MICHAEL  MASSENBURG  CV

info@michaelmassenburg.com


EDUCATION

California State University Long Beach, Business Administration 

Otis College of Art and Design, Graphic Design

ONE & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

2022 Spirtual Nature, Da Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA

2019  Paintlust, Melinda R. Smith, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA

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, Michoacán, México

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

2022  Dak’Art 14th Edition Biennial of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, Senegal

2021  Inspired, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA

2019  The Collective: Then and Now, Residency Gallery, Inglewood CA

2018  Creative Souls, Watts Towers 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

2016  Up to Us , Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

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

2015  LA Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  New Power Generation, Hampton University, Hampton, VA

2002 New Harlem Renaissance, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS (Selected)

2024  Helping People Grow, Kaiser Permanente, DCA (with Aiseborn and Mr. BBaby), Watts, Los Angeles, CA

2021    Alonzo Davis's  Homeage to Outterbridge , mural restoration, Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA

2021   Joy, Van Ness Recreation Center, Los Angeles Parks & Recreation, Los Angeles, CA

2021   History to Share, Community Coalition, Los Angeles, CA

2017  Franco, Instituto Cemoden, Bogotá, 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 FireFighters 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, Tambacounda, 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)

2023 COLA City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, DCA 

2023 Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation, LoS Angeles CA

2021 Art Matters Foundation, New York, NY

2014 The Forum Project, Design Award, California Preservation Foundation

2015-2014 Inglewood Growing Artists Project (IGAP), City of Inglewood, CA

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

2005 George Sugarman Foundation, Novato, CA

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

1997 Change Inc., Robert Rauschenberg, New York, NY

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

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