Biography

MICHAEL ALAN

www.michaelalanart.com

Born in 1977 in New York, New York

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

 

EDUCATION

2004

Pratt Institute Masters Program, Brooklyn, NY

 

2001-2003

New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

 

1996-2000

School of Visual Arts, BFA, New York, NY

 

1995-1996

Hunter College, New York, NY

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS​

2018 

Seven Deadly Sins, Arete Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2017

Mind, Body, Sound, Khorasheh + Grunert Gallery, New York, NY

Alien Symphony, 4 Wheels Studio, Milwaukee

The convergence of Art and Performance, Space 42, Jacksonville, FL

 

2016

Nine Lives, gALERIE tANJA gRUNERT, New York, NY

 

2015

Immortal Equations -- The Living Installation, tANJA gRUNERT Gallery, New York, NY

Living Installation, tANJA gRUNERT Gallery, New York, NY

Fuck Depression, Exhibition and Performance, 17 Frost, New York, NY

 

2014

Fragile Life, Yes! Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Energy Reader, Gasser Grunert, New York, NY

 

2013

Michael Alan Living Installation 10 year show, Pandemic Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2012

Working With Injury, Gasser Grunert, New York, NY

Private Viewing & VIP Art Fair, Gasser Grunert, New York, NY

The Drawing Center, NYC NY

 

2011

Collapsible Anatomy, Gasser Grunert, New York, NY

Continual DNA, Yes Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Living Installaion, Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY

Dance Till You're Dead - Reinventing the Prom, Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY

 

2010

Blurred/Reformed/Dissected,Eastern District, Brooklyn, NY

Harmonious Opposites,Gasser Grunert, New York, NY

Cleaning the Clouds, Gasser Grunert Gallery, New York, NY

Continual DNA, Yes Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Ritual, Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY

Hansel and Gretel the Adventures of the House, Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY

Spider Legs On Fire, Michael Alan’s Art House, Brooklyn, NY

 

2009

Artist Factory, The Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

Draw-A-Thon Theater, Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY

 

2008

Tea Party, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY

A Thing; McCaig & Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2006

Chronic Time Exaggerator; Greene Street Gallery, New York, NY

 

2005

“Writing Rhymes,” Berlin, Germany

 

2004

Visual Discoveries,KMG Gallery, New York, NY

 

1996

“Graffiti King,” Palladium, New York, NY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

“Fresh Diversity”, Woodward Gallery, New York, NY

Winter Exhibition, Warburton Galerie, Yonkers, NY

 

2019

25th Annual Artwalk NY, Benefitting the Coalition for the Homeless, New York, NY

 

2018

Artwalk NY, Benefitting the Coalition for the Homeless

Art for Art, CDSC Community and Connection Fundraiser, Brooklyn, NY

Collision of Gray Matter: Michael Alan, Salvador Dali, & Crystal Wagner , AFA Gallery, New York, NY

Brooklyn Museum, permanent collection

Annual Artwalk NY, Benefitting the Coalition for the Homeless, New York, NY

 

2017

The Eccentrics, Khorasheh + Grunert, New York, NY

Small Works , AFA Gallery, New York, NY

Works on Paper Group Show , AFA Gallery, New York, NY

Chashama Gala, New York, NY

An Annual AfFair, Frontrunner Collective, New York, NY

“Give Voice” Postcard Project, LMAKgallery, New York, NY

Annual Artwalk NY, Benefitting the Coalition for the Homeless, New York, NY

 

2016

Deep Calls Deep,World Trade Gallery, New York, NY

Paddle 8, Benefitting the Lower East Side Girls Club, New York, NY

The Angel of History, Station Independent Projects, New York, NY

Annual Artwalk NY, Benefitting the Coalition for the Homeless, New York, NY

 

2015-2016

Prime Matter, Teckningsmuseet I Laholm, Sweden

 

2015

Best Magical Creative Experience Ever!, Brooklyn, NY

American and Non American Artists, Galleria Spazio Son Cino, Italy

Annual Artwalk NY, Benefitting the Coalition for the Homeless, New York, NY

 

2014

Powerful Babies, Spirit Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Two x Two for Aids and Art 2014, Dallas, TX

Succulent, Succulent Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Seven Year Anniversary Group Show, Brooklyn, NY

ALL HAIL GWAR! Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show, MF Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Group Shows various, 17 Frost, New York, NY

Annual Artwalk NY, Benefitting the Coalition for the Homeless, New York, NY

 

2013-2014

Suddenly There: Discovery of the Find, Garis & Hahn

 

2013

New Museum Untapped, New York NY

DETAIL, Woodward Gallery, New York, NY

From the Street Up, Woodward Gallery, New York, NY

A HOUSE FULL OF FRIENDS: Anniversary Shows and Benefit Auction, NOoSPHERE, New York, NY

Artists4Equality, Solar One Stuyvesant Cove Park, New York, NY

Group Show, Succulent Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Group Shows various, 17 Frost, New York, NY

Annual Artwalk NY, Benefitting the Coalition for the Homeless, New York, NY

 

2012

The Drawing Center, 16th annual Benefit, Haunch of Venison

ArtWalk NY 18, Benefitting the Coalition for the Homeless, New York, NY

Bridge Art Gallery, NY

The Bunker,Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL

 

2011

Dead in August,Pentagon, Brooklyn, NY

Make Skateboards, i20 Gallery, New York, NY

Wellington Court Project, presented by Ad Hoc Gallery, Queens, NY

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

Warhol Factory Legacy, featured video art, New York, NY

Michael Alan at Paul Klebnikov; fundraiser with Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC, NY

