Timeline

1976–1978
Vassar College, studied for 2 years with Alton Pickens.
1979–1982
Kansas City Art Institute, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Studied with Dale Eldred
1983–1984
Kunstakademie Dusseldorf as part of a Deutscher Akademischer Austauchdienst award. Awarded for study with Gunther Uecker and Joseph Beuys
1987–1989
Yale University, Masters of Fine Arts, studied with Vito Acconci, Frank Gehry and Claus Oldenburg, Alice Aycock, and others

Exhibitions

2010
Michael Rees, Social Object, Chelsea Art Museum, Chelsea, New York, United States, curated by Koan Jeff Baysa and Nina Colosi (solo)
2009
Michael Rees: Model Behavior, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, Texas, United States (solo)
2009
Putto 4 over 4, Zentrum fur Medien Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany, curated by Peter Weibel, ongoing (solo)
2008
Converge: Ghraib Bag, at Art Omi, Ghent, New York, United States (solo)
2008
e-form, Mimetic Immersion and Activated Spectatorship in Virtual Sculpture, showing
2008
Tree Blob, The Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing China and Duolon Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
2008
Make Tank, The Lab, 501 Lexington Avenue New York, New York, United States
2008
Prem McKeig, Robert Gero, Michael Rees, Matthew West, curated by Michael Rees
2008
Switcher Sex, Video Works and Photography from the Teutloff Collection, The Slought Foundation, curated by Aron Levy. Artists include: Matthew Barney, Tracy Emin, Diane Arbus, Alfredo Jaar, Nan Goldin, Andres Serrano, and others. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
2007
Converge, Sculpture and Animation, Art Omi, Ghent, New York, United States (solo)
2006
Putto 4 over 4 v2, Private collection, Greenwich, Connecticut, United States (solo)
2006
Converge, Sculpture and Animation, Art Omi, Ghent, New York, United States (solo)
2006
The Hedonistic Imperative, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX, curated by Graham Guerra
2005
More Better Future, Rheineger Gallery, Cleveland institute of Art, Cleveland, Oh, curated by Saul Ostrow
2005
Unrelated, Artists' Space, Saratoga Springs, NY, curated by Peter Dudek
2005
Sculptural information, Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California, curated by Pam Winfrey
2005
Group Exhibition, Bitforms Gallery, Art Koln, Koln, Germany
2005
The Hedonistic Imperative, Jack the Pelican, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Graham Guerra
2005
Putto 2x2x2x4, Sculpture and Animation, Permanent Installation 12th Street between Broadway and Central, Kansas City, Mo (solo)
2005
Symbolic Logic, the Sculpture of Michael Rees, Panorama Art, Koln, West Germany (solo)
2005
Putto 4 over 4 (1/3) at the MARTa Museum curated by Jan Hoet. Herford, Germany (solo)
2005
Putto 4 over 4 (2/3) at the Decordova Museum, curated by George Fifield, Lincoln, MA (solo)
2005
bitforms Seoul, Korea
2005
Kemper Art Museum, Kansas City, public commission, sculpture/animation
2005
MARTa Museum, Herford Germany
2005
Putto 2x2x2x4, Sculpture and Animation, Permanent Installation 12th Street between Broadway and Central, Kansas City, Missouri, United States (solo)
2005
Acquired by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, United States
2005
Symbolic Logic, the Sculpture of Michael Rees, Panorama Art, Koln, West Germany
2004
Integrating the Digital Consciousness, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX
2004
Group Exhibition, Silver Mine Arts Space, New Canaan, CT
2004
Byte, Nassau County Museum
2004
Michael Rees @ the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Ct.
2004
Large and Moving @ The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Ct (solo)
2003
Sculpture: Large, Small, and Moving, Bitforms Gallery, New York, New York (solo)
2003
Sculpture: Large, Small, and Moving, bitforms Gallery, New York, New York
2003
2003 Consciousness and Process in the work of Michael Rees and Michael Somoroff”, K99, Kologne West Germany
2003
“Nown”: In the action of the animated person, place, thing, and quality, Woods Street Gallery, Pittsburgh.
2003
From Code to Commodity: Genetics in Visual Art, The New York Academy of Sciences. Curated by Dorothy Nelkin and Suzanne Anker
2003
Media Art, Daejeon-New York, Special Effects, Daejeon Municipal Museum of Art, Dae Jeon, South Korea, curated by Lawrence Rinder.
2003
Fetish Human Fantastic, Boursein Gallery, Istanbull Turkey, curated by Michelle Thursz.
2002
Project Room Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, New York
2002
ten, Universal Concepts Unlimited, New York, New York
2002
Project Room Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, New York (solo)
2002
ten, Universal Concepts Unlimited, New York, New York (solo)
2001
BitStreams, Whitney Museum of American Art New York
2001
Ten, Universal Concepts Limited New York
2001
Project Room, Gourney, Bravin & Lee New York
2000
Photasm, Hunter College New York
2000
NOISE, Kettle's Yard, Whipple Museum (History of Science) Cambridge U, England
1999
Digital Hybrids, McDonough Museum of Art Younstown, OH
1999
Artificial Sculpture (WYSIWIG), Forum For Contemporary Art St. Louis, MO
1999
InterSculpt, The City Hall of the 6th Arrondisement Paris, France
1999
Mind into Matter, The Computer Museum Boston, MA
1998
Pop Surrealism, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Conneticut
1998
(re)Meditation: The Digital in Contemporary American Printmaking, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Mus Florida
1998
The Spatial Qualities of the Digital Print: from Printmaking to Sculpture, Calcografia Nacional Madrid, Spain
1998
New Surrealism, Pamela Achincloss Gallery New York
1998
Gallerie Simmone Stern New Orleans, LA
1998
From Ear to Ear, Central Fine Arts Inc. New York
1998
The Ecstatic Body, Grand Arts Kansas City, MO
1997
Digital Psyche, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design Kansas City, MO
1996
Imaginary Anatomy, Pasinger Fabrik Munich, Germany
1995
The 1995 Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art New York
1995
Summer Fling, Basilico Fine Art New York
1995
Home Noeticus, Basilico Fine Arts New York
1994
The Figure as Fiction, The Cincinnati Art Center Cincinnati, OH
1993
The Elusive Object: Recent Sculpture from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art New York
1993
Basilico Fine Arts New York
1992
Tony Shafrazi Gallery New York
1991
303 Gallery New York