• CV

    Mike Olin

    Born in Pasadena, CA in 1971
    Raised in San Diego, CA
    Lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn since 1999


    2024 (solo) Mike Olin Paintings, curated by Johnny Mullen and
    Eric Fallen, Peninsula Art Space, NYC

    2023 How to Disappear Completely, Mike Olin and Ben Pritchard,
    curated by Michael David, M. David and Co. gallery

    No Regerts, collaboration with Joy Curtis, McGolrick Park,
    curated by Christine Stiver and Dominic Terlizzi

    Terrible Fathers, Clemente Arts Building, curated by
    Dominic Terlizzi and Peter Schenck

    A Boat Made of Ocean, M. David Gallery, curated by
    Michael David

    2022 Artists Quarantine with their Art Collections, Baker Center
    for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, curated by Stephen Maine

    PAS/LES Inaugural Show, Peninsula Art Gallery, curated by
    Johnny Mullen

    2021 Infinite Get (solo show), curated by Johnny Mullen,
    Peninsula Gallery, Brooklyn NY

    Pencil in the Studio, curated by Maria Calandra, De Pree
    Art Center, Hope College, Holland MI

    2020 Dirty Poetry, curated by Johnny Mullen, Peninsula Gallery,
    Brooklyn, NY

    2019 We Woke Up this Way, curated by Lacey Fekishazy, Sardine
    Gallery, Brooklyn NY

    Viel Feind, viel Ehr, curated by Johnny Mullen, Peninsula
    Gallery, Brooklyn NY

    2018 💥🎢☀️🏖🌈🐳🌋 [Emoji Show], Klaus von Nichtssagend, NYC
    Flower Sermon, curated by Jennifer Sullivan, Yui Gallery, NYC
    Summer Project Room, Edward Thorp Gallery, NYC
    Pat Berran Benefit, curated by Andy Cross, Gavin Brown
    Enterprise, NYC

    2017 Summer Invitational, Edward Thorp Gallery, NYC
    Beyond, curated by Michael Holden, Park Place Gallery, Brooklyn
    Holding Hands, curated by Robert Otto Epstein, Lazy Susan Gallery, NYC
    Spooky Show, curated by Fran Holstrom, Aquarius Studio,
    Ridgewood, NY
    Salami Salon, curated Robert Otto Epstein, Williamsburg,

    2016 Christmas in July, curated by Tamara Gonzalez,
    Underdonk Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn
    So Much, So Little, All at Once, curated by
    Yevgeniya Baras, Regina Rex, NYC
    The Moon and the Serpent, curated by Steve Mykietyn,
    Orgy Park, Bushwick, Brooklyn
    'Til Death Do Us Part, curated by Lori Kirkbride, Lorimoto
    Gallery, Ridgewood, NY

    2015 Let's Go Away for Awhile, curated by Erik den Breejen and
    Maria Calandra, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY
    Paintings in Trees, curated by Ben La Rocco and Ben
    Pritchard, The People’s Garden, Bushwick, Brooklyn
    Fall on Your Bliss, curated by Brian Morris and Christopher
    Joy, Brian Morris Gallery, NYC
    Thinking and Touching Time, curated by Zahar Vaks, Ortega y
    Gasset Projects, Gowanus, Brooklyn
    B-Sides, curated by Steve Gavino, Studio No. 4, Brooklyn, NY

    2014 Back To the Future 1, curated by Michael David and Dana
    James Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    My Big Fat Painting, curated by Rick Briggs, Brian Morris
    Gallery, NYC
    Two River, curated by Tamara Gonzales, One River Gallery,
    Englewood, NJ
    Brooklyn Bridge, curated by Justine Frischmann, George
    Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    The Indexical Mark, Life on Mars Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn
    Do It Yourself, BOS (old 3rd Ward), Bushwick, Brooklyn
    Arshile Gorky drawing show, OUTLET, Brooklyn, NY

    2013 Gravity Light, (solo show), Parallel Art Space, Ridgewood, NY
    New Work, Five Painters, Edward Thorp, NYC
    Thanks, Lu Magnus Gallery, NYC
    Strange Lens: 3 Painters, AIRPLANE, Bushwick, Brooklyn

    2012 Heroes, Small Black Door, Ridgewood, NY
    The Ground Beneath Our Feet, Do Right Hall, Marfa, TX
    Ab/Ab/Ob, BOS, Brooklyn NY
    WAVERS, EJ Hauser and Rob Nadeau, Brooklyn NY
    Peaces on Earth, Sardine Gallery, Brooklyn NY
    The First Unveiling, Centotto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    2011 Assembly, Edward Thorp, NYC
    Human Resources, Joe Ballweg Studio, Ridgewood, NY
    Temporary Antumbra Zone, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
    So Happy Together, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY
    Purple Nurple, BOS, Brooklyn, NY
    Deck the Walls, Sardine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    2010 Painting Comes Alive, Art Jail, NYC
    Half Invisible, BETA Spaces, Brooklyn, NY
    Time Bandits III, Bushwick Open Spaces, Brooklyn, NY

    2009 The Winning Hand, Workspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Time Bandits II, Bushwick Open Spaces, Brooklyn, NY
    Hogeweg, Logement Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

    2008 Eggcartonopolis, HQ Gallery, Brooklyn NY
    Time Bandits, Bushwick Open Spaces, Brooklyn, NY

    2007 On It, Bushwick Open Spaces, Brooklyn
    Group Show, AG Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

    2006 Portraits of Yoda, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn
    Group Show, AG Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

    2004 Ohio University Alumni Exhibition Dairy Barn, Athens, OH

    1998 Paintings (solo show), Siegfred Gallery, Athens, OH
    Surface, Esther Allen Greer Museum, Rio Grande, OH

    1994 NinebyFour Keller Art Gallery, San Diego, CA

    1993 Bisquits and Gravy, (solo show) Keller Art Gallery, San Diego

    1992 Mid-Winter Awards Show, San Diego Art Institute


    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, lecture and student studio visits. 2024

    NY Crit Club, February 2024


    MFA, Painting, Ohio University, Athens OH, 1998
    BA, Studio Art, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego CA, 1993


    Interview by Emily Burns for Maake Magazine Issue 5, curated by Yevgeniya Baras

    Interview by Chris Joy and Zach Keeting for Gorky's Granddaughter