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Michael Combs

Born, Huntington, NY 1970
Lives and works in New York City 

MFA, BFA, School of Visual Arts 1990-96
New York, NY


2016, Michael Combs, hardcover publication by The Grenfell Press, New York
Book Signing, July 24th
Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, NY

2016, Radical Seafaring, curated by Andrea Grover
Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, NY


Current Exhibitions

2016, Radical Seafaring, curated by Andrea Grover
Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, NY

2014 Road Show
Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, NY

February 2014 through August 2014
Wildcard, the Art of Michael Combs: A Fifteen Year Survey
21c Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

April 2014 through June 2014
Open Season
University of North Carolina

April 10 through April 13
Dallas Art Fair, booth D3
Salomon Contemporary, NYC


Solo Exhibitions  

2012, Game Room, Jonathon Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2011, Be All You Can't Be, Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY
2008, The Lodge, Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY
2008, State of Nature, Art Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2005, The Trophy Room, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions  

2012 - Dallas Art Fair
Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY

2011 - Miami Pulse
Jonathon Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2011 - January White Sale
Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY

2011 - American Still Life
Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

2010 - Hunt and Chase 
Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY         

2010 - Installation, The Wish 
The Watermill Center, Watermill NY

2010 - Out of the Woods
Leslie Tonkonow Gallery, NYC, NY 

2010 - Think Pink
Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL


2009 - Mixed Greens
The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

2009 - Glitterati
New York, NY

2008 - Empires and Environments
The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

2008 - Scope Hamptons
Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY

2007 - What's Your Hobby
The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY

2007 - Scope Hamptons
Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY

2006 - 21C Museum
Louisville, Kentucky

2006 - The Studio Visit
Exit Art, New York, NY

2006 - Neo-Sincerity
Apex Art, New York, NY

2005 - Other America
Exit Art, New York, NY

2004 - Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
September 10 - October 16, 2004
Artists include:
Alan Belched, Ashley Bickerton, Michael Combs, Karl Handle, Kati Heck, Adam Helms, Tao Rye, Dennis Spin, Christopher Wool, and Andrzej Zielinski

North Fork/ South Fork, East End Art Now part II
The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
Participating artists include:
Part II. Ross Bleckner, Barbara Bloom, Tricia Brown, John Chamberlain, Michael Combs, Chuck Close, Eric Fischl, Robert Harms, Mary Heilmann, Bill Komoski, Tony Just, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Barbara Kruger, Donald Lipski, Donald Moffett, Jorge Pardo, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, Billy Sullivan, Sue Williams, Jane Wilson, and Joe Zucker.
Part I. Alice Aycock, Lynda Benglis, Vija Celmins, Jessica Craig-Martin, Robert Dash, Rafael Ferrer, Barnaby Furnas, Jane Freilicher, April Gornik, Robert Gober, Michael Halsband, Ibram Lassaw, Malcolm Morley, Tony Oursler, Elizabeth Peyton, Matthew Satz, Arden Scott, Keith Sonnier, Michelle Stuart, and T.J. Wilcox.

2001 - Wildlife
Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA ( organized by James Cohan Gallery, New York)
Artist include: Robert Beck, Michael Combs, Tara Donovan, Tom Friedman, Damion Hirst, Jeff Koons, Richard Long, Tony Ousler, Roxy Paine, Alyson Shotz, Yukinori Yanagi

2001 - American Art Today Fantasies and Curiosities
University Of Florida, Miami, FL
Other artist shown: Louise Bourgeois, Francesco Clemente, Thomas Woodruff

2000 - The Armory Show , James Cohan Gallery
New York, NY

2000 - Extra Ordinary , James Cohan Gallery
New York, NY
Artists include, Francis Cape, Via Clemens, Michael Combs, Elizabeth Crawford, Fischli & Weiss, Ceal Floyer,Tom Friedman, Robert Gober, Eberhard Havekost, Jeff Koons, Ron Mueck, Roxy Paine, Gerhard Richter and Franz West

2000 - The Choice
Exit Art, New York,NY

1999 - Canalogy, Brooklyn, NY

1999 - Starch, North Fork, Long Island

1998 - Canalogy, Brooklyn, NY

Interview with the Nonist
Mike Combs. One Part Familiar, One Part Unknowable.

Michael Combs The Trophy Room Interview by Bonnie Grice WLIU, 21 April 26

Plum TV The Trophy Room East Hampton New York, May 2005


Amei Wallach Real Men Don't Carve Handkerchiefs, Sculpture Magazine, Jan/Feb issue 2006

Beth Rudin DeWoody interview, The Worlds Top 200 Collectors, ARTnews, June 2005

Benjamin Genocchio A Leafier Place To Bloom, The New York Times, Sunday May 22, 2005

Helen A. Harrison Hunting In the Wilds of Imagination, New York Times, May 1, 2005

Robert Long Michael Combs The Trophy Room, The East Hampton Star March 5, 2005

Christian McLean, Hang'em High, Dans Papers April 22, 2005

Pat Rogers The Trophy Room, The Southampton press April 14, 2005

Caryn Eve Murry Sculpting environmental consciousness, Newsday, May 5, 2005

Eric Ernst A Trophy for the Parrish's Shelf, The Southampton Press May 5th 2005

Alicia Longwell Art in Paridise The Parrish Art Museum Catolouge. May 2004

Ariella Budick, North Fork/ South Fork, Newsday. August 20 2004

Marion Wolberg Weiss East End Art Now, Dan's Paper pg 134

North Fork/ South Fork The Southampton Press May 20th 2004

Jonathan Becker Photograph of aritsts at Roy Lichtensteins Home The New Yorker July 5 2004

Tom Isler, Bringing New Vision to Island Heritage, The Southampton Press Sept, 9 2004

Gwendolen Groocock, Two forks, one show The Suffolk Times July 2004

Michael Combs At the Parrish Hamptons Magazine June 2004

Parrish Museum North Fork/ South Fork, The Sag Harbor express May 20 2004

Gabby Shandra Family Tradition Becomes Art, The New York Times, Feb. 2002.

Michael Mackenzie Five Visionaries, School of Visual Arts Journal, Jan. 2002.

Roy Proctor Modern Nature, Richmond Times, VA, May 2001

Michael Cooper Wood Artifacts Turned to Gold, The New York Times.Feb. 2001.

American Art Today Catalogue University Of Florida, Miami, FL 2001

James Cohan, Extra Ordinary, Art in America April 2000

Ken Johnson, Extra Ordinary, James Cohan Gallery, New York Times June 9, 2000

Max Henry, Extra Ordinary Art net Review Best of 2000

James Cohan, Extra Ordinary ArtFourum Magazine

Maniac Karaby The Choice, NY Arts Magazine, Dec. 1998

Phyliss Braff Starch, The New York Times, June 14, 1998

Peter Goodman, Spud Barn Yields An Art Harvest, Newsday, June 10th, 1998

Peter Goodman Article about Artist, Newsday, Dec. 13, 1994


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