Michael Hilsman

Michael Hilsman

Born in 1984, Los Angeles.
Lives and works in Los Angeles.
 
Education
 
MFA, Hunter College, New York, 2012.
B.A. in Art and B.A. in Social Change in the Arts, UC Santa Cruz and Delhi University, Delhi, India, 2006
 
Exhibitions
 
2016      Snow Show, curated by Carey Denniston and Kyle Dancewicz, Rzeplinski, New York 
              Summer show, Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland
              The Softest Bullet, Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland
2014      Emotions, with Jesse Wine, Moiety, New York (two person exhibition)
              Group show, Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland
              Artgenève14, Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland
2013      Yes! But Less (curated by Daria Irincheeva) Apt 16, Newark
              Boneflower, (solo exhibition) Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva
              Dallas Art Fair with Louis B. James Gallery, Dallas
              Artgenève13, Art Fair, Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland
              TimeIn Initiative Art Auction,  Marianne Boesky, New York
              Moon Over Mountain Pass, Trailer Park Proyects, San Juan, Puerto Rico
              100 Little Deaths, BravinLee Programs, New York
2012      NADA Miami Beach, Louis B. James, Miami
              The Opposite of Love (solo exhibition), Louis B. James, New York
              Big Little Man (solo exhibition) | Galleria Glance | Turin, Italy
              Un Lugar en la Horoptera, Asociacion Cultural Mediodia Chica, Madrid, Spain
              MFA Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York 
2011      I Am Who I Am: The Portrait Reconsidered, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston
              A Line of Souls and a few Words from the Holy (curated by Guillermo Creus), Fortress To Solitude, Brooklyn
              College Art Association MFA Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York
2010      Hell No! (curated by David Louis Fierman and RJ Supa), St Cecilia’s Convent, Brooklyn
              Artists Around Me (curated by APT SHOW), Brooklyn
 
Bibliography
 
“Man Fall Down.” Monograph, published by Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, 2015
Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition, Michael Petry, published by Thames and Hudson. 2013 (Forthcoming)
The Huffington Post, “12 Must See Painting Shows,” November, 2012.
Modern Painters, “Two For the Weekend,” Indrisek ,Scott, November, 2012.
Arte Mondadori (Italy) “Hilsman, Nature Morte e masachere mostruse su grandi tele,” March 2012.
La Stampa Newspaper (Italy) “Piccolo Grande Uomo da tenere Da’Occhio,” Renato Rizzo, pg 77, February 2012.
Modern Painters, “100 Artists to Watch,”pgs. 65-66, Dec/Jan 2012
Le Point (France), “Interview: Michael Hilsman,” Virginie Lauret, pgs, 90-91, January 2012,
Boston Globe, “Monstrously provocative portraits,” Cate McQuaid, February 9, 2011
New American Paintings Blog, “11 Painters to Watch in 2011,” Evan J Garza, January 10, 2011
Modern Edition Blog, “New Art Talent”, December 2011
The Huffington Post, “Tomorrow’s Art Stars Today,” Steven Zevitas, April 18, 2011
Paperbag Journal, Issue No. 2, January 2011.
 
Published Art Criticism
 
A Moment in Time: Fragmentation and Reformulation, Rashid Rana (monograph contribution) Mumbai, 2011
The Power of the Ornament (Die Machts des Ornaments), exhibition catalogue, Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria, 2009
Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, exhibition text excerpt, Asia Society Museum, New York, 2009
 
Awards and Honors
 
Dedalus Foundation MFA Grant Nominee 2011
Artist-in-Residence, Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, Hungary, June-July 2009
Visiting Faculty, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan, July-August 2008
Alumni Lecture Honorarium for introduction talk to Hank Willis Thomas: Signifying Blackness at Sesnon Gallery, UC Santa Cruz
Katherine E. Metz Painting and Drawing award, Spring 2006
Chancellor’s Undergraduate Internship Award Program Participant at Sesnon Gallery 2005
Irwin Project Grant recipient 2004, 2005, 2006
College Honors for individual major, Social Change and the Arts, 2006