lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA.


M.F.A., creative writing/arts cognate, Texas State University, San Marcos.

M.A., studio art, New York University, NYC.

B.A., history, University of Texas at Austin

solo exhibition


Offenses Against One’s Self. Schroeder Romero @ Winkleman Gallery, NYC.


     Decline and Fall. Schroeder Romero Gallery, NYC.


     The More I See of Men. Schroeder Romero Gallery, NYC.


     Lead Me Astray. Schroeder Romero Gallery, NYC.

group exhibition & performance

2015Paper Jam: Exploring Visual Strategies for Social Concern. curated by Larry Walczak. Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY.


    Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK.

    Larry Collins and Michael Waugh. TB Projects, Provincetown, MA.


Wonder World. The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR.

11th National Drawing Invitational (curated by Charlotta Kotik). Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR.


Idée Fixe: Drawings of an Obsessive Nature. Winkleman Gallery, NYC.

RENDERED: A STARK UNREAL (curated by Barry Rosenberg). Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.


Decline and Fall (of a performance artist). PULSE Projects, PULSE Art Fair, Miami, FL.

    Bestiary. The Wassiac Project. Wassaic, NY.


    10th Havana Biennial: Chelsea Visits Havana. Havana, Cuba.

    Engagierte New Yorker Kunst in PRENNNG: The Next Step to Your Future

        (curated by Hannes Priesch). Villa Feuerlöscher, Prenning,


    Superfine. Morgan Lehman Gallery, NYC.

    Survive (curated by Janet Phelps). DiverseWorks, Houston, TX.

    Note to Self. Schroeder Romero Gallery, NYC.


    Timeless. Morris Museum, Morris NJ.

    More Than Words. Von Lintel Gallery, NYC.

    TEXT/URAL. OKOK Gallery, Seattle, WA.

    From Brooklyn With Love. Parker’s Box, Brooklyn, NY.

    Caucus. Schroeder Romero Gallery, NYC.


    The Story Goes. McKenzie Fine Art, NYC.

Abstract (guerilla performance). College Art Association conference, NYC.

Nightly News (curated by Kathy Goncharov). Luxe Gallery, NYC.


    Text Formed Drawing (curated by Barry Rosenberg). Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

The Line of Beauty. Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, NYC.


    Evan Schwartz, Michael Waugh. Schroeder Romero Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

R3: Reading ‘Ritin ‘Rithmetic, 30 Years Later (curated by Susan Canning). Castle Gallery at The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY.


    Face Off. Ronald Feldman Gallery, NYC.

T5: Airport Gift Shop (installation conceived by Tobias Wong). Terminal Five JFK International Airport, NYC.

Exhibition Anthologie der Kunst. Akademie der Künste, Berlin.


    Decade. Schroeder Romero Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.


    Made in Brooklyn, selection one (curated by Phong Bui). Wythe Studio, NYC.


    Mimic (curated by Robert Boyd). GAle GAtes, et. al., NYC.


    Release  (performance). The Austin International Poetry Festival, Austin, TX.

Release  (guerilla performance). Chelsea Gallery District, NYC.

A Decade of Alumni: Invitational.  NYU Washington Square East Galleries, NYC.

Benefit 2000. Momenta Art. NYC.


    Sake (student show curated by Bill Arning). E.S.VanDam Gallery, NYC.

selected bibliography

2013Kley, Elisabeth. “Michael Waugh.” Art News. May 2013, p.100.

2012 Newell Peacock, Leslie. “Invitational Returns.” Arkansas Times. Mar. 7.

2011 Hurst, Howard. “Mike Waugh: Artist to Watch.” The Art Economist, v.1 #7.

2009Devine, John. “Solution: DiverseWorks (Houston).” Art Lies, Sep.

    Mueler, Kurt. “Solution (Houston).” Art Papers. May/Jun.

2008“Drawings Portray Real World, Inner Visions.” Daily Record (NJ), Nov. 30.

2007 Holland Cotter. “Michael Waugh: ‘Lead Me Astray.’” The New York Times, Mar. 16.

2006 “Text Formed Drawing at Contemporary Art Galleries.”, Nov. 28.

2005 Calvin Reid. “Michael Waugh at Schroeder Romero.” Art in America, June-July.

Holland Cotter. “Evan Schwartz, Michael Waugh.” The New York Times, Jan. 21.

Pepper Keane. “Williamsburg Gallery Crawl.”, January 13.

2004 Holland Cotter. "Face Off." The New York Times, Nov. 26.

David Markus. "Facing Off with the New World Order.", Nov. 3.

“Doughboy” (image). The Jochen Gerz Anthology of Art.

2003 “Around Town: Decade.” The New Yorker. May 12.

awards & residencies

2014Josephine Mercy Heathcote Fellow, MacDowell Colony, NH.

2013New York City Percent for Art, commission, IS611, DUMBO, Brooklyn.

USA Projects, Project Grant.2010 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.

2009 Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Award and The Robert Sterling Clark Visual Arts

        Space Award.

    Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Brook Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

    Joan Mitchell Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.

2008 Residency, Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Rutgers University, NJ.


2010Visiting Artist, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.

2008 Guest Panelist, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.

2007 Guest Lecture, School of Visual Art, NYC.

2006 Guest Lecture, Columbia University. NYC.

Guest Lecture, Glasgow School of Art. Glasgow, Scotland.

Guest Lecture, Pratt University School of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY

Invited Curator, Market Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland.

2005 Panel Curator, Project Diversity. Brooklyn, NY.

2001 Guest Lecture, New York University. NYC.

2000 Invited Artist, The Austin International Poetry Festival. Austin, TX.

related work experience

Adjunct Faculty: Rhode Island School of Design, 2013-present.

Assistant Director: Momenta Art, 2000-2010.

Adjunct Faculty: The New School University, 2001-2007.

Adjunct Faculty: New York University, 2003-2006.

Adjunct Faculty: LaGuardia Community College, 2000-2002.

Visiting Assistant Professor:  Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco, 1997.

Adjunct Faculty: Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 1995-1996.