Born 1941 in Youngstown, Ohio. Deceased 2007.

Education

1959-1963 Art Institute of Chicago
1960-1961 Oxbow Summer School of Painting, Saugatuck, Michigan
1962 Yale, Norfolk, Connecticut

Awards

1963 Joseph N. Eisendrath Prize, Art Institute of Chicago
1963 George C. Brown Travelling Fellowship, Art Institute of Chicago
1964 Logan Medal, Art Institute of Chicago
1973 Palmer Prize, Art Institute of Chicago
1974-1975 National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist’s Fellowship-Grant
1980 Vaklova Purchase Award, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
1994 John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
1999 Pollock-Krasner Grant

Solo Exhibitions

2010
Michael Hurson,_ Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (11/18/10 - 1/15/11)
2008
PARC Foundation, New York, NY (3/27 - 5/3/08)
2007
Remembering Michael Hurson – Paitings and Works on Paper, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY (6/24 - /07)
2002
Recent Works On Paper, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (9/3 - 10/2/02)
1999
Michael Hurson, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (9/10 - 10/16/99)
1996
Works by Michael Hurson, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California (9/21 - 11/10/96)
Michael Hurson: A Private View Nicholas Davies and Co., New York, New York (12/18/96 - 2/1/97)
1994
Drawings, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (11/9/94 - 12/3/94)
1993
Heath Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia (5/19/93 - 6/30/93)
1991
Paintings and Drawings, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (4/10/91 - 5/2/91)
Selected Works 1967-1991, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (12/7/91 - 12/21/91)
1989
Paintings and Drawings, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (1/3/89 - 1/21/89)
1986
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (3/8/86 - 3/29/86)
Heath Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia (10/25/86 - 11/15/86)
1985
Recent Drawings 1983-84, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (2/2/85 - 3/2/85)
1984
The Clocktower, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York, New York (2/26/84 - 3/25/84); traveled to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (4/18/84 - 6/3/84)
1983
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California (6/83)
1982
Drawings, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (2/10/82 - 3/6/82)
1980
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, California
Dart Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1978
Dart Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1974
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
1973
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
1972
Michael Wyman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Group Exhibitions

