Lives and Works in Brooklyn, NY and in Dallas, Tx
she paints and contributes writing for


2017 100W Corsicana residency
2008 Vermont Studio Center (November residency)
1999 Pratt Institute, MFA
1997 Furman University, BA
1995-96 Southern Methodist University, Taos, NM (summer)
1995 University of Georgia Studies Abroad, Cortona, Italy (fall)


2018 “From the Edge,” Lorimoto Gallery: Brooklyn, NY 2017 “Double Take,” Holly Johnson Gallery: Dallas, TX
2014 “Afterglow,” Holly Johnson Gallery: Dallas, TX
2013 “Ulity,” Deep Space New York: NYC, NY
2010 “World of Speculation,” Furman University: Greenville, SC
2007 “Berlin Stories,” Paul Sharpe Projects: NYC, NY
2007 “Inscape,” Kollaborativ gallery: Berlin, Germany
2006 “Inter Realities,” Conde Nast Lobby Gallery: NYC, NY
2005 “Spaces In Between,” Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art: NYC, NY
2003 “Residual States,” Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art: NYC, NY


2019 “Drawing Obsessions,” PAC Gallery: Patchogue, NY 2018 "Peaceable Kingdom," Equity Gallery: NYC, NY                                                                                                                                      2018 "Juxtapositions," The Painting Center: NYC, NY                                                                                                                                    2018 "Somewhere over the..." Drawing Rooms: Jersey City, NJ                                                                                                                       2017 "Et Tu, Art Brute?" Andrew Edlin Gallery: NYC, NY                                                                                                                                  2016 “Making the Future,” David & Schweitzer Contemporary: Brooklyn, NY
2016 “Through the Veil of the Soul,” Galerie Protégé: NYC, NY
2015 "Back & Forth: Celebrating 10 Years," Holly Johnson Gallery: Dallas, TX                                
2015 "Nation III, Circle the Wagons!!!" Sideshow Gallery: Brooklyn, NY                                            
2014 "No Egress, Dark Ecologies," Heliopolis: Brooklyn, NY                                                              
2014 "Construct:Abstract, Three Painters," Texas Womens University: Denton, TX                        
2014 "Seeking Space," The Active Space: Brooklyn, NY                                                                    
2014 "Anamnesis," Seton Hall University: South Orange, NJ                                                              
2013 “The Ordinary and the Everyday,” Re Gallery: Dallas, TX
2013 “Fresh Tracks,” University of Dallas: Dallas, TX
2013 “Contemporary Drawing Today,” Fort Worth Drawing Center: FW, TX
2012 “Many Conversations,” Present Company: Brooklyn, NY
2012 “Respect,” Valley House Gallery: Dallas, TX
2012 “Naming Rights,” A Public Space: Brooklyn, NY
2012 “5 Points West,” Binder Fine Arts: Marfa, TX
2011 “opening Rejection,” Williamsburg Walks: Brooklyn, NY
2011 “Afflicted Powers,” Texas Biennial: Free Museum of Dallas, TX
2010 “Central City Artists Project,” Nurture Art: Brooklyn, NY
2010 “Lost Horizon 2,” Art Jail: NYC, NY
2010 “Some Are Painting,” 532 Gallery: NYC, NY
2009 “Group Show,” Andrews Art Museum: Andrews, NC
2008 “Lost Horizon,” Herter Gallery at University of MA: Amherst, MA
2007 “Looking forward/ Looking Back,” Housatonic Museum of Art, CT
2006 “Summer Group Show,” The Dallas Contemporary: Dallas TX
2006 “Summer Show,” Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art: NYC, NY
2005 “Biannual All Artists Show,” Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art: NYC, NY
2004 “Water,” Texas National: Dallas TX
2003 “Summer Group Show,” DNA Gallery: Provincetown MA
2003 "New York Paints!" Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art: NYC, NY

Holly Johnson Gallery 1845 Levee St, #100, Dallas, TX 75207
Eugene Binder Gallery 218 North Highland Avenue, Marfa, TX 79843
Flat Files at Pierogi Gallery 155 Suffolk St, NYC, NY 10002

“Michelle Mackey: Double Take,”  The Dallas Observor, May 2017.
Named a Peripheral Vision Arts Fellow, 2016
“Behind the Scenes: Michelle Mackey” Huffington Post,  June 24, 2015.  
“Cinque artisti in un campus americano…” Artribune, April 2014.
“From Nature to Nudes – Art Scenes from Dallas Art Galleries Opening Night April 5,” Urban Art & Antiques, April 2014.
“5th Semiannual Competition” Dave Bown Projects (Curators: Karl Hecksher, Andrea Karnes, Mary Kate O’Hare) 2013.
“Giving an Artistic Voice to a Neighborhood...” Breukel, Claire. Hyperallergic, 2012.
“Five Points West” The Big Bend Sentinel. October 2011
“Curator’s review” for NY Art Marathon. May, 2011.
“On Art,” Copan, Lil, The Christian Century. May, 2011.
“1000 Pound Machine” album cover for Kate Campbell. 2011.
“New and Noteworthy: Michelle Mackey” interviewed by Editor: Open Studios Press. michelle-mackey/2010
“Juror’s Choice” New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, No. 80, February 2009.
Photo reproduction and text, Chelsea Now, August 2007
Photo reproduction and text, The New York Sun, August, 2007
New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, Volume 60, October 2005
“Calm Brutality,” Robinson, Andrew C., Gay City News, Volume 75, No. 40, 2005
Photo reproduction and text, The New York Sun, September 15, 2005
“Kate Campbell: Blues and Lamentations,” album cover for Kate Cambell, 2005
Review by Mary Hrbacek, M The New York Art World, January 2004
Dallas Morning News, May 31, 2003
“The Legacy of Loss,” Gouveia, Georgette, The Journal News, September, 2002

Mackey, Michelle. “The Producers: A Road Trip to Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, Texas” for January 19, 2016.
Mackey, Michelle. “The Third Man – A Haunting Noir” for Culture April 14, 2015.
Mackey, Michelle. “Paint the Town Red: Shepard Fairey takes Dallas” for March 26, 2012.
Mackey, Michelle. “Heavy Hitters: The Art of Football, Dallas-Style” for February 24, 2011.
Mackey, Michelle. “337 Singleton Blvd., Dallas, Texas” The Dallas Pavilion. The Free Museum of Dallas. 2013.

2017 Teen Artists Workshop, Kimbell Art Museum, Tx
2015 Visiting Artist Lecture, Richland College, Tx
2015 Visiting Artist Lecture and graduate studio visits, Texas A&M Commerce, Tx
2014 “Writing to Look” The Modern Museum: Fort Worth, Tx
2011 “Sundays at the Modern” lecture, The Modern Museum: Fort Worth, Tx
2011 “TAP Series” 4 session workshop at The Modern Museum: Fort Worth, Tx
2011 Visiting Artist Lecture, Southern Methodist University, Tx
2011 Visiting Artist Lecture, Furman University, SC
2010 CORE lecture program. University of North Texas, Tx
2006 Visiting artist. Painting I, II at Southern Methodist University, Tx.
2003 (summer) Trinity Arts Conference, University of Dallas.
2002 (summer) Slide presentation at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas.