Two-Person and Group Exhibitions
2020
Quarantine Folk (online only), curated by Scott Chasse and Adams Puryear, Calico Brooklyn, New York, NY
Drawing Challenge I (online only), Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY
Pushing the Envelope, Pulp Gallery, Mt. Holyoke, MA
Confluence: Tradition in Contemporary Art, Luo Zhongli Art Museum, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, curated by Xu Sheng, Chongqing, China **indefinitely postponed due to worldwide pandemic**
Hudson Presents, Dineen-Hull Gallery at Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

2019
Relatable, curated by Michelle Vitale, Dineen-Hull Gallery at Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
Anonyme Zeichner: Archiv, curated by Anke Becker, Kunsthaus Kannen, Münster, Germany
Rulers, a group exhibition to benefit Planned Parenthood, organized by Sue Havens and Jason Lazarus, Coco Hunday Gallery, Tampa, FL
Postcards From the Edge 2019: A Visual Aids Benefit, organized by Visual Aids, Bortolomai Gallery, New York, NY

2018
The Nature Lab: An Homage to the RISD Nature Lab and Its Founder Edna Lawrence, curated by Eric Wolf, LABSpace, Hillsdale, NY,
Anonyme Zeichner, curated by Anke Becker, Galerie Im Kornerpark, Berlin, Germany TRUE NORTH, curated by Julie Torres, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY

2017
Casheesh, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Postcards From the Edge 2017: A Visual Aids Benefit, organized by Visual Aids, Metro Pictures, New York, NY

2016
Casheesh, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Juicy: Contemporary Artists Explore Erotica, Shag, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Monika Sosnowski and Peter Dudek
Squared2, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, curated by Philip and Sue Knoll

2015
Earth Dreams, Eagle Studio, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Alyssa Fanning
Exquisite, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY
Prime Matter, Teckningsmuseet, Laholm, Sweden, curated by Christopher Schade, Zoe Pettijohn-Schade, and Madlen Herrstrom
Anonyme Zeichner, Galerie Nord, Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany; Kuntsverein Russelsheim, Russelsheim, Germany; Galerie GEYO20, Braunschweig, Germany; Galerie ARTQ13, Rome, Italy, curated by Anke Becker
Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, George Segal Art Gallery at Montclair State Univeristy
Fernweh....The Good Life, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE, organized by Anke Becker
Above and Below I-10: Cross-Country 2015, The Dorothy and Wendell Mayes Art Gallery, Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX, curated by Christopher Schade

2014
Prime Matter, Senaspace, New York, NY, curated by Christopher Schade and Zoe
Pettijohn-Schade

2013
It Hurts So Good To Be Loved So Bad, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Geoffrey Young
The Leftover Method, La Couleuvre, Paris, France
On/ Off Acid, Calico Brooklyn, New York, NY
Anonyme Zeichner, Galerie Nord/ Kunstverein, Berlin Germany; Galerie Delikatessenhaus, Leipzig, Germany; The Temporary Art Center, Eindhoven, Netherlands, curated by Anke Becker
Works on Paper, Howard Gardens Gallery at the Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff, Wales

2012
Artworks You Can Smuggle In Your Suitcase, Art Market Budapest (a three gallery
joint venture: Radiator Gallery and Ruth Phaneuf Fine Art, New York, NY; Galerie Henry Thomas Ross, Montreal Canada), Budapest, Hungary
Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, George Segal Art Gallery at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Disquietude, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

2011
Taking Shape, Standpipe Gallery, New York, NY
Raymond Dumas & Michael Lee, Antidote at Verge: Art Brooklyn, New York, NY
Year One, Fowler Arts Project Space, New York, NY
Grey Matter, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Works at The End, The End Project Space, New York, NY
Opening Rejection, The Ugly Art Room at Governor’s Island Art Fair, New York, NY

2010
Drawing The Slight Uneasy, WorkSound Gallery, Portland, OR, curated by M.K. Guth
A Group of Nine, Antidote Art Space at Verge Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Exhibition, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

2008
A Stones Throw: The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop & Los Angeles Printmaking Society Exchange Show, Union Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Exhibition, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
The Big Show: Three, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
Selections 08, Antidote at Bridge Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

