b.1974, Chicago, Illinois; lives in Brooklyn, NY
2003 MFA, Yale University, School of Art, Concentration in Painting and Printmaking, New Haven, CT
2001 BFA, University of Illinois, School of Art, Concentration in Secondary Art Education, Chicago, IL
2015 Mike Cloud, Independent Art Fair/ Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Mike Cloud: Paper Quilts, Olsen Gallery, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
2014 Mike Cloud: Bad Faith and Universal Technique, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Mike Cloud: Quiltmaking & Overproduction of Opposites, Meulensteen Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Special Project: Mike Cloud, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2008 Mike Cloud: Agreement and Subjectivity, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Mike Cloud: A Eating Phylosophy, Center for Visual Communication, Miami, FL
2007 Mike Cloud: Celebrating Black History Month, The Gallery at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
2006 Mike Cloud: Systems, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NB
2006 Mike Cloud: Story Structure, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Special Project: Mike Cloud, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
2004 Mike Cloud, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Cyborg, Gallery Zurcher, New York, NY, curated by Will Corwin
2015 Wind Chimes, Bannerette, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Shanna Waddel
2015 love child, Ortega y Gasset, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Eleanna Anagnos
2015 Looking Back/ The 9th White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York, NY, curated by Cleopatra's
2014 NADA Art Fair, Thomas Erben Gallery, Miami, FL
2014 IN ON, Heliopolis/ Sun City Project Space, Brooklyn, New York, curated by Baris Gokturk
2014 Saying Yes To Everything, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Prophetic Diagrams, Cheymore Gallery , Tuxedo Park, NY, curated by Will Corwin
2014 doubleplusgood, Tuck Under Projects, Minneapolis, MN, curated by Caroline Kent
2013 Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Phong Bui
2013 Dyeing Merging Multitasking, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Leeza Meksin
2012 Things: The Still Life in Contemporary Art, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA, curated by Bertha Gutman
2011 The Death of Affect, Art Blog Art Blog, New York, NY, curated by Fran Holstrom & Jeffrey Scott Mathews
2011 February Show, Ogilvy & Mather, New York, NY, curated by Heather Hart and Jun Lee
2010 Looking Back, White Columns, New York, NY, curated by Bob Nickas
2009 African Americana, Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ curated by Kenya Robinson
2008 XXL-Recent Large-Scale Paintings, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, curated by Marc Straus
2008 Charismatic Abstraction, Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI, curated by Don Desmett
2007 Unfathom, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Stuart Krimco
2007 Project Space: Jesse Chapman / Mike Cloud, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Amy Greenspon
2006 Frequency, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, curated by Thelma Golden
2003 Toxic, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Josie Browne
2003 Art After the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Apexart, New York, NY, curated by Eugenie Tsai
VISITING ARTIST/ LECTURER/ PANELIST
2015 Visiting Artist, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Panelist, “The De Niro Sessions”, Art in America, New York, NY
2015 Visiting Artist, Mason Gross School of the Arts/ Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2014 Lecturer, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN
2014 Lecturer, "Thinking Critically", Black Artists Retreat (B.A.R.), Chicago, IL
2014 Lecturer, "Mike Cloud: Helen Frankenthaler's Obituaries",This Red Door/ Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Panelist, "The Still Life in Contemporary Art", Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
2011 Visiting Artist, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY
2011 Visiting Artist, New York Center for Arts and Media Studies, New York, NY
2011 Visiting Artist, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2010 Visiting Critic, Kansas City Art Institute, Painting Department, Kansas City, MO
2009 Visiting Artist, University of New Orleans, Department of Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA
2008 Visiting Critic, Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, CT
2007 Visiting Critic, University of Chicago, Department of Visual Arts, Chicago, IL
2006 Visiting Critic, University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Department of Art & Art History, Lincoln, NB
RESIDENCIES & AWARDS
2015 Studio Residency, Marie Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Artist Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
2015 Chiaro Award Recipient, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2015 Artist-in-Residence,Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
2009 Artist-in-Residence, Muelensteen Art Centre, Eindhoven, Holland
2007 Resident Artist, Center for Visual Communication, Miami, FL
2003 Barry Schactman Prize in Painting, Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, CT
2001 Grace Holt Memorial Award in African American Issues, Faculty Award in Art Education, University of Illinois, School of Art, Chicago, IL
2012-Present Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College/ CUNY, Brooklyn, NY
2011- 2012 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL
2010- 2011 Adjunct Professor, Kingsborough Community College/ CUNY, Brooklyn, NY
2009-2011 Adjunct Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/ CUNY, New York, NY
