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Inka Essenhigh Studio, 2020, New York, NY

Inka Essenhigh Studio, 2020, New York, NY

INKA ESSENHIGH (b. 1969, Bellefonte, PA) received her Master of Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts, New York, NY and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH.

Recent solo exhibitions include Victoria Miro Gallery, Venice, Italy; Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Other Worlds: Inka Essenhigh,” Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA; “Uchronia,” Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; “Parallel Lines,” Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; “Inka Essenhigh: Manhattanhenge,” The Drawing Center, New York, NY; “A Fine Line,” Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA + Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI; Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Between Worlds,” Frist Center, Nashville, TN; “Stars and Flowers,” Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO; “Comet Dust & Crystal Shards,” Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York, NY; Columbus College of Art & Design, Joseph V. Canzani Center, Columbus, OH; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Pace Prints, New York, NY; 303 Gallery, New York, NY; Victoria Miro, London, United Kingdom; 303 Gallery, New York, NY; Victoria Miro, London, United Kingdom; DA2 Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain; Sint-Lukasgalerie, Brussels, Belgium; “Etchings,” Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, NY, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL.

Recent group exhibitions include “COMPETERE: An Exhibition of Artist Couples,” The Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA (forthcoming); “Empire of Water,” The Church, Sag Harbor, NY; "Disruption: Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection,” Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; “New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century,” UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA; “Wild at Heart,” Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY; “Landscape & Memory,” Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, NY; “Really.” (curated by Inka Essenhigh & Ryan McGinness), Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Do You Think it Needs a Cloud?” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of Coronavirus,” University of South Florida Art Museum, Tampa, FL; “The Figure in Solitude,” Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; “Radical Optimism,” Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; “Skirting the Line | Painting between Abstraction and Representation,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME; “FIXED CONTAINED” (curated by Tomokazu Matsuyama), Kotaro Nukaga, Tokyo, Japan; “Not All Doors Are The Same,” Booth Gallery, New York, NY; Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY; “Belief in Giants,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Parallel Lives,” Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; “Le Nuove Frontiere della Pittura,” Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy; “Dead Among The Dead!,” Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland; “Imagine,” Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy; “Introductions,” La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY; “Eden, éden” (curated by Timothée Chaillou), Galerie Torri, Paris, France; “The Ukrainian Diaspora: Women Artists 1908-2015,” The Ukrainian Museum, New York, NY; “Painters NYC,” Páramo Galeria, Guadalajara, Mexico and El Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, Mexico; “Disturbing Innocence,” The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY, and “Sargent’s Daughters,” Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY.

Her work is in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Miami, FL; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

She is the recipient of the Arts and Letters Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY and the CCAD Alumni Award for Excellence, Columbus, OH.

Essenhigh lives and works in New York, NY.

Interview with Inka Essenhigh on SOUND & VISION, a podcast by Brian Alfred

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