Flash: Light NYC,New Museum, New York, NY

ArtWalk NY 17 Benefitting the Coalition for the Homeless, New York, NY

Mantamed Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Strong Line; Prince Gallery, New York, NY

CSDC Brooklyn Art Project, Brooklyn NY

The Young Artists Program, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY

 

2010

ArtWalk NY 16 Benefitting the Coalition for the Homeless, New York, NY

Exquisite Corpse, Gasser Grunert, New York, NY

CDSC 2ND Annual Starving Artist Art Show and Sale, Fundraiser, Brooklyn, NY

LIVING with Other People, Engine 212 Firehouse, Brooklyn, NY

 

2009

ArtWalk NY 15 Benefitting the Coalition for the Homeless, New York, NY

Pool Art Fair, New York, NY

Art Basel Miami, Ad Hoc Gallery, Miami, FL

10 x 10 Decade-End; Whitebox Art Gallery, New York, NY

Object Affection, BOFFO Arts, Brooklyn, NY

Kenny Scharf & !Muffinhead Present, SuperWow!; Brooklyn, NY

The Body Politic, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY

Art We Love, General Particular, Brooklyn, NY

 

2008

Fresh Produce,Gallery Anno Domino, San Jose, CA

Art With An Edge, London, England

Emergence Installation, Governors Island, NY

Black Rocks Art Foundation, Emergence Project, New York, NY

Sub Rosa, Grand Society, Brooklyn, NY

destination’s 8th Anniversary Sale & SHOW&SELL:The Art Market, destination Art Space, New York, NY

TORAPOTE – ride it!, destination Art Space, New York, NY

 

2007

Exhibitionists Both, Jonathon Shorr Gallery, New York, NY

Bridge Art Fair, McCaig & Welles Gallery, Miami, FL

99 cents, The Jersey City Museum & Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ

 

2006

Give Me Head, Ad Hoc Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Stencil It, Protest Space, New York, NY

 

2005

Attention to Detail, Gloria Kennedy Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Metropolitan Museum of Art, invited guest, Group Show, New York, NY

Neuland Pforzheim, Hamburg,  Germany

Endless Summer 2, Skate Nerds, Philadelphia, PA

 

2002

Eye Candy, Shambella, New York, NY

Old School Graffiti Kings, Twists, Brooklyn, NY

Open Wall Space, Izzy Bar, New York, NY

Structural Diversities, S.V.A. Gallery, New York, NY

 

2001

S.V.A. Group Show, Barcelona Hotel, Barcelona, Spain

 

1999

The Martinez Gallery, Ludlow Show, New York, NY

 

PERFORMANCE

2020

Messyme Street; Active Space studio, Brooklyn NY

 

2019

Female Joker; Active Space studio, Brooklyn, NY

Brainwashed; Active Space studio, Brooklyn, NY

Gremlins and Critters; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

Bodies; Active Space studio, Brooklyn, NY

Jadda Cat for President; Active Space studio, Brooklyn NY

The Living Installation: A dedication to Carolee Schneeman ; Active Space Studio, Brooklyn NY

Bonnie and Clyde; Active Space studio, Brooklyn, NY

Sprung; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

True Romance; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

Frida Kat: A Tribute to Frida Khalo; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

Artistic Revolution; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

Bad Santa and the Rebel Elf; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

 

2018

Matthew Silver x Michael Alan, The Living Installation; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

Michael Alan Alien transforms himself into a 151 year old lady who gets wasted; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

Art Cannibal; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

ThanksLiving: Amerikill; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

Bizarre Pizza Chef; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

The Joker; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

Neon Demon; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

Dark Side of the Moon Halloween; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

Selfie; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

Grandpa “Art” McDirt; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

Human Canvas; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

Holy Mountain; Active Space studio, Brooklyn,NY

Beach on the Moon; Active Space studio, Brooklyn NY

The Art Couple; Active Space studio, Brooklyn NY

 

2017-2018

Draw-a-thon Theater, weekly at various NYC venues

 

2017

Four Hour Hug; Khorasheh+ Grunert, New York, NY

A Tribute To MY Mom, Staten Island, NY

Vampira; Active Space studio, Brooklyn NY

Alien Symphony;4Wheels studio, Milwaukee WI

 

2016

Vampire Masquerade, Teatro IATI, New York, NY

Michael Alan Birthday Living Installation, Teatro IATI, New York, NY

Nude Thrift Shop, Second Time Around, Brooklyn, NY

The Human Puppet Theory, 17 Frost Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2012

Working With Injury Gasser Grunert, New York, NY

DUMBO Arts Center, We Are All Living Installations

We Are All Living Installations; DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

Dinner Party for Two; Franklin Street Studio, NYC, NY

Live Performance with Japanther; Shea Stadium, Queens NY

 

2011

Where the Wild Things Are; Kenny Scharf’s Cosmic Cavern, Brooklyn, NY

Make-a-Davey; Kenny Scharf’s Cosmic Cavern, Brooklyn, NY

Body Issues; Bushwick Project for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY

The Wedding/Vampire Circus, ABC NO RIO, New York, NY

 

2010

Cleaning the Clouds; Gasser Grunert, New York, NY

Bodies, Paint & Creation; w. Kenny Scharf, the Cosmic Cavern, Brooklyn, NY

Hansel & Gretel; the Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY

Tent City; ABC No Rio, New York, NY

Human Fish Tank w. Kenny Scharf; the Cosmic Cavern, Brooklyn, NY

 

2009

Artist Factory (performance); The Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

Bunny in Barcelona, w. NonGrata; Barcelona, Spain

 

2008

Draw-a-thon Theater Protests; Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York, NY

Artist-in-Residence, Teatro IATI, New York, NY