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solo exhibitions

2018 Michael Lazarus, No. 10, Holding Contemporary, Portland, OR


2016 No Title, Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY


2014 Part Two, Participant Inc, New York, NY

2013 recent works, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2012 You Are Real, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2009 tend to forget, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2008 Sister, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Wait, Sister, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Hold Your Mistake Up, Feature Inc, New York, NY

2003 Feature Inc, New York, NY

2003 Walter Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2003 M du B, F, H & g, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2001 Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA

2001 Exceptance, Feature Inc, New York, NY

2000 Andrea Rosen Gallery, Gallery 2, New York, NY

1999 Readjusted, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA

1999 ANP, Antwerp, Belgium

1998 Feature Inc, New York, NY

1996 Ben Shahn Gallery, William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ


selected group exhibitions




Mixed Bag, Real Estate, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Joe Bradley

I Am This, Art by Oregon Jewish Artists, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Portland, OR



Portland Biennial, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR; Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR, curator Michelle Grabner


and from this distance one might never imagine that it is alive, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR



Good Neighbor, The Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, curator Amanda Donnan


East West Shift to the Middle Part #1, Bill Brady / KC, Kansas City, MO


Here / Now, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR


Underground Pop, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, curator David Pagel

The Jewel Thief, The Francis Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY,

curators Ian Berry and Jessica Stockholder

Power To The People, Feature Inc, New York, NY


The Perpetual Dialogue, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

LA Now, Las Vegas Museum of Art, Las Vegas, NV, curator David Pagel

Prescriptions, Acme, Los Angeles, CA

Just Like This Train, Phil, Los Angeles, CA


That Was Then… This Is Now, PS1 Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City, NY

Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Absolutely Venomous Accurately Fallacious (Naturally Delicious), Deitch Studios, Long Island City, NY

Scene/Seen: Recent Acquisitions from the Luckman Fine Arts Complex Permanent Collection, 1979 – 2006, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California Sate University, Los Angeles, CA

A Dead Serious Group Show, Sister, Los Angeles, CA

Caetano de Almeida, John Hodany, Michael Lazarus, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY


One Day I Will Control The Sun, The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, New York, NY, curator J.J. Garfinkel

In The Belly of The Whale, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, NY, curator Patrick Callery

Horizon, EFA Gallery, New York, NY, curator David Humphrey


A Century of Collage, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR


Sensory World, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL


Crosscurrents at Century’s End: Selections from the Newberger Berman Art Collection, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, CA; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, curator Jerry Saltz

About Painting, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

beat the reaper!, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA, curator Joe Bradley

Happy, OH+T Gallery, Boston, MA, curator Ryan Steadman


A red letter day, Fredericks Freiser Gallery, New York, NY curator Terry R. Myers

Fright Wig, Feature Inc, New York, NY


Alex Grey, Sam Gordon, Michael Lazarus, M du B, F, H& g, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Dubrow Biennial, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY, curator Norman Dubrow

Paintings, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA

Guide to Trust No. 2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA curator Jimi Dams


The Approximative, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France curators Meghan Dailey and Alison Gingeras

Group Show, ATM Gallery, New York, NY

Smile, Here Gallery, New York, NY, curator Melissa Zexter


Not A Lear, Torch, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; S&H de Buck Gallery, Gent, Belgium; Art Process, Paris, France; Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA; Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY, curator Jimi Dams

The Continued Investigation of the Relevance of Abstraction, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Art-31-Basil, Basil, Switzerland

Collectors Choice, Exit Art, New York, NY, selected by Norman Dubrow


Painting: Fore and Aft, Acme, Los Angeles, CA

Group Show, Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, New York, NY

Cookie Snow Feature, Cookie Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

curious.parking@stupendous.strawberry, S&H de Buck Gallery, Gent, Belgium

Pretty Happy Paintings, M du B, F, H&g, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Message To Pretty, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY, curator Lia Gangitano

Yoyogaga, Feature Inc, New York, NY

He Swam Down, Away, Audiello Fine Art, New York, NY, curator Tony Payne

Group Show, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY


Michael Lazarus & Rachel E. Harrison, Feature Inc, New York, NY

1996 Contemporary Annual, National Arts Club, New York, NY


Funny Bone, PS 122, New York, NY





Curator and Critic Tours, Connective Conversations: Inside Oregon Art 2011-2014,

The Ford Family Foundation and University of Oregon, pp 172-173


New American Painting, pp 86-89




Brereton, Richard, Cut & Paste, pp. 104-109

Holland Cotter, New Sparkle for an Abstract Ensemble, The New York Times, January 6


Ken Johnson, Art in Review, The New York Times, September 2

Holland Cotter, Art in Review, The New York Times, January 8


Anat Ebgi, Flash Reviews, Flash Art, November December 2008

Joe Bradly, Salon XXIV, the Journal, Entry No. 24, reproduction p. 104

Dan Halm, Portfolio: Michael Lazarus, Visual Arts Journal, Fall 2008, pp.22-29


Toni Morrison, Dan Cameron, Toby Devon Lewis, ArtWorks, The Progressive Collection, p.170

Untitled publication, no. 1 (Spring 2007), Feature Inc., New York


David Pagel, Into a void of inhuman beauty, The Los Angeles Times, September 29

Lilly Wei, Reviews, Art News, April


Lisa Kirk and Keith Mayerson, Wake the Sleepers, Art US, May-June

Nobue Isono, 2005 New York Ateliers, pp. 96-99


Melissa E. Feldman, Reviews, Art in America, March


Meghan Dailey, Critics’ Pick,, May


Zoey Mondt, Reviews, Art Issues, November/December


Holland Cotter, Art in Review, The New York Times, March 31

Stephanie Cash, The Hotel as Art, Art in America, December


David Pagel, Art Reviews, The Los Angeles Times, July 9

Terry Myers, Review, Art/Text, #67 Fall

Luc Lambrecht, Amerikaans en Toch Niet, De Morgen, February 12


Holland Cotter, Art in Review, The New York Times, November 20

Steve Mumford, To Be Baroque, Review, March 1


Holland Cotter, Home Is Where the Art Is, The New York Times, August 2

Bill Arning, Homies, The Village Voice, August 6

awards and residencies




The MacDowell Colony,  Peterborough, NH

Ford Family Foundation Fellow


1994 MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1992 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

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