Michael Ashkin is an artist working in photography, sculpture, and painting. His work has been shown at the Whitney Biennial, Greater New York, Documenta 11, Vienna Secession, MUDAM in Luxembourg, Artsonje Center in Seoul, and Kolumba in Köln. Ashkin has published five photobooks: Garden State (Workroom G in 2000), Long Branch (A-Jump Books in 2014), Horizont (TIS Books in 2018), were it not for (Fw:Books in 2019), and There will be two of you (Fw:Books in 2023). He has been awarded two Pollock–Krasner Fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has taught at Cornell University since 2006.

Michael Ashkin


1955-67 Born and lives in Bernardsville, NJ

1967-73 Lives in Rumson, NJ

1973-77 The University of Pennsylvania, Near Eastern Languages, BA

1977 Bourguiba Institute, Tunis, Tunisia

1977-1980 Columbia University, Middle East Languages and Cultures, MA

1978 Ferdowsi University, Mashad, Iran

1979-1981 Lecturer at Brooklyn College, Arabic Language

1981-1984 Computer coding at Insurance Services Office, NYC

1984-89 Mortgage-backed securities at Salomon Brothers and Dean Witter, NYC

1989-1993 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Painting/Drawing, Post-Bacc, MFA

1994-2006 Lives and works Brooklyn, NY

1999 Marries Leslie Brack

2003 Birth of daughter, Juliet

2003-2006 Lecturer at Pratt Institute, Tyler School of Art, SUNY Purchase, SUNY Albany, ICP

2006 Moves to Ithaca, NY

2006-2024 Professor at Cornell University, Department of Art


2024 Foyer LA, Los Angeles

2023 Bibliowicz Gallery, Cornell University 

2021 Incident Report at Flow Chart Foundation, Hudson, NY

2020 Kaktos Project, Athens, Greece

2018 Bibliowicz Gallery, Cornell Unversity

2016 Cathouse Proper, Brooklyn

2013 Milstein Hall Gallery, Cornell University

2010 Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, North Carolina

2009 Secession, Vienna, Austria

SculptureCenter, New York

2005 Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

2002 Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Galerie Otto Schweins, Cologne

Emily Tsingou Gallery, London

2000 Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

1999 Emily Tsingou Gallery, London

Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris

1998 Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

1997 Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris

1996 Feigen, Incorporated, Chicago

Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York

1994 Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago

1992 Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago


2023 The Milton and Sheila Fine Collection, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Open Season IV, Standard Art, Ithaca, NY

Local Visions II, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, Illinois

Good Object/Bad Object, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Farm + Auto, Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Art, Trumansburg, NY

2022 Fistivali Futugrafia Mascarone, Bastilicaccia, Corsica

Cul-de-sac, Cathouse Proper, Brooklyn, NY

FOTO WIEN Photobook Award 2022, Atelier Augarten, Vienna, Austria

2021 Dear Colleagues, The Soil Factory, Ithaca, NY,

All Together Now, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

Social Photography IX, Carriage Trade, New York

Reports from Incident Report, Object:Paradise, Prague, Czech Republic

What Ends up in a Book, Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

2020 The Best Dutch Book Designs 2019, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Social Photography VIII, Carriage Trade, New York, NY, August 5 – September 20

Photography, Its Material and Mattering, 1GAP Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Pretty/Tough, Clemson University, Lee Gallery, Clemson, SC

Bookkeeping, Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University

2019 La Fotografia un Cantiere Aperto, Artphilein Library, Lugano, Switzerland

Undercurrents, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH

Social Photography VII, Carriage Trade, New York, NY

Static Activity, FoyerLA, Los Angeles

Animated Objects and Resistant Bodies, with Camel Collective, CUNY Graduate Center, NY

Cornell Art Faculty Exhibition, Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

2018 Social Photography VI, Carriage Trade, New York, NY

2017 Land and Time, Momenta Art at Atlas Industries, Newburgh, NY

Bad Neighbors, Neighbors, Ithaca, NY

Social Photography V, Carriage Trade, New York, NY

Leaving Home, Cathouse Funeral, Beacon, NY

2016 Recap: thirty years of Momenta Art, Momenta Art, New York, NY

Cathouse Retrospective, Chemistry Creative, Brooklyn, NY

2015 City Lives, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY

Archipelago, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA

Der Rote Faden, Kolumba, Museum of Archdiocese Cologne, Germany

The City: Works from the Collection, Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

From the Ruins, 601 Artspace, New York, NY

William Carlos Willam Blake, Experimental Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

2014 The Photographer’s Playspace, Aperture Gallery, NY, NY

Social Photography IV, Carriage Trade, New York, NY

Open Season, Standard Art, Ithaca, NY

Memory Palace, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

20-Year Anniversary Show, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Annie Lewandowski and Tim Feeney, Mills College, Oakland, CA

What Models Can Do, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany

Hunt, Cathouse Funeral, Brooklyn, NY

Swatches, Argos, Ithaca, NY

EF2, Active Space, Brooklyn, NY

For the Love of Agnes and Barney, Cathouse Funeral, Brooklyn, NY

Caspar David Frederic Church, Experimental Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Pyramid Scheme, Brooklyn, NY

Beyond Earth Art, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Shrink It Pink It, Cathouse Funeral, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Social Photography III, Carriage Trade, New York, NY

Open Season, Standard Art, Ithaca, NY

Depot/Centralia/Tiber, Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

Complimenta (2), Enfield, NY

A More Perfect Day: MUDAM collection, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea

2012 Le fond de l'air effraie’, Bienalle de Belleville 2, Paris
Complimenta (1), Enfield, NY
2011 I’ve Dreamt About, Musée d’Art Moderne, Luxembourg

Here, with Tim Feeney and Annie Lewandowski, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Twin Twin Postcard Edition, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY

Pitshow, The Commons West, Ithaca, NY

Text/Works, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany

Focus: Earth and Fire, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

2010 Second World Congress of Free Artists, Aarhus, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Denmark

The Other End of the Line, Chelsea Highline, New York

Ville de Paris – Art Contemporain, FMAC, FIAC, Paris

11. Triennale der Kleinplastik Fellbach, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Malas Calles, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain

Urban Miracles, Gallery at the Remise Bludenz, Austria

2009 Twin Twin III, Artists’ Edition, Big and Small/Casual Space, Long Island City, NY

Utopics, 11th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel, Switzerland

Market Forces, Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels, Belgium

Space Available, Ithaca, NY

2008 Market Forces, Carriage Trade, New York

2007 10 Years, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London

Critical Art, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Grow Your Own, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

2006 Weak Foundations, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

Firstclass: Landscape,” laMobil, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Our Town, HUT, Hudson, NY

Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2005 We Could Have Invited Everyone, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Out of Place, UBS, New York, NY

Trade, White Columns, New York

Think Small, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL

2004 Think Small, Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003 The Power of Wings, The Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC

2000 Watery, Domestic, Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL

View Finder, Arnolfini, Bristol, England

Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany

Model World, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CN

2001 Kidsart, Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, MA

Lateral Thinking, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

Picqued Land, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

2000 Gallery Patrick Seguin, Paris

From a Distance: Landscape in Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

Desert and Transport, Kunsthalle zu Kiel and Museum der Bildenden Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

Human/Nature, Caren Golden Gallery, NY

On the Horizon: Landscape at the Millenium, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

Sites Around the City: Art and Environment, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Greater New York, P.S.1, NY

Thirtieth Anniversary Benefit Silent Auction, White Columns, New York

The End, Exit Art, New York

Berardo Collection, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal

Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

1999 Construction Zones, California State University at Fullerton

Story, A/C Project Room, New York

Modes of Art, Düsseldorf Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, Germany

Landworks Studio, Inc., Salem, MA

Surroundings: Responses to the American Landscape, San Jose Museum of Art, CA

Contemporary Collectors XIV, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Souvenirs/Documents: 20 Years, PS 122 Gallery, New York

Sliding Scale, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

1998 Encyclopedia, 1999, Turner & Runyon, Dallas, TX

Time after Time, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London

Young Amercians 2, The Saatchi Gallery, London

Where: Allegories of Site in Contemporary Art, The Whitney Museum, Stamford, CN

No is Yes, 4 Walls, Brooklyn, NY

1997 New Found Land Scape, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

24 Seven, Galerie Klaus Peter Goebel, Stuttgart, Germany

Elsewhere, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA

Land Marks, The John Weber Gallery, New York

Sculpture, James Graham & Sons, New York

Michael Ashkin, Andreas Gursky, Fischli and Weiss, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Tableaux, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

Tableaux, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

Auto-portrait, Exit Art/The First World, New York

Across Lines, Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

1997 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Picturing, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Hold it now, hit it, 498 Court, Brooklyn, NY

Road Show '97, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York

At the Edge of the Landscape, Galeria Estrany – de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain

Real World, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

1996 The Lie of the Land, University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara

Currents in Contemporary Art, Christie's East, New York

Space, Mind, Place, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Art Exchange Show, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York

Site Specifics, The Carriage House Project Space, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

PS 122 Gallery, New York

Wish You Were Here, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York

MTV group show, The Green Room, MTV offices, New York

Group Hanging, Griffin Linton Contemporary Exhibitions, Costa Mesa, CA

Open Skies, SPAS Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Constructions, Michael Klein Gallery, New York

1995 Oooze, The Black & Herron Space, New York

Lookin' Good, Feelin' Good, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York

Pure Hinterland, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York

Chess and Checkers, Exit Art, New York

The National Security State, Steffany Martz Gallery, New York

Mini-Mundus, White Columns, New York

(page 13…), 450 Broadway Gallery, New York

Way Cool, Exit Art/The First World, New York

1994 Investigations into the Physical and Metaphorical Hole, Gallery 2, Chicago

U-Haul, in rental truck, New York

1993 Twelve No Trump, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago

The New Pier Show Sculpture Garden, Cityfront Center, Chicago

1992 Ambient Spaces/Virtual Reality, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago

Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Migration, curated by Gail Forrest, The Dome Room, Chicago

1991 October Group Show, World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago

Fall Group Show, The Dome Room, Chicago

Response to War, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago

Spring Group Show, The Dome Room, Chicago

1990 Five Different, 1800 North Clybourne, Chicago

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Published Artist Writings, Books, and Projects

There will be two of you, by Michael Ashkin, Fw:Books, 2023, ISBN-13: 978-90-833459-0-1.

Photo No-Nos: Meditations on What not to Photograph, edited by Jason Fulford, Aperture, 2021, ISBN: 978-1597114998.

Michael Ashkin: were if not for, with essay by Bernard Yenelouis, Kaktos Project, 2020,

ISBN: 978-618-84736-0-7.

Social Text, “Untitled (Proun),” No. 141, Duke University Press, 2019, ISSN: 0164-2472.

were it not for, by Michael Ashkin, Fw:Books, 2019, ISBN-13: 978-94-90119-80-5.

