tambaconnda - Geneva - Dakar International, Tambaconnda, Senegal, 2004

Hambridge Fellow, Rabun Gap, GA, 2004

California Art Council, Artist in Residency, Inglewood, CA, 1996- 2001



2015 “Inglewood Stories,” Inglewood Main Library, Inglewood CA

2014 “Forum Project,” Madison Square Garden, Inglewood, CA

2012 “All in a Day,” Farmdale Station, Metro Expo Line, Los Angeles, CA

2011 “2nd Ghetto Biennale,” Port–au-Prince, Haiti

2011 “Circa 1912,“ African American Fire Fighters Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2008 “Many Boats, Many Cultures,” Long Beach Transit (with Robin Strayhorn), Long Beach, CA

2006 “Visions,” Leimert Park, Visions Cultural Organization, Los Angeles, CA

2004 “TGD4 Project," Cultural Center & Library, Tambaconnda, Senegal

2002 “Pathway to Freedom,” Rosa Parks Station (with Robin Strayhorn) MTA, Los Angeles, CA

2002 “Reading to Learn,” Mark Twain Library, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA

2001 “Elevate,” Y.O.U. High School, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA

2001 “Raven,” ESPN Zone-Disney, Baltimore, MD

2000 “Central Avenue Jazz,” KFC, Los Angeles, CA

2000 “Eye of the Tiger,” ESPN Zone- Disney, Anaheim, CA

1998 “Family Affair,” Progressive Home for the Elderly, Los Angeles, CA

1997 “Jazz Era,” American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO

1995 “Your Choice,” Watts Urban Greenway, MTA, Los Angeles, CA



"The Best is Yet to Come," Breeders Cup, Sanita Anita Park, CA, 2016

"Bridging the Waters," Yvonne Scalett Golden Cultural & Education Center, Daytoma Beach; FL, 2016

"50 Years and I Still Can't Breathe," with Rosie Lee Hooks curated art exhibition,Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

"Faces and Places," Multi Cultural Center, University California Santa Barbara, 2012

"The 45 Show," Curated art exhibition, Twenty Eight Miles East Gallery, Pomona, CA, 20011

"Evolve Suite," Concert in collboration with Jazzantiqua, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA, 20010

"Come by Here," Curated art exhibition of Los Angeles & New Orleans artists response to Katrina, Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2005

"Watts Up," Cutated art exhibition, Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

“Global Diasporas Project,” California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA, 2001

“Doris Miller Celebration,” Art Education Consulting Services, Austin, TX 2001

"Legacy of the Blues," Curated art exhibition, William Grant Stills Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1996



"The Forum Project," Preservation Design Award, California Preservation Foundation, 2014

IGAP, City of Inglewood, CA, 2014-15

“Black Creativity,” Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL, 2006

George Sugarman Foundation, Novato, CA, 2005

California Art Council, Artist in Residency, Inglewood, CA, 1996- 2001

Change Inc., New York, NY, 1997

L.A. Art Recovery Fund Grant, California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, 1992



University of Maryland - David C. Driskell Center, College Park, Maryland

Chapman University, Orange CA

MTA Metro, Los Angeles, CA

California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

National Pastime Museum,  CA

Museum Boribana, Dakar, Senegal

Art Kumba, Tambacounda, Senegal

Southwest College, Los Angeles, CA

Ruta Sur, Cali, Colombia

Watts Labor Community and Action Committee, Los Angeles, CA

Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California-Architecture & Fine Art Library Archives, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Urban League, Los Angeles, CA

United States Postal Service, Central Avenue Office, Los Angeles, CA



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Paul Von Blum, " Michael Massenburg: Continuing the Tradition," Journal of Pan African Studies, July 2015

Gregory Pitts. "Cornerstone"Artvoices Magazine, Pages 50-53, Fall 2014

Lynell George. “Public Art, Private Stories; Massenburg,” KCET/Artbound, June 3, 2013

Paul Von Blum. “A Visual Critique of Racism,” Tikkun, Vol. 28 No 2, Page 46, Spring 2013

Josef Woodard “Figures on the ground,” Santa Barbara News, Scene, Page 47, March 9-15, 2012

Now and Then: Art by Michael Massenburg, M Hanks Gallery, Catalog, 2008

18th Street Arts Center, “Cross Sections ”Catalog, 2007

"The Art of the Train," Los Angeles Times, Page 26, March 29, 2007

Greg Angaza Pitts. "Notes from Black Artistic Expression," Los Angeles Sentinel, October 20, 2005

International Review of African American Art, Oct. 2004

M Hanks Gallery, "Masterpieces of African American Art, “ Catalog 2004, 2006 & 2007

Kendra Story. "Walls of Art," Upscale Magazine, January, 2004

Phillip Zonkel. “Brushing up on Families, ” Press Telegram, Page 10-12, March 15, 2003

Kristin Friedrich, “Art in Training," LA Downtown News, Page 12, September, 23, 2002

Nedra Myricks. “Up Close,” Images Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1, Pages 17,18 & 39, 2002

Urban Surprises: A Guide to Public Art in Los Angles,” Balcony Press, page, 43, 2002

David Pagel. “Public Projects fall..." Los Angeles Times, Page F2, September 18, 2002

Libby Clark. “Honoring Dorie Miller,” Los Angeles Sentinel, Page C-8, June14, 2001

Datwa Morale.“Students’ gig mixes art, Jazz,” Press- Enterprise, February 19,1999

Imani Tate. “Up Close” Images Magazine, Vol. 1 No. 5, Pages 42 & 43, 1998

Alice Thorson. “Taking it to the Walls,” Kansas City Star, page E-7, September 20, 1997

Devorah L. Knaff. “A Comparison of Contrasts,” The Press - Enterprise, March 16, 1996

Wave Newspaper, ”The Black Male...” Page 3, May 10, 1995

“Art for Art,” To Woka Toi - Contemporary Art of New Zealand, Film Documentary, 1995

Joe Lewis. “More Black Male for L.A.,” Art in America, Page 25, April, 1995

Pasadena City Star - Cheers, Page 1, February 3, 1995

Sam Jones. “Afros & Dominoes,” Coagula Art Journal, September, 1994




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