Education              

2009        University at Buffalo, MFA                                                            

1999        Alfred University, BFA                                                  

1996        Munson Williams Proctor Institute of Art, AAS

Exhibitions           

2015

Banksy's Dismaland, Weston-super-Mare, UK

Cyberfest, video program, SPB, RU, Bogota, CO

Kinsey Institute, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University Blomington

2014           

Maybe Later, Roswell Museum and Art Center, NM (solo)                                                   

Mirrored, Daemen College, Haberman Gacioch Arts Center, Amherst, NY

Art In The Parks Program, Council Bluffs, Iowa (public art commission)  

ArtFarms, Buffalo, NY (public art commission)   

Torino Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Torino, Italy                                  

 2013           

Bi-furcation, Pratt MWP, Utica, NY     

Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI                                                       

Yankee Doodles, Small Engine Gallery, Albuquerque, NM                                     

2012            

Urbanity, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI                                                        

New Holland Island, Collaboration with PRO ARTE, SPB, Russia                                 

2011            

Heat Island, Smack Mellon, New York, NY                                                       

Evolution Revolution, Buffalo Art Studio, Buffalo, NY                                                        

Wiggle Room with Larry Bob Phillips, Recess Activities, New York, NY                                                        

Bemis Gardens, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE (public art commission) 

Current Residents, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte.NC                                   

2010            

Beyond in Western NY, Burchfield Penny Art Center, Buffalo, NY                                                        

Philagrafica 2010, Extra Dimensional, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA                                                       

Hydroponics, ВКИУ, Perm, Russia                                  

2009            

Des Fleurs Pour Decorer, Birch Libralato, Toronto, Canada                                                        

General Assembly, Buffalo Art Studio, Buffalo, NY, (solo)                                                       

Housewares, Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, NY (solo)                                                      

Cycle, Winslow Garage, LA, CA


Artist Residencies/Grants/Awards                                    

2014           

Roswell Artist Residency Program                                                        

University of Wisconsin Research Grant                               

 2012             

NCCA Residency, Saint Petersburg, RU                                                       

University of Wisconsin Research Grant                               

 2011             

NYFA Grant recipient                                                        

West Prize recipient                                                       

McColl Center for Visual Arts Residency, NC                                                       

John Michael Kohler Art Center Residency, WI                                    

2010         

Bemis Art Center Residency, NE                                   

2008           

Morris Scholarship, University at Buffalo                                    

2004            

Roswell Artist in Residency Program, Roswell, NM            

2002           

Sculpture Space Residency, Utica, NY


Artist Lectures                                  

2014            

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM                                                       

Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM                                  

2013            

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VI                                                       

Pratt MWP, Utica, NY                                                       

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI  

Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM                                 

2012            

NCCA/ProArte @ New Holland Island, SPB, Russia                                   

2011            

John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI                                  

2010            

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE                                  

2004            

Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM                                  

2001            

Pratt MWP, Utica, NY


Selected Blogs                     

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/11/a-vertical-loop-picnic-table-by-michael-beitz/ 

http://www.designworld.se/?s=michael+beitz                    

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/05/michael-beitz/                    

http://www.e-junkie.info/2012/01/artist-of-week-michael-bietz-creating.html                  

http://beautifuldecay.com/tag/michael-beitz/                    

http://www.dontpaniconline.com/magazine/arts/michael-beitz                    

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/michael-beitz-picnic  

http://highlike.org/michael-beitz/                    

http://www.kunstbeeld.nl/nl/nieuws/22641/muurkunst-25-jaar-geleden-viel-de-berlijnse-muur.html                    

http://www.mmoca.org/2013-triennial/artists/1929                    

http://buffalorising.com/2014/05/artfarms-to-celebrate-the-installation-of-the-first-argi-sculpture/                    

http://backyard-orchards.com/blog/2014/12/16/the-worlds-coolest-picnic-table 

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/east-side/a-tree-table-grows-on-michigan-ave-20140531                    

https://www.designworld.se/?s=beitz                    

http://pocketnotes.org/volume_01/issue_02/beitz.php