HORIZONT, by Michael Ashkin, TIS books, 2018, ISBN-13: 9781943146147.

Diacritics, “Photographs 2014—2016,” Volume 45, Number 4, 2017, ISSN 0330-7162.

Tammy, “Selections from Long Branch,” Issue 01, edited by Jason Lipeles and Grant Willing, ITI Press, Fall 2017, p. 23-47.

The Photographer’s Playbook, edited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern, Aperture Books,

ISBN-13: 978-1597112475.

Long Branch, by Michael Ashkin, A-Jump Books, 2014, ISBN 978-0-9905587-0-5.
The Second World Congress of Free Artists. In Three Acts, “were it not for,” edited by Anthony Graves and Camel Collective, Aarhus Kunsthal, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-8792025272.

Space and Desire, “Long Branch,” Monitoring Scenography 03, edited by Thea Brejzek, Wolfgang Greisenegger, Lawrence Wallen, 2011, Zurcher Hochschule der Kunste, ISBN 978-3-906437-35-4.

The Cornell Journal of Architecture, “Resolution (Western Sahara),” No. 8: RE, edited by Caroline O’Donnell, 2011, ISBN-13: 978-0978506148.

(Long Branch), by Michael Ashkin, Workroom G Editions, New York, 2010, ISBN 0-9677411-2-2.

Urban Miracles, “There will be two of you.,” edited by Barbara Holub and Paul Rajakovics, Remise Bludenz, 2010, ISBN-13: 978-3-902679-89-5.

Michael Ashkin, “Here,” edited by Annette Südbeck with essays by Anthony Graves and Elke Krasny, Secession, 2009, ISBN-13: 978-3902592279.

Untitled (Experience of Place), “Untitled (Sayreville, NJ),” edited by Gregor Neuerer, Walther Koenig, 2004, ISBN 3-88375-792-6.

Garden State, by Michael Ashkin, Workroom G Editions, New York, 2000, ISBN 0-9677411-0-6.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Articles and Reviews

2024 Walsh, Connie: Michael Ashkin’s Meadowlands, zingmagazine.com/zingblog/

Knoblauch, Loring: “Josef Koudelka,” Collector Daily, April 24

Knoblauch, Loring: “Michael Ashkin: There will be two of you,” Collector Daily, March 27

Soto, Arturo: Photoeye, Book of the Week, https://blog.photoeye.com/2024/01/book-of-week-selected-by-arturo-soto.html, January 15

2023 Bosch, Janko: “Horizont,” https://zaptronic.nl/journal, January 12

2021 Doupas, Vassilios: The Art Newspaper, “Review 2020: The Best Reports,” January 1

2020 Konstantinidis, Giannis: LIFO Lightbox, “We will remember 10 art exhibitions from 2020,” December 7

Feuerhelm, Brad: Nearest Truth, “Michael Ashkin is an American artist.,” www.nearesttruth.com, November 20

Iamartino, Marissa: https://www.floatmagazine.us/book-library/books/michael-ashkin, “Michael Ashkin: were it not for,” May 6

Konstantinidis, Giannis: LIFO Lightbox, “Michael Ashkin: American Artist Traces the Footprint of Violence in Victoria Square,” February 17

Carbonell, Laura: Punto de Fuga, “Michael Ashkin: Were It Not For, FW:Books, 2019,” February 10

Markouli, Maria: It’s My Blender, mariamarkouli.com,“Cactus Project,” February 8

Doupas, Vassilios: The Art Newspaper (Greek edition), “Michael Ashkin,” #248, p 21

Shinkle, Eugenie: www.1000wordsmag.com, “Michael Ashkin: were it not for,” Issue 32, Jan. 20

Swanson, Wayne: www.photobookjournal.com, “Michael Ashkin – were it not for,” January 15

Mack, Michael: British Journal of Photography, “Best of 2019: Michael Mack,” January 4

2019 Colberg, Jörg: Conscientious Photography Magazine, “Were it not for the Nightmares,” December 30

Feuerhelm, Brad: AmericanSuburbX.com, “2019: A Short Guide to White People & Their Photography Books,” December 27

Mack, Michael: photo-eye.com, “Michael Mack’s Favorite Book from 2019,” December

Bell, Adam: photo-eye.com, “Adam Bell’s Favorite Book from 2019,” December

Feuerhelm, Brad: Photobookstore Magazine,

“Photobooks of 2019: Brad Feuerhelm,” December 6

Meeks, Raymond: Photobookstore Magazine,

“Photobooks of 2019: Raymond Meeks,” December 10

Winship, Vanessa: Photobookstore Magazine,

“Photobooks of 2019: Vanessa Winship,” December 17

Meeks, Raymond: deadbeatclubpress.com, “Books of Note 2019: Raymond Meeks, Dec. 13

Genitempo, Matthew: deadbeatclubpress.com, “Books of Note 2019: Matthew Genitempo,” December 25

Carpenter, Tim: deadbeatclubpress.com, “Books of Note 2019: Tim Carpenter,” December

Feuerhelm, Brad: deadbeatclubpress.com, “Books of Note 2019: Brad Feuerhelm,” Dec. 20

Shinkle, Eugenie: AmericanSuburbX.com, “Space, furrowed with abysses: Michael Ashkin’s Horizont,” February

2016 Shinkle, Eugenie: Harvard Design Magazine, “Animal Eyes and Invisible Hunters,” Spring,
No. 42, pp. 57-62
Shinkle, Eugenie: AmericanSuburbX.com, “Capitalism as a Bearer of the Uncanny: An Interview

with Michael Ashkin,” April 28, 2016

2015 Spector, Buzz: December, “Constructions and Industrial Paintings,” 26.2

Sholis, Brian: Frieze, “Books,” October, pp. 59-60

Coates, Jennifer: TimeOut New York, “From the Ruins. . . .,” July 2

McGlynn, Tom: The Brooklyn Rail, “From the Ruins. . . ,” June 3

Wolukau-Wanambwa, Stanley: The Great Leap Sideways,

“Long Branch: A Conversation with Michael Ashkin,” April 10

Haeusslein, Allie: Photo-Eye, “Long Branch,” January 7

Ast, Michael: 10x10Photobooks (instagram), January 2

2014 Risch, Conor: PDN, November, “New Construction,” pp. 99 – 108.

2013 Koh, Daveen: Cornell Daily Sun, March 27, “What Holds Things Together”

Kwon, Mee-yoo: The Korea Times, April 15, “Coolness in Courtesy of Luxembourg”

EDNA: Issue 4, p. 158

2011 Blank, Jessica: blogs.colgate.edu, February 17

Butler, Sharon: twocoatsofpaint.com, “Small Pictures from Jimbo Blachly and Workroom G,”

April 21 (as Workroom G)

Lee, Diana Seo Hyung, Degree Critical: Mapping, “Michael Ashkin: Remembrance in Nine Parts,”

pp. 38 – 45

Lorgé, Marie-Anne, Le Jeudi, “Mudam Reve,” December 18

Miranda, Carolina: c-monster.net, “Photo Diary: Stuff artists are looking at,” April 11

(as Workroom G)

Miranda, Carolina: WNYC Gallerina, "This Week: Must-See Arts in the City /

WNYC's Arts: "Signs on the Road," March 24 (as Workroom G)

Schwartz, Wylie: Station923, "Signs on the Road," March 6

Seele, Heidi: Rhein Neckar Zeitung, “Jonathan Meese lässt seinen ‘Lindwurm der Mact’ von der

Leine,” February 4

ARTCAT.com: "Top Pick," April 18–30 (as Workroom G)

Mannheimer Morgan: “Einmal Kunst und Zwei Texte,” February 3

2010 Cortés, José Miguel G.: EXIT Express, "Visiones urbanas alternativas," March

Khan, Baseera: Art21 Blog, "Remains to be seen," April 9

McAdams, Heather: The Cornell Daily Sun, "Multidimensional," April 27

Rajakovics, Paul: Derive, "Riker’s Heterotopos," with artist’s insert, January

Schwartz, Wylie: The Ithaca Post, "Invisible Cities," June 8

Singer, Alan: The Visual Artworker Blog, "Museum Building," April

Tsui, Karl: Association, “Exhibition at Secession,” Volume 4, Fall

Vogt, Rainer: Stuttgarter Nachrichten, "Wie das Universum Platz im Kopf findet," June 14

Watson, Jared: The Carolinian, "Artist Talk with Michael Ashkin," February 17

Ithaca Post, “Post Picks: 2010 in Review,” December 28

2009 Brody, David: artcritical.com, "Brooklyn DIY: A Story of Williamsburg Art Scene 1987-2007," March

Christoph, Horst: Profil, "Denkraum," November 16

Powhida, William: Brooklyn Rail, “How The New Musuem Committed Suicide with Banality,”


Thomas, Austin: drawingontheutopic.blogspot.com, “Michael Smith, Roxy Paine and Sculpture

Center,” May 11

c-m-l.org, "Centralia," September

Tensta Kunsthall Blog, "Vienna Art Week," December

2008 Lambert, Olympia: ArtCal, “Market Forces: Consuming Territories,” May 22

2007 Coulter-Smith, Graham: “Abstraction and Dehumanization,” artintelligence.wordpress.com, June 3

Schwendener, Martha: The New York Times, “Weak Foundations,” January 12

The New Yorker, “Weak Foundations,” January 22

"Grow Your Own," Palais de Tokyo/Magazine 02, p.73-79.

2005 Budick, Ariella: Newsday, “Exploring Urban Spaces: Mystery and Mean Beauty,” April 15

Cotter, Holland: The New York Times, “Trade,” February 25

Cotter, Holland: The New York Times, “Andrea Zittel, Michael Ashkin,” June 10

Faust, Lilly: TheNewYorkArtWorld.com, Summer

Smith, Roberta: The New York Times, “We Could Have Invited Everyone,” July 15

Wagner, James: jameswagner.com, “Michael Ashkin at Andrea Rosen,” June 2

2004 Gržiniċ, Marina: Camera Austria, “Untitled (Experience of Place),” No. 87/2004

2003 Berwick, Carly: The New York Times, "How One Artist Filled In the 'Holes' Known as New Jersey," April 27 Burton, Johanna: Time Out New York, "Michael Ashkin, 'Notes Toward Desolation'," January 9-16, p. 50

Grabner, Michelle: Bridge Online, "Watery, Domestic," Vol. 1 No. 4

Johnson, Ken: The New York Times, "Michael Ashkin: Notes Toward Desolation," January 10

Kerr, Merrily: Art on Paper, "Michael Ashkin: Notes Toward Desolation. Andrea Rosen Gallery,"