2010 Core Critic, Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, CT
2008 Adjunct Professor, Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, CT
BIBLIOGRAPHY & PRESS
2015 Halle, Howard. "The 10 artists every art fan should kow about", Time Out New York, Dec 18.
2015"Art List's 3 Must See Shows", Art Market Monitor, Jul 15.
2015 "Love Child", staringatthewall.com, Jul 10.
2015 Cotter, Holland. "Review: Independent Art Fair Combines Less Is More and Growth", The New York Times, Mar 5.
2015 Freeman, Nate. "Armory Week 2015", The Observer, Mar 5.
2015 "Looking Back- The Ninth White Columns Annual", curamagazine
2015 Creahan, D., "New York-"Looking Back: The 9th White Columns Annual" at White Columns Through February 21, 2015", Art Observed, Jan 31.
2015 Smith, Roberta, "Art Exhibitions from Chelsea to the Lower East Side", The New York Times, Jan 29.
2015 Brown, Becky, "Mike Cloud", Art in America, Jan.
2014 McClure, Diana, "Mike Cloud: Bad Faith and Universal Technique", The International Review of African American Art, Oct 17.
2014 Schouweiler, Susannah, ""Paper Quilts" by NYC-based artist Mike Cloud on view at Bethel University", McKnight Arts, Oct 13.
2014 Corwin, William, "Mike Cloud: Bad Faith and Universal Technique", The Brooklyn Rail, Oct 3.
2014 Keeting, Zachary, "Mike Cloud at Thomas Erben Gallery", Gorky's Granddaughter, Sept 22.
2014 Corwin, William, "The Interview Show: Mike Cloud", Clocktower Radio, July 28.
2013 Wozniak, Karla, "Dying Merging Multitasking: An Interview with Mike Cloud", Temporary Art Review (online publication), Sept 4.
2011 Leiby, Sofia, ”Post-Internet Painting and the Death of Affect”, Pool (online publication), Dec 28.
2010 Muelensteen, Edward, ”Quiltmaking & Overproduction of Opposites”, Muelensteen Art Center, February.
2009 Nickas, Bob, “Painting Abstraction”, Phaidon Press, September.
2008 Coburn, Tyler, “Agreement and Subjectivity”, Art Review Magazine, December.
2008 Siedell, Daniel, “Charismatic Abstraction”, Western Michigan University Press, (catalogue) November.
2008 Feinstein, Roni, “Report from Miami: After the Fair(s),” Art in America, March.
2007 Vernissage TV, “Mike Cloud: A Eating Phylosophy/ Max Protetch Gallery & the Center for Visual Communication” (video interview), December 27.
2007 Woolridge, Jane, “These Quilts Uncover Imagination,” Miami Herald.com, December 6.
2006 Wolgamott, L. Kent, “Variations on the Visual: Mike Cloud” (pod cast), April.
2006 Cotter, Holland, “Mike Cloud,” The New York Times, January 27.
2006 Stillman, Nick, “Frequency: Studio Museum in Harlem,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 11.
2005 Smith, Roberta, “Where Issues of Black Identity Meet the Concerns of Every Artist," The New York Times, November 18.
2004 Glueck, Grace. “Mike Cloud,” The New York Times, September 24.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Bronx Museum
Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery