Mood 1, 2010
Oil on canvas, 230 x 152 cm

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Alan Michael_

Born 1967, lives and works in Glasgow


MFA, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

BA, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Res Gestae, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Golden Turtle, Siakos Hanappe, Athens

HOTEL, London

In a Rotterdam Cell, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin

It’s a British Sound, Schürmann Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Ritual in the Dark (with Stephen Sutcliffe), Hotel, London, England
Mood: Casual, Art Now: Alan Michael, Tate Britain, London, England
Touch Void, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Decamp, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Space to Squabble, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin

The Invention Of Birth Control, Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow
Stuart/Shave, Modern Art, London

Burlesque Schematic, HOTEL, London

Alan Michael, Entwistle, London
Damage, featuring William Copley, Transmission, Glasgow

Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow
You Are Very Important, (with Alex Frost), Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Selected Group Exhibitions

Space Oddity, CCA Andratx, Mallorca

BigMinis, CAPC, Bordeaux (upcoming)
Real estate, Zero, Milan
Little Magazine, Studio Warehouse, Glasgow
Woodman, woodman spare that tree, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin
Newspeak: British Art Now, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Project Room, Glasgow
Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin

Depression, Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht
Why Painting Now? Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva
The Associates, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
White Wallet, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris
Space Invader, Alcon Gallery, London

To Bring Forth and Give, Sorcha Dallas Artist's Print Project, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
Repetition, Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, Scotland
Sphinxx, Modern Art, London
Ritual in the Dark, HOTEL, London
Legend, Domain de Chamarande, Paris
‘Studio Voltaire Portfolio 2008’, Studio Voltaire, London, England
It’s a British Sound, Schürmann, Berlin

Gallery Swap, HOTEL at Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Drawing 2007, The Drawing Room, London
Stuff: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit
Triumph of Painting, Saatchi Gallery, London

Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London
The Figs Play Fox Dead, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
If it didn't exist you'd have to invent it, The Showroom, London
Faces, Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneve, Switzerland

Jaybird, Galleria Zero, Milan

The Fee of Angels, Man in the Holocene, London
Eye of The Needle, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles
Year Zero, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland
Trailer, Man in the Holocene, London
Souvenir, HOTEL, London
Gertcha, Michael Wilkinson's, Glasgow
Synth, Kunstraum B/2, Leipzig, Germany
Haute Street, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rheinscgau Art Projects, RheinForum, Cologne, Germany
See Through Mask, Temporary Art Space, Glasgow (with Sorcha Dallas)

The Moment of Fiction, Cooper Gallery, DJCAD University of Dundee
Put Out More Flags, curated by Christabel Stewart, Sutton Lane, London
This has reached the limit conditions of its own rhetoric, with Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan, The Modern Institute, Glasgow
Minerals in the Water, The Changing Room, Stirling (Alan Michael, Kate Davis and Dirk Bell)

Hero, St. Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow
Alan Michael, Vangelis Vlahos, Els Hanappe Underground, Athens
Jean-Luc Blanc, Alan Michael, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
Group show, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (with Transmission)
Half the World Away, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Centre, Buffalo

Stray Show, Seventhreesplit, Chicago
Here and Now - Scottish Art 1990-2001, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
Antarctica, Entwistle, London
Angel Dust, Intermedia, Glasgow
Forde Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
Group show, Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow (with Charisma-DBF and Transmission)
Brown Field, curated by Rob Tufnell, Market, Glasgow
British Mythic, cover artwork for contemporary culture publication

Panache, Els Hanappe Underground, Athens
Red Marauder, Tramway, Glasgow
John I’m Only Dancing, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Die Gefahr Im Jazz, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, Berlin
ocus On The Pain, On Destruction On Death, Venetia Kapernekas Fine Art Inc., New York
Sweet Dreams, Exedra, Hilversum
Underground, Athens
Fear of Jazz, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, Berlin

Misty In Roots (curated by Alex Frost and Alan Michael), Fly Gallery, Glasgow
Museum Magogo, Glasgow Project Room and PB Gallery, Melbourne
Accelerated Learning, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
The Black Diamond no.1, Artist’s pages published during the Liverpool Biennial White Bear ZZ’ with Scott Myles, Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins, 78 Roslea Drive, Glasgow
Shake The Disease, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
Horseriding, Painting and Lovemaking, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, London
You Are Very Important, with Alex Frost, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
You Are Very Important, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Untitled Solo Exhibition, Project Room, Glasgow

Mountain Madness, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow, Scotland
Slipstream, curated by Francis McKee and Toby Webster, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
Fan of Exaggeration, La Cie La Compagnie, Marseilles, France
Family Credit, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Add Night to Night, The Showroom, London, England
Crystal State part of ‘Artranspennine 98, Three Month Gallery, Liverpool, England and Longsight Benefit Office, Manchester, England
Toga, Assembly Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
MFA Degree Exhibition, Tramway, Glasgow

Olympic Village, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Tutor with an Idea, Three Month Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Suburban Affair, Newport on Tay, Fife, UK


Phillips, Brad, ‘Interview’, Hunter and Cook, Issue 7
Roelstraete, Dieter, ‘Postmodernism and Gleam: On the Photorealist Work Ethic’, Afterall, London Issue 24

Vishmidt, Marina, ‘I’m too sad to sell you’,, 3rd December
Garner, James, 'Review', The Metro, 14th April
Cooper, Neil, 'Review', The List, 2nd April
Allsop, Laura, 'Review', Art Review 30, March
Shannon, Liz, 'Review', The List, 8th January

Mansfield, Susan, 'Emerging Talent To Get Excited About', The Scotsman, 26th December
Garner, James, 'Review', Metro Life, 15th December
Mottram Jack, 'When Exhibitions Hang Together', The Herald, 12th December
Mansfield, Susan, 'Works in Progress', The Scotsman, 5th December
Peter, Mick, ‘Review’, Frieze, May
Peter, Mick, 'Sanp-Shot', a-n Magazine, February
Lesso, Rosie, 'Split Personality’, The List, 31st January
Mansfield, Susan, 'Brushes with Reality', The Scotsman, 26th January
Pollock, David, 'Touch Void', The List, 17th January
McDermott, Leon, 'Review', The Metro, January
Cowcher, Kate, 'Review', The Map 15

On The Map, Map 8, March

Lewisohn, Cedar, 'Alan Michael', Map, issue 4, Winter issue, p.64
Herbert, Martin, 'The Fee of Angels', Time Out London, January 12-19, p.58
News Rest Of UK, Flash Art, no 244, October
Mottram, Jack, The List, 20th October

Tom Morton, ‘Private Eye’, Feature with front cover, Frieze, June-July-August

Ana Finel Honigman, ‘Review: Burlesque Schematic’, Time Out, 21 - 27 May
Sarah Lowndes, ‘Dirk Bell, Kate Davis, Alan Michael’, Review, Frieze April
Rob Tufnell, ‘Made in Scotland’, Tema Celeste, Issue 95. 48 - 53

The Evening Standard, 7 March: 49.
Lack, Jessica. The Guardian Guide: No.35.

Ratnam, Niru. ‘Profile.’ The Face, July: 153.
Falconer, Morgan. ‘Antarctica.’ What’s On (London), July 18-25: 24.
Gazzola, Alex. ‘Antarctica.’ LAM Magazine (London), 9 July: 28.

Jones, Jonathan. ‘Preview: John, I’m Only Dancing.’ The Guardian, 3 August.

Herbert, Martin. ‘Review: Horseriding, Painting and Lovemaking.’ Time Out (London), 10-17 February.

Finlay, Judith. ‘Review: Suburban Affair.’ Flash Art, January/February.
Burrows, David. ‘Review.’ Art Monthly, February: 213.


Synth, (Kunstraum B/2, Germany)

Hero, (Unknown)
(Hallwalls contemporary Arts Center)

British Mythic (artist publication)
Here + Now, Scottish Art 1990 – 2001, Dundee Contemporary Arts
Transmission, Black Dog Publishing Limited

The Black Diamond (contribution to artists’ publication)