April, p. 61

Wilson, Michael: ArtForum, "Michael Ashkin," February, p. 142

The New Yorker, January 20, p.18

2002 Boecker, Susanne: Koelner Stadtanzeiger, "Schleichender Verfall," November 28

Boecker, Susanne: www.galerienkoeln.de, "Otto Schweins: Michael Ashkin," November/December

Büsser, Martin: JungeWelt, "Wo sind die Getränke?", July 17

Charlesworth, J. J.: Contemporary, “Bristol: Arnolfini Gallery,” September, pp. 76-77

Heartney, Eleanor: Art in America, “A 600-Hour Documenta,” September, pp. 86-95

Herbert, Martin: Art Monthly, “View Finder,” September, pp. 39-41

Israel, Nico: Artforum.com, “'Doing’Documenta in a Day,” June

Koegel, Alice: StadtRevue, "Michael Ashkins neue Fotoserien," December

Lafuente, Pablo, ArtReview, “Product of Place,” September

Robinson, Walter: Artnet, “Monster Mash,” July

Sinha, Gayatari: The Hindu, "Diatribe or art?," September 1

2001 McQuaidd, Cate: The Boston Globe, “Art of Absence,” April 5

Restorff, Jörg: Künstzeitung, “Wüst, Leipzig, ‘Desert und Transit,’” January

Rian, Jeff: Purple, “Scenic New Jersey,” Spring (interview)

Ullrich, Annette: Kreuzer, “Das Abenteur Ruft,” January, p. 50

2000 Bischoff, Dan: Sunday Star-Ledger, “Worlds of wonder: Rethinking the modern landscape,”

April 23, section 4, pp. 1–2

Boodro, Mike: Vogue, “Worlds Preserved,” March, p. 352

Coughlin, M.: Art New England, “Institute of Contmporary Art/Boston: from a distance: approaching

landscape,” Vol. 21, 6, p.54

Ganis, William: “Greater New York” catalogue, “Michael Phelan; Clara Williams; Jane Benson; Mike O’shea; Michael Ashkin”

Cotter, Holland: The New York Times, February 25, p. E41

Exley, Roy: Flash Art, “Michael Ashkin,” January–February, pp. 188-119

Hellmich, Sigrun: SZ, “Ästhetische Vollkost,” March 12

Kliner, Dion: “Greater New York” catalogue, “Passing Through Nothing on the Way to Nowhere”

Joe Lagura: Summit Observer, “Landscape exhibit offers intriguing view of the lay of the land,” April 27, p. B5

Lewinson, David: Artweek, “’Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art’ at MCA San Diego,” March

Mahoney, Robert: Time Out New York, February 24 – March 2, p. 72

Mustroph, Tom: Metropol, “Hängematten im Dschungel,” December 2

Millis, Christopher: The Boston Phoenix, “Hitting paydirt,” August 25, 2000, p. 11

Nakamara, Marie-Pierre: Art Actuel, “Etranges petits modes,” March–April, p. 55

O’Connell, Kim A.: Landscape Architecture, “Fungus Among Us,” March, p. 14

Ollman, Leah: Los Angeles Times, “Tiny World Create Grand Illusions,” pp. 69–70

Parcellin, Paul: Retro-Rocket.com, “View from above,” July 26, 2000

Pincus, Robert L.: San Diego Tribune, “Windows on the world waiting for,” January 20

Pincus, Robert L.: San Diego Tribune, “’World’ toys with magic of dioramas,” February 6,

pp. E3–E4

Princenthal, Nancy: Art On Paper, “Artist’s Book Beat,” May–June, pp. 88–89

Richard, Frances: ArtForum, “Michael Ashkin,” May, p. 176

Rönnau, Jens: KünstForum, “Desert & Transit,” October–December, pp.321–324

Sherman, Mary: BostonHerald.com, “Landscapes keep distance from nature at ICA exhibit,” July

July 23, 2000

Siegel, Katy: ArtForum, “Greater New York,” May, pp. 174–175

Temin, Christine: The Boston Globe, “Illlustrating the loss of landscape,” pp. D1, D8

Tarquinio, J. Alex: Forbes Digital Tool, “Art Exposure,” March 11

Zimmer, William, The New York Times, “Getting Back to the Land in Summer Gallery Shows, May 14

Contemporary Visual Arts, “Sites Around the City: Art and Environment,” Issue 27, p. 85

1999 Carr, Genie: Artview, Winston-Salem, “Wonderland” and “Editor’s View,” April 14, p. 2

Exley, Roy: Contemporary Visual Arts, “Michael Ashkin,” Issue 26, p. 61

Funderburk, Amy: Carolina Arts, “Perceptions of Reality: Sliding Scale,” April

Gellatly, Andrew: Frieze, “Michael Ashkin,” November–December

Halle, Howard: TimeOut New York, January 14–21, p. 50

Kent, Sarah: TimeOut London, September 29 – October 6, p. 50

Kroner, Magdalena: Rheinische Post, Dusseldorfer Feuilleton, “Spurensuche ohne grosses Risiko,” July 29

Liebs, Holger: Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, “Da spuck’ ich drauf!,” September 17

Meister, Helga: Westdeutsche Zeitung, Dusseldorf, “Venus im Schokobrei,” July 31

Merten, Ulrike: Neue Rhein Zeitung, “Die Venus badet in weisser Schokolade,” August 4

