EDUCATION

2000    MFA, Painting, Hunter College, The City University of New York,
           New York, NY
1994    BFA, Art History, The University of Texas, Austin, TX

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2006 - present    Adjunct instructor of studio art, Hudson County Community                              College, Jersey City, NJ
2005 - present    Adjunct instructor of studio art, Montclair State University,                                Montclair, NJ
 
TWO-PERSON AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Squared2, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, curated by Phil and Sue Knoll

2015
Earth Dreams, Eagle Studio, New York, NY, curated by Alyssa Fanning
Exquisite, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY
Prime Matter, Teckningsmuseet, Laholm, Sweden, curated by Christopher Schade, Zoe Pettijohn Schade, and Madlen Herrstrom
Anonyme Zeichner, Galerie Nord/ Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany; Galerie GEYO20, Braunscwheig, Germany; Galerie Russelsheim, Russelsheim, Germany; Galerie ARTQ13, Rome, Italy, curated by Anke Becker
Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, George Segal Art Gallery at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Fernweh...The Good Life, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE, curated by Anke Becker
Above and Below I-10, Dorothy and Wendell Mayes Art Gallery, Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX, curated by Christopher Schade

2014
Prime Matter, SenaSpace, New York, NY, curated by Christopher Schade and Zoe Pettijohn-Schade

2013
It Hurts So Good To Be Loved So Bad, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Geoffrey Young
The Leftover Method, La Couleuvre, Paris, France
On/ Off Acid, Calico Brooklyn, New York, NY
Anonyme Zeichner, Galerie Nord/ Kunstverein, Berlin Germany; Galerie Delikatessenhaus, Leipzig, Germany; The Temporary Art Center, Eindhoven, Netherlands, curated by Anke Becker
Works on Paper, Howard Gardens Gallery at the Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff, Wales

2012            
Artworks You Can Smuggle In Your Suitcase, Art Market Budapest (a three gallery joint venture: Radiator Gallery, Ruth Phaneuf Fine Art, New York, NY; Galerie Henry Thomas Ross, Montreal Canada), Budapest, Hungary
Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, George Segal Art Gallery at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Disquietude, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

2011            
Taking Shape, Standpipe Gallery, New York, NY
Raymond Dumas & Michael Lee, Antidote at Verge: Art Brooklyn, New York, NY
Year One, Fowler Arts Project Space, New York, NY
Grey Matter, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Works at The End, The End Project Space, New York, NY
Opening Rejection, The Ugly Art Room at Governor’s Island Art Fair, New York, NY

2010               
Drawing The Slight Uneasy, WorkSound Gallery, Portland, OR, curated by M.K. Guth
A Group of Nine, Antidote Art Space at Verge Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Exhibition, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

2008   
A Stones Throw:  The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop & Los Angeles Printmaking Society Exchange Show, Union Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Exhibition, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
The Big Show: Three, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
Selections 08, Antidote at Bridge Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

2007               
Night Of A Thousand Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
Open Portfolio, Pool Art Fair, New York, NY
Confluence, The Society for Cultural Exchange, Pittsburgh, PA
Love and Spirit, Musee de Monoian, New York, NY
A Tribute To Spalding Gray, P.S. 122, New York, NY

2005               
Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, Montclair State University Art Gallery, Montclair, NJ
Summer Residency Exhibition, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

 2004   
New American Talent: The 19th Exhibition, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX, curated by Jerry Saltz

2003               
Lightshow, Clocktower Art Space, New York, NY

1999               
Masters Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

1996               
21 Artist Books, Hunter College Leubsdorf Gallery, New York, NY

1995               
New Work: Michael Lee & Susan Weinthaler, Galerie Felvie, Austin, TX

CURATORIAL AND COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
2012               
This Is How My Brain Works, Radiator Gallery, New York, NY
Speakers, co-curated with Zoe Pettijohn-Schade and Christopher Schade, Front Street Gallery, New York, NY
What Is Collage?, Radiator Gallery, New York, NY, a panel discussion with Abraham McNally, Leslie Siegel, and Ruth Phaneuf, September 22, 2012

2011 - present            
The Artist Lecture Series, a monthly artist lecture co-curated and organized with Zoe Pettijohn-Schade and Christopher Schade

2008 - 2009           
Bidonville Artist Lecture Series, a monthly artist lecture co-organized with Edouard Steinhauer
 
RESIDENCIES
2008    Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY
2005    The Cooper Union, New York, NY
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014            
William Eckhardt Kohler “In Between:  Various Artists at Various Galleries on the Lower East Side,” The Huffington Post, January 2, 2014
2013   
Jerry Saltz “It Hurts So Good To Be Loved So Bad,” New York Magazine online, December 30, 2013
2012            
Ragnar Anderson “Greenpoint Artist Mike Lee Perturbs with Patterns,” Greenpointers.com, October 2, 2012
Kevin Kinsella “Randomly Determined,” Bomblog (Bomb Magazine online), Sept 26, 2012
Michelle Aldredge “Art on the Radar: Gwarlingo’s Don’t Miss List for September,” Gwarlingo, September 2012
2011   
Daniel Larkin “Is the Color Gray Doomed?” HyperAllergic, August 16, 2011,
Hrag Vartanian “It’s Getting Ugly Out There on Bedford,” HyperAllergic, June 19, 2011
Rachael Wren and Matthew Farina “Grey Matter: The Enigma of a Lesser Color,” exhibition catalog, The Painting Center, New York, NY, June 21-Aug 6, 2011
2008               
Joan Baum “Silas Marder Small-Canvas ‘The Big Show 3’ Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever,” Hamptons.com, May 24, 2008
2006   
Maud Newton “Michael Aaron Lee, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Demons Within,” Maud Newton.com, Oct. 7, 2006 
2004            
Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin “Curator Weaves New Craftiness into Expanded ‘New American Talent’ Show,” The Austin American Statesman, July 1, 2004, D8
Rachel Koper “Saltz Exposes Himself,” The Austin Chronicle, June 18, 2004, p 37
Carolyn Porter “They Like Me, They Really Like Me,” Glass Tire: Texas Visual Arts Online, June 2004
Robert Faires “New American Talent,” The Austin Chronicle June 11, 2004, p 40
 









































































































































































 
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