EDUCATION:

California State University Long Beach, Business Administration

Otis College of Art and Design, Graphic Design

 

ONE & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS (Selected):

2008  Now and Then:  Michael Massenburg, M.Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, 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  Michael Massenburg, Occidental College, Samuelson, Los Angeles, CA

1997  The Artist. The Celebration. The Process, Centinela Adobe, Inglewood, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected):

2017  ICONIC Black Panther, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Los Angles, CA

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

2017  Echo Location, Eastside International, Los Angeles, CA

2016  Skin, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016  Watts, The Loft at Liz’ s, Los Angeles, CA

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

2014  Inside the Quad, Ben Maltz, Otis, College of Art and Design, Los Angeles .CA

2014  L.A. Heat, Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, 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  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 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  Tomorrow's Masters, M Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

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

2002  Walls of Pride, California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA

2002  New Power Generation, Hampton University, Hampton, VA

2001  Eyes Speak, Southwest College, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

1997  Unbuild So California, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA

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

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

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

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

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

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY:

Futuro de Suenos, Centro de Emprendimieto 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

 

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS (Selected):

2017  Franco, Instituto Cemoden, Bogota, Colombia

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

2008  Many Boats, Many Cultures, Long Beach Transit (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 ( Strayhorn) MTA, Los Angeles, CA

2002  Reading to Learn, Mark Twain Library, LAPL Los Angeles, CA

2001  Elevate, Y.O.U. High School, LAUSD, 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

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

 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS (Selected):

The Forum Project, 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

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

 

 CURATURAL & SPECIAL PROJECTS (Selected):

The Mothership Returns, Nos Org (Shibuya), Tokyo, Japan, 2016

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

Bridging the Waters, Yvonne Scalett Golden Cultural Center, Daytona Beach; FL, 2016

50 Years I Still Can't Breathe, Art exhibition Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

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

The 45 Show, Art exhibition, Twenty Eight Miles East Gallery, Pomona, CA, 2011

Evolve Suite, Concert in collaboration with Jazzantiqua, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2010

Come by Here, Art exhibition, Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2005

Watts Up, 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, Art exhibition, William Grant Stills Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1996

 

LECTURES AND SYMPOSIANS (Selected):

COLA 20 Programming: Preserving Your Artistic Legacy. Jesse Croxton and guests. Moderated by Michael Massenburg, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2017

The Makers Exhibition at L.A. Union Station: The Artists Who Enhance the Transit Rider’s Experience on Metro. June Edmonds, Michael Massenburg and Roy Dowell, Los Angeles CA 2016

Noah Purifoy: From Watts with 66 Signs of Neon to the Gallows. Panelists include;  Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins, Sue Welsh, Naima Keith, Michael Massenburg and Sam Durant. Moderated by exhibition curators Franklin Sirmans, Terri and Michael Smooke. LACMA Bing Theater,
Los Angeles, CA, 2015

A Conversation on Art and the '92 Riots, Featuring: Elaine Brandt, Michael Massenburg, Charles Miller, and Maggie Hazen; Carol Kwang Park; and Eun Jung Park. Moderated by Michael Mata. Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, CA, 2012

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (Selected):

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

USC - Architecture & Fine Art Library Archives, Los Angeles, CA

MTA Metro, Los Angeles, CA

California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA

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

Chapman University, Orange, 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

Los Angeles Urban League, Los Angeles, CA

 

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA (Selected):

Paul Von Blum. Creative Soul, New Third World African Press 2017

Mat Gleason. Aestheticizes the Politics of Race, Huffington Post, February 10, 2016

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

Lynell George. Public Art, Private Stories, KCET/Artbound, June 3, 2013

Paul Von Blum. A Visual Critique of Racism, Tikkun, Page 46, Spring 2013

Josef Woodard. Figures on the Ground, Santa Barbara News, March 9, 2011

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

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

Masterpieces of African American Art, M Hanks Gallery, Catalogs 2006 & 2007

Phillip Zonkel. Brushing up on Families, Press Telegram, Page 10, March 15, 2003

Kristin Friedrich, Art in Training, LA Downtown News, Page 12, Sept., 23, 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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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