2018
Before/On/After: William Wegman and California Conceptualism, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (1/16—7/15/17)
2017
Fast Forward: Paintings from the 1980’s, The Whitney Museum, New York, Ny (1/27-5/14/17)
2013
Speak, Memory, The Wallach Art Gallery, Tamar Margalit & Beau Rutland, Curators (4/30/13 - 6/8/13)
2011
Michael Hurson and Robert Moskovitz: Works on Paper 1987 to 2004, James Harris Galery, Seattle, WA (6/2-7/2/11)
2007
After the Age of Aquarius: American Art in the Early Seventies, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (4/26-7/15/07)
2006
1970-1975, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (11/11-12/2/06)
2004
I Am the Walrus, curated by Jan Avgikos, Cheim & Read, New York, NY (6/10-7/30/04)
Off the Wall: Selections from the JP Morgan Chase Art Collection, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut (5/14-9/5/04)
2003
Influence, Anxiety & Gratitude, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, (May 8 – July 6, 2003)
American Academy Exhibition of Exhibition & Sculpture, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY, (03/2003-04/2003)
2001
Kinds of Drawing, Herter Art Gallery, Amherst, MA (3/13 - 4/13/01)
2000
Leonid & Michael Hurson ( two person show), Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, New York (5/17 - 6/24/00)
1999
Twenty Years of the Grenfell Press, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, New York (7/8/99 - 8/99)
1998
Pet Shop: Artists Look at Animals Nicholas Davies Gallery, New York, New York (3/10 - 4/4/98)
Travel and Leisure Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (5/2 - 6/26/98)
1996
Epitaphs Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, New York (1/12-2/24/96)
Works on Paper Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, New York (3/5 - 4/6/96)
Moderate Fable: Homage to Marguerite Young Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, New York (3/5 - 4/16/96)
Selected American Drawings: 1945-1995 The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, New Jersey (4/7 - 6/23/96)
Artful Humor Champion International Corporation Headquarters, Stamford, Connecticut (4/10 - 8/7/96)
Try a Little Tenderness Apex Art, New York, New York (11/26/96 - 1/4/97)
1995
Medium Rare, The National Arts Club, New York, New York (5/11-5/29/95)
1993
Drawing the Line Against AIDS, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy (6/8/93 - 6/13/93)
25 Years (Part II), Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (12/3/93 - 12/18/93)
1992
White Columns Benefit Gala and Silent Auction 1992, White Columns, New York, New York (2/21/92 - 3/13/92)
Drawing New Conclusions, (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 125th Anniversary Celebration), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (5/1/92 - 6/10/92)
1991
20th Century Collage, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California (1/12/91 - 2/16/91) also traveled to: Centro Cultural Arte Contemporearo, Mexico City, Mexico (6/13 - 8/13/91) and Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France (9/27 - 11/11/91)
Portraits on Paper, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, New York (6/25/91 - 8/2/91)
Height x Length x Width: Contemporary Sculpture from the Weatherspoon Collection, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina (8/18/91 - 9/22/91)
Art of Our Time - 1991, Temple Emanuel, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey (11/2/91 - 11/6/91)
Act Up Benefit Exhibition, Matthew Marks, New York, New York (12/5-21/91)
1990
Affinities and Intuitions: The Gerald S. Elliot Collection of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (5/12/90 - 7/29/90)
Diamonds are Forever, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts (6/2/90 - 7/15/90); San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California (8/18/90 - 10/21/90); Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (11/17/90 - 2/3/91); The Skydome, Toronto, Canada (4/8/91 - 7/9/91); Yurakucho Art Forum, Tokyo, Japan (8/1/91 - 8/26/91); The Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (10/5/91 - 11/17/91)
The 80s: A Post Pop Generation, The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania (6/30/90 - 9/9/90)
Heads, Blum Helman Gallery, New York, New York (9/5/90 - 9/22/90)
Art of Our Time 1990, Temple Emanuel, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey (11/3/90 - 11/7/90)
Act Up Auction For Action, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (11/27/90 - 11/30/91)
An Artist’s Christmas, Holiday Images by American Artists 1880-1990, Midtown Payson Gallery, New York, New York (11/30/90 - 12/29/90)
1989
Artists Space 15th Anniversary Benefit, Artists Space, New York, New York (4/27/89)
A Decade of American Drawing 1980 - 1989, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California (7/15/89 - 8/26/89)
Pascack Valley Hadassah, Art of Our Time - 1989, Temple Emanuel, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey (11/11/89 - 11/15/89)
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina (11/19/89 - 12/17/89)
Benefit for the Wooster Group, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, New York (11/30/89 - 12/16/89)
1988
Imprimatur, Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina (1/26/88 - 3/6/88) traveled to North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina (4/9/88 - 5/29/88)
Group Show, Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, New York (5/24/88 - 6/28/88)
Columnar, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York (7/17/88 - 10/16/88)
The Quality of Line, The Forum, St. Louis, Missouri (9/9/88 - 10/15/88)
SoHo at Duke, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina (11/11/88 - 12/28/88)
Druckgrafik und Fotografie, Galerie Albrecht, Münich, Germany (11/29/88 - 1/21/89)
25th Anniversary Exhibition for the Benefit of the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc., Leo Castelli, New York, New York and Brooke Alexander, New York, New York (12/8/88 - 12/30/88)
1987
Group Exhibition, Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (3/87)
Art Against AIDS: A Benefit Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (6/4/87 - 7/4/87)
Pastel Anthology II, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, New York (9/8/87 - 10/2/87)
Drawings from the Eighties, Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (9/13/87 - 11/8/87)
Survey of Contemporary Artists and their Drawings, Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota (10/24/87 - 11/30/87)
1986
Works from the Paula Cooper Gallery, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California (10/15/86 - 11/15/86)
Spectrum: Drawn Out, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (11/8/86 - 2/1/87)
Group Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (12/10/86 - 1/15/87)
1985
A Print Review: 1983-1985, Lorence-Monk, New York, New York (2/15/86 - 3/8/86)
Michael Hurson, Gregoire Muller, Alan Turner, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, New York (6/85 - 7/85)
By the Sea, By the Sea, Creative Time Benefit Sale, Christie’s, New York
Selections from the William J. Hokin Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Rethinking the Avant-Garde, The Katonah Gallery, Katonah, New York
AIDS Benefit Exhibition: A Selection of Works on Paper, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
A Benefit Auction for Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Sotheby’s, New York
Drawings, Knight Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina (12/20/85 - 2/7/86)
1984
Artists Call - Against U.S. Intervention in Central America Benefit Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (1/14/84 - 1/28/84)
The New Portrait, P.S. 1, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, New York (4/15/84 - 6/10/84)
Ten Years of Collecting at the MCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