2007
Night Of A Thousand Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
Open Portfolio, Pool Art Fair, New York, NY
Confluence, The Society for Cultural Exchange, Pittsburgh, PA
Love and Spirit, Musee de Monoian, New York, NY
A Tribute To Spalding Gray, P.S. 122, New York, NY

2005
Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, Montclair State University Art Gallery, Montclair, NJ
Summer Residency Exhibition, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2004
New American Talent: The 19th Exhibition, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX, curated by Jerry Saltz

2003
Lightshow, Clocktower Art Space, New York, NY

1999
Masters Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

1996
21 Artist Books, Hunter College Leubsdorf Gallery, New York, NY

1995
New Work: Michael Lee & Susan Weinthaler, Galerie Felvie, Austin, TX


Curatorial and Collaborative Projects
2012
This Is How My Brain Works, Radiator Gallery, New York, NY
Speakers, co-curated with Zoe Pettijohn-Schade and Christopher Schade, Front Street Gallery, New York, NY
What Is Collage?, Radiator Gallery, New York, NY, a panel discussion with Abraham McNally, Leslie Siegel, and Ruth Phaneuf, September 22, 2012

2011 - present
The Artist Lecture Series, a monthly artist lecture co-curated and organized with Zoe
Pettijohn-Schade and Christopher Schade

2008 - 2009
Bidonville Artist Lecture Series, a monthly artist lecture co-organized with Edouard
Steinhauer

Residencies
2008 Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY
2005 The Cooper Union, New York, NY


Bibliography
2014
William Eckhardt Kohler “In Between: Various Artists at Various Galleries on the Lower East Side,” The Huffington Post, January 2, 2014, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-eckhardt-kohler/post_6569_b_4528759.html

2013
Jerry Saltz “It Hurts So Good To Be Loved So Bad,” New York Magazine online, December 30, 2013, http://nymag.com/listings/art/it-hurts-so-good-to-be-l/

2012
Ragnar Anderson “Greenpoint Artist Mike Lee Perturbs with Patterns,” Greenpointers.com, October 2, 2012, http://greenpointers.com/?s="mike+lee"
Kevin Kinsella “Randomly Determined,” Bomblog (Bomb Magazine online), Sept 26, 2012, http://bombsite.com/issues/1000/articles/6842
Michelle Aldredge “Art on the Radar: Gwarlingo’s Don’t Miss List for September,” Gwarlingo, September 2012, http://www.gwarlingo.com/2012/art-on-the-radar-gwarlingos-dont-miss-list-for-september/

2011
Daniel Larkin “Is the Color Gray Doomed?” HyperAllergic, August 16, 2011, http://hyperallergic.com/32507/is-the-color-gray-doomed/
Hrag Vartanian “It’s Getting Ugly Out There on Bedford,” HyperAllergic, June 19, 2011,http://hyperallergic.com/?s=ugly+++bedford
Rachael Wren and Matthew Farina “Grey Matter: The Enigma of a Lesser Color,” exhibition catalog, The Painting Center, New York, NY, June 21-Aug 6, 2011

2008
Joan Baum “Silas Marder Small-Canvas ‘The Big Show 3’ Returns Bigger and Better
Than Ever,” Hamptons.com, May 24, 2008,
http://www.silasmarder.com/press_articles/05_24_08_Hamptons.pdf

2006
Maud Newton “Michael Aaron Lee, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Demons Within,” Maud Newton.com, Oct. 7, 2006, http://maudnewton.com/blog/lee-hawthorne-and-the-demons-within-us/

2004
Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin “Curator Weaves New Craftiness into Expanded ‘New American Talent’ Show,” The Austin American Statesman, July 1, 2004, D8
Rachel Koper “Saltz Exposes Himself,” The Austin Chronicle, June 18, 2004, p 37
Carolyn Porter “They Like Me, They Really Like Me,” Glass Tire: Texas Visual Arts Online, June 2004, http://glasstire.com/2004/08/02/they-like-me-they-really-like-me-new-american-talent/
Robert Faires “New American Talent,” The Austin Chronicle June 11, 2004, p 40


Education
2000 MFA, Painting, Hunter College, The City University of New York, New York, NY
1994 BFA, Art History, The University of Texas, Austin, TX