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BORN

 

1965                Toledo, OH. Lives and works in Grand Rapids, MI.

 

EDUCATION

 

2011                MFA, Visual Arts, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

1989                BFA, Painting, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

1988                Ecole des Beaux Arts, 1988, Aix en Provence, France

1984                 Foundation Design Program, Kendall College of Art and Design,Grand Rapids, MI

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016               Spread Art, Detroit Improvisations, Detroit, MI

2014               Kendall College of Art and Design, Shifting Landscapes: Selected Works by Michael Pfleghaar, Grand Rapids, MI

2012                Grand Rapids Art Museum, MFA Thesis Exhibition: Reinforcing Objecthood, Grand Rapids, MI

2008                The Nines Gallery, Modernscapes – Near the Edge, Holland MI

2007                Baber Room, Park Library, Central Michigan University, Complex Identity, Mount Pleasant, MI                

2006                Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, Artist in Residence Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI

2005                Dezart One Gallery, Contemporary | Allegory, Palm Springs, CA

2003                Absolute Gallery, Absolute Pfleghaar, Lansing, MI

2003                Violet NE, Phenomenal Flora in Terra Cotta Clay, Grand Rapids, MI

2000                The Creole Gallery, Living Large: Interior Works, Lansing, MI

1999                 Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Inside and Out, Grand Rapids, MI

1999                Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

1997                Monroe Fine Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

1994                Grand Valley State University, Paintings and Drawings, Allendale,  MI

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016                Muskegon Museum of Art, Annual Michigan Regional, Muskegon, MI

2014                Saugatuck Center for the Arts, The Lake Effect: Contemporary Art at Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI

2013                The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Objectified, Alumni Exhibition, Cambridge, MA

2012                SOMArts, ReMix: Revisiting Appropriation, curated by Jonathan Katz, San Francisco, CA

2012                Eastern Oregon University, Meaning to Glue, La Grande, OR

2011                Boston University, Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston, MA

2011                Lesley University College of Art and Design, MFA Exhibition, Cambridge, MA

2011                Grand Valley State University Art Gallery, Multi Media III Alumni Invitational, Allendale, MI                                      

2010                Boston Public Library: Grove Hall, Transitional Spaces: Art, Design and Architecture, Boston, MA                     

2010                Muskegon Museum of Art, Annual  Michigan Regional, Muskegon, MI

2010                SOMArts, CHRONOTOPIA: The Past, Present and Future of Queer Histories, San Francisco, CA

2010                Sloan NYC, Mobile Uploads, New York, NY

2010                Tanglefoot Studio, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI

2009                Dezart One Gallery, Forever Modern, Palm Springs, CA

2008                Pacific University, Physical Culture, Forest Grove, OR

2008                Fact  & Fancy, Wet Paint, Brooklyn, NY

2008                Leslie/Lohman, Art Actually, New York, NY

2008                ARTspace, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, One and Only,  Sheboygan, WI

2007                Dezart One Gallery, Fabulous Fusion, Palm Springs, CA

2006                Dezart One Gallery, Modern Magnetism, Palm Springs, CA

2005                Gallery Project, Eastside/Westside, Ann Arbor, MI

2004                Lowell Area Arts Council, Janus: Traditional & Contemporary Fiber & Clay, Lowell, MI

2002                The Nines Gallery, A Figurative Moment, Douglas MI

2001                Muskegon Museum of Art, Century 2: New Glass and Painting, Muskegon, MI

2000                Vesuvius Gallery, Organically Grown, Glenn, MI

1998                Vesuvius Gallery, Light/Object, Glenn, MI

1996                Grand Rapids Art Museum, Vibrant Visions, Grand Rapids, MI

1995                Grand Rapids Art Museum, Ten Choose Ten, Grand Rapids, MI

1995                LaFontsee Galleries, Three Michaels: Of the Figure (?), Grand Rapids, MI

1991                Hefner Galleries, Four Men/Four Women, Grand Rapids, MI

1989                Buckham Fine Arts Project, Figurated Environs, Flint, MI

1989                Ann Arbor Art Association, The Print, Ann Arbor, MI

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2016                Spread Art Residency, Detroit, MI

2013               Joan Mitchell Foundation Ox-Bow School of Art Fall Residency Scholarship, Saugatuck, MI

2012               Muskegon Museum of Art, Annual West Michigan Regional, Best of  Show award, Muskegon, MI

2011                Zhou B. Art Center, National Wet Paint Exhibition 2011, Chicago, IL

2011                Grand Valley State University, Multi Media III: Alumni Invitational, Alendale, MI

2007                Lansing Art Gallery, Fire and Mud Statewide Clay Competition, Best of Show, Lansing, MI

2006                Rapid Central Station, Art In Transit, Purchase Award, Grand Rapids, MI

2005                Governor Granholm Residence, Governor’s Residence Michigan Artist’s Exhibit, Lansing, MI

2005                Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Loeschner Purchase Award, Grand Rapids, MI

