Michael Massenburg was born in San Diego, California and studied at California State University, Long Beach and Otis Art Institute. Massenburg has exhibited in galleries and museums, completed private commissions, and worked on public art projects throughout the country and abroad. Some of his public works includes MTA, ESPN and the American Jazz Museum. He is the recipient of grants from the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and the California Arts Council and his work resides in many private collections. Massenburg is an art educator who teaches for various organizations in Los Angeles County. He serves on the Board of Directors of Sheenway School and Culture Center. Massenburg is Lead Chairperson for the Inglewood Cultural Arts non-profit organization and co-founded The Collective, a support group for African American artists and community development. Michael’s artwork is represented by M Hanks Gallery in Santa Monica California.