Skip to content
IE

Inka Essenhigh Studio, 2017, New York, NY

INKA ESSENHIGH (b. in 1969 in Bellefonte, PA) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992 from Columbus College of Art & Design, and her Master of Fine Art in 1994 from School of Visual Arts.

Recent solo exhibitions include: 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 and 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; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; Galleria il Capricorno, Venice, Italy; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; Victoria Miro, London, United Kingdom; 303 Gallery, New York, NY;  and “Works on paper,” Victoria Miro (Project Room), London, United Kingdom.

Recent group exhibitions include: “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 Contemporary 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;“Sargent’s Daughters,” Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY; “The Golden Ass,” Blindarte Contemporanea, Naples, Italy; “Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality,” Victoria Miro, London, United Kingdom; “Pivot Points: 15 Years & Counting,” Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Miami, FL; and “Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination,” Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, traveled to Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, Canada and Glenbow Art Museum, Calgary, Canada.

Her work may be found in numerous public collections, including 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; andWhitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

Inka Essenhigh lives and works in New York, NY.

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

www.inka-essenhigh.art