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


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


2023                Irving S. Gilmore International Piano Festival, Festival 2024 Artwork, Kalamazoo, MI

2023                Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Terrazzo Art Installation, Grand Rapids, MI

2021                Grand Rapids Art Museum, Festival of the Arts,  Best of Show, Grand Rapids, MI

2016                Spread Art, Spread Art Residency, Detroit, MI

2020                Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 2020 West Michigan Area Show, Helen Sheridan Memorial Grand Prize, Kalamazoo, MI

2013                Ox-Bow School of Art, Fall Artist Residency, 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                Muskegon Art Museum, Annual West Michigan Regional, Award, Muskegon, MI

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     


2024               Ox-Bow House, February Flora, Douglas, MI

2023                Cultivate, Mid-Career Showcase, Grand Rapids, MI

2023                Eastend Studio and Gallery, Nature/Nurture, Marshall, MI

2018                Creston Brewery, New Botanicals, Grand Rapids, MI

2017                Light Gallery + Studio, Paint and Pixel, Grand Rapids, MI

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


2022/23           Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition, Muskegon, MI

2022                Barker Hanger, The Other Art Fair, Santa Monica, CA

2022                Fluffy Crimes, Digital Art Exhibition, Chicago, IL

2021                Revel Fulton Market, The Other Art Fair, Chicago, IL

2021                Grand Rapids Art Museum, Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2020                Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo, MI

2019                LaFontsee Galleries, Preserved!, Grand Rapids, MI

2019                Frauenthal Center Reception Gallery, Preserved!, Muskegon, MI

2019                Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition, Muskegon, MI

2019                Alden B. Dow Museum, 58th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland, MI

2019                Gallery Uptown Walberg Gallery⁣, Se7en 4 May 19, Grand Haven, MI

2019                Ann Arbor Art Center, Art Now: Painting, Ann Arbor, MI

2018                Janssen Artspace, Permanent Vacation, Palm Springs, CA

2018                Mana Contemporary, The Other Art Fair, Chicago, IL

2018                Muskegon Museum of Art, 90th Michigan Regional Exhibition, Muskegon, MI

2017                Muskegon Museum of Art, 89th Michigan Regional Exhibition, Muskegon, MI

2017                Harris Building, Preserved!, Grand Rapids, MI

2017                LaFontsee Galleries, Preserved!, Douglas, MI

2016                Muskegon Museum of Art, 88th Michigan Regional Exhibition, Muskegon, MI

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

2013                Lesley University College of Art and Design, 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, 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                              


2024 Juarez, Frank “Michael Pfleghaar: Moments and Memories” Artdoese, Vol 36. single_final_artdose_vol_36_page_3

2023 Wogan, John, “This Omaha House Used to Look Like Liberace Lived There; Now It’s an “Experimental Laboratory” for Design” Architectural Digest, November 28, 2023.

2023               Culitvate, “Michael Pfleghaar: Mid-Career Showcaase” Exhibition catalog,, October 2023

2019               Orttenburger, Marie, “Michael Pfleghaar’s Out-of-This-World Landscapes” Artist Interview Series, Preserved!, https://, July 1, 2019

2019                Bechiri, Holly, “Getting to Know Michael Pfleghaar” Light Conversations,  June 6, 2019

2018                Skudder, Laura, “Chicago: An Interview with Artist Michael Pfleghaar” Canvas Saatchi Art. November 19, 2018

2016                No Author, “Twelve Digital Paintings” Arcadia, (Pittsburg, KS) vol:10.2 (Spring 2016) pp. 49-61.

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 Invitationalexhibition catalog, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. pp. 113-114.

2010                Loechner, Erin: “Michael Pfleghaar,” Design Milk. April 16, 2010

2010                Rainwater, Sarah: “Mid-Century Inspired Artwork by Michael Pfleghaar,” ApartmenTherapy. April 13, 2010

2009                Runnels, Kate: “Michael Pfleghaar,” The Constant Gatherer: Art and Found. November 16, 2009

2009                Sweet, Laura: “Like David Hockney? Then Meet Michael Pfleghaar,” If It’s Hip, It’s Here  February 19, 2009

2009                Coles, Stephen: “Moody Mid-Century, Modern,” The Mid-Century Modernist. 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. 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.                                           


2023               Mid-Career Showcase, Cultivate. Grand Rapids, MI

2023               Nature/Nurture, Eastend Gallery and Studio. Marshall, MI

2017                Steelcase Pride Group, Steelcase Inc. Kentwood, MI

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


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