The Artists and the Theater, Philippe Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, California (7/11/84 - 8/11/84)
Eccentric Image(s), Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Inner Visions: Drawings, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Cunningham Dance Foundation Benefit Art Sale, Presented by Leo Castelli and Paula Cooper, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, New York (11/29/84 - 12/8/84)
Drawings! Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, New York (12/6/84 - 12/22/84)
1983
New New York, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona (1/7/83)
Artists’ Architecture, Scenes and Conventions, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England (3/2/83 - 4/3/83)
Faces Since the Fifties, Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (3/5/83 - 4/14/83)
Habitats, The Clocktower, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York, New York (3/9/83 - 4/9/83) and Klein Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (12/2/82 - 12/31/83)
Drawing Conclusions, A Survey of American Drawings: 1958-1983, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California
Surreal, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, New York (5/3/83 - 6/30/83)
Chicago International Art Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois (5/19/83 - 5/24/83)
An Exhibition Curated by Lucio Pozzi, John Weber Gallery, New York, New York (6/24/83 - 7/22/83))
RSM: Selections from a Contemporary Collection, Herron School of Art, Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
Self Portraits, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Washington (8/4/83 - 9/11/83)
Drawings, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan (11/83)
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina (11/81 - 12/83)
The Figurative Mode: Recent Drawings from New York City Galleries, Dowd Fine Arts Center Gallery, State University of New York, College at Cortland, Cortland, New York (11/5/83 - 11/30/83)
American Accents, Stratford Art Gallery, Stratford, Ontario, Canada (traveled)
Changing Group Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (12/1/83 - 1/31/84)
1982
Made in New York, City Gallery, New York, New York
Paintings, Metro Pictures, New York, New York (1/82)
Changing Group Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
Michael Smith: It Starts at Home - New American Film Makers Series, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York (2/19/82 - 3/11/82)
Third Annual Chicago Art Fair, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois
New New York, University Fine Arts Galleries, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida (2/23/82 - 9/11/82); traveled to Metropolitan Museum and Art Centers, Coral Gables, Florida, and Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona (1/15/83 - 2/19/83)
New York Panorama, Stockholm International Art Expo, Stockholm, Sweden (3/82)
Group Exhibition, Galerie Mukai, Tokyo, Japan (4/16/82 - 5/15/82)
Contemporary Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, 12 Duke Street Gallery, London, England (Summer 82)
1981
Contemporary Drawings, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, California (4/1/81 - 5/3/81)
New Dimensions in Drawing, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (5/81 - 9/81)
Summer Light, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Summer Pleasures, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, New York
Contemporary Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, 12 Duke Street Gallery, London, England (9/81)
Figures, Proctor Art Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (11/12/81 - 12/19/81)
Reallife Magazine Presents…, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, England
Oxbow Art, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Works on Paper, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
Possibly Overlooked Publications: A Re-examination of Contemporary Prints and Multiples, Landfall Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Jon Borofsky, Michael Hurson, Elizabeth Murray, American Graffiti, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (12/81)
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California (12/81)
1980
Twenty Questions, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dammi il tempo di guardare, Padiglione Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Drawings: The Pluralist Decade, Venice Biennale, American Pavilion, Venice, Italy (10/4/80 - 11/9/80)
Drawings: The Pluralist Decade, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Selections from the Permanent Collection and Promised Gifts, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Drawings of a Different Nature, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon
Chicago/Chicago, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Architectural Sculpture, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Portraits: 1980, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, New York
Self-Portraits, Seagram Building, New York, New York
Drawings: Benefit Exhibition for the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc., Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, New York
1979
Visionary Images, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
New Dimensions: Volume and Space, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Artists by Artists, Whitney Museum of American Art/Downtown Branch, New York, New York
Twentieth Century Recent Acquisitions, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Art on Paper, 1979, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina (11/11/79 - 12/16/79)
Contemporary Drawing, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, New York
Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
American Portraits of the Sixties and Seventies, The Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen, Colorado
Large Drawings, Frumkin and Struve Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1978
Contemporary Drawing/New York, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, California
New Image Painting, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
All About Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
American Art Since 1950, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Group Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (1/1/ - 2/1/78)
YMHA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Architectural Analogues, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
1977
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
A Question of Scale, Visual Arts Museum, New York, New York
Recent Portraiture, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Nine Artists: Theodoran Awards, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Improbable Furniture, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (traveled to: La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois)
Drawings of the Seventies, Society for Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Droll Kolbert Gallery, New York, New York
1976
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
Selections, Willard Gallery, New York, New York
1975
The Small Scale in Contemporary Art, Society for Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Inaugural Exhibition, Alessandra Gallery, New York, New York
1974
Recent Acquisitions, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Contemporary Still Life, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1973
Chicago, Seventy-Fourth Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1972
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
1964
Chicago, Sixty-Seventh Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1963
Chicago, Sixty-Sixth Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1962
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1961
Chicago, Sixty-Fourth Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Updated: November 9, 2017