Timeline

1967
Born in Glasgow
1992–1996
BA Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
1997
Study exchange with Hunter College MFA Programme, New York
1996–1998
MA Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art
1998
Artist Residency at Asterides – Systeme Friche, Marseilles, France
Lives and works in Glasgow

Exhibitions

2009
The Associates, DCA, Dundee
2008
Sphinxx, Curated by Alexis Vaillant, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
2008
Legende, Domain of Chamarande, Chamarande, France
2008
Ritual in the Dark, Collaboration with Stephen Sutcliffe, Hotel Gallery, London
2008
Mood: Casual, Art Now, Tate Britain, London (solo)
2008
Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (solo)
2007
Decamp, David Kordansky Gallery, LA (solo)
2007
Space To Squabble, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin (solo)
2006
The Tate Triennial 2006, New British Art, Tate Britain, London
2006
The Figs Play Fox Dead, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
2006
If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it: a partial Showroom history, The Showroom, London
2005
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London (solo)
2005
The Invention of Birth Control, Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow (solo)
2005
Jaybird, Galleria Zero, Milan
2004
The Fee of Angels, Man in the Holocene, London
2004
Eye of The Needle, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles
2004
Year Zero, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland
2004
Trailer, Man in the Holocene, London
2004
Souvenir, HOTEL, London
2004
Gertcha, Michael Wilkinson’s, Glasgow
2004
Synth, Kunstraum b/2, Leipzig, Germany
2004
Haute Street, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003
Burlesque Schematic, HOTEL, London (solo)
2003
The Moment of Fiction, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
2003
Put out more Flags (curated by Christabel Stewart), Sutton Lane, London
2003
This has reached the limit conditions of its own rhetoric, with Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan, The Modern Institute, Glasgow
2003
Minerals In The Water, Dirk Bell, Kate Davis and Alan Michael, The Changing Room, Stirling
2002
Entwistle, London (solo)
2002
Damage (with works by William Copley), Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (solo)
2002
Hero, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow
2002
Alan Michael, Vangelis Vlahos, Els Hanappe Underground, Athens, Greece
2002
Jean-Luc Blanc, Alan Michael, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
2002
Gwang Ju Biennial with Transmission Gallery, Gwang Ju, South Korea
2002
Half the World Away, Halls Walls CCA, Buffalo (NY), USA
2001
Stray Show, Seventhreesplit, Chicago, USA
2001
Here And Now: Scottish Art 1990-2001, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
2001
Antarctica, Entwistle, London
2001
Angel Dust, Intermedia, Glasgow
2001
Record Collection, VTO Gallery, London and Forde Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2001
Glasgow Art Fair 2001 with Charisma/DBF and Transmission Gallery
2001
Brown Field, curated by Rob Tufnell, Market, Glasgow
2001
British Mythic, cover artwork for contemporary culture publication
2000
Panache, Keith Farquhar, Lucy McKenzie and Alan Michael, Els Hanappe Underground, Athens, Greece
2000
Red Marauder, Tramway, Glasgow
2000
John I’m Only Dancing, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
2000
Die Gefahr Im Jazz, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, Berlin
2000
Focus on the Fear, On Destruction, Power, Death, Venetia Kapernekas Fine Art Inc., New York
2000
Sweet Dreams, Exedra, Hilversum, Netherlands
1999
Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow (solo)
1999
Misty In Roots, curated by Alex Frost and Alan Michael, including Duncan Campbell, Lorin Davies, Howard Fried, Ewan Imrie, Lucy McKenzie, Fly Gallery, Glasgow
1999
Museum Magogo, Glasgow Project Room and PB Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1999
Accelerated Learning, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
1999
The Black Diamond no.1, Artist’s pages published during the Liverpool Biennial
1999
White Bear ZZ with Scott Myles, Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins, 78 Roslea Drive, Glasgow
1999
You Are Very Important, with Alex Frost, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
1999
Shake The Disease, curated by Lucy McKenzie, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
1999
Horseriding, Painting and Lovemaking, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, London
1998
Mountain Madness, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow
1998
Slipstream, curated by Francis McKee and Toby Webster, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
1998
Fan of Exaggeration, La Cie La Compagnie, Marseilles, France
1998
Family Credit, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
1998
Add Night to Night, The Showroom, London
1998
Crystal State part of ‘Artranspennine 98, Three Month Gallery, Liverpool
1998
Longsight, Benefit Office, Manchester
1998
Toga, Assembly Gallery, Glasgow School of Art
1997
Olympic Village, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
1997
Tutor With An Idea, Three Month Gallery, Liverpool
1997
Suburban Affair, Newport-on-Tay, Fife

Literature

2005
Lewisohn, Cedar, Alan Michael, in Map issue 4, Winter issue, p. 64
2005
Herbert, Martin, The Fee of Angels, in Time Out London, January 12-19, p. 58
2004
Morton, Tom. Alan Michael, frieze, issue 84, June/July/August, p. 96-99, cover
2003
Pethick, Emily. Put Out More Flags, Artforum.com, ‘Critics Picks’, July
2003
Honigman, Ana Finel. Alan Michael, Time Out London, May 28 – June 4, p. 54
2003
Lowndes, Sarah. Dirk Bell, Kate Davis and Alan Michael, frieze issue 74, April, p. 112
2003
Tufnell, Rob. Made In Scotland, Tema Celeste, January/February, p. 45
2001
Lowndes, Sarah. Brownfield, Untitled, Summer, p. 32
2001
Falconer, Morgan. Antarctica, What’s On London, July 18-25, p. 24
2001
Gazzola, Alex. Antarctica at Entwistle, Lam Magazine, July 9, p. 28
2001
Ratnam, Niru. If You’re Feeling Sinister, The Face, July, p. 153
2000
Mahoney, Elisabeth. Red Marauder, The Guardian, October 9, p. 21
1999
Herbert, Martin. Horseriding, Painting and Lovemaking, Time Out London, February 10-17, p. 50
1998
Caussat, Pascale. Divers Lieux: Automme-hive, Artpress, March, p. 78
1998
Burrows, David. Olympic Village, Art Monthly, February, p. 33
1998
Findlay, Judith. Suburban Affair, Flash Art, January – February, p. 66