Patterson, Tom: Winston-Salem Journal, “Micro to Macro,” February 21, pp. E1–E5

Reindl, Uta M.: Künstforum International, “mode of art,” September–November

Vaillant, Alexis: Les Inrockuptibles, "Lost lost Highway," June 2–8, p.67

Bonner Generalanzeiger, “Im Himmel mit Lady Di,” August 7–8

Flash Art, "'Time After Time' at Tsingou," January February, p. 39

The Independent on Sunday, “Michael Ashkin,” September 26

Le Journal des Arts, May 14 –27

Scene, “Michael Ashkin,” October 1999

1998 Brown, Hero: Independent on Sunday, "Party On," September 13

Dalton, Jennifer: Review, "Shake at PS122 Gallery," June 15

Damianovic, Maia: Tema Celeste, "Michael Ashkin," pp. 65, 109

Farel, Zena: Indiaweekly, "All the Young Guns," September 11–17, p.25

Gayford, Martin: The Spectator, "The art game," September 12, p. 48

Green, David A.: The Village Voice, "On the Road," March 17, p.127

Griffen, Tim: On Paper, May–June

Halle, Howard: Time Out New York, March 19–26, p. 57

Hicks, Robert: The Villager, "Industrial but not alienated from nature," February 25

Hogin, Laurie: New Art Examiner, "Michael Ashkin," July/August, p.56

Johnson, Ken: The New York Times, March 6, p. E42

Johnson, Ken: The New York Times, March 13, p. E36

Kenton, Mary Jean: Sculpture, “Elsewhere: works by Michael Ashkin, Julie Becker, James

Casebere, Miles Coolidge and Thomas Demand,” March, pp. 67-68

Kimmelman, Michael: The New York Times, December 18, p. E40

Kimmelman, Michael: The New York Times, “In Connecticut, Where Caravaggio First Landed, July 17

Kliner, Dion: Flash Art, Summer, "After the Disasteroid," pp. 113–115

Levin, Kim: The Village Voice, March 10

Liebmann, Lisa and Adams, Brooks: New American Art at the Saatchi Gallery, "Nothing Left Undone" (catalogue essay)

Murphy, Anna: Oberserver, "Dinky cars," August 23, pp. 22–23

Pedersen, Victoria: Paper, "Fascinating Fictions," March, p. 132

Perchuk, Andrew: ArtForum, "Michael Ashkin," Summer, p. 129

Rockwell, Steve: dArt International, April, May, June, p. 38

Searle, Adrian: The Guardian, "The infants Liam and Noel on the sofa... Is this what passes for the new American Dream?," September 8, pp. 10–11

Smith, Roberta: The New York Times, "Edwin Zwack," May 29

Smith, Roberta: The New York Times, "Miles Coolidge," September 18, p. E35

Volk, Gregory: Art in America, "Michael Ashkin at Andrea Rosen," November, p. 129

Zimmer, William: The New York Times, "Landscape, the Site, the Meaning of Place," August 9, p. 12CT

NY Arts, "Mob Rule #11: Guilty Pleasures," April 1998, p. 9

1997 Adams, Brooks: Art in America, "Turtle Derby," June, pp. 37, 39

Arkhipoff, Elisabeth: Nova Magazine, "Michael Ashkin ne s'ennuie jamais assez," July–August,

p. 62

Bellinger, Jesse: Daily Nexus, "Would I Lie to You?," January 16

Boardman, Andrew: New Observations, "Popular Metaphysics," No. 115, Summer, pp. 36–37

Chapman, Frances: WaterfrontWeek, "Whitney Biennial: There's No Place Like Home," May 22, p. 11

Clearwater, Bonnie: Tableaux, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (catalogue essay)

Dailey, Meghan: Bookforum, "Horse's Mouth," Summer

Dalton, Jennifer: Review, "B is for Biennial: Not Bad, but a Little Boring," April 1, p. 13

Doran, Anne: Time Out New York, July 10–17, p. 49

Drucker, Johanna: Sculpture, "Thingness and Objecthood," April, pp. 20–23

Fend, Peter: Artnet, "Architecture at the Whitney Biennial," May 13

Freedman, Matt: Review, "Space Mountain & Other Diversions," April 1, p. 10

Gabriel, Trip: The New York Times, "Trafficking in Toxic Waste and Human Loneliness," April 6, p. 43

Goldberg, RoseLee: Mirabella, "Running the Show," March/April, pp. 30–31

Halle, Howard: Time Out New York, "Showtime at the Whitney," April 3–10, pp. 39–40

Harris, Jane: Review, "The Surreal of the Everyday Fantasy Reigns," April 1, p. 39

Harris, Jane: Review, "Where are the Trains? An Interview with Michael Ashkin," April 1, pp. 41–44

Herron, Annie: Review, "Inside/Outside," April 1, p. 73

Johnson, Ken: The New York Times, August 8

Kimmelman, Michael: The New York Times, "Sculpture," August 8, p. C25

Klein, Michael: Sculpture, "Michael Ashkin: The Other Side of the Tracks," October, pp. 10–11

Knight, Christopher: Los Angeles Times, "Show Time at Biennial: Send in the Big Crowds," March 21, pp. F1, F26

McClure, Lissa: Review, "The Medium and the Message," April 1, p. 67

Miller, Donald: Post-Gazette, "Models create another reality," Oct. 11

Morgan, Robert C.: Review, "Whitney Biennial Makes History," April 1, p. 46

Mumford, Steve: Review, "Art and Adolescent Megalomania: Boy Toys and Other Cool Stuff," April 1, pp. 36–37

