Multidisciplinary artist Michael Ashkin was born in 1955 in Morristown, NJ. He received a BA from The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1977); an MA from Columbia University, New York, NY (1980); and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1993). Ashkin has been the subject of many solo exhibitions, including at the SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY (2009); Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY (2010); and Flow Chart Foundation, Hudson, NY (2021). He has also participated in many group exhibitions, including Site Specifics, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY (1996); Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (2006); Memory Palace, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (2014); and What Ends Up in a Book, Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY (2021). Ashkin is currently an art professor at Cornell University.
Bio and website updated as of 2023.