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Michael Markwick

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A.

Birth year

Lives in

Works in


abstract, figurative


(brief/ selectie) Full CV upon request.

Lives and Works in Berlin Germany 


M.F.A. Masters of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington U.S.A. 2002 
B.F.A. Bachelors of FIne Arts, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A. 1998

Recent Awards, Honors, Stipendia (selection)

2011   Basisstipendium, Mondriaan Fonds/FBKVB The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam (NL)
2009  Werk Budget, FBKVB The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam (NL)
2008  Nomination, Wim Izaks Prize, Dordrechts Museum, The Netherlands
2007  Nomination, Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst (Netherlands Royal Painting Prize) (NL)
2006  Basisstipendium, FBKVB The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam (NL)
2006  Project Stipend Dordrecht. Centrum Beeldende Kunst. (NL)
2005  Startstipend. Centrum Beeldende Kunst. Contemporary Arts Center Dordrecht., Dordrecht (NL)
2005  Artist in Residence: Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben, Berlin/ CBK Dordrecht, (NL)

Selected Exhibitions (selection) [s] solo [cat] catalogue

2014  It Never Happened, 10 Years Noordkaap: Curators: Katja Diallo and Jan Kryzons, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

2013  Geist und Form: Ten Painters from Berlin. Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington Indiana. Curator: Jurriaan Benschop [cat]

2013  The Legend of the Shelves. Autocenter Berlin. Berlin (DE) [cat]

2012  Michael Markwick. The WYE Curator: Leah Stuhltrager. Berlin (DE) [s]

2011  Anonymous Drawings Archive, SIHLQUAI55 OFFSPACE Visarte Zürich, Switzerland
2011-2 Museum Le Secet: Heer Arendskerke, Nederland
2011  Under Pressure: Current Trends in Printmaking, Kresge Gallery at Lyons College (U.S.A.)

2010  BLICK OHNE ENDE CBK Dodrecht (Contemporary Arts Center Dordrecht )Curator: Jurriaan Benschop. Dordrecht, Netherlands[C]
2010  Tapetenwechsel, CBK (Contemporary Arts Center) Dordrecht, Netherlands
2010  ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS N°11, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany
2010  Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan. (U.S.A.)
2010  A View Without End, Dutch Artists in Berlin. Autocenter Berlin. Curator: Jurriaan Benschop. Berlin (DE) [cat]
2010  Kunstvlaai. Metal Heart IV Schwarzwald/fruhling. Amsterdam, (NL)
2010  Hier gibt es keine falschen hase. Forgotten bar project/ Galerie im Regierungsvierte. Berlin (DE)
2010  NATURansichten. Galerie Alte Schule. Curator: Matheos Pontikos, Berlin (DE) [cat]
2010  The Periphery Rising: New Drawings by Michael Markwick. Kunst in Kreuzberg e. V. /Atelierhof Kreuzberg. Berlin. (DE) [s]
2010  Schwarzwald, Noordkap. Curator: Arno Coenen and Katja Diallo, Dordrecht, (NL) [cat]

2009-10 ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS N°10 Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin (DE)  [cat]
2009  Salon, Pictura, Dordrecht (NL)
2009  Disturbed Nature: Drei Künstler am Rande des Natürlichen. Cluster, Curator: Jurriaan Benschop Berlin. (DE)
2009  Zomer, een schat aan vormen, Gallery Invorm. Curated by Ineke Voorstegh. Hasselt (BE)
2009  Over-leven  Sur-vivre  Sur-vive  I: Gallery Invorm Hasselt, Belgium. Curated by Ineke Voorstegh
2009  “Youth Cult” DadaPost Gallery. Curators: Howard McCalebb and Lou Andrea Savoir. Berlin (DE)
2009  Opposites Attract – On Dialectics. Curator: Christine Sluysmans. De Veemvloer. Amsterdam (NL)

2008  Safety Architecture. Curator: Lou Joseph, Martin Art Gallery Allentown, PA . ( U.S.A.). [cat]
2008  ART AMSTERDAM 2008 with Gallery Tanya Rumpff Haarlem (NL)
2008  Deeper/ After Relocation >> New Excavations and Paintings. Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, (NL) [s]
2008  Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst, GEM Gemeentemuseum te Den Haag, (NL) [cat]

2007  Historia: New Drawings and Objects, Michael Markwick and Jennifer Blazina, Pictura, Dordrecht, (NL)
2007  Crossing Boundaries, Hong Kong Graphic Arts Festival 2007, Hong Kong,(CN) [cat]
2007  Penang International Print Exhibition/ Penang State Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia, curator Y. Bhg. Datuk Syed Ahmad [cat]

2006-07   QUIET APOCALYPSE: 2yk Gallery Kunstfabrik Am Flutgraben: Berlin, (DE) 2yk Gallery curatorial team. [s]

Residencies (selection)

2008   Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium / August 2008
2008   Dordrechts Museum. Dordrecht, Netherlands/ November 26 -April 2008
2006   Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium  / April 2006
2006   Kunstfabrik Am Flutgraben, Berlin, Germany / July 2005 – February 2006
2005   Amsterdam Grafische Atelier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands / June 2005

Lectures/ Teaching/ Interviews (selection)

2013   Visiting Artist Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
2013   Visiting Artist Lecturer, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
2013   Visiting Artist Lecturer, Lyon College, Batesville, AR, USA
2013   Visiting Artist Lecturer, Indiana University, Bloomington
2013   Visiting Artist Lecturer, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI,USA
2010   Public Interview with Dr. Heinz Stahlhut (Leiter der Sammlung Bildende Kunst an der Berlinische Galerie) Autocenter, Berlin
2009   “Collisions” Gallery Cluster, Berlin, Germany
2009   “Collisions” Gallery Invorm, Hasselt, Belgium
2008   Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium
2008   Dordrechts Museum. Dordrecht, Netherlands
2007  “Historia” Public Lecture, Pictura, The Netherlands September 16th, 2007
2006   “The Berlin Factor” Lecture/ Interview with Erik Beenker, Volkskrant, Netherlands May 17th  2006
2005   Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venice Italy / 2005
2004  “Transmissions” Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Dordrecht, the Netherlands 2004
2004  Willem De Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Drawing Instructor/ Visiting Artist/  2004
2004  Indiana University Fine Arts Department Bloomington, IN, U.S.A., Associate Instructor of drawing /2000 - 2002
2002  “Event Horizon” Dordrecht, PICTURA, the Netherlands

Collections (selection) *diverse international private collection

Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerp, Belgium
Hong Kong Open Printshop, Hong Kong, China
Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium
Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana U.S.A.
University of the Arts  Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
Purdue University U.S.A.
Mary Baldwin College  Staunton, VA, U.S.A.
South Carolina University U.S.A.
Ann Arbor Arts center  U.S.A.


Recent Exhibits

Michael Markwick participated in these exhibits:

Aug, 2013 Geist und Form
Grunwald Gallery of Art
Mar, 2013 "The Legend of the Shelves"
Jun, 2010 Blick ohne Ende
May, 2009 Disturbed Nature
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