Nahas, Dominique: Review, "In Focus: The 1997 Whitney Biennial," April 1, p. 6

Pedersen, Victoria: Paper, "Biennial Best," March

Pospiszyl, Tomas: “Paraphrasing the Real: The Miniature Works of Kim Adams, Michael Ashkin and Steven Brower,” Thesis for MA in Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 1997

Rego, Juan Carlos: Arte y Parte, "Bienal Whitney," Summer 1997, p.33

Robinson, Walter: Artnet, "The 1997 Whitney Biennial: A First Look", March 19

Reneau, Oliver: Technikart, July–August, p. 94

Shearing, Graham: Tribune-Review, "Exhibit takes viewers 'Elsewhere'," October 17, pp. D3–D4

Solin, Allison Lee: The Independent, "Impact," January 9

Worth, Alexi: Slate, “1997 Whitney Biennial,” April 3

1996 Arning, Bill: Time Out New York, July 31 – August 7, p. 28

Arning, Bill: Time Out New York, July 10–17, p. 29

Arning, Bill: Time Out New York, May 29 – June 5, p. 26

Borruso, Sarah: HotWired, "Destination Nowhere," June

Bretthauer, Laurie: NY Soho Arts Magazine, "The Politics of Emerging Artists," November, pp. 12–13

Dykstra, Jean: Brooklyn Bridge, "Portable Wasteland," May, pp. 31–32

Henry, Max: Zingmagazine, Autumn/Winter, pp. 163–164

Levin, Kim: The Village Voice, May 21

Levin, Kim: The Village Voice, February 13

Lovelace, Carey: Newsday, "Works With Quirks," June 7

Mendelsohn, John: Artnet, "Michael Ashkin at Bronwyn Keenan," June

Pall, Ellen: The New York Times Magazine, "The Do-It-Yourself Dealers," September 1, p. 35

Penenberg, Adam: World Art, "Tablelands," December, pp. 22–24

Servetar, Stuart: The New York Press, July 17–23

Servetar, Stuart: The New York Press, May 15–21

Servetar, Stuart: The New York Press, March 13–19

Servetar, Stuart: The New York Press, February 7–13

Smith, Roberta: The New York Times, "Space, Mind, Place," July 19, p. C26

Smith, Roberta: The New York Times, "Enter Youth, Quieter and Subtler," May 17, pp. C1, C4

Steinke, Darcey: Spin, "Small World: Inside Michael Ashkin's miniature wastelands," June, p. 38

Van de Walle, Mark: ArtForum, “Michael Ashkin,” October, p. 118

West, Aurora: Columbia, Fall

Wiens, Ann: New City, December 12

Harper's Magazine, (reproduction) September, p. 22

Harper's Magazine, (reproduction) March, p. 27

The New Yorker, February 12

The World (The Poetry Project), No. 52

1995 Cotter, Holland: The New York Times, June 30, p. C21

Glueck, Grace: The New York Observer, "Captivating Zoos of Art; To Be Young, 3-D and Way Cool," May 29

Hess, Elizabeth: The Village Voice, "Never-Never Wasteland," May 23, p. 50

Klawans, Stuart: The Daily News, June 3

Levin, Kim: The Village Voice, October 24–30

Levin, Kim: The Village Voice, May 24–30

Pedersen, Victoria: Paper, June, p. 114

Servetar, Stuart: The New York Press, "Good Ship, Arty Pop," November 29 – December 6

Servetar, Stuart: The New York Press, October 11–17

Servetar, Stuart: The New York Press, September 13–19

Servetar, Stuart: The New York Press, May 31 – June 6

Wallach, Amei: New York Newsday, "Young Artists Exploring by Light of Imagination," May 19

The Print Collector's Newsletter, "Check It Out," November–December, p. 177

1994 Artner, Alan G.: Chicago Tribune, "Ashkin Constructs Bizarre Scenarios," January 20, Section 5 p. 11D

Bulka, Michael: New Art Examiner, "Michael Ashkin: Peter Miller Gallery," April

Camper, Fred: Chicago Reader, "Industrial Dreams," January 28, pp. 26–27

Fitzpatrick, Tony: The Gary Meyer Show: Art-O-Rama (WLUP AM/FM), interview with Ann Wiens, editor of the New Art Examiner, January 27

1993 Duncan, Charles: F Magazine, "Images of Unchecked Power," February, p. 3

1992 Artner, Alan G.: Chicago Tribune, "Michael Ashkin Constructions Do Double Duty," October 29, Section 5, p. 10

McCracken, David: Chicago Tribune, "Ashkin's Cardboard Works Tantalize," May 29, p. 66

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Catalogs, Edited Volumes, etc.

2021 Photo No-Nos: Meditations on What not to Photograph, edited by Jason Fulford, Aperture Books, ISBN: 978-1597114998.

2020 The Best Dutch Book Design 2019, Stichting De Best Verzorgde Boeken, ISBN 978 90 5965 509 4,

The Other End of the Line, by Francis Cape and Paul Kennedy, 2020.

Michael Ashkin: were if not for, with essay by Bernard Yenelouis, Kaktos Project, 2020, ISBN 978-618-84736-0-7.

2019 Social Photography VII, edited by Peter Scott, Carriage Trade.

2014 Was Modelle Können, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, ISBN: 978-3-86442-095-5.
The Photographer’s Playbook, edited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern, Aperture, ISBN-13: 978-1597112475.

“Touch and the Cheirotic Apprehension of Prehistoric Figurines,” by Doug Bailey in Sculpture and Touch, edited by Peter Dent, Ashgate Publishing Limited, ISBN 978-1-4094-1231-1.

Social Photography III, edited by Peter Scott, Carriage Trade.
2013 The Second World Congress of Free Artists. In Three Acts, by Anthony Graves and Camel
Depot/Centralia/Tiber, Workroom G Productions, DVD, with music by Annie Lewandowski and Tim Feeney, essay by Jonathan Skinner, with a grant from Cornell Council of the Arts.
A More Perfect Day: Collection of Mudam Luxembourg, Artsonje Center, Samuso: Space for Contemporary Art, Co., Ltd., Seoul, ISBN: 978-89-93535-21.
2012 What I Know About Penises, by Shelly Silver, onestar press.
2010 Larger Than Life, Stranger Than Fiction, by Ulrike Groos, Snoeck, ISBN-13: 978-3940953537.
Unearthed: A Comparative Study of Jomon Dogu and Neolithic Figurines, by Douglass Bailey, Collective, Aarhus Kunsthal, ISBN-13: 978-8792025272. Andrew Cochrane, Jean Zambelli, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, ISBN-13: 978-0954592127.

Malas Calles, by José Miguel G. Cortés, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern,

ISBN-13: 978-84-482-5398-1.

Spooky Booky, edited by Maggie Prendergast and Jackie Zdrojeski, Garlic Press.

2009 Michael Ashkin, edited by Annette Südbeck with essays by Anthony Graves and Elke Krasny, Secession, ISBN-13: 978-3902592279.

2008 Dictionnaire international de la sculpture moderne et contemporaine, by Alain Monvoisin, Editions du Regard, ISBN-13: 978-2841052110.

2007 Artworks: The Progressive Collection, by Dan Cameron, Toby Devan Lewis, Peter B. Lewis, Mark Schwartz, D.A.P., ISBN-13: 978-1933045726.

Sculpture Today, by Judith Collins, Phaidon Press Inc., ISBN-13: 978-0714843148.

From Yodeling to Quantum Physics: v.1, Palais de Tokyo, ISBN-13: 978-2915639865.

2005 No.1: First Works of 362 Artists, Edited by Francesca Richer and Matthew Rosenzweig, DAP, ISBN-13: 978-1933045092.

2004 De Amerikan die ik nooit geweest ben (The American I never was), (film), by Chris Keulmans and Rob Smits, Submarine, www.submarinechannel.com.

Prehistoric Figurines Corporeality and Representation in the Neolithic, by Douglass Bailey, Routledge, 2005, ISBN-13: 978-0415331524.

2002 Documenta 11 Platform 5: Ausstellung. Katalog. (3 catalogs) Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2002, ISBN-13: 978-3775790857, 377509888, 377579087-x.

Lateral Thinking: Art in the 1990s, by Toby Kamps, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, ISBN: 0-934418-60-8, 0-934418-61-6.

2001 Purple #7: New Jersey, Association Belle Haleine, 2001, ISBN-13: 978-2912684226.

2000 Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art, by Hugh Davies, Toby Kamps and Ralph Rugoff, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, 2000, ISBN-13: 978-0934418546.

Sites Around the City: Art and Environment, By Heather Sealy Lineberry, Arizona State University

Art Museum, 2000, ISBN: 0-9679547-1-1.

Desert und Transit, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Museum der bildenden Kunste Leipzig, 2000, ISBN: 3-923701-87-x.

Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, P.S. 1, 2000, ASIN: B001NY9GQ6.

1998 Young Americans 2: New American Art at the Saatchi Gallery, By Brooke Adams and Lisa Leibmann, Saatchi Gallery, 1998, ISBN-13: 978-0952745372.

1997 1997 Biennial Exhibition (Whitney Biennial), by Lisa Phillips, Harry N Abrams, 1997, ISBN-13: 978-0810968257.

Tableaux, by Bonnie Clearwater, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, 1997, ISBN-13: 978-1888708035.


2021 Cornell Council for the Arts Grant

The Hambidge Center residency

2019 The Walter Teimann Prize, Shortlist

2017 The Hambidge Center residency and scholarship

Cornell Council for the Arts Grant

2016 MacDowell Colony Residency Fellowship

2015 Yaddo Residency Fellowship

2014 MacDowell Colony Residency, Marion O. Naumberg Fellowship

Cornell Council for the Arts Grant

2013 Yaddo Residency Fellowship

2012 MacDowell Colony Residency Fellowship

Millay Colony Residency Fellowship (The Bay and Paul Foundations Fellow)

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. Grant

Cornell Council for the Arts Grant

2011 MacDowell Colony Residency Fellowship

Cornell Council for the Arts Grant

2009 Cornell Council for the Arts Grant

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

2008 Eastern State Penitentiary Proposal Development Grant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2000 Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship, Marfa, Texas

1999 New York Foundation for the Arts, Lily Auchincloss Foundation Fellow, Sculpture

1998 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. Grant


Whitney Museum of Art, New York, New York

San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California

Kolumba Art Museum, Cologne, Germany

Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

Arp Museum, Remagen, Germany

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

FMAC – Ville de Paris, Paris, France

MUDAM Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina

Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Progessive Art Collection, Cleveland, Ohio

Mallin Collection, Buckhorn, Pound Ridge, New York

Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York

Tishman Speyer Properties, New York

Galerie OstLicht, Vienna, Austria