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, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

2005 - present    Adjunct instructor, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

 

TWO-PERSON AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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

 

PUBLISHED WRITINGS

 2012  

“The Eye, The Brain, and Ancient Cities,” This Is How My Brain Works (exhibition catalog essay), September, 2012. 5-7










































































































































































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