Michael Phelan (b. Beaumont, TX) lives and works in Marfa, Texas and New York City. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Michael Phelan's work has been exhibited extensively throughout the US and Europe including Mary Boone Gallery, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Eleven Rivington Gallery | 11R, Elizabeth Dee, D'Amelio Terras, Leo Koenig Gallery, John Connelly Presents, Horton Gallery, Daniel Reich Gallery, MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, and Artists Space, New York | Sculpture Center, L.I. City, NY | Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY | Kantor/Feuer, Q.E.D Gallery (David Quardrini and Elizabeth Dee), and Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles | Shane Campbell, Chicago | Lora Reynolds, Austin, TX | Ballroom, Marfa and United Artists, Ltd., Marfa, TX | Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami | JGM Galerie, Paris | Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva and Mitterrand + Sanz | Contemporary Art, Zurich.
Selected Group Exhibitions include Greater New York, MoMA PS1, NY | View (Five): Westworld, Mary Boone Gallery, NY | View (Eleven) curated by Amy Smith Stewart, Mary Boone Gallery, NY | Abstract America 2: New Paintings from the US, Saatchi Gallery, London (Catalogue) | California Dreamin curated by Stefan Simchowitz, Portugal Arte, Lisbon, Portugal | The Morning After (aka RU-486) curated by Benjamin Godsill, 2nd Tbilisi Contemporary Art Exhibition, Capital of Georgia, Tbilisi | Sparking Dialogue, curated by Senior Curator Jen Mergel, Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Art, Boston | Blind Cut (Catalogue), Marlborough Gallery, NY | Warhol and..., Kantor Gallery, LA | Watch Your Step, FLAG Art Foundation, NY | Young Americans: An overview of the American Contemporary Art Scene, curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler, from the collection of Susanne van Hagen, Hôtel de Miramion, Paris.
Michael Phelan's work is included in prominent Public and Private Collections throughout the US and Europe. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Artforum, Frieze, Modern Painters, Art in America, Flaunt Magazine, Art Lies | Contemporary Art Journal, Men's Vogue, Vogue Italia, The New York Times, T Magazine, The Boston Globe, and The Huffington Post, among others.