2003                Hanon McKendry Advertising, Soups On Poster Artwork, Addy Award, Grand Rapids, MI

2003                Grand Rapids Art Museum, Festival, Purchase Award, Grand  Rapids, MI

1996                Lowell Arts Council, West Michigan Regional Competition, Best of  Show, Lowell, MI

1995                Muskegon Art Museum, Annual West Michigan Regional, Award, Muskegon, MI

1994                Grand Rapids Art Museum, Arts Alive Commission Grant, Grand  Rapids, MI

1993                Grand Rapids Art Museum, Festival, Purchase Awards, Grand Rapids, MI

1992-1990      Muskegon Art Museum, Annual West Michigan Regional, Award, Muskegon, MI

1988                Pennsylvania School of the Arts, The Next Generation: National Graduate/Undergraduate Juried Student Show, Pennsylvania, PA     

                                     

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2012                Berry, Ian: Curator, Home-Psych, exhibition catalog, Ox-Bow Fine  Arts Camp/Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2012                Powers, Matthew: “So You Think You Can Paint,” GQ, Conde Nast (New York) vol: 82, no. 9, (September 2012): pp. 206-214.

2012                No Author, “Snaps” Interior Design Magazine, (New York) vol: 83 no. 3 (March 2012) p. 301.

2012                Peeke, Cory: Curator, Meaning to Glue, exhibition catalog, Eastern Oregon University La Grande, OR

2011                No author: Studio Visit Magazine, The Open Studios Press (Boston, MA) vol: 16 pp. 168-69.

2010                Mathews, Henry: Curator, Multi Media III Alumni Invitational, exhibition catalog, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. pp. 113-114.

2010                Loechner, Erin: “Michael Pfleghaar,” Design Milk. http://design-milk.com. April 16, 2010.

2010                Rainwater, Sarah: “Mid-Century Inspired Artwork by Michael Pfleghaar,” ApartmenTherapy. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com, April 13, 2010.

2009                Runnels, Kate: “Michael Pfleghaar,” The Constant Gatherer: Art and Found. http://theconstantgatherer.blogspot.com, November 16, 2009.

2009                Sweet, Laura: “Like David Hockney? Then Meet Michael Pfleghaar,” If It’s Hip, It’s Here. http://ifitshipitshere.blogspot.com. February 19, 2009.

2009                Coles, Stephen: “Moody Mid-Century, Modern,” The Mid-Century Modernist. http://midcenturymodernist.com. January 1, 2009.                                       

2008                Tennant, Kristin: “Michael Pfleghaar,” Solace, (Grand Rapids) vol: 1 no. 3 (Fall 2008/Winter 2009): pp.18-22.

2008                No author: “Gallery of Dogs,” Dog World, (Los Angeles) vol: 93 no. 7 (July 2008) p. 48.

2008                Wozniak, Curt: “Tanglefoot Studio: Sticking to GR,” Rapid Growth. http://www.rapidgrowthmedia.com. November 20, 2008.

2007                No author: “Thirty Cakes at UICA Review,” American Craft Magazine, (New York) vol: 67 no. 4 (August/September 2007).

2005                Greer, Chris: “From Studio to Cyber Space,” Grand Rapids Magazine, (Grand Rapids) vol: 42 no. 9 (September 2005) pp. 38-40.

1997                Hawkins, Elizabeth: “Celebrate the Imagination,” Shoreline Cosmopolitan Home, (Grand Rapids, MI) vol: 9 no. 43 (March/April 1997) pp. 38-41.

1997                Lassell, Michael: “Modern Color Update,” Metropolitan Home Magazine, (New York) vol: 29 no. 1 (January/February 1997) pp.86-89.                                           

LECTURES AND PANELS

 

2012                Presentation: Reinforcing Objecthood. The Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

2011                Presentation: Reinforcing Objecthood. The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, MA

2009                Kendall College of Art and Design, Panelist, Grand Rapids, MI

2009                Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Panelist, Grand Rapids, MI

2007                Central Michigan University, Presentation: Complex Identity, Mount Pleasant, MI

2007                East Kentwood High School, Visiting Artist, Kentwood, MI

2006                Forest Hills Fine Art Center, Visiting Artist, Grand Rapids, M