b.1974, Chicago, Illinois

EDUCATION
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

SOLO + TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2019 Mike Cloud & John Riepenhoff, Reyes | Finn, Detroit, MI
2019 Tears in Abstraction, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY
2019 Asians Smasians and Other Abstract Racial Slurs, Marlborough Contemporary/ Viewing Room, New York, NY (with Nyeema Morgan)
2018 Mike Cloud: Figure Studies, Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA
2018 Mike Cloud: Small and unfinished works, Francis Colburn Gallery/ University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
2018 Mike Cloud: Quilt Paintings, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY
2018 Mike Cloud: The Myth of Education, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts/ University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2017 Mike Cloud: Small and unfinished works, Reserve Ames , Los Angeles, CA
2016 Mike Cloud, Thomas Erben Gallery/ Art Basel, Miami, FL
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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 2020 Invitation Exhibition, American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC, NY
2019 Good Weather presents Walking the Cow, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2019 Just Painting, Jack Barrett Gallery, NYC, NY
2019 Carry On Combines, Galerie MR80, Paris, France
2018 Mike Cloud, Peter Fagundo, Joseriberto Perez, Leonard Suryajaya, Alice Tippit, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018 Materialization, The Landing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Embodied Politic, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018 Noon-One, CANADA, NYC, NY, curated by RJ Messineo
2018 Inflatable Tear, Ceysson & Bénétière, NYC, NY
2017 Elements of XXX: Part 2, 47 Canal, NYC, NY
2017 Triad, Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY Curated by Kara Rooney
2017 Vatic Utterance, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Samuel Jablon
2016 Knowing, Cindy Rucker Gallery, NYC, NY, curated by Carlos Sandoval Leon
2016 So Much, So Little, All at Once, Regina Rex, NYC, NY
2016 Body Politic, Gallery Ell, Brooklyn, NY, curated by John Ros
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
2019 Visiting Artist, Northwestern University/ Art, Theory + Practice, Evanston, IL
2018 Alex Katz Lecturer, Cooper Union School of Art, NYC, NY
2018 Visiting Artist, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
2018 Visiting Artist, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2018 Visiting Artist, University of Vermont/ Department of Art, Burlington, VT
2018 Panelist, “Painter, Hero, Star”, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL (Mike Cloud and Oscar Murillo; moderated by Yesomi Umolu)
2018 Panelist, “Painting, Offense and Judgement, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL (Mike Cloud, Taylor Rene Aldridge and Alexander Provan; moderated by Yesomi Umolu)
2017 Visiting Artist, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2017 Guest Artist, Cooper Union School of Art, NYC, NY
2017 Lecturer, “Mixing Strategies”, New York Studio School, NYC, NY
2016 Artists on Artists: Alma Thomas, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, NY
2016 Visiting Artist, Mason Gross School of the Arts/ Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
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
2020 Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC, NY
2018 New Work Project Grant, Harpo Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
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

APPOINTMENTS
2018- Present Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, IL
2018 Alex Katz Chair, Cooper Union School of Art , NYC, NY
2016 Visiting Professor, Bard College , Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2012- 2018 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
2019 Doran, Anne. “Mike Cloud Invents a New Kind of Portrait Painting”, ARTNews, Oct 31.
2019 Schwendener, Martha. “New York Galleries: What to See Right Now”, NY Times, Oct 30.
2019 Fyfe, Joe. “Painting Outside the Safe Zone”, Hyperallergic, Oct 26.
2019 Oppenheim, Sheryl. “Painting as Portal: Mike Cloud Interviewed”, BOMB Magazine, Oct 23.
2018 Jenkins, Mark. “Mike Cloud”, The Washington Post, Jun 22.
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2018 Beach, Addie. “Fund Brings Painter To Talk Abstraction”, The Vermont Cynic, Mar 27
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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.
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2008 Feinstein, Roni, “Report from Miami: After the Fair(s),” Art in America, March.
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2007 Woolridge, Jane, “These Quilts Uncover Imagination,” Miami Herald.com, December 6.
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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.

COLLECTIONS
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Bronx Museum
Eileen Harris